Our Bond With the Universe, A Movie Mashup Tribute (Video)

Video Editor Max Shishkin combined the soundtrack of Intersellar, the voice of Anthony Hopkins reading “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas, and footage from 35 space films to make this amazing mashup.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)

Alien (1979, dir. Ridley Scott)

Aliens (1986, dir. James Cameron)

Armageddon (1998, dir. Michael Bay)

Avatar (2009, dir. James Cameron)

Battleship (2012, dir. Peter Berg)

Cargo (2009, dir. Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter)

Elysium (2013, dir. Neill Blomkamp)

Europa Report (2013, dir. Sebastián Cordero)

Event Horizon (1997, dir. Paul Anderson)

Gravity (2013, dir. Alfonso Cuarón)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, dir. James Gunn)

Interstellar (2014, dir. Christopher Nolan)

Lockout (2012, dir. James Mather, Stephen St. Leger)

Lost in Space (1998, dir. Stephen Hopkins)

Man of Steel (2013, dir. Zack Snyder)

Mission to Mars (2000, dir. Brian De Palma)

Moon (2009, dir. Duncan Jones)

Oblivion (2013, dir. Joseph Kosinski)

Pandorum (2009, dir. Christian Alvart)

Prometheus (2012, dir. Ridley Scott)

Solaris (1972, dir. Andrey Tarkovskiy)

Solaris (2002, dir. Steven Soderbergh)

Star Trek (2009, dir. J.J. Abrams)

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013, dir. J.J. Abrams)

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977, dir. George Lucas)

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983, dir.Richard Marquand)

Starship Troopers (1997, dir. Paul Verhoeven)

Sunshine (2007, dir. Danny Boyle)

The Fountain (2006, dir. Darren Aronofsky)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005, dir. Garth Jennings)

The Last Days on Mars (2013, dir. Ruairi Robinson)

The Signal (2014, dir. William Eubank)

Thor: The Dark World (2013, dir. Alan Taylor)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011, dir. Michael Bay)

Riding Light Through The Universe (Video)

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This video is fun for anyone who ever wanted to ride through space at the speed of light! The above video is a sped up version of the original in case you don’t have the time to take a 45 minute ride through the universe.

At first I was like, “45 minutes!!”, but then I realized that it was 45 minutes to get through the whole universe and that tripped me out even more.

Peppered with little tidbits of information throughout this interstellar journey, riding light is a fun trip through our universe! You can check out the original video below.


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Wanderers – Short Film Narrated by Carl Sagan (Video)

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This short film provides an inspiring look into the future, where humans visit other planets in the galaxy. The narration by Carl Sagan, philosophically explores our natural instinct to go far beyond our starting point.

The film is a vision of our humanity’s future expansion into the Solar System. Although admittedly speculative, the visuals in the film are all based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might be like, if it ever happens.

All the locations depicted in the film are recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where possible. – Erik Wernquist, Filmmaker




Timelapse Earth – 4K Edition (Video)

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Timelapse Earth in 4K resolution, as imaged by the geostationary Elektro-L weather satellite, from May 15th to May 19th, 2011.

Elektro-L is located about 40,000 km above the Indian ocean. It orbits at a speed that causes it to remain over the same spot as the Earth rotates.

The satellite creates a 121 megapixel image (11136×11136 pixels) every 30 minutes with visible and infrared light wavelengths. The images were edited to adjust levels and change the infrared channel from orange to green to show vegetation more naturally. The images were resized by 50%, misalignments between frames were manually corrected, and image artifacts that occurred when the camera was facing towards the sun were partially corrected. The images were interpolated by a factor of 20 to create a smooth animation.

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Redban’s Heroic Dose of Psilocybin Shrooms – The Joe Rogan Experience (Video)

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Redban’s Heroic Dose – JRE Podcast

Redban delves deep into the aether in search of knowledge and adventure.

He recounts his experience on the JRE podcast, with comedian Joey Diaz and host Joe Rogan providing color commentary.

Heroic Doses have fascinated me since I first heard Terrence McKenna mention it in his lectures. I don’t have extensive experience with it myself, however a friend of mine swears he was in the presence of the Original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers during his Heroic Dose.

What about you? 

Share your stories in the comments below.

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A Visit to the Observatory is a Psychedelic Trip – Joe Rogan (Video)

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Joe Rogan talks about one of the best psychedelic experiences he’s ever had that didn’t involve a drug. The elevation of the Keck Observatory in Hawaii is so high, you can only reach it by driving up and past the clouds.

You have this incredible view of the stars, where you see the whole milky way like a movie. I was staring into the impossible, I remember being upset that I couldn’t see this every night.

