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Old February 14 2012, 10:25 AM   #16
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Re: "Europa" a [contemporary space adventure] in dev.

Looks good. I hope what they find on Europa is interesting, and not just an alien invasion or something.
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Old February 14 2012, 11:06 AM   #17
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Probably some kind of alien (Europaean?) killer-bacteria. As long as the rest looks as good as these pictures suggest, I'm cool with that.
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Old February 14 2012, 03:36 PM   #18
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Defying Gravity was contemporary space travel through the solar system, and I think it was cancelled before they got much of anywhere.
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Old February 14 2012, 04:52 PM   #19
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comtemporary space-set TV

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Defying Gravity was contemporary space travel through the solar system, and I think it was cancelled before they got much of anywhere.
Yes it was the most contemporary take on a scifi show set in space. The TrekBBS community did not like it as the show dumbed down the science and was trying to bring different audiences to that show.
The series was pitched to networks as "Grey's Anatomy in space". by
executive producer James Parriott, who previously worked on Grey’s Anatomy and executive producer Michael Edelstein who also worked for Desperate Housewives
It attempted to bring a 18-34 female audience to a sci-fi soap opera and the soap opera turned off most scifi fans. Not a good mix.
I was glad to see a major broadcast network do a scifi show set in space. It was a co-production and aired internationally. It will not be the last show set on a spaceship or space station.
I really liked the production design and costumes. It had a good amount of flashback scenes set on Earth though which while necessary for a first season I don't think would be necessary for future seasons. I think due to the cost of building sets for this type of movie genre the ship sets should be reused for another TV show in development to keep pilot costs down. Of course it may hurt a movie sequel.
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Old February 14 2012, 05:00 PM   #20
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Re: comtemporary space-set TV

^On a similar note to that. If you want to see what's left of the sets from "Mission to Mars", they were used to "dress" the entrance to the Rocket to Mars ride at Epcot.
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Old February 14 2012, 05:16 PM   #21
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^On a similar note to that. If you want to see what's left of the sets from "Mission to Mars", they were used to "dress" the entrance to the Rocket to Mars ride at Epcot.
Thanks sojourner
I had to look. photos here, here
although
if they look closely at the “Gravity Wheel” on their way to the ride, they will see the former attraction’s Horizons logo on the hub of the wheel.
here,

So I'm not so sure it is from the set of the Mission to Mars 2000 film. Yet I couldn't find it in photos from the older Horizons Epcot pavilion.

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Old February 14 2012, 06:46 PM   #22
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^It is the M2M set. The old Horizons station can be seen here:
http://www.lostepcot.com/horizonspic...ml#spacefamily

I'm sure they just added the Horizons logo there as a little Easter egg, since Mission: Space is on the same site as the former Horizons ride.
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Old February 14 2012, 06:50 PM   #23
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How cool is that? A film about astronauts on a mission to a planet's moon in our solar system!? We haven't seen anything like this at all since Moon (2009) or those 2000 films Mission to Mars & Red Planet.
An actual space bound & planet-landing movie! Woo hoo!
The BBC did a movie length TV one called Space Odyssey which wasn't half bad. Can't remember when they did it though.
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Old February 14 2012, 07:02 PM   #24
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The BBC did a movie length TV one called Space Odyssey which wasn't half bad. Can't remember when they did it though.
2004. see that Defying Gravity was inspiried by
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It's actually more like a fully dramatized version of Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets, a BBC miniseries that presented a fictional near-future "Grand Tour" of the Solar System in a faux-documentary format.
I saw it too after I saw Defying Gravity. I liked the CGI a lot in it and could see that in Defying Gravity the international spacecraft Antares design which was very similar to the nuclear thermal rocket powered Pegasus spacecraft in Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets and it also reminded me of the Icarus II in the 2007 film Sunshine.
I would have liked a USA created series with a higher budget.
I'm a big fan of production design on ship-based scenes in scifi series and can appreciate the set designers and look of ships and space stations such as the early scenes in the Fantastic Four (2005) film even though they only last maybe 15 minutes on the space station.
Let's see what we'll get with Europa...
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Old February 14 2012, 11:19 PM   #25
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I think they will find a statue of an alien being on Europa. But I'm a big fan of Jack McDevitt.
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Old February 14 2012, 11:47 PM   #26
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^^ Me, too.

