Carolyn Porco “The Cassini Mission to Saturn”

July 18th, 2015 Comments off

Presentation to Imagine No Religion 5 (Vancouver: June 2015). Full Title: “The Epic Story of the Cassini Mission to Saturn”. Carolyn Porco is the leader of the imaging science team on he Cassini mission in orbit around Saturn. Also a past imaging scientist of the Voyager mission in the 80s. Introduced by Richard Dawkins.

Bureaucracy in Cleopatra’s Egypt

May 9th, 2015 Comments off

Egypt’s system of government during the time of Cleopatra.

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Terminator (Parody)

April 18th, 2015 Comments off

All of Sterling Archer’s Literary References, in One Supercut

April 12th, 2015 Comments off

From Slate:

Those familiar with Sterling Archer know that he’s a hypercapable spy, unapologetic jerk, and also, somewhat surprisingly, something of a bibliophile. His raucous one-liners are frequently peppered with out-of-left-field literary allusions, and Press Play’s Serena Bramble has done the noble service of compiling them all. Enjoy.

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Ethiopia’s first post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie looks beautiful and bizarre

February 19th, 2015 Comments off

CRUMBS TRAILER from Lanzadera Films on Vimeo.

“Crumbs” is a post apocalytic surreal love story in Ethiopia!


// Executive Producer: Sergio Uguet de Resayre
// Directed by Miguel Llansó
// Starring Daniel Tadesse and Selam Tesfaye
// Also Produced by: Miguel Llansó (Lanzadera Films), Daniel Taye Workou and Meseret Argaw (Birabiro Films)
// Asocciate Producers: Quino Piñero, Israel Seoane.
// Line Producer and 1st AD: Yohannes Feleke.
// Cinematography: Israel Seoane.
// Sound, sound design and postproduction: Quino Piñero
// Music: Atomizador
// Edition: Velasco Broca
// VFX Coordinator: Joaquín Jordán
// Nationality: Ethiopia.
// Original Format: BMPC 4K
// Screening Format: DCP 2K.
// Image: 2.39:1
// Original Version: Amharic
// Length: 69 Minutes
// Year of Production: 2015

From the Verge

Billed widely as Ethiopia’s first post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, Crumbs, (directed by Spanish-born, Addis Ababa-based director Miguel Llansó) is the story of Birdy and Candy, survivors of a vaguely referenced “Big War” that leaves the world’s population in tatters. From the looks of it, Birdy and Candy lead a sad, strange, and terrifying life: they live in a decrepit bowling alley, a rusted spaceship hangs immobile in the sky above, and Birdy has to face off with what appears to be a Power Ranger on horseback. Oh yeah, and Santa Claus makes an appearance. The Hollywood Reporter, which reviewed Crumbs at the Rotterdam Film Festival, gave it a tentative thumbs up, calling it “outlandish and imaginative.” IndiePix just picked up the film for distribution in the US and frankly, I couldn’t be more excited.

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