The Shape of Things That Might Have Been

In the course of discussing Warren Ellis’s superb Planetary, specifically the subplot involving Project Artemis, Dirk mentioned Man Conquers Space, a work-in-progress pseudodocumentary that dares to imagine how events might have unfolded had some of the early 1950s’ starrier-eyed visions of near-future space travel come to pass.

Watching the trailer literally gave me chills, and filled me with a nostalgia for things that never were. I would beat down more than a few doors to gain access to the final film, whenever it comes into existence.

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