Sci-Fi Short Film "The Stowaway" presented by DUST

  • Опубликовано: 7 апр 2018
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    "The Stowaway" by Rpin Suwannath
    A stowaway is discovered on an emergency dispatch ship and must come to terms with the consequence of her action.
    Based on the short story "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin.
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  • Steve Mccart
    Steve Mccart 17 часов назад +1

    Nicely acted well done version of an already done story. Plot holes and all. The girl is adorable and I hope gains fame in further works.

  • A Team
    A Team День назад

    this is feminism the end result of demanding to go do and be without thinking the issue all the way out to the end result.

    • Dan Bingham
      Dan Bingham День назад

      This comment makes absolutely no sense, but then it's probably because you don't actually know what feminism really is. Not everyone who follows an ideal is a radical.

  • Scientific Fictions
    Scientific Fictions День назад

    Of this old man who is bisexual

  • Sub Umbra
    Sub Umbra 2 дня назад +1

    She’d really hate if I was the pilot.
    “Yes, Sir. RIGHT AWAY, Sir!” lol story would be 3 minutes tops.

  • Strange Armour
    Strange Armour 2 дня назад

    This is a rip-off of an episode of The Outer Limits entitled "Counterweight." If you want to see this premise done properly, watch that instead.

  • Norm Hansen
    Norm Hansen 3 дня назад


  • Isaiah Phillip
    Isaiah Phillip 5 дней назад

    You're probably doing something wrong with your reentry and descent calculations if a 120lb is the difference between landing and running out of fuel and exploding... That has to be like 0.002 seconds of burn time margin.

  • Michael Old
    Michael Old 5 дней назад

    I didn't like the no margin for error, but there are plot devices that they could have used to justify it. Nobody closer. Time critical. Beyond the normal max range of the ship, so it has been gutted and max additional fuel loaded is just enough to get to destination. It's all a bit contrived, but it would justify the premise. The whole procedure for stowaways is to jettison them in to space leads more toward a systemic culture of no margin for error. If this were the case then the girl would and should probably have known. Lots of plot inconsistencies if you think about it too much.
    All that being said it wasn't that bad if you don't think about it too much.

  • Frenchie Lafleur
    Frenchie Lafleur 5 дней назад


  • Julian Schecter
    Julian Schecter 5 дней назад +1

    Yes, this is based on "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin. I remember seeing this on The Twilight Zone 1980's revival series.
    Here is the link:
    The girl may have been understandably scared, but she showed enormous courage in accepting her fate. What makes it compelling is that the pilot had to make a tough decision, knowing full well that sacrificing one individual will benefit millions of people. Now, that's great drama! Keep them coming! :)

  • Matt NA
    Matt NA 5 дней назад

    I really liked this but wish it had been made into a longer film to showcase the colony they were travelling to. I also thought the captain would sacrifice himself after showing the girl how to steer the ship for landing. Besides, it doesn't make sense that an extra 40kg could make that much difference as the girl isn't that heavy. The captain has no family whereas the girl has so much to felt like we are moving to a future where the inherent values that make us human are taken for granted (our history, connections etc). How can it be justified for a person or machine that has been 'designed' to take precedence over someone who has a history? This makes us question who deserves to have more value.

  • Greg Sparks
    Greg Sparks 6 дней назад

    Interesting story but such a lack of problem solving. It seems like there could have been options for jettisoning enough weight. Panels, cloths, chair, etc.

    • Isaiah Phillip
      Isaiah Phillip 5 дней назад

      Honestly if 120lbs was the difference between crashing/landing safely there's thousands of things they could have done. Throw away some food. Empty all of the air out of the ship except say the cockpit. etc.

  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jones 6 дней назад

    I understand the premise, yet the practical is ridiculous. They adjust the course, yet can't adjust the re-entry angle? 120lb neads only x more kms of atmosphere to slow it down. Sorry, but no. Poor application of the otherwise great plot.

  • buddyduddyful
    buddyduddyful 7 дней назад

    That girl was beautiful.

  • Rik Spring
    Rik Spring 8 дней назад

    Wow so good!

  • Paolo Martini
    Paolo Martini 8 дней назад

    Well she couldn't have been that heavy. They could have dismantled some wall panels or other cosmetic junk to make up for the few kilos. Plus who uses exactly the a mound of fuel to not make up for a few kilos difference? Seriously. Very nice for the purpose of the story line but it could have been a different story. At the last second he could have given up his "comfy" chair made out of metal tubes instead. 😂 A kid's life? Or a chair? Hmmm...

