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June 15, 2013 2:17 AM   Subscribe

Project Kronos: is a documentary film set in the not too distant future, following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds with extraordinary results, the scientists find themselves dealing with a much bigger agenda.
posted by lemuring (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Only if you failed all of your high school science courses could you enjoy this movie. If it were a short story, it would have been published in the back of a mimeographed zine left on the free table of a small midwestern SF convention.
Music was nice, actors competent.
posted by Sophont at 2:56 AM on June 15, 2013 [5 favorites]

I went into this really wanting to like it and then the scientists started coming up with really weird conclusions about things.

And I know I wasn't supposed to think about it--I was supposed to just accept that this was so and everything they said was totally right for the purpose of the short film--but I really suck at suspending my disbelief, you know?
posted by KChasm at 3:16 AM on June 15, 2013 [2 favorites]

"Hey, brain-in-a-jar, what data do you have for us about the interstellar medium?"

"Umm, well, it's cold. Pretty boring. I dunno, I forget."
posted by russm at 3:19 AM on June 15, 2013 [4 favorites]

If Jackson Pollock used sciency-sounding words instead of paint as his medium, this film might be one of his works.
posted by localroger at 4:47 AM on June 15, 2013 [3 favorites]

The transmission was a mix of intimate human memories and breathtaking cosmic vistas? They found a way to artificially generate The Tree of Life!
posted by Bromius at 5:59 AM on June 15, 2013

"Where Am I?" by Daniel Dennett
posted by lipsum at 6:59 AM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Production was nice, good music. Scientific believability... less than epsilon. I wanted to like it, but nothing about the "project" made any sense. I enjoy speculation, but the leap has to be made from something real.
posted by sea at 7:09 AM on June 15, 2013

There are no documentaries set in the future.
posted by Ironmouth at 7:16 AM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

This really makes me want to hear a story about a brain in box in space, just not this story. I prefer science fiction rather than fictional science. I mean, that probe looked like it was traveling at 30 mph, which in a hundred years wouldn't even get you as far as Mars. Meh.
posted by finnegans at 9:06 AM on June 15, 2013

Accents are so weird in the future.
posted by the jam at 10:22 AM on June 15, 2013

Here's another scifi short that came out around the same time as Project Kronos:

From The Future With Love
posted by homunculus at 10:47 AM on June 15, 2013 [2 favorites]

The Ship Who Sang is singing a very sad song today :(
posted by Podkayne of Pasadena at 12:02 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Perhaps this is really a documentary about doing LSD and Meth during a TED talk?
posted by Sophont at 7:20 PM on June 15, 2013

So wanted to like this, but the whacked out premise was distracting.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:26 PM on June 15, 2013

When all the 2.0 humans got to their destination, they all met their fathers.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 11:08 PM on June 15, 2013

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