TV & Movies

2001: A Space Odyssey – The Making of a Masterpiece featuring Michael Benson

Michael Benson works at the intersection of art and science. A writer, artist, and filmmaker, his new book, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece examines the four year long production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and was published on the 50th anniversary of that film’s release. During the last decade Benson has staged a series of increasingly large-scale shows of planetary landscape photography internationally. He takes raw data from planetary science archives and processes it, creating large-format landscapes. He edits, composites, mosaics, and then finally optimizes these images, producing seamless photographs of landscapes currently beyond direct human experience. His show Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, featuring an original new hour-long ambient composition by Brian Eno titled Deep Space, opened in the Jerwood Gallery of the Natural History Museum in London on January 22nd, 2016. It has since been exhibited at Vienna’s Natural History Museum, the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Australia, and in Barcelona, Spain, at the CosmoCaixa museum. Otherworlds contains 77 large format digital C prints.  Benson’s previous book, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, came out in October 2014 and was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award.

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

For more information, visit http://michael-benson.com

Paul, Apostle of Christ – Behind the Scenes with Director Andrew Hyatt

Andrew Hyatt is the writer and director of the new movie Paul, Apostle of Christ. This movie stars Jim Caviezel from The Passion of the Christ, and James Faulkner from Game of Thrones. In this interview Andrew takes us behind the scenes to discuss what it was like working with these professionals, and how his team was able to bring ancient Rome and Paul’s story back to life with a budget of $5 million and only 23 days to shoot.  The latest edition of incredibly popular Christian movies, this movie portrays the powerful story of how Luke risks his life to visit Paul, who is held captive in a Roman prison, and how together they struggle against a determined emperor to spread their message about Christ to the world.

Paul, Apostle Of Christ

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Lost in Space (Netflix Reboot) Behind the Scenes with Executive Producers Kevin Burns & Jon Jashni

Executive producers Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni discuss the reboot of Lost in Space that premiered on April 13, 2018. This Netflix Original series features 10 episodes as it traces the story of the Robinson family as they try to survive in hostile space after their ship is thrown off course. This behind-the-scenes discussion covers the thoughts behind the reboot, including the new robot, the special effects, and the notorious Dr. Smith.

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Here’s a link to the original series:


Lost in Space: The Complete Original Series [Blu-ray]

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Kari Byron, her career with Mythbusters and her new book “Crash Test Girl”

Kari Byron has had an amazingly strong presence in the world of reality-based science television. She is best known as a host on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, but went on to host and produce other shows including The White Rabbit Project, Thrill Factor and Positive Energy. She’s about to release her new book called Crash Test Girl.

In this episode Kari discusses her background with Mythbusters, her inspiration for her new book, her family and even her cameo on an episode of The Orville.

Crash Test Girl 

Kari’s book Crash Test Girl can be ordered (or preordered before May 8, 2018) at Amazon here.

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