1647 – The Fountain (2006)

timespace coordinates: 16th century. conquistador Tomás Verde in New Spain, neuroscientist Tom Creo working on a cure in 2005, 26th century space traveler Tommy in a self-contained biosphere bubble. flying in outer space toward the golden nebula of Xibalba


The Fountain is a 2006 American epic romantic drama film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Blending elements of fantasy, history, spirituality and science fiction, the film consists of three storylines involving mortality and the resulting loves lost, and one man’s pursuit of avoiding this fate in this life or beyond it.

Production mainly took place on a sound stage in Montreal, Quebec, and the director used macro photography to create key visual effects for The Fountain at a low cost.

The design of the space traveler’s ship was inspired in part by Biosphere 2 near Tucson, Arizona.

Critics’ reactions to the film were divided, but it has gained a cult following since its release. In December 2008, Aronofsky expressed interest in reassembling The Fountain, not as a director’s cut, but as an alternate story that combined theatrical footage and unused footage. (wiki)



1645 – Spell (2020)

timespace coordinates: 2010’s rural Appalachia

Spell is a 2020 American horror film directed by Mark Tonderai about a wealthy father who miraculously survives a private plane crash and becomes trapped by a traditional Hoodoo practitioner who claims she can nurse him back to health with a Boogity figure.


1644 – The Deadly Tower of Monsters (2016 Video game)

The Deadly Tower of Monsters is a science fiction top-down shooter video game developed by ACE Team (based in Santiago) and published by Atlus USA, which released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 on 19 January 2016. 


The game’s framing device is that of an early 1970s B-movie The Deadly Tower of Monsters recently released on DVD, with the director’s commentary of its in-universe director Dan Smith serving as a combination of tutorial and meta-commentary on the game. The film itself is a space opera in which astronaut Dick Starspeed (played in-universe by actor Jonathan Digby) has been shot down on an alien planet full of innocent ape-creatures, ruled by a tyrannical emperor. (wiki)

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