S3 E95 UE: Terra & ED: Into Black (Sept 2023)

This week Damien has picked two space exploration shorts for us to review: one is made in UE called Terra by  @j.thomaswilson3543 and the other is an ED film called Into Black by  @indigointoblack . The film sequencing of the craft in flight in Into Black shows the competence of the creator whereas the human element encapsulated by the robot in Terra is particularly engaging and adds a different dimension to the storytelling. We discuss the similarities and differences of these approaches to space operas in general, and also how it contrasts to the Pixar approach of building in cuteness and sentimentality. In the end, however, we agree (with the exception of Tracy's perspective) that these are great cinematic examples of machinima... but maybe you settle on Tracy's side of the discussion? 

2:38 Damien's intro 
4:56 Ricky's comments 
6:52 Phil's comments 
10:29 Tracy's comments 
18:16 What do you think?!

Credits -
Speakers: Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine 
Producer: Ricky Grove
Editor: Damien Valentine
Intro: Phil Rice 
Music: Intro - Doctor Dreamchip/Outro - Arps Solina
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