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Tribble puncher July 18 2013 08:14 AM

This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
The film is called "Europa Report" it is a "found footage" film...About a privately funded (like virgin galactic or SpaceX) mission to Europa. (better than Apollo 18 though) Here is a trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2BfobyYOmU

Thought I would start a Thread for this film. I'll Post my thoughts here in a couple of days...my opinions are really mixed.

DarthTom July 18 2013 01:25 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
After watching the trailer all I can think of is: "Oh my god it's full of stars." [wink]

Shatinator July 18 2013 03:06 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
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DarthTom wrote: (Post 8396104)
After watching the trailer all I can think of is: "Oh my god it's full of stars." [wink]


Speaking of which......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFLOuz6pXoI

another version...come look and see..:techman:

DarthTom July 18 2013 04:23 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
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Shatinator wrote: (Post 8396371)
Speaking of which......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFLOuz6pXoI

another version...come look and see..:techman:

OMG that's great. Dave Bowman would never work on an Apple PC though. HAL wouldn't permit it. LOL

Psion July 18 2013 04:38 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
Where did the Keir Dullea footage come from?

lennier1 July 18 2013 06:07 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
It's quite entertaining.
Really liked how they actually made an honest effort to recreate the atmosphere of an actual research project instead of what you'd usually get in a movie like this.

Owain Taggart July 18 2013 08:17 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
Very cool. Ironically, I'm reading 2061 right now which it seems to be based on.

Savage Dragon July 18 2013 08:31 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
Looks great. Thanks for the heads-up!

Christopher July 18 2013 09:18 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
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Owain Taggart wrote: (Post 8397340)
Very cool. Ironically, I'm reading 2061 right now which it seems to be based on.

It's not based on it, it's an independent story revolving around the same concept of exploring Europa. I mean, it's not as if Arthur C. Clarke invented Europa.

Owain Taggart July 18 2013 10:09 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
You're right, Christopher. Though it does seem like they're touching on many of the same themes, and the fan-made trailer does make many links to it. Even the first trailer has a sort of 2001 vibe to it, wether that's intentional or not.

Christopher July 18 2013 11:35 PM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
^I doubt one can make a movie about an expedition to Jupiter without being aware of 2001 looming over everything one does. But aside from that, 2001 and 2010 were two of the few space films ever made that strove for a realistic portrayal of space travel, and Europa Report is another. So inevitably there are going to be some similarities.

Gep Malakai July 19 2013 12:01 AM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
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Psion wrote: (Post 8396653)
Where did the Keir Dullea footage come from?

http://vimeo.com/m/21465475

Seems a bit tacky for the fan trailer to take the footage without linking to the original. They even used the audio!

Owain Taggart July 19 2013 12:40 AM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 8398210)
^I doubt one can make a movie about an expedition to Jupiter without being aware of 2001 looming over everything one does. But aside from that, 2001 and 2010 were two of the few space films ever made that strove for a realistic portrayal of space travel, and Europa Report is another. So inevitably there are going to be some similarities.


Very true. And we can always use more, which is why I'll be looking forward to this.

Data's Cat July 19 2013 01:39 AM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
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Tribble puncher wrote: (Post 8395588)
The film is called "Europa Report" it is a "found footage" film...About a privately funded (like virgin galactic or SpaceX) mission to Europa. (better than Apollo 18 though) Here is a trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2BfobyYOmU

Thought I would start a Thread for this film. I'll Post my thoughts here in a couple of days...my opinions are really mixed.

That looks really good. I just added it to my Netflix queue.

Tom Hendricks July 19 2013 03:31 AM

Re: This one flew under my Radar.....New "Hard" Sci-Fi Film.
 
TWC is offering this on demand right now, "before in theater." I have considered watching it but after it was out. Now with it already available on demand, I may watch it sooner.


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