Video: “Interstellar” trailer

posted at 4:41 pm on May 16, 2014 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, I’m torn between thinking this looks awfully bland and generic and knowing that it’s a Christopher Nolan movie and therefore won’t be bland and generic. That’s what makes it intriguing. You know Nolan’s going somewhere with this flick that’s more interesting than the “2001″/”Contact” remix that the trailer makes it appear to be. But where?

Actually, given the subplot about a global food shortage, maybe he’s going for a parable about climate change. Can’t wait.

Hit or miss, though (and it’ll certainly hit), respect the man for understanding his medium. With television drama getting better every year, the payoff from the big screen increasingly comes from larger-than-life subjects like superheroes and space travel. Nolan mastered the former; it was inevitable that he’d turn to the latter. Someday soon lavishly produced musicals will also be back in vogue, not just an occasional one-off like “Chicago” or “Les Miz,” and then the universe will finally be in balance.


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coolrepublica on May 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

dude

Murphy9 on May 16, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Someday soon lavishly produced musicals will also be back in vogue, not just an occasional one-off like “Chicago” or “Les Miz,” and then the universe will finally be in balance.

You know that is not a bad idea. I love musicals. But I want less Debbie Reynolds and more Cyd Charrise in my musicals. Here’s to hoping Allah is right.

coolrepublica on May 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM

He’s escaping Obamacare…

PatriotRider on May 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Looks stupid

DarkCurrent on May 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Obviously a racist film.

No way it shouldn’t be a choom toking kenyan that breezed through astronaut school as the lead role.

acyl72 on May 16, 2014 at 4:50 PM

It looks like it could be very good.

portlandon on May 16, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I want to believe but….Anne Hathaway.

Dave in San Diego on May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Prometheus. You’ve been warned.

de rigueur on May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Edge of Tomorrow looks kind of cool too.

HotAirian on May 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

we must not think as individuals, but as a species!

Classic lefty message. It takes a village!

HugoDrax on May 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Relativity means even if he made it back his kids would be ancient…

blue13326 on May 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

I want to believe but….Anne Hathaway.

Dave in San Diego on May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM

that Hathaway dig was priceless. lol But believe in the Nolan. Believe!

coolrepublica on May 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

The pic on the front page looks like a bunch of liquor bottles joined in a circle. I thought it was an ad for Jack Daniels.

HugoDrax on May 16, 2014 at 4:54 PM

He may come back but if they are approaching any semblance of light speed, the little girl will be long gone. Another heart wrenching story of how man ruined his world? No, thanks. I’ll wait for it to get to Netflix next fall.

allstonian on May 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Not a good premise.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Short-sighted businessmen (i.e. republicans) destroyed the world, so a handsome, progressive-minded yet family-oriented man must rise to the challenge to save the world.

The moral of the story?

Vote Hillary 2016!

HugoDrax on May 16, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Looks interesting.

I’ll go see it.

gwelf on May 16, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The premise is surprising. I was expecting something like Solaris(maybe because of the Leo character and his dead wife haunting him in Inception), but this looks more like When Worlds Collide only with a food shortage replacing the giant planet bearing down on Earth.

Doughboy on May 16, 2014 at 5:01 PM

I don’t it’s a climate issue. Maybe. But if he’s saying nowhere in the solar system is safe, that sounds more like a Galactic dust cloud or solar flares or something.

It looks intriguing to me! And even if it didn’t, Nolan’s earned my trust (as has McConaughey with his recent work).

Hal_10000 on May 16, 2014 at 5:05 PM

O/T: Baba Wawa wetiwing! Oh noes!

slickwillie2001 on May 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Relativity means even if he made it back his kids would be ancient…

blue13326 on May 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

“That’s what I love about deep space travel, man. My kids get older. I stay the same age. Yes, I do.”

Doughboy on May 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Looks like they get around relativity with a worm hole.

There will have to be lots of suspension of disbelief.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Short-sighted businessmen (i.e. republicans) destroyed the world, so a handsome, progressive-minded yet family-oriented man must rise to the challenge to save the world.

The moral of the story?

Vote Hillary 2016!

HugoDrax on May 16, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Does this picture say Vote Hillary 2016?

coolrepublica on May 16, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Nolan is one of the few conservative-ish filmmakers out there, not t mention damn talented. the last Batman movie was definitely not liberal PC hollywood garbage, it offended a lot of occupy leftards

McConaghey has really earned my respect, even before that amazing Oscar speech

I’ll be seeing this movie for sure

thurman on May 16, 2014 at 5:12 PM

If only committed liberal moron Anne Hathaway wasn’t in it.

darwin on May 16, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Stephen Baxter should sue…

Critic2029 on May 16, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Space flicks, luv ‘em… I’ll go see it :)

Scrumpy on May 16, 2014 at 5:14 PM

The only time the earth will run out of food is when the Democrat Party finally gets to run the whole thing and turns the whole earth into Detroit.

Viator on May 16, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Hey, it’s Friday! Where’s the obligatory post of Rep. Keith Ellison proclaiming the sun is racist?!

John the Libertarian on May 16, 2014 at 5:17 PM

we must not think as individuals, but as a species!

Classic lefty message. It takes a village!

HugoDrax on May 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Yep, my thoughts exactly.

But: We must spread the seeds of Earth far and wide, for it is the only way to ensure our long-term survival as a species. Hopefully that’s what he meant.

ZenDraken on May 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Not a good premise.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Weekend at Cozmo’s starring Sparky and cozmo is a much better premise.

RickB on May 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

BTW. Most Hard SciFi acheives FTL travel using an Alcubierre Warp Drive, which is based on real science. The Alcubierre drive creates a bubble of normal space around a ship and then folds itself behind the bubble to push the bubble at FTL speeds. The Ship istelf would still be in normal time. With this method of travel there shouldn’t be the time Dilation effects you would see if the ship was actually moving faster than light. From the perspective of the people in the ship, they are standing still and time is moving normally.

NASAs advanced propoltion lab in Houston is actually doing the experimental work on a drive like this right now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive

Critic2029 on May 16, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Why not a remake of “Spaceballs”, starring Obama as ‘Dark Helmet’? What the heck, slap a couple of ears on Henry Waxman and VOILA, you have ‘Yogurt’!

tanked59 on May 16, 2014 at 5:24 PM

“I’ll be back” was said repeatedly. They have to be talking about FTL travel and it’s ramifications. It will be cool if done correctly, so I’ll wait until NetFlix has it.

Mord on May 16, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Relativity means even if he made it back his kids would be ancient…

blue13326 on May 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Not really. If you went close to the speed of light for say, four hours, enough to get to Pluto, your kids back home would only age a bit more than 8 hours. The time dilation factor at .9 C is 2.294157338705618

HugoDrax on May 16, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Another heart wrenching story of how man ruined his world? No, thanks. I’ll wait for it to get to Netflix next fall.

allstonian on May 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM

My first thought as well.

Irritable Pundit on May 16, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Short-sighted businessmen (i.e. republicans) destroyed the world, so a handsome, progressive-minded yet family-oriented man must rise to the challenge to save the world.

The moral of the story?

Vote Hillary 2016!

HugoDrax on May 16, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Short-sighted politicians (i.e. democrats) destroyed the world, so a handsome, conservative-minded yet family-oriented man must rise to the challenge to save the world.

The moral of the story?

Vote Ted Cruz 2016!

redguy on May 16, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Why not a remake of “Spaceballs”, starring Obama as ‘Dark Helmet’? What the heck, slap a couple of ears on Henry Waxman and VOILA, you have ‘Yogurt’!

tanked59 on May 16, 2014 at 5:24 PM

No Obama’s name should be “Dick Head”.

redguy on May 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Big Nolan fan and have been following his work for years. This trailer does not disappoint. I think this looks amazing. New cinematographer, Zimmer refreshing himself with the score, the practical effects for the hypersleep/water chambers, the short glimpses of space we get. It all looks solid. I’ll see this at least 5 times.

YoungAmerican on May 16, 2014 at 5:28 PM

I love movies about ET’s, space, and anything else about them. Wasn’t impressed with “Gravity”…it just lacked…something. This trailer for the upcoming flick Interstellar didn’t really do for me either. But I don’t much more about it, and I’ll probably end up going to see it. But so far, it looks like a dud.

JetBoy on May 16, 2014 at 5:28 PM

my spidie sense is tingling…feels like a flop.

Joseph OHenry on May 16, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Why not a remake of “Spaceballs”, starring Obama as ‘Dark Helmet’? What the heck, slap a couple of ears on Henry Waxman and VOILA, you have ‘Yogurt’!

tanked59 on May 16, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Obama…Dark Helmet? You racist :P

Who’d play Pizza the Hut?

