Tag: NASA

DVD: X-15 (1961)

DVD: X-15 (1961)

June 16, 2017 | By

Richard Donner’s feature film directorial debut is a mixed blessing, an attempt at docu-drama that combined nascent space exploration through NASA’s early pilot-controlled, rocket-powered spacecraft and the fetishizing of aircraft gear & procedures…

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DVD: Voyager Odyssey (1977–1989), The (1990)

DVD: Voyager Odyssey (1977–1989), The (1990)

March 13, 2014 | By

Billed as “an interplanetary music video experience,” director Don Barrett’s saga of the Voyager I and II space probes up to their known 1989 travel coordinates is a an intriguing concept that’s aged severely over the past 20 years, largely due to a seriously mixed bag of animation that varies from facile to cutting edge…

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Space Tales

Space Tales

August 7, 2012 | By

Minor editorial blather on NASA’s Curiosity rover, and reviews of Outland on Blu-ray (Warner Home Video), Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack on 2CDs (Film score Monthly), and soundtrack reviews of David Newman’s Galaxy Quest (La-La Land Records) and James Horner’s The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony Classical).

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Festivals-a-Go-Go: Feb. 3-5 + R.I.P. The Cinesphere?

Festivals-a-Go-Go: Feb. 3-5 + R.I.P. The Cinesphere?

February 3, 2012 | By

Quick recap of this weekend’s interesting (to me) screenings, plus NASA’s video of the Dark Side of the Moon, and the Ontario Government’s decision to shut down most of Ontario Place forthwith, henceforce, herewith, and now, with the future of world’s first permanent IMAX theatre – the Cinesphere – up in the air.

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