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Offline Rick Nasher

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Science fiction(movie) on space travel is amazing..
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:58:57 AM »
Most of you probably seen it before, but I came across this marvelous vid of a Disney produced fictional trip to the moon, with tech advisory by Wernher von Braun.
I only briefly went through it, but I actually didn't think they would be this good in the 50's. Kinda made me remember those wild claims by we all know who.  :))



Guess I underestimated American film tech for it looks not much worse than what was produced in the 60'or 70's like for instance Star Trek(forgot aired way back in 1966 already) or just look at Space: 1999 for comparison:



Oddly enough, in some areas it looks even better. Great camera work. And how did they simulate weightlessness? I think it's very well done for something just 10 years after WWII. Respect to the skill.


And here we are some 64 years later and what do we get? A flashback hehehe:

 
It's a mad world.

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Re: Science fiction(movie) on space travel is amazing..
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 12:08:21 AM »
Flashback?


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Re: Science fiction(movie) on space travel is amazing..
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 01:02:05 AM »
Apparently Disney World in Florida was meant to be a thousand times larger than it is today and incorporate cities and suburbs. Damn bean counters talked him out of it

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Re: Science fiction(movie) on space travel is amazing..
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 09:08:53 AM »
I learned more about space travel with a career in Kerbal Space Program than through all the science fiction movies and documentaries put together. This feeling when you run out of fuel or miss your rendezvous orbit shortly before you return home is indescribable. And my respect for those who have achieved this in reality has grown immeasurably. :o
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Re: Science fiction(movie) on space travel is amazing..
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 02:16:15 PM »
@Madjack 
hehehe. forgot how bad the sfx were. hahaha It's still a classic though.  :D

@blink0k
Yeah and when he died they didn't continue his grant masterplan.  :(

@krischan
Indeed. Takes a brave man to go out into the void.
Especially if you ever felt the helplessness of being in an small inflatable, 2 persons kayak with 35 meters deep
water below you, in high winds, strong currents and no way to get to shore if the whole thing would go bust or tip over.  :o

Almost unimaginable what must be like in space with only a thin wall separating you from the nothingness..
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