Watch: This Is Why We Love Space Movies

Watch: This Is Why We Love Space Movies

Nov 07, 2014

Interstellar landing

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar opens this week, and it’s the latest in a long line of films to take us earthlings beyond the stars and into the vastness of a cosmos we can’t even begin to fathom. The great unknown of space has long been a favorite topic for writers and filmmakers alike –and this new mash-up from the folks over at Movie Clips highlights some of the best moments in the history of the subgenre.


Using Matthew McConaughey’s Interstellar narration, the clip (titled Reach for the Stars) uses scenes from movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13 and various Star Trek entries to highlight mankind’s fascination with boldly going where no man has gone before.

There’s a genuine sense of majesty and gravitas in the video – which is a perfect marriage of imagery, dialogue and music (including various unforgettable lines from the films being featured). Check it out before heading to the multiplex to see Interstellar this weekend – it’s a great way to get yourself into the right frame of mind to experience Nolan’s latest epic. 

And for those who want more Interstellar, here's a cool little 14-minute conversation with Nolan and the cast.





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