517 – “The Posthuman”

online course in the Philosophy of “The Posthuman”  – Dr. Ferrando (NYU)



372 – Kyaputen Hârokku (2013)

uchu_kaizoku_kyaputen_harokku_space_pirate_captain_harlock-posterSpace Pirate Captain Harlock (宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック Uchū Kaizoku Kyaputen Hārokku) is a 2013 Japanese 3D CG anime science fiction film directed by Shinji Aramaki.CAPITAN_HARLOCKIn 2010, Toei Animation announced that it had developed a pilot for a computer-graphics remake of the earlier manga-inspired TV series, and presented it at Tokyo International Anime Fair that year. In the next year they presented a preview of Space Pirate Captain Harlock at Annecy International Animated Film Festival. This is Toei’s second highest production budget ever at the equivalent of over US$30 million. The story was reconstructed by the writer Harutoshi Fukui to reflect the themes of modern society and Toei provided the latest filmmaking technology for the film.


288 – The Martian (2015)

spacetime coordinates: 2035 Ares III mission to Marsthe martian.5The Martian is a 2015 US-UK science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. The screenplay by Drew Goddard is based on Andy Weir‘s 2011 novel of the same nameMatt Damon stars as an astronaut who is mistakenly presumed dead and left behind on Mars. The film depicts his struggle to survive and others’ efforts to rescue him.




217 – The Space Between Us (2017)

spacetime coordinates: 2034 Mars outpost called East Texas // Colorado > Las Vegas > California


The Space Between Us is a 2017 American  teen romance / science fiction film directed by Peter Chelsom and written by Allan Loeb, from a story by Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis and Loeb. The film stars Gary OldmanAsa ButterfieldBritt Robertson, and Carla Gugino, and follows a teenage boy, born on Mars, who travels to Earth.


135 – Life (2017)

spacetime coordinates: 2017 International Space Station (ISS)  low Earth orbit


Life is a 2017 American science fiction film (inspired by Alien  1979) directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. The film follows a six-member crew of the International Space Station that uncovers what initially seems to be the first evidence of life on Mars.

Space policy experts positively noted the film’s warning about extraterrestrial contact. – http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3240/1

In March 2017, it was noted that stock footage of a crowd reacting to Spider-Man catching Gwen Stacy from Spider-Man 3s B-roll was used in Life.  This announcement led to theories that Life was secretly an origin story for the symbiote featured in Spider-Man 3, a theory made more popular by the announcement of a Venom film for 2018 the day after the story broke, and that Lifes screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, had previously written a Venom script.


Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon. Goodnight light. And the red balloon. Goodnight nobody.   Goodnight_Moon