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Rendezvous with Rama (2003)

Video  |   |  Animation, Short, Sci-Fi  |  6 April 2003 (USA)
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Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System, A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a ... See full summary »



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Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System, A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a mysterious and deeply enigmatic alien artifact. It is Mankind's first visitor from the stars and must be investigated . . . Written by Paxgraham

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Only one space suit was available, so Jens Rasmussen performed multiple roles and was multiplied in post. See more »

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A Grand Opening...
27 November 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully rendered tease for a movie I used to dream would be made a reality. For those of you that have read the Rama series — or in the least the first book, Rendezvous With Rama — this is a stunning piece of visualization! This short film chronicles the first humans that encounter an alien space-craft that has entered our solar system. What is revealed inside begins an adventure the likes of which mankind would never have imagined - and thus begins one of the most inspired and far-reaching adventures ever published.

I'm extremely impressed that this was done by a film student. The story, written by Arthur C. Clarke, has also inspired a PC adventure game published by Sierra in 1996 which garnered good reviews. The entire video can now be found (there are several CG ones, so be sure to check the film- maker's name) and then consider reading the first book in the series. All will be revealed.

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