Exposing PseudoAstronomy

May 14, 2014

New Project Announcement: The Cydonia Region of Mars


Today, I am releasing the trailer for a project I have been working on for the last month. I’ve said for a long time I want to make more movies/animations related to the topics I discuss on this blog and podcast, and this is the first entry into that.

The movie itself will be about 15 minutes long, and I have been working with over a dozen volunteers who’ve been offering feedback to put this out come the end of the month. With a near-final version of the movie (just tweaks at this point), it’s a “for-sure” that I can get it out on May 31, so I’m putting up the trailer now.

Thanks to Steve Gibb for the quite dramatic music for the trailer. We wanted to have fun with the trailer, while the actual movie will be much more serious.

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9 Comments »

  1. Eagerly anticipating (at my age the phrase “can’t wait” takes on a whole new meaning) the full version.

    Comment by JayB — May 14, 2014 @ 11:34 am | Reply

  2. I liked the trailer. It was dramatic and interesting. However, I would not have known that the movie was to rebut pseudo astronomy if it was not on the pseudo astronomy website.
    Is that what you wanted? A person looking at the trailer may think that the movies will support the idea that there was intelligent life on Mars.

    You asked ‘Is it intelligent?’. So that was a clue. However, I wasn’t sure what that meant.
    However, maybe the purpose of a trailer is not to be absolutely clear. The purpose of a trailer is to raise interest.
    So this is probably enough.

    Comment by David Rosen — May 14, 2014 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

    • What you said: The purpose is to raise interest.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — May 14, 2014 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

  3. Great trailer, you’ve definitely mastered the art of being ‘false without being untrue’ with that one. I am looking forward to the full video to see how all the clips fit together.

    Comment by Graham — May 20, 2014 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

  4. The music was fabulous, did not recognize it, but was entranced. I hope the calculations are not a tease, I tell my less skeptical friends the math that tells me there is going to be a five inch side when you have a three and four inch side of a right triangle expands in beauty as it tells the cosmological constant. I love seeing people do the math to prove an idea. Only then can you end with, “and that’s all there is”. Looking forward to the show. Thanks. B

    Comment by Brandon Lee — May 21, 2014 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

    • The music was composed specifically for the trailer by Steve Gibb. And this video is very math-heavy. The ~dozen folks who agreed to review and offer suggestions to earlier versions of the movie all said it was probably TOO math-heavy, but unfortunately, this is a math-based claim, so it really can’t be helped. Next movie is on the Orion-Pyramid correlation idea, with almost no math, though. Probably out July/August time frame, though perhaps before TAM in mid-July.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — May 21, 2014 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  5. Fantastic! You always choose great music.

    Cheers
    B

    Comment by Brandon — May 26, 2014 @ 1:05 pm | Reply

  6. While planning Orion-pyramid correlation, you might give half a thought to Robert Morningstar’s daft claim that Tharsis Montes are also laid out to match the pyramids.

    Comment by Expat — May 30, 2014 @ 1:53 pm | Reply

    • While that’s a head-shaker, I think it’s very separate from the question about the Orion-pyramids correlation idea, so in the interest of keeping things short and VERY on-topic, I’m going to pass on your suggestion.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — May 30, 2014 @ 10:42 pm | Reply


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