Posts Tagged With: space

Anthems for the Moon: David Bowie’s Sci-Fi Explorations | Pitchfork

From “Space Oddity” through “Blackstar,” David Bowie was pop music’s ambassador to the realms of science fiction and fantasy. Jason Heller explains how the shapeshifting Starman was inspired by the dark sci-fi experiments of the space age.

Source: Anthems for the Moon: David Bowie’s Sci-Fi Explorations | Pitchfork

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The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why

The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why.

I find this stuff fascinating! Hopefully you do, too.

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Review: Gravity

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Alfonso Cuarón‘s new film, Gravity, is stunning. Pure and simple. These words can describe the plot as well. There’s nothing complex about some people working out of the space Shuttle Explorer when they hit the debris field of a an exploded satellite. This happens within the first few minutes and for the rest of the hour and a half film it’s left for the two survivors, Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) to try and get home.  That’s it. But in the hands of a master of suspense like Cuarón,  you don’t need any more. 

The filmmaking gets us as close to being in space as we can get on this planet. Honestly, I have no idea how he filmed half the scenes he did, I can only assume it’s a seamless mix of CG and greenscreen and a flying rig that puts David Copperfield to shame. And if Bullock or Clooney wanted to take a run at “Ashes to Ashes” to go along with Chris Hadfield‘s “Space Oddity” I’m not sure many would be able to spot the difference between the reality and the movie magic.  Continue reading

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