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‘Wanderers,’ a Stunning Sci-Fi Short About Man’s Odyssey Into Space

Wanderers is a short Sci-Fi film by Swedish digital artist and animator Erik Wernquist.

This is his vision of man’s leap into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what that future might look like.

All concepts depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in our Solar System, built from photos and map data where possible.

There’s no actual story line. Wanderers simply gives you a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds, and how they might appear if you actually traveled there.

Wernquist borrowed the voice of Carl Sagan, the well-known American cosmologist and author, to narrate the film, using readings from his 1994 book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.

Sagan himself was greatly inspired by two sentences from Melville’s Moby Dick: “I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

Watch this short film, and be inspired by today’s ‘forbidden seas, and… barbarous coasts.’

 

John Andress
Having had many eclectic experiences and expressing interest in so many varied things in life has suited my role as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Times. Being trained in the sciences, I worked in the medical field. Scuba diving was a passion, being part owner of a scuba shop, and I enjoyed diving around the world. Raising reptiles of all sorts, including poisonous snakes, was also one of my hobbies when living in the U.S. After moving to Australia in the 80s, I became an avid organic grower of tropical fruits and vegetables, which my wife and I partake of year-round, as well as many of our friends. My newest endeavor has been to become a “bikie” — an eBikie, which I do every day not only to get exercise, but also to have a break from slaving over my computer most of the day. Obviously, China is also a passion, which is something VT specializes in, so I feel very fortunate to have a role here at Vision Times.

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