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The Sciences

Moon movie coming from too far away

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitApril 12, 2009 6:00 PM

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Ain't It Cool news has word that there will be a new scifi movie coming out this summer called "Moon". Here's the preview: It looks pretty cool, actually, and I'm looking forward to it. Little bit of "Silent Running" in there, and "2001", and maybe a dose of "Space:1999" and "Sunshine", too. But there's one thing. Here's the poster:

moonmovieposter.jpg

Nicely done. But then I saw the tagline...

moonmovietagline.jpg

Uh, movie making guys? The Moon is 240,000 miles away, not 950,000. There isn't anything that far away except a random telescope or two and some very thinly dispersed dust and solar wind. Sheesh. That's a pretty awful mistake to make on a poster! I keep telling these guys that for only a million bucks I'll be happy to vet what they're doing. Seems like a bargain to me!

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