Monday, February 27, 2012

Trip to the Moon

Saturday night the Aero theatre in Santa Monica was host to a sold-out screening, the restored Melies TRIP TO THE MOON in colour! It was accompanied by the documentary THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE about Melies' 1902 film and it's recent restoration. After a decayed colour print was discovered, it took 10 years tp painstakingly restore it. Interest in George Melies has increased with Martin Scorcese's HUGO. Reaching the Moon has been an ever-present fantasy of humans, achieved only briefly in 1969-71. The Moon is a universal goal--what sort of fools would deny it?


Sunday, February 19, 2012

50 Years...

February 20, 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. He was preceded by Russian Yuri Gagarin. 50 years later the US again lacks the ability to put woman or man into Space. In the last 3 years we have seen national leadership that cares little for Space. All things, even the speed of light, change with time. When will this change?
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