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06-12-2014, 04:29 PM
Wanderers
Wasn't sure where to post this.

I discovered it a couple of days ago and I wondered why it hasn't been posted in here yet.

It's a wonderful short film (mostly animated) about humanity migrating to other planets. There's no story, just breath taking scenery and a narration by Carl Sagan.

Best thing I've seen in ages.




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06-12-2014, 04:35 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Sagan says something about not being able to articulate the calling to wander. I think this comes damn close.

“When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. Four hoarse blasts of a ships's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping. The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the hot palms and the churn of stomach high up under the rib cage. In other words, once a bum always a bum. I fear this disease incurable. I set this matter down not to instruct others but to inform myself....A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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06-12-2014, 04:38 PM
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That was cool Big Grin I'd actually do some base jumping of my own, like at 2:50, if it was that slow a free fall!

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06-12-2014, 04:46 PM
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(06-12-2014 04:35 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Thanks for sharing. Sagan says something about not being able to articulate the calling to wander. I think this comes damn close.

“When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. Four hoarse blasts of a ships's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping. The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the hot palms and the churn of stomach high up under the rib cage. In other words, once a bum always a bum. I fear this disease incurable. I set this matter down not to instruct others but to inform myself....A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

That is so beautiful! I can relate to it much more than I should.

(06-12-2014 04:38 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  That was cool Big Grin I'd actually do some base jumping of my own, like at 2:50, if it was that slow a free fall!

The guy who made it has a website where he explains that it would actually be like this because of the gravity there. Awesome, right? Smile

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06-12-2014, 05:00 PM
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Moving. Thank you.

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06-12-2014, 05:46 PM
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(06-12-2014 04:46 PM)undergroundp Wrote:  
(06-12-2014 04:35 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Thanks for sharing. Sagan says something about not being able to articulate the calling to wander. I think this comes damn close.

“When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. Four hoarse blasts of a ships's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping. The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the hot palms and the churn of stomach high up under the rib cage. In other words, once a bum always a bum. I fear this disease incurable. I set this matter down not to instruct others but to inform myself....A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

That is so beautiful! I can relate to it much more than I should.

(06-12-2014 04:38 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  That was cool Big Grin I'd actually do some base jumping of my own, like at 2:50, if it was that slow a free fall!

The guy who made it has a website where he explains that it would actually be like this because of the gravity there. Awesome, right? Smile

If his website has more space exploration vids, link it! TBH it's the absence of crosses is what makes me long to travel to those planets, and places! Blush

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07-12-2014, 03:59 AM
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(06-12-2014 05:46 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  
(06-12-2014 04:46 PM)undergroundp Wrote:  That is so beautiful! I can relate to it much more than I should.


The guy who made it has a website where he explains that it would actually be like this because of the gravity there. Awesome, right? Smile

If his website has more space exploration vids, link it! TBH it's the absence of crosses is what makes me long to travel to those planets, and places! Blush

Sadly, he doesn't have anything similar Sad

I hope he will make more like this in the future.

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07-12-2014, 04:52 AM
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(06-12-2014 05:00 PM)Chas Wrote:  Moving. Thank you.

Where to?

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07-12-2014, 08:02 AM
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(07-12-2014 04:52 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(06-12-2014 05:00 PM)Chas Wrote:  Moving. Thank you.

Where to?

Europa.

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08-12-2014, 05:24 AM
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That was, almost exactly, what I was hoping to get from Interstelar.

Thank you UGP. It was an absolute joy.

Soulless mutants of muscle and intent. There are billions of us; hardy, smart and dangerous. Shaped by millions of years of death. We are the definitive alpha predator. We build monsters of fire and stone. We bottled the sun. We nailed our god to a stick.

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