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In Saturn's Rings (2018)

Takes audience on a 14 billion light year journey of the mind, heart and spirit from the big bang to the near future via the Cassini-Huygens Mission at Saturn.

Director:

Stephen van Vuuren

Star:

LeVar Burton
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LeVar Burton ... Narrator (voice)
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Takes audience on a 14 billion light year journey of the mind, heart and spirit from the big bang to the near future via the Cassini-Huygens Mission at Saturn.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,350,000 (estimated)
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SV2 Studios See more »
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IMAX 6-Track

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Some of the footage produced for this film was edited and used in the background of the 2017 pop video for the Bryan Adams song Please Stay one of his two new songs in his album Ultimate. This nearly did not happen as initially the Director Stephen van Vuuren thought the e-mail sent by Bryan Adams requesting to use the footage was a hoax. See more »

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Featured in Off the Air: Space (2011) See more »

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Infinitum
Composed by Pieter Schlosser
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If you remove the long introduction, it's good
5 September 2018 | by brendan-dudleySee all my reviews

This was such a terrible piece of cinema, what a let down! The film maker starts by insulting the audience, claiming that no one, except him, paid attention to Cassini's mission. Then they go on to "start at the beginning", using ineffective visual analogies to portray the big bang and rise of civilization with the goal (not achieved) of providing context for the Cassini mission. It's all terribly hard to follow and completely unnecessary.

About 20 minutes in we FINALLY get to the collection of images from Cassini and they are stunningly beautiful. This lasts for about 15 minutes then the film takes a heavy-handed approach of letting you know that you don't pay enough attention to science and discovery and that the film maker does and that you should be grateful that you've sat through this drool and been enlightened by them.

If you cut out the intro and outro then you're left with a great collection of the images captured by the mission. In my opinion, the film maker could have better served their goal by filling the beginning of the film with information about the people, process, and innovation that went in to creating and executing the mission ... rather than stating that the audience is a bunch of plebs. What a jerk.


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