Wanderers: A Short Sci-Fi Film About Humanity’s Future in Space, Narrated by Carl Sagan

Swedish animator Erik Wernquist calls his short science fiction film, Wanderers, a speculative look at “humanity’s future expansion into the Solar System,” a “glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds,” and “how it might appear to us if we were there.” The locations shown in Wanderers are all “digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data.” And Wernquist has a big still-image gallery where he walks you through his creative work. The voice accompanying the film is none other than Carl Sagan’s, taken from an audio recording of his 1994 book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. Astute sci-fi fans will also notice the influences of Arthur C. ClarkeKim Stanley Robinson and the master of space art Chesley Bonestell.

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