JetBoy on May 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Slow news day, huh? :)

This did nothing for me. Absolutely nothing. And I like Christopher Nolan *and* Matthew Mcwhosit.

Kensington on May 16, 2014 at 5:35 PM

I saw a USDA SWAT unit chasing them through the cornfields with submachine guns. Did anyone else notice that?

faraway on May 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM

No Obama’s name should be “Dick Head”.

redguy on May 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Agreed.

Obama…Dark Helmet? You racist :P

Who’d play Pizza the Hut?

JetBoy on May 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Ouch!

Michael Moore, except he/it would have no lines of dialogue per se, only grunts. clicks, and sounds of flatulence escaping through his/it’s pepperoni lips.

tanked59 on May 16, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Looks weak. I hope there’s some sort of sci-fi to horror transition that delivers a better plot-line.

ROCnPhilly on May 16, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Sorry. Can’t be done. Closest star is 4.2 light years away. Faster than light travel is impossible (says Einstein). Even close to light speed is not feasible. Round trip, best case, is much longer than a life span.

Bad aliens won’t get here. We won’t get there. Ever. Godzilla is the worst that will happen. Or maybe zombies. Only real stuff.

InterestedObserver on May 16, 2014 at 5:46 PM

With television drama getting better every year

Thanks, AP – I needed the laugh!

whatcat on May 16, 2014 at 5:54 PM

RickB on May 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Pretty close.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Edge of Tomorrow looks kind of cool too.

HotAirian on May 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Agreed, though I wish the title didn’t make it sound like a soap opera.

Interstellar looks intriguing. I want these films (“original” sci fi) to succeed so Hollywood will continue to make them…tired of the superhero flicks and sequels.

changer1701 on May 16, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Stephen Baxter should sue…

Critic2029 on May 16, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Stephen Baxter’s Xeelee Sequence deserves to be on the big screen. Hollywood, make it happen.

As for Interstellar: Love that the trailer doesn’t give away too much of the actual space stuff.

clayj on May 16, 2014 at 5:59 PM

So you’ve destroyed the agricultural system and nothing in the solar system can help you?

Not even, you know, building space habitats devoted to agriculture?

Of course that would take… ENGINEERS.

Asinine premise.

Once you get off planet then the universe does open up to you, but you don’t do it by speeding off to the next star system but by building your civilization in space. Planets are great starter homes, but who wants to go from one starter home to another? Aren’t you ready for the REAL THING once you leave your starter home? You just have to build your new home…

This is why I find the ideas of aliens visiting Earth so problematic: why bother?

If you are living in space as a true space-faring species, planets aren’t all that important any more. In fact they can be far worse than the place you built for yourself. And if you have all this gosh-darn wonderful UFO technology, then your actual sampling run for Earth is about a half day. Gather a swath of genetic material, get the basic chemistry of the place down, and you now have all the materials you need for scientific analysis. Simpler to clone your own cows in a space hab than to keep on coming back to Earth for beef sphincters. Heck, you would be printing up that material if so many people wanted it. WE are on the verge of that.

So, really, once you are able to create your own biofeedstocks for your own 3D food printer, farming starts to become a secondary matter. You now have a way to make up food from much simpler materials… of course you need ENGINEERS to design that stuff for you…

Idiotic premise.

ajacksonian on May 16, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Forget this…I’m waiting for the movie about ….

TARA, Child Defender! MEOW!

I figured AP would be all over this script already.

KirknBurker on May 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Food? …Space??

USDA agent: “Can I bring my new .40S&W SMG with me? EBT fraud on Mars?”

KirknBurker on May 16, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Prometheus. You’ve been warned.

de rigueur on May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I’ll say. That had to be one of the dumbest, most boring, most idiotic movies ever. And it managed to be so laughably pretentious at the same time!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Who’d play Pizza the Hut?

JetBoy on May 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Sally Struthers or Tyne Daley

portlandon on May 16, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Sorry. Can’t be done. Closest star is 4.2 light years away. Faster than light travel is impossible (says Einstein). Even close to light speed is not feasible. Round trip, best case, is much longer than a life span.

InterestedObserver

As suggested above it looks like their employing a Alcubierre drive macguffin if the visual hints are anything. Again, NOT faster than light travel.

chimney sweep on May 16, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Obama…Dark Helmet? You racist :P

Who’d play Pizza the Hut?