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 4 дня назад

      +Paolo Martini Deserved to die? Jesus dude, the commanding officers and control and the pilot are letting her stay aboard because she doesn't deserve to die, but *has* to otherwise 7 other people will also die.

    • Paolo Martini
      Paolo Martini 4 дня назад

      +Mitch Williamson ok then. I get it. She deserved to die. Thanks.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 4 дня назад

      +Paolo Martini Yeah, I get that man but it is a story about the consquences of actions. There is redundancy fuel reserves, but the thing is that there is only a small amount.
      In space flight, fuel usage increases at a logarithm, so ever extra kilogram of weight uses increasingly larger amounts of fuel. Because the fuel also has mass, you need more fuel to carry the girl, more fuel to carry the extra fuel and eventually you'll blance back out like 5! times more fuel later. Liquid fuel is written as being a rare resource on the rim as it can only be produced with a long refining process and most of the colonies just aren't big enough to house the infrastructure needed to produce fuel.
      So they ration it. It's emergency fuel that needs to be there when there's an emergency.

    • Paolo Martini
      Paolo Martini 4 дня назад

      +Mitch Williamson I understand that it is just a story and they were trying to make a point. It is just sad that the kid had to be spaced. And that is the effect that the author wanted to make. Technically speaking shell or not there must have been some kind of redundancy that was thought of. Maybe not just the chair but a couple more items with it. But it's ok. I don't mean to be a troll 😁. It was a good short.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      A chair made of aluminium, which would weigh a fifth of fuck all, or a 50 kilo kid (She's 110lbs in the short story). The point of the story is that there simply isn't anything to stop it. It's a cargo container strapped to an engine, there's nothing in the EDS that isn't absolutely essential. It's even described as being a collapsible shell.

  • Mina Mayes
    Mina Mayes 8 дней назад

    Get rid of that damn chair he was sitting on. That probably weighs just as much as she did. Didn't realize she was such a fatass that it would cause the ship to crash. I thought all fatasses floated in space.

    • Mina Mayes
      Mina Mayes 8 дней назад

      +Mitch Williamson I'm from America and I'm only five and I only lbs. But I'll make sure my mommy knows that some nice young man like yourself took the time to educate me. Thank you, nice young man.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      ​+Mina Mayes A 50 kg aluminium chair... Are you sure, even a steel chair shaped like the one in the short film wouldn't weigh that much. It would maybe be 5 or 10, and that's steel, aluminium weighs 2.8 times less.
      Edit: Just checked and the weight of your average aluminium chair is 2.5kg, big fuck off lounge chair is 9kgs. Don't try and get uppity.

    • Mina Mayes
      Mina Mayes 8 дней назад

      +Mitch Williamson Yesterday, mate.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      He has to do a 5G deceleration burn and the girl is described as being 110lbs. That means she would weigh the equivalent of 550lbs during the burn.
      Also, when was the last time you picked up an aluminium chair that weighed 50 bloody kilos mate?

  • Glenntastic
    Glenntastic 8 дней назад

    What if he switched places with her and jumped out into space like she did... Then she'd get to Meet her brother and would have lived to come back.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      Because he needs to pilot the deceleration burn, the CO says that halfway through the video man, listen.

  • MS Tube
    MS Tube 8 дней назад +1

    She is Emily Robinson. Really beautiful and cute. I like her.

  • Ronald Brown
    Ronald Brown 9 дней назад

    Ok im guessing there a future robotic representation of humanity and the vaccine he was carrying was really software to correct a computer virus. He was a robot as well as her.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      Nope, he's a person. It's set in 2178 and he's a deep space pilot in an unforgiving frontier and he has to be stoic and in control of his emotions. The reason he says "wired that way" is just an expression about the type of man he is, a man capable of flying through space in a metal bubble strapped to an engine.

  • Edwin CC Vital
    Edwin CC Vital 9 дней назад

    I love how emotions are played smooth are managed. This creates an very satisfying feeling of wiser humanity very agreeable as science-fiction

  • Aaron Holder
    Aaron Holder 9 дней назад

    the fuel premise is nonsense. Fly all the way there with a pilot, but bring nothing back? or is it a one way ship? But why? A robot ship would do ten times the job of this pilot. And I don't care how fast your space ambulance is you are not saving 7 people from a plague faster then some other chumps can fly their supper fast eds ship from the other side of the planet.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад +1

      Dude, just read the short story it's adapted from. To summarise, the EDS (Emergency Dispatch Ship) gