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(Awesome Robo) Video In an effort to make this scifi short film more interesting, the choice was obvious: bizzarro Carl Sagan   (awesome-robo.com) divider line 28
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2013-02-01 03:33:43 PM  
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2013-02-01 03:48:12 PM  
Wind-up Carl Sagan unavailable for comment.

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2013-02-01 03:53:37 PM  
That was interesting. Thanks, subby.
 
2013-02-01 04:14:17 PM  
Interesting, clean style, music more like a tech documentary, action hero Mee-Maw, interesting gun, looks promising...
 
2013-02-01 04:28:04 PM  
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2013-02-01 04:28:52 PM  
Newman!
 
2013-02-01 05:05:26 PM  

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2013-02-01 05:37:27 PM  

WorkingInParadise: Wind-up Carl Sagan unavailable for comment.

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what. the. fark.
 
2013-02-01 08:12:29 PM  
Wasn't fond of the peppy music used on dramatic scenes, but overall pretty dang cool.
 
2013-02-01 09:00:49 PM  
Yeah awesome subby, gj. Very cool retro scifi thing going on there, and well done.
 
2013-02-01 09:17:50 PM  
Rather nice.
 
2013-02-01 10:26:47 PM  
Mutiny.

And the Lt Cmdr is beyond contributing to the gene pool.

Unless they assume that bioengineering will allow her too.

But they didn't say that.

- if we survive the next 50 years, we should be able to customize our individual genomes enough to acquire whatever form is needed to survive the race to the next environment or locale - local or otherwise.
 
2013-02-02 12:18:23 AM  
Well shot and fun visually, but F- on story.  Truly retarded.  So future humanity has a flotilla of giant warships that can travel to other stars if only they would use their weapons as engines, but humanity never builds colony ships?  We just park them weapons platforms around Jupiter?  Humanity never thinks to use this technology to explore?  Moronic premise.  I'm open to hearing how fanwanking could make anything sensible out of this idea, but I'm not seeing it.

If we ever travel to other stars, if we ever colonize other solar systems, it will be by design and accomplished through planning, engineering and preparation.  It won't be a damned mutinous hijacking.  When you evoke Carl Sagan, you evoke hard, rational scifi.  This was not that.  All style, no meat.  Makes I, Robot look like a masterful cinematic handling of a scifi concept.
 
2013-02-02 12:55:57 AM  

dalovindj: Makes I, Robot look like a masterful cinematic handling of a scifi concept.


Ah, fark you. When you're done masturbating over Asimov's corpse, maybe you can have some fun for once.
 
2013-02-02 01:04:27 AM  

chopit: dalovindj: Makes I, Robot look like a masterful cinematic handling of a scifi concept.

Ah, fark you. When you're done masturbating over Asimov's corpse, maybe you can have some fun for once.


fark you and your whore mother what birthed ya, as long as we're trading pleasantries.  I said it was fun visually.  Terrible scifi story though.  Imagine how good this could have been with a half-decent writer.
 
2013-02-02 02:17:10 AM  
I can't believe they raised over $37k for that.
What a piece of crap.
 
2013-02-02 02:23:01 AM  

scratched: I can't believe they raised over $37k for that.
What a piece of crap.


This.
 
2013-02-02 03:42:45 AM  
I wanted to like it.

/meh
 
2013-02-02 05:01:31 AM  
I could go either way.  I appreciate the effort.

Other (old) bizarro Sagan: A Glorious Dawn w/ Sagan feat DJ Hawking.
 
2013-02-02 06:11:15 AM  

dalovindj: Well shot and fun visually, but F- on story.  Truly retarded.  So future humanity has a flotilla of giant warships that can travel to other stars if only they would use their weapons as engines, but humanity never builds colony ships?  We just park them weapons platforms around Jupiter?  Humanity never thinks to use this technology to explore?  Moronic premise.  I'm open to hearing how fanwanking could make anything sensible out of this idea, but I'm not seeing it.

If we ever travel to other stars, if we ever colonize other solar systems, it will be by design and accomplished through planning, engineering and preparation.  It won't be a damned mutinous hijacking.  When you evoke Carl Sagan, you evoke hard, rational scifi.  This was not that.  All style, no meat.  Makes I, Robot look like a masterful cinematic handling of a scifi concept.


The way I saw it, I felt it was intended to be cheesy and ridiculous.. it was an homage to classic sci-fi premises.. like a dr. who episode or something. you can't tell me dr. who isn't cheesy. It's great if you don't take it too seriously.. which is often the case with sci-fi films.