JetBoy on May 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Of course ValJar can play Jar Jar Binks. Just a minor touch of makeup required.

slickwillie2001 on May 16, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Sorry, but there have been enough stupid (worse than ridiculous) plots. My suspension of belief is as stretched and tattered as an old sock. Either a crop virus requires mass burnings (world wide, multiple species?) or another global warming thing (cause, like, water dude). That scene of the “interstellar jump” will be at the end of the movie.

Agrippa2k on May 16, 2014 at 6:43 PM

I have watched about half a dozen previews for upcoming sci-fi flicks including this one. Not an original thought anywhere to be found. Edge of Tomorrow looks like a remake of Groundhog Day on Tom Cruise steroids…..lol

dddave on May 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM

As the world population ages there will be more and more end-of-the-world, doomsday films and books and TV shows….

albill on May 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

It would be kind of nice if “serious” science fiction films made a comeback after a slew of superheroes.

But what about…Tara, Space Cat!

WestVirginiaRebel on May 16, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Actually, given the subplot about a global food shortage, maybe he’s going for a parable about climate change. Can’t wait.

More likely, it will be presented as a critique on the current education system, where the ideal is to learn advanced skills, when its not feasible for everyone to be rocket scientists.

DoNotPanic on May 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM

As long as the movie doesn’t deviate too much from the screenplay, it’s not a leftist film.

Spoilers ahead
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.
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The collapse of the country is due to a blight that destroyed most crops and will eventually destroy all of them leading to the end of civilization. The protagonist is a humble, salt of the earth American that just wants to feed and protect his family. He’s mechanically inclined and happens upon a piece 9 technology that leads him to where the mission takes place. The mission isn’t being run by the government.

Yes there is a wormhole and they believe a habitable planet on the other side. The wormhole was created from a massive, stable black hole near the other planet. It’s unknown for how long the wormhole will last.

I only got to read about half the screenplay before it ended up behind a pay wall.

njrob on May 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Michael Moore, except he/it would have no lines of dialogue per se, only grunts. clicks, and sounds of flatulence escaping through his/it’s pepperoni lips.

tanked59 on May 16, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Moore was who I was thinking of…it wouldn’t take too much makeup either.

JetBoy on May 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

“…we must not think as individuals, we must think as progressive seekers of social justice…..”

Yeah, where will they go with this?

BL@KBIRD on May 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Looks like they get around relativity with a worm hole.

There will have to be lots of suspension of disbelief.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

yet another bad Hollywood film I will miss..
you don’t really watch these …do you?

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

More likely, it will be presented as a critique on the current education system, where the ideal is to learn advanced skills, when its not feasible for everyone to be rocket scientists.

DoNotPanic on May 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Actually, the present emphasis is for “social service”. Which is why everyone is supposed to study law, even when there is a limit to the number of lawyers the (shrinking) economy can support.

In the end, you have a “service economy” consisting of “social reform” groups hiring lawyers to sue each other.

As for everyone else, they are supposed to engage in Sustainable Basket Weaving while spending their (probably scarce) spare time in Maoist critiques of heteronormative behavior in platihominos. (People who believe that they are platypus, either now or in a previous incarnation.)

The problem isn’t that the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

It’s that the full-on psychotics seized control of it almost half-a-century ago, and most people still haven’t noticed.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

njrob on May 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM

The problem with these things is: if you can build that spaceship able to get to Jupiter, then you can be building space habitats in orbit using lunar material and dedicating them to crop production.

One lunar mining operation which is just taking regolith and encapsulating it and moving it down a mass driver to go into orbit to a receiving station.

The receiving station is a smelter and orbiting factory, with some minor quarters for people working there. The first thing they build is a second factory. Then a large solar array. Then a space hab. The second factory can be working on a new mining operation to send to the moon. Then a space hab or another factory.

It might take a few years to get going, but in 20 years you have a thriving space civilization supplying the planet with food. And growing in size. Quickly growing in size.

The economics work.

The actual technology needed is circa 1970.

If you can build a ship to get to Jupiter, then you have plenty of time to build the necessary systems for alleviating the problem on Earth via space industrialization.

Yeah its probably a premise to get a few people to a brand new world and all that junk. Who needs planets when you have free space material just begging to be turned into something useful?