I'd rather see something Sense-of-Wonderish than yet another alien threat of some kind.
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Old February 15 2012, 12:31 AM   #27
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They'll find Thomas Dolby.

"We'll be the pirate twins again...."
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Old March 9 2013, 02:42 PM   #28
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update "Europa Report"

It looks like there is another film called Europa also now.
Directed by David Gidali. Produced by Avi Quijada.
here is a 1 minute trailer:
EUROPA Trailer HD
It looks like a Canadian TV movie. I'm sorry.

an update on this feature film.
The title has been changed to Europa Report and there is a teaser trailer.
Sci Fi Thriller genre with
It's described as "a unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller," and follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon Europa in search of possible alien life.
Director:Sebastián Cordero

The film was written by Philip Gelatt and produced by Wayfare Entertainment’s Ben Browning.

Production Designer Eugenio Caballero who received an Oscar nomination for his work on "Pan's Labyrinth."


“The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they’ve acquired Us rights to Europa Report, a groundbreaking science fiction film
Magnolia will release the film later this year.
source

This likely means VOD followed by theatrical followed by disc, as is Magnet’s way.
By incorporating real world scientific research, ship design and mission planning, the film presents an authentic vision of what the next step in human exploration will look and feel like, putting the audience inside the ship with our international crew. Through the perspective of the astronauts, the audience will experience space as it truly is and marvel at the beauty, the vastness and the unknown.
source


Here's what Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles had to say about the project.

"Europa Report is an exceptionally smart, thrilling film that will be a revelation for space enthusiasts and science fiction fans alike. Its nuanced attention to scientific detail lends it an exciting quality that elevates it above the usual genre fare."
source cool. a sci-fi film that might actually get most of the science right.

there is a 20 second length teaser trailer here or here.
The website address at the end leads to a website for Europa Ventures, presumably the company funding the journey to Europa, the glacial moon of Jupiter
Once there, you'll find a video looping footage of the crew (including Sharlto Copley) from inside the Europa One and some shots from the outside of the ship in space. It plays on a 14-minute loop. Watch it all here (youtube link).
part of the mission statement next to the video loop:
We've recently discovered new, captivating evidence that these sub-surface oceans do exist and could support life.

We've sent six astronauts from space programs throughout the world on a three year journey to Europa to explore its oceans and confirm these findings.
if you try to click any of the buttons on the website's navigation bar, it prompts you for a username and password to login. We still haven't noticed any hints that might allow us to login and access more of the website yet,
source

We're proud to be at the forefront of the effort to prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life within our solar system (long

wow. i really want to see this.
we haven't had a movie like this since 2007's Sunshine.
and the TV series Defying Gravity with the generally similar plot: 'six-year space mission through the Solar System'.
It reminds me visually of the spaceflight of 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) and some of Mission to Mars (2000), Moon (2009) and Space Cowboys (2000). No ray guns, no space battles. Just scifi. It's been a long time since Sunshine and Moon was at the cinema.
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Old March 9 2013, 03:24 PM   #29
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This all sound very interesting, and in a few days I'm going to have to find the time to dig into it. Promising.

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[Pedantic nitpick] Since when was Europa Jupiter's fourth satellite? ...[/Pedantic nitpick]
In terms of size, Europa is the fourth largest satellite.


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Old March 9 2013, 03:51 PM   #30
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after skimming the 14 minute video of inside Europa One and outside the ship it really looks very realistic the production design/art direction inside.

Look at this tour of the International Space Station and it looks familiar:
International Space Station Tour 2012 (HD) ISS Tour
it is 55 minutes!
While Europa Report looks a little stylized like Moon (2009) inside the Europa One ship really reminds me of the production design on the ship Antares in Defying Gravity (2009)
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