This Space Station Time Lapse Video Montage is Awesome

Have you ever wanted to live inside a video? And even though I’m not talking about that stack of videos at the top of your dad’s closet, it counts as an answer. But in this case, I’m talking about the one seen above.

Photographer Bruce W. Berry, whose website Bruce Wayne Photography doesn’t need any Batman references to be cool, compiled a slew of time-lapse videos taken from the International Space Station and offered to the public. Berry just happened to be the kind of guy who would take the time to spiff them up – he denoised, deflickered, slowed down, stabilized and color graded them – and converted them to 1080 HD for the human eyes’ pleasure.

Perhaps what makes the video so hypnotizing is the complete lack of a human element, even though I greatly enjoy the human aspect of The Cinematic Orchestra, the electronic jazz group who performed the video’s music.

If I saw these sights outside of my window every day for months on end, I would lose my grip on the fact that Earth is a planet that I came from and live on. The ISS isn’t so far away that some of humanity’s details can’t be seen, but it’s far enough out there that the rest of the universe is to be reckoned with, and that’s when the heebie jeebies go down my spine.


David S. Goyer Talks About The Godzilla Reboot Script

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As production gets underway on Gareth Edwards’ follow-up to his directorial debut Monsters, it’s exciting to think about what’s going into making the Godzilla reboot. While screenwriter and ex-Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont was the final writer to polish the screenplay, many other writers took their turn with the epic monster movie. One of them was screenwriter David S. Goyer.

In an interview with Collider,  Goyer talked about what went into re-writing the film for Edwards and Legendary Pictures. Goyer has written a number of blockbuster genre movies, including The Dark Knight trilogy, the Blade trilogy, and the upcoming Man of Steel for director Zack Snyder. Goyer revealed what went into his time with Godzilla:

[I was involved with Godzilla] a little bit. I mean I did three or four weeks of work on Godzilla, it wasn’t a page-one rewrite or anything like that. The term is ‘script doctoring,’ is what I did on it.

I did jump at the chance [to do it] but one of the reasons why I only did three weeks was because I was very busy. The good news/bad news about where I’m at in my career now is I get offered a lot of cool things and I can’t always work on them because my dance card’s often full. I’ve definitely had to — there’ve been some ones that have gotten away that I wish I could’ve worked on.


Stream M83’s Entire Oblivion Score For Free

One of the best things about Joseph Kosinski’s directorial debut, Tron: Legacy, was techno-pop duo Daft Punk’s score. Whether the film was good or not can be debated, but you have to admit, Daft Punk added a texture and tone to an otherwise soulless film. Kosinski’s follow-up film Oblivion has followed suit at least the film’s score, going with another ambient synth pop collective, M83 (mainly one half of the duo, Anthony Gonzalez). We’ll find out if Oblivion is worth watching in a few weeks, but in the meantime the film’s entire score is currently streaming online for free.


Star Trek Retro Prints Serve Up Doomsday Machines And Nazi Spock

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Once again, we’re back with another batch of the marvelous Star Trek: The Original Series retro prints created by the talented Juan Ortiz. If you’ve missed us raving about them for, oh, the past eight months or so, Ortiz has taken on the daunting project of creating new retro-style poster designs for every single episode of the original Star Trek series, which ran from 1966 – 1969. They are uniformly gorgeous, and I’m seriously considering wallpapering my entire house with them, just as soon as I can convince my wife or at least get her out of the house for a few days.

As in SOP for these, the new batch of prints premiered at StarTrek.com, along with a short Q&A with Ortiz explaining his thought process and approach to each design. If you’ve missed the earlier installments, you can play catch-up with our earlier stories right here. First up, here’s Ortiz discussing his design for “The Doomsday Machine,” which you can see up above.


Space Pirate Captain Harlock Trailer Reaches Ramming Speed

With a title like Space Captain Pirate Harlock, you already have most of our attention. The fact that this CGI feature from Toei Animation looks like an insane, swashbuckling Starblazers (AKA Space Battleship Yamato) captures what was left. Check out this latest, minute-long teaser trailer for the upcoming film from director Aramaki Shinji (Appleseed, Starship Troopers: Invasion).

Matsumot Leiji’s space opera, which ran from 1977 to 1979, was already adapted into an animated series in 1978, as well as other iterations over the years. The story revolves around the titular captain and the outlaw crew of his ship, the Arcadia. That’s the vessel that looks like a space limousine with the big silver skull on the front, ramming into other ships. A kind of Robin Hood figure, Harlock rebels against Earth’s government and leads his force against the Marzone, a plant-based race of alien women who oppress Earth.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Previews 10 Seconds Of Footage

With only six months until the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, excitement and anticipation is starting to grow for the sequel film. A few weeks ago, Lionsgate released portrait images of the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and now they’ve released a teaser preview of the film’s upcoming teaser trailer.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire teaser trailer will be released on Sunday, April 14th, during the MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Rebel Wilson (who is rumored to be joining The Hunger Games: Mockingjay). It’s a short promo that just introduces Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) as the winners of the 74th Hunger Games to District 12, their home district.