‘Wanderers,’ a Stunning Sci-Fi Short About Man’s Odyssey Into Space

    Sometime in the future, a large spacecraft is taking off from Earth's orbit, filled with passengers on a long journey to somewhere else in the Solar System. This may be the first large colony to permanently settle another world.This shot follows the cabin of a space elevator descending on a cable towards the northern parts of the Terra Cimmeria highlands on Mars.A group of people await the arrival of a few dirigibles at the edge of the Victoria Crater on Mars.This scene shows a group of people hiking across the icy plains of Jupiter's moon Europa. Jupiter itself as well as another moon—Io—is seen beyond the horizon.This is the view from a spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter, looking down at the huge anticyclonic storm known as the Great Red Spot.Base jumping off the tallest cliff in the Solar System, located on Uranus' moon Miranda.This shot shows a person floating just above the plane of the famous Rings of Saturn. The Rings themselves are seen here only as a mess of tumbling blocks of ice, as the camera is in the middle of them, but their full shape is hinted in the shadow they cast on the northern hemisphere of Saturn, far in the distance.In orbit around Saturn is the giant moon Titan. It is the second largest moon in the Solar System (after Jupiter's Ganymede), even larger than the planet Mercury, and is the only known moon with a dense atmosphere.Miranda´s close orbit around giant Uranus also makes a magnificent huge cyan ball in the sky.These shots show one of the many asteroids in the Main Asteroid Belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. A small fleet of spacecrafts are lined up and approaching a docking area seen as glowing lights in the

    Wanderers is a short Sci-Fi film by Swedish digital artist and animator Erik Wernquist.

    This is his vision of man’s leap into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what that future might look like.

    All concepts depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in our Solar System, built from photos and map data where possible.

    There’s no actual story line. Wanderers simply gives you a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds, and how they might appear if you actually traveled there.

    Wernquist borrowed the voice of Carl Sagan, the well-known American cosmologist and author, to narrate the film, using readings from his 1994 book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.

    Sagan himself was greatly inspired by two sentences from Melville’s Moby Dick: “I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

    Watch this short film, and be inspired by today’s ‘forbidden seas, and… barbarous coasts.’


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