Stephen Hawking talks about how we should hide from aliens:
I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach. ... If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans.
At least until we get our own massive ships after looting the Earth for goodies and go out on the prowl.
This is the plot for "The War of the Worlds" after all. Just the distances may be many orders of magnitude greater.
THE RAVEN is a short film, looking a little like a far future version of The 23rd Letter. This made it a lot of fun to watch and I'd love to see it made into a feature. I don't think it's necessarily going to win a prize for originality (especially seeing as we have Scanners, The Fury, Push out there) but it's nicely shot and the budget was miniscule.
Summary: Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him.
The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.
Director : Ricardo de Montreuil
Producers: Ricardo de Montreuil & Eliz Eskeranli
Writers: Ricardo de Montreuil & Antonio Perez
Cinematographer: Andres Sanchez
Composer: Angelo Milli
Special Effects Supervisor: Aaron Burns
3D Modeling and Animation: Juan Somarriba and Francisco Concha
Visual Effects and Compositing: Ricardo de Montreuil
Editing: Ricardo de Montreuil
Color Correction: Santiago Padilla
Sound Design and Mixing: Martin Seltzer
Format: RED 1920x1080
Special thanks: Filmosonido, CO3 and Converse
You can find concept drawings, 3D models and production stills at THE RAVEN facebook site:
Not much gaming this year so far.
But we did watch [•REC]2. Which scared the bejasus out of me just the same way [•REC] did. Except for the ending which I didn't like.
This week is going to be a dead loss as well so there's only hope for next week.