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Cats In Space

Making of video
posted by hippybear (27 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
The best part comes at the very end.
posted by Trurl at 7:03 PM on April 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


hey the making of was very interesting too! good post :)
posted by rebent at 7:13 PM on April 17, 2012


*SPOILER ALERT*









I liked the part with the cats. And the part with the spaceships.
*END SPOILER ALERT*
posted by poe at 7:21 PM on April 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Was that the Corbomeow Maneuver?
posted by Gator at 7:28 PM on April 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


Félix and Félicette, the space cats
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:29 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cats training for space.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:46 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Was that the Corbomeow Maneuver?

No, it was the Kobameowshi Maru.
posted by XMLicious at 7:52 PM on April 17, 2012 [16 favorites]


Cats training for space.

You know somebody had to pitch that idea. In the early days of space flight. Somebody had to submit the proposal at the Goddard Space Flight Center or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory or wherever . "You know how when you drop a cat, it always lands on its feet? My proposal is that we take a bunch of cats into zero-gravity and drop them and see what happens." And you know there was a board made up of three scientists and six administrators, all men, who said "Hoo hoo. Let's do it!"

"Next let's do toast. Does it always fall butter-side down in zero G? Hoo hoo."

The early days of space flight were fun.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:00 PM on April 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure I saw, just within the last couple days, video of people tossing some poor cat at the walls inside one of those vomit comet airplanes to see if it could still land on its feet when there was no "down" and the ground was sideways.
posted by Naberius at 8:11 PM on April 17, 2012


I would watch Cats in the Age of Enlightenment (one of the axed concepts).
posted by angrycat at 8:12 PM on April 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh for the love of...

Or I could have just watched Tell Me No Lies' link, which you were referring to.

God, we need a delete button.
posted by Naberius at 8:12 PM on April 17, 2012


I thought it was Space Peed.
posted by slackdog at 8:16 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cats in Zero-G. Pigeons, too.
posted by b1tr0t at 8:26 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Was one of those end credit stills from the "Kitty on The Edge of Forever" episode?
posted by KingEdRa at 8:32 PM on April 17, 2012 [5 favorites]


Those nine lives help. The red shirts got through an entire episode.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:54 PM on April 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure I saw, just within the last couple days, video of people tossing some poor cat at the walls inside one of those vomit comet airplanes to see if it could still land on its feet when there was no "down" and the ground was sideways.

Yeah, that would be this video. I think they're trying to see if the cat can sink its claws into the cloth padding and grip it, he pushes the cat towards the pads feet first. It's actually kind of amazing. The second time around, the cat gets snagged on a wire or a rope or something, and it spins around trying to right itself and it gets totally wrapped around him.

But I prefer the more poetic arts project by Lyn Hagan. You can watch all 25 minutes of the video here.
posted by charlie don't surf at 9:26 PM on April 17, 2012


I think they're trying to see if the cat can sink its claws into the cloth padding and grip it
It's not a question of where he grips it. It's a simple question of weight(less) ratios!
posted by xedrik at 9:36 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Firstly - those are pretty impressive production values.

Secondly - Get The Mouse Ship!!!
posted by helmutdog at 9:57 PM on April 17, 2012


Kittens in Space
posted by illenion at 11:03 PM on April 17, 2012


Stop holding cats like babies, Pastoli People!

Has Jackson Galaxy taught us nothing?

And why am I up at this hour of the morning? :-/
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:31 AM on April 18, 2012


The production value & acting on this is better than some films I've watched this past year.
posted by Fizz at 6:18 AM on April 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is impossible. Noise doesn't travel in the vacuum of space.

It figures cats would develop space travel, though. Knowing how mine feel about vacuums, they would need a safe and comfortable way to get from planet to planet.
posted by Infinity_8 at 7:22 AM on April 18, 2012


This is impossible. Noise doesn't travel in the vacuum of space.

I vas making a leetle joke, sir.
posted by Gator at 7:54 AM on April 18, 2012


Many are made, few are funny.
posted by y2karl at 8:22 AM on April 18, 2012


Not to be confused with Space Cats.
posted by dephlogisticated at 9:15 AM on April 18, 2012


Tribbles! Little, cat-sized tribbles!

Really enjoyed the "making of" video. I'm constantly amazed at what new technology enables people to produce with surprisingly low budgets.

Great post.
posted by kinnakeet at 12:12 PM on April 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


no subtitles! am I expected to know meowish?
posted by Fascinationist at 4:49 PM on April 18, 2012


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