There are those movies that when you experience the trailer for the first time – or in some cases just see the movie poster – you know immediately that you have to see it, and that it will almost surely be amazing. Interstellar, the latest film from director Christopher Nolan, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine, to me is that movie. Maybe it’s because I’m a huge sci-fi fan, or that politically I would vote for just about anyone willing to actually revamp our space program, but I already know that Interstellar I am going to see in the theaters. Watch the trailer. Watch it now. Then follow me to the theater this November for the film’s release (don’t actually follow me – you can go to your own you creep).
If you thought an eight hour flight in coach was bad, try a 7 month trip in “space coach” to Mars where you get to land on a poisonous desert; that is, if you land at all. Oh, and did I mention this would be a one-way trip? Yeah, better bring that deck of cards and whatever else will keep you from going insane for the rest of your lifetime. If you haven’t heard yet, a new “are they for real?”, Dutch company that goes by the name “Mars One” has begun accepting applications for just that, a one-way trip to Mars in the name of exploration. Should you be the lucky winner, your flight will depart just short of ten years from now in 2022, but with the way this sequestration is shaping up, you may want to leave for the spaceport now, because you know how TSA can be. Joke of the year? Yup. Hit the link below for more details; Dutch fluency not required.