Science fiction can teach us useful science concepts so it is hardly a waste of time. For example, what about “faster than light”?
Albert Einstein thought nothing in this universe would travel faster than light (FTL). He might be right or wrong but if we can’t beat the speed of light light, we won’t ever see a lot of possibly interesting things in the universe. It’s just too vast. So science fiction has been trying to beat the speed of light since forever.
Anyhow, here’s a short film about it, “Hyperlight” by Adam Stern: “FTL”: “A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible,” attempting to establish communications with a colony on Mars:
My favorite line: “Godspeed Commander. See you on the other side.”
Sure, if there is another side.
Well, is there?
Okay, he comes back… saved by a photo of his family. But should a guy with a family even be doing that stuff?
That said, it’s fun, great graphics. Pull up a chair, have some popcorn.
I give it 3 out of 5.
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