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Ad Astra (2019)

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“Work hard, play later.” Once...
Monday, June 29, 2020

“Work hard, play later.” Once a year ever since ‘Gravity’ was released, we seem to get new stories about the voyage of space where certain characters “do not go gentle into that good night.” I wasn’t wowed over the trailers for Ad Astra, because when you work at a cinema and spent most of your day watching trailers, well trust me when I say this didn’t stand out from the rest. I originally thought it was about saving the world or something like that. For what it didn’t advertise was a slow burn sci-fi movie that’s on the same level as ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and the emotional side as ‘First Man’. A personal story told through a first person narrative about unresolved issues from past relationship. Basically an art house movie with a huge budget. ‘Ad Astra’ was pretty good. After only seeing it once, I feel that this will grow on me overtime and...

**_Despite some utterly absurd diversions...
Monday, June 29, 2020

**_Despite some utterly absurd diversions (chase scene! horror scene! shoot-out scene!), this is a quality science-fiction narrative, suggesting the answers we seek in the stars are actually found within_** >_macte nova virtute, puer, sic itur ad astra, dis genite et geniture deos._ - Publius Vergilius Maro; _Aeneis_ (29-19 BC) >_N = R∗ · fp · ne · fl · fi · fc · L_ >_where:_ >_N = The number of civilisations in the Milky Way whose electromagnetic emissions are detectable (i.e. which are on our current past light cone)._ >_R∗ = The average rate of the formation of stars._ >_fp = The fraction of stars with planetary systems._ >_ne = The average number of planets, per star with planetary systems, with an environment suitable for life._ >_fl = The fraction of planets with an environment suitable for life on which life actually appears._ >_fi = The fraction of planets on which life actually appears on which intelligent life emerges._ >_fc = The fraction of planets on which intelligent life emerges that...

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