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The Farthest, Directed by Emer Reynolds Another of my slate of screenings at the recent Edinburgh International Film Festival was this gem of a science documentary from Irish director Emer Reynolds, on one of the...

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I’m delighted to see that some of the talent behind the fascinating and quite moving Last Man on the Moon documentary (reviewed here last year), director David Fairhead and producers Keith Haviland and Gareth Dodds, have...

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Reviews – The Last Man on the Moon

April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Last Man on the Moon, Directed by Mark Craig, Featuring Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Dick Gordon, Jim Lovell “That whole time, that’s the time I call ‘sitting on God’s front porch.” Those are the...

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Animation : Stardust

February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mischa Rozema and the Dutch PostPanic studio have created a truly beautiful piece of animation; dedicated to a friend lost too young, Stardust is inspired by the Voyager mission. Rather than reworking some of the...

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Animation: Laika

December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Avgousta Zourelidi‘s short animated film Laika is an utterly charming and quite lovely take on that pioneering cosmonaut canine who soared beyond the atmosphere for Soviet Russia right at heroic dawn of the Space Race,...

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Animation: Pale Blue Dot

December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

If like me your science fiction geekness also spills over into a fascination with real-world(s) science, you will probably guess right away from the title that this short but lovely little animation is inspired by...

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Astronauts!

January 23, 2012 | 1 Comments

Philip J Bond has been updating his Flickr collection of art of female astronauts. I think they are cracking, both as art and as a nice way of looking at space exploration history – especially...

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Remembering Gagarin

April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

(cover to Yuri’s Day by and (c) Peter Hodkinson, Piers Bizony and Andrew King) Fifty years ago this very day, the early days of the Space Race, and the thunder of the great genius Korolev’s...

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Yuri’s Day

March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

This spring will mark the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most remarkable events not only of 20th century history but of all of human history. It’s April the 12th, 1961 and something is about...

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Cosmos and Cosmic, Kirby meets Sagan

January 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

(Cosmos and Sagan in Kirby style by and (c) Kyle Latino) As regular readers know, as well as being a comics and SF geek I’m also a lifelong space geek. And one of the formative...

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