Five months ago I attended the midnight screening at the Chinese Theatre to be one of the first ones to see Interstellar in IMAX 70mm. I was blown away by the film, the story, the effects, the sound design. Everything from it was amazing! In other words, I loved the film and I watched it 4 times in theaters.
Who would have said that 5 months later I would have the opportunity to attend a special event at NASA's JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) to talk with screenwriter Jonah Nolan and physicist Kip Thorne, who consulted on the science behind Interstellar.
Thanks to Moviepilot, I had the opportunity to interview them. Watch the video here:
It was great to talk with them just after I had seen it again on blu-ray.
Also during the event, organized by Paramount Pictures, I had the opportunity to see models from different spacecrafts and robots. My favorite ones where Galileo, who studied Jupiter and its moons for 14 years, and Curiosity, the robot that is currently exploring Mars.
While talking to the NASA team I realized how related sci-fi films are to the real science. Sometimes films are inspired by actual science and theories, like Interstellar. Other times the films inspire us to accomplish new things in real life.
After the interview, NASA gave us a tour of the facility. It was amazing to be seated on the control room where the actual missions are launched.
We even got a chance to see the labs where the spacecrafts are made. Here you will see a photo of a new technology that is being developed to assist on the spacecrafts landings.
I leave you with a tour of the JPL's amazing grounds.
If you're in the mood for science (who isn't?) make sure to check out their Q&A at JPL:
Interstellar is available now on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. The special edition comes with an authentic IMAX film cell - I highly recommend you run out and get a copy for yourself!