That’s up there all the time, and by not seeing that and just making it this blank screen, you lose the feel for what’s really going on.

When you’re on top of an observatory and you look out at this incredible view of the stars, you realize we are really in space right now, on a big organic spaceship. – Joe Rogan Experience #371 with Rick Doblin, Founder of  Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

Astronauts that go into space and look back down at earth experience the overview effect. The view from above causes a shift in consciousness and a reminder of how much wonder exists in the universe.

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Space Tour: Inside The International Space Station (Video)

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Astronaut Suni Williams gives an in-depth tour inside The International Space Station.

Suni does a great job taking us through the different modules. Showing off everything from the kitchen to the work stations, Suni even takes the time to show us the bathroom and viewing stations.



NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Expedition 38 flight engineer, equipped with a bungee harness, exercises on the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT) in the Tranquility node of the International Space Station, Nov. 9, 2013.


NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, Expedition 38 flight engineer, poses for a photo with his Thanksgiving meal in the Unity node of the International Space Station, Nov. 28, 2013.


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 23 flight engineer, adds potable water to a soft beverage container at the galley in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station, May 26, 2010.


NASA astronaut Catherine (Cady) Coleman assists cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev of Russia’s Federal Space Agency with a haircut in the Kibo laboratory on the International Space Station, Jan. 15, 2011. Kondratyev and Coleman used a vacuum cleaner to remove free-floating hair particles from the air.


Trippy Psychedelic Films (List)

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Fear and Loathing has one of the best trip scenes of any drug involved movie. The entire movie is pretty much one long drug-fueled crazy adventure.

The film has become a true cult smash and is sampled over and over again in popular culture from music, to art to just about anywhere psychedelic drugs are involved.



A film that screams “product of its time,” The Holy Mountain was Alejandro Jodorowsky’s dizzying elegy to the sex, drugs and spiritual awakening of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

A Christ-like vagrant and thief wanders through a perverse and unfriendly land until he encounters an enlightened one, who gathers the thief and six of the world’s most powerful individuals for a spiritual pilgrimage. If you want to see the conquest of Mexico re-enacted by reptiles, soldiers shoot innocent people as birds fly from their wounds, and a wizard turn feces into gold, this is the movie for you.

The central members of the cast were said to have spent three months doing various spiritual exercises guided by Oscar Ichazo of the Arica Institute. The Arica training features Zen, Sufi and yoga exercises along with eclectic concepts drawn from the Kabbalah, the I Ching and the teachings of Gurdjieff.

After the training, the group lived for one month communally in Jodorowsky’s home before shooting began.

As far as trippy bizarre movies go – this takes the cake.


fantasia-1969 1940 – Over 7 decades ago, and still one of the top psychedelic animated films ever made. The third feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Fantasia and mind enhancing drugs go together like peanut butter and jelly. These days it is quite popular to discover what music synchs with Fantasia. Much like people do with Pink Floyds’ music synched to the Wizard Of Oz. Disney jumped on the 60’s hippy style and re-imaged the movie in the late 60s with a very different promotional poster, which included magic mushrooms.



Another music based film, Yellow Submarine is a 1968 British animated feature film based on the music of The Beatles. It is also the title for the soundtrack album to the feature film, released as part of The Beatles’ music catalog.

The film received a widely positive reception from critics and audiences alike. It is also credited with bringing more interest in animation as a serious art form.

The animation of Yellow Submarine has sometimes falsely been attributed to the famous psychedelic pop art artist of the era, Peter Max, but the film’s art director was Heinz Edelmann.

As far as classic animation goes its one of the best movies ever.


2001_una_odisea_en_el_espacio_8 2001 contains one of the most memorable trippy scenes to ever hit cinema screens. Doubly impressive when considering it was made with 1968 technology.

As the film climaxes, the main character takes a trip through deep space that involves the innovative use of slit-scan photography to create the stunning visual effects. Known to staff as “Manhattan Project”, the shots of various nebula-like phenomena, including the expanding star field, were colored paints and chemicals swirling in a pool-like device known as a cloud tank, shot in slow-motion in a dark room.

Kubrick’s epic masterpiece remains a stoner favorite.

We’ll be back with another part of this series soon, I just have to watch some more psychedelic films!

Add your favorites to the comments below.

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Unrealistic Scenes: Bizarre Star-Studded Landscapes

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Star-Studded Landscapes

Nathan Spotts has always been captivated by the beauty of our world, and he would:

Often dream of the things that lay just beyond what we can see.  I wanted to create images of scenes that are not-quite real, but that almost could be.

This ongoing project of composite photographs is meant to be viewed large, in print or on a vertical screen from the lower third looking slightly upward.

 Bizarre Star-Studded Landscapes Gallery

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