Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

 
He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
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Yes, Prime Minister – If the right people don’t have power…

An evening pause: In honor of tomorrow’s election day.

Hat tip Phill Oltmann.

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2 comments

  • Edward_2

    Laugh tracks?

    I thought the BBC was more sophisticated than that.

  • wayne

    Edward_2:
    I like a lot of BBC stuff.
    That being said– it’s a huge propaganda machine and everyone in England has to buy a “TV license” which funds the BBC.
    [“A TV Licence costs £157.50, £53 for black and white TV sets.”]
    The BBC has always been the communications arm of the government, it’s like a giant perpetual Public Works Administration program, (or PBS on amphetamines with the power to tax their viewers.)

    going tangential here–
    After WW-2 the British imposed a foreign-film tax, of 1£ per foot of film exhibited. This was done to ostensibly support/rebuild their homegrown Studios and limit the reach of Hollywood into Britain. What it created, in part, was a lot of low-budget film (which is not inherently bad unto itself); American controlled exhibiters only featured British films if they cost less than the tax they would have to pay.

    British B-Movies:
    “Truly,Madly,Cheaply!”
    (BBC 4 Documentary 2008)
    https://youtu.be/enyYSBth2H0
    1:29:12

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