The solitude of space exploration should be turned into a tablet game

There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It's an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it's nearly as good as any feature. » 11/22/14 12:30am 11/22/14 12:30am

The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed travel. You can learn a lot about their ideas by browsing the web. It will take many centuries for humans to make any of those ideas real, I think. But they do convince me… » 11/14/14 2:08pm 11/14/14 2:08pm

Interstellar explained in one simple timeline [Warning: SPOILERS]

If you watched Interstellar and didn't fully understand its time dilation and loops complexities, the following timeline—sent to SPLOID by Frametale's Dogan Can Gundogdu, a designer from Istanbul, Turkey—explains it all very clearly. Warning: Don't continue if you haven't watched Interstellar yet. » 11/09/14 2:16pm 11/09/14 2:16pm

The Best Reason to See Interstellar: It's Part of a Dying Breed of Film

There's something exceptional about Interstellar that everyone should experience—it is a moviemaking "alignment of stars" akin to the perfect storm in music that lead to Woodstock. It's a film so extravagant in nature, it was projected in 70mm, a format equal to the scale of its fantastic story, and shot on IMAX 65mm. » 11/07/14 3:53pm 11/07/14 3:53pm

Yes, Time Travel Is Possible; Here's How

Time travel's been one of man's wildest fantasies for centuries. It's long been a popular trend in movies and fiction, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of Interstellar » 11/05/14 1:25pm 11/05/14 1:25pm

The First Pitch For Interstellar: "We're Not F--ing Going" To Space

Interstellar is an epic movie about space exploration with promising tag lines like "Go Further." But in reality, the pitch that landed screenwriter Jonathan Nolan the Interstellar gig sprung from his fear that humans had peaked at one flag on the moon. Here's our exclusive interview with Interstellar writer Nolan. » 11/04/14 3:19pm 11/04/14 3:19pm

Why Seeing Interstellar in 70mm Might Just Be Worth the Effort

With thousands of TV shows and movies available to stream at home, it takes more than just celebrities in a film to get people into theaters. You need to show them something spectacular, and for Christopher Nolan's latest film, Interstellar, that meant shooting more than an hour of the movie with a 70mm IMAX camera. » 11/04/14 10:00am 11/04/14 10:00am

Take a Sneak Peek Behind the Science of Interstellar

Wired just published a meaty feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Interstellar. Thorne, one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists, worked with director Christopher Nolan to ensure that depictions of things like black holes and wormholes would be accurate in the film. And also spectacular. » 10/22/14 12:51pm 10/22/14 12:51pm

The Wall-E version of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

It's no surprise that I love this. This movie trailer uses footage from Wall-E, my favorite Pixar movie ever, and transforms the story to match the trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which from what we've seen so far, is going to be fantastic. The result? An absolute thrill ride. » 10/17/14 11:16pm 10/17/14 11:16pm