That would make for a dull, boring story of how a group of hardy entrepreneurs and industrialists with a dream saved the damned planet, and sunk their profit into saving everyone so that everyone who wanted to leave the planet could do so.

No, there is no story in that.

It involves capitalism. Profit. And providing the lowest cost to orbit and the most efficient means to get there because there is good money in that. Couldn’t get that made today… but the government saving a few people because it is the be-all, end-all of everything? Throw millions at that!

ajacksonian on May 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Yeah, for the spaceship designs.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

ajacksonian on May 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

It would be a lot cheaper to make sealed greenhouses here on earth that the “blight” can’t get into, and cheaper still to develop food sources the blight doesn’t affect.

Count to 10 on May 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

no wonder your the CEO of Cozmo Heavy Enterprises..
SpaceX is hiring right now..
at least they have a real plan to go to space..
not some loon lib writers make believe stuffs..
Hollywood is so far from reality I just cant watch..

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

As long as the movie doesn’t deviate too much from the screenplay, it’s not a leftist film.

Spoilers ahead
.
.
.

The collapse of the country is due to a blight that destroyed most crops and will eventually destroy all of them leading to the end of civilization. The protagonist is a humble, salt of the earth American that just wants to feed and protect his family. He’s mechanically inclined and happens upon a piece 9 technology that leads him to where the mission takes place. The mission isn’t being run by the government.

Yes there is a wormhole and they believe a habitable planet on the other side. The wormhole was created from a massive, stable black hole near the other planet. It’s unknown for how long the wormhole will last.

I only got to read about half the screenplay before it ended up behind a pay wall.

njrob on May 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM

So you are saying this movie is not about how Obamacare is responsible for the end of the world?

coolrepublica on May 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

First link no worky.

Hollywood is so far from reality I just cant watch..

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I’m workin’ on that too.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

let me try these then…sorry

http://www.gizmag.com/japan-solar-farm-space-2040/32029/

http://www.space.com/25478-astronauts-space-lettuce-nasa-veggie-farm.html

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I’m workin’ on that too.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

just keep the script somewhat real for me…would ya??..
the trouble is science is dull… real research isn’t full of drama..
no political agenda.. no dishy blonds..
and everywhere you go they will call you illegal alien..
and we just cant have that now…can we??..

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

It would be a lot cheaper to make sealed greenhouses here on earth that the “blight” can’t get into, and cheaper still to develop food sources the blight doesn’t affect.

Count to 10 on May 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

That would require ENGINEERS.

The best bet is what we are heading to with printed organs… we can already print skin and the first printed liver for transplant is coming up, and once you have that sort of stuff, cloning off cows or other animals at a cellular level and printing steaks is pretty easy. Ditto for plants. Grow the stuff in a sanitary, cultured environment and just start up the 3D printers.

That is easy technology to scale up and begins to break the dependence on grown food with one that utilizes raw materials and cellular cultures. We are on the cusp of transforming the way we feed humanity IF WE DON’T DESTROY IT.

For long-term, species level survival, we must get off this planet. It has a nasty record of mass extinctions. It’s been way too long since the last one, that’s for sure. Time is running out… better to get to space now, when we might have some breathing space, then when we find out we don’t have any. Too bad we decided to mortgage that for the ‘war on poverty’ and ‘war on drugs’ and ‘helping’ people via SSA, M&Ms and Obamacare. For just 1/10th what went into all those programs, we could have the beginnings of a real space age and a thriving economy on a global scale as it is no longer limited to the planet. But that means actually caring about the poor, disadvantaged and dispossessed. Sadly our Elites only think of power and control, not freedom and liberty for all.

ajacksonian on May 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Prometheus. You’ve been warned.

de rigueur on May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM


Prometheus
(Ridley Scott & James Cameron)…Both usually put out exceptional work, and yeah it DID take a viewing or two to “get” the movie…But really they don’t DO *bad* movies at all.

Now if you want pretentious claptrap, I direct you to “Avatar” and its Technicolor sequels coming soon!

This movie,however, DOES seem to miss a point…

Farmers are Planners
*, so WTF happen that we let all the farmers die off?

* = h/t John Ringo

BlaxPac on May 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

just keep the script somewhat real for me…would ya??..

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

It took months to figure out an FTL drive without screwing up the time line. It came out very close to the Alcubierre warp drive.

Then there was the problem of a direct energy reactor using water as fuel.

