Ah, the "wooden door/shrunken people" was never the intent - just an unusual interpretation. But the wall does represent a threshold - and there is something on the other side. What that might be is entirely left to the imagination of the viewer. But presumably, the explorers will soon make the attempt to pass through...
tekanako-the-firstFeatured By OwnerJan 6, 2011Student General Artist
Very awesome painting Steve, reminds me heavily of Chris Foss, well, that is because you are genius! Seeing that my wacom pen is busted at the moment I'm going back to markers and acrylic. My last Acrylic painting was a year ago in Studio Arts was alright, my teacher really only taught me about washes, nothing about brushes, strokes and techniques - so I can see where I feel down. Now I have the chance this holiday to have fun with acrylics - well, If my mum will lets me use them.
Sure thing, it's a beauty. The framing and scale remind me of Tarsem Singh's flare for striking visuals, especially reminiscent of a shot framed exactly like this with a small man galloping a horse across the desert in, "The Fall." Only more...in space. Gorgeous.
Ever wonder why we've "decided" to stop sending astronauts into space? Maybe we've been told to stay put I certainly don't buy the argument that "we need to solve all the problems of the world before we can explore space". That makes no sense at all.
I've seen too many episodes of "The X Files" - I think the aliens told us to stop nosing around
Well they're are two interesting things I've heard.
1. We can't go back to the moon simply because we don't have the tech or money. And yes I said TECH, we actually don't have it anymore. And I think we can agree that the US is out of money to supply NASA with a $600mil budget to get them back on the moon.
2. What most humans don't know and ae completely blinded by it is; there ARE actual artifacts and "structures" on the moon. May be hard to swallow but there is plenty of evidence. The "creators" of these structures actually told top officials to not visit the moon anymore. They're using the moon as a station to monitor us as a race. Ever wonder what's on the dark side of the moon? . . .
Technology is like that. I think people assume it's a constantly growing thing. But it's kind of like a plant - if you never water it, it dies. The huge experienced teams of engineers with decades of hands on knowledge launching rockets - that's what put us on the moon.
Apparently a lot of the engineering plans for Apollo have been lost or misplaced. And the knowledge that enabled the engineering to be done is no longer present in the work force.
So - we would be just about starting over. And if the US doesn't have the money now - give it another 10 years on our present trajectory. We won't have the money to do much of anything.
The moon program was an investment in the future. It's very unclear if any investment of that kind is happening today. Probably the next advance will be China, or maybe Europe.
It's very interesting that deposits of water have been discovered on the south pole of the moon. That's a huge strategic spot, since it would enable ships to be fueled there, and a self sustaining base. Maybe the alien are already set up there
I wouldn't doubt if aliens are actually set up there. Bases or "reflections" have been spotted with telescopes and satellite imagery. Some pics have been taken with an odd mile-high tower extending off the horizon off the dark side of the moon. Something of that size could easily be built to that height since there is no weather/wind on the moon and that the gravity is 1/6th of Earth's.
In is stated deeply in some ancient civilizations that we are the "5th planet to come along the journey." The other 4 "Planets" have already advanced and are watching our slow progress as a race. They only intervene when necessary. Perhaps with the new nuclear programs? Recently, ufos have been spotted over nuclear missile sites and have been seen emitting a beam of light towards them. Are they disarming these weapons?...
Thanks - I wouldn't mind if sci-fi circled back in the direction of "exploring the unknown". I think you can see I've done my share of "Future War" - but my favorite stories are about confronting the "Great Mysteries" out there in unknown territory
I have vague memory of that - I guess it did have some astronauts driving around on Mars. The fact I'm struggling to remember the movie makes me wonder if it missed the mark. Seeing as explorers investigating giant alien landscapes with cool vehicles is my religion and all
Let me know if my memory is defective - and the movie was actually cool
trust me you didnt miss anything, it was a horrible film. Sadly Brian DePalma directed it instead of Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean ) who was originally on the film. It had some fun visuals but in the end it was just bad. Great sets, beautiful miniature of the Mars 1 but the story, music and dialog were what ruined it and those are ,to me the three you have to have in order to make a great film.
I'm pretty sure I did see it. Was there a tornado monster in it? I think I remember the Mars landscape looked pretty good (yay!!!). And there was a ridiculous alien at the end that looked like Jiminy Cricket wearing a bath robe .
With all the great (unfilmed) sci-fi stories written about Mars - leave it to Hollywood to roll out another Mystery Science Theater comedy classic