Wednesday, 28 March 2012

On The Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants is an independently produced film coming out this summer.  It's a 50's retro SF film, done in homage to Forbidden Planet, directed by K. D. Barker.

From their press release:

In the 23rd century mankind had finaly travelled beyond the confines of Earth's solar system and made contact with intelligent extraterrestrials. New forms of atomic propulsion has finally made space exploration to distant worlds possible. 
During starship Andromeda’s maiden voyage its Einstein-Rosen (ER) drive is successfully tested. A vessel equipped with an ER drive is capable of crossing the galaxy in days by travelling through self-generated wormholes. The ER drive was designed by the child science genius N'tron Zepethar.
Fifteen years earlier the starship Leviathan (with Zepethar aboard and propelled by his first version of an ER drive) disappeared on its maiden voyage. As the only other vessel equipped with an operational ER drive the Andromeda is reassigned to the Leviathan's rescue mission.
After fifteen years on Theta-25L, Zepethar is the sole survivor of the Leviathan's crew.
When Commander Altaire begins searching for answers to the Leviathan’s demise it soon becomes apparent both Zepethar and Theta-25L harbour terrifying secrets...

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