And interstellar navigation still gives me headaches.

And none of those are as hard and story flow and character development.

Designing realistic fictional spaceships is much more fun.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

They use a wormhole in this film. Can’t recall where I read that, IMDB maybe.

If they didn’t they would need to use FTL travel since the nearest star system is 4.2 light years away. Or invent a fictional system much nearer. I’d rather it be FTL than a wormhole, but what can you do?

And why do space movies always have to be thrillers, like Alien, Promethius, etc., ad nauseam. Do something different already.

Free Constitution on May 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

“And interstellar navigation still gives me headaches.”

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/

you did get the Eyes on Exoplanets” from here didn’t you?
I would be putting up 2 dozen more Kepler telescopes
to get a road map of what’s out there.. what’s in the way..
which direction..
here are some current projects that are looking..

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/?type=current

I was 21 when I went to work for TRW..
we all got small oval candy dishes to celebrate
10 years of the Pioneer launch..
in 1998 we celebrated Voyager 1 pass up Pioneer 10..

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/news/pressrelease2.html

so some progress is being made..

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

That first link you gave me a while back. I have it bookmarked.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

worm holes and warp drives..

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/ideachev_prt.htm

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:38 PM

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

go and download all three programs…
you can thank me later..

a complete (and it updates when needed)
3D mapping of all currently known space..

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I did last time. All three programs are under NASA’s eyes. I waste a lot of time playing with them.

And I still don’t know whether to thank you, or curse you.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Well if the world gets run by the folks in California responsible for destroying the water supply in Central Cali, then yes global food shortages are very possible.

Xanatos90 on May 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

ohh..that’s right.. I remember now…
well maybe someday you will thank me for it..
I don’t expect you to name your first born after me ..
but maybe a small rocket booster er something..??.
the g2m auxiliary space out house solar array..!!

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:54 PM

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Well, there are guard dogs assigned to exploration ships…they need names. Though Gopher, Twerp and Cindy are already named.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 8:57 PM

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 8:57 PM

never mind that naming crap after me..
I can see you have given this deep proper thoughts already…
good on ya..!!

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 9:01 PM

You didn’t build that!

Wyznowski on May 16, 2014 at 9:04 PM

never mind that naming crap after me..

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Too late.

I have been working on this project for a long time.

And my goal is a good story that gets the science right.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 9:07 PM

And my goal is a good story that gets the science right.

cozmo on May 16, 2014 at 9:07 PM

at least possible.. some form of something real..
you cant just fly from open space into a open hanger full of ppl..
space isn’t a nice kind flowery place..
so I say bless you for trying..
i’ll read the book and see your movie..

(and look for the g2m reference..laffs)

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 9:14 PM

cozmo on May 16

I see they posted QotD..
I better get back work here..
so maybe I’ll see you there later..
cheers..

going2mars on May 16, 2014 at 9:26 PM

It would be a lot cheaper to make sealed greenhouses here on earth that the “blight” can’t get into, and cheaper still to develop food sources the blight doesn’t affect.
Count to 10 on May 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

For story purposes all techniques to stop the blight failed and it kept adapting to new foodstuffs and will shortly adapt to finish off the plant food supply.

As for AJacksonian, I’m not familiar with the technology necessary to create manned flight to Jupiter, so I’ll have to abstain from commenting.

njrob on May 16, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I see. We can build interstellar ships but not deal with a dust storm.

J.B. Say on May 16, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Actually, given the subplot about a global food shortage, maybe he’s going for a parable about climate change. Can’t wait.

Maybe, but instead of spending billions of dollars, they decide to leave the Earth.

I’m guessing there is a R. Daneel Olivaw/Giskard explanation for the global food shortage.

sentinelrules on May 16, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Nolan: The most overrated director of all time! Who agrees with me?

nazo311 on May 17, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Prometheus. You’ve been warned.

de rigueur on May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I’ll say. That had to be one of the dumbest, most boring, most idiotic movies ever. And it managed to be so laughably pretentious at the same time!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2014 at 6:23 PM

big time disappointment culminating with a suicide crash into the giant alien ship which crashes into the ground, rolls like a tire killing thankfully charlize theron and flops over and ridiculously misses the survivor by a foot.

I know one has to suspend belief but I find it hard that no one in the course of editing didn’t find the ending super moronic.

Doyle Hargrave on May 17, 2014 at 2:36 AM

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