I was more interested in the visual aspect. Incredible that they were able to do all of that without any CGI or greenscreen. I want to see a behind-the-scenes "making of" video more than anything.
 
2013-02-02 08:49:40 AM  
C is 299,792 kilometers per second.C is the speed of light.C is about the human drive to explore, to break boundaries, to survive.C is a new way to experience science fiction, forgoing CGI and greenscreen in favor of homemade optical effects.C is a longtime dream of ours that we are finally making a reality

C IS FOR COOKIE!!

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2013-02-02 09:58:53 AM  
Wouldn't bizarro Carl Sagan be like Kirk Cameron or something?
 
2013-02-02 12:06:14 PM  
Heartfelt and fun
 
2013-02-02 02:57:42 PM  
Really love this kind of stuff, but this is hyper poor. Mixing in Carl Sagan made the story disjointed and less interesting. Since I still use Hustler's ranking system for movies, I find this one 1/4 erect.
 
2013-02-02 04:19:00 PM  
C is a new way to experience science fiction, forgoing CGI and greenscreen in favor of homemade optical effects.

God I feel old.
 
2013-02-02 06:51:35 PM  

kilroy14: Really love this kind of stuff, but this is hyper poor. Mixing in Carl Sagan made the story disjointed and less interesting. Since I still use Hustler's ranking system for movies, I find this one 1/4 erect.


You realize that wasn't actually carl sagan.. right?
 
2013-02-03 06:02:29 AM  

dalovindj: Well shot and fun visually, but F- on story.  Truly retarded.  So future humanity has a flotilla of giant warships that can travel to other stars if only they would use their weapons as engines, but humanity never builds colony ships?  We just park them weapons platforms around Jupiter?  Humanity never thinks to use this technology to explore?  Moronic premise.  I'm open to hearing how fanwanking could make anything sensible out of this idea, but I'm not seeing it.

If we ever travel to other stars, if we ever colonize other solar systems, it will be by design and accomplished through planning, engineering and preparation.  It won't be a damned mutinous hijacking.  When you evoke Carl Sagan, you evoke hard, rational scifi.  This was not that.  All style, no meat.  Makes I, Robot look like a masterful cinematic handling of a scifi concept.


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In the spirit of all classic sci-fi, it's not about the future, it's about the present. I agree, it's not the tightest writing I've seen even in an indie project, but you totally missed that the entire point of the story is that given the choice between guns and butter, the human race picks guns nine times out of ten. It's pointing out that if we put the same effort into science that we put into killing one another, we could accomplish great things. The story isn't about spaceships full of nukes orbiting Jupiter, it's about overbudget contemporary weapons programs and an under-funded space sciences program.

Or are you too left-brained to comprehend allegory?
 
2013-02-03 12:26:25 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: In the spirit of all classic sci-fi, it's not about the future, it's about the present. I agree, it's not the tightest writing I've seen even in an indie project, but you totally missed that the entire point of the story is that given the choice between guns and butter, the human race picks guns nine times out of ten. It's pointing out that if we put the same effort into science that we put into killing one another, we could accomplish great things. The story isn't about spaceships full of nukes orbiting Jupiter, it's about overbudget contemporary weapons programs and an under-funded space sciences program.

Or are you too left-brained to comprehend allegory?


It would have been pretty hard to miss their intended message, being as it was book-ended with it being explicitly stated in the faux-Sagan segments, not to mention the first line of their press site. "We have the knowledge and the means. All we lack is the will. "   Yeah, I get it, but it was piss-poor execution towards that end.  All the best, most celebrated sci-fi works aren't simply nonsensical allegories, they have strong scientific concepts behind them.  Otherwise it's just fiction.  Sci-fi without the reasonable sci will always be a failure in my book.

But let's be a forgiving sort and analyze it strictly as a mythical allegory, dropping the need for a universe that has any kind of internal consistency or makes any sense at all.  It still falls flat on it's face in this regard.  The message is that we should use our swords as plowshares, leveraging war technology for peaceful purposes, but the way they propose this is via violent revolution?  Pretty ironic that the mutinous crew is turning peaceful tools (the welders) into weapons to accomplish their goal.  So turn your plows into weapons so you can turn your weapons into plows.   Got it.

If anything, when viewed as an allegory, the message is 'the ends justifies the means' and that the only way to achieve peaceful ends is through violence.  Which are fair and debatable points, but not the ones I think the piece intended to make.
 
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