2001: A Space Odyssey on the big screen. The real big screen.

Last week I had the rare opportunity to view director Stanley Kubrick’s classic space film in 70mm at the Indiana State Museum’s IMAX theater. The screening was part of IndyFilmFest’s Roving Cinema series. The film played to an at-capacity crowd of mostly film buffs and college students. Yes, it was an intellectual nerd fest. 2001 (1968) was originally filmed in […]

Awakening: Thawing out the themes of Buck Rogers

Universal Studios originally planned Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as a series of TV movies. After the Battlestar Galactica TV pilot became a hit movie overseas, the studio chose to launch Buck into space with a theatrical version. The movie was successful and made about $21 million in North America, according to Wikipedia. Networks took notice, and soon Buck Rogers made the […]

Visiting an old friend for Become a Pilot Day 2014

This Friday, my wife and I leave for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located in Chantilly, VA. We’re attending a social media meetup for Become A Pilot Day. Here’s what is planned, according to the NASM social media folks: This is our 10th annual Become A Pilot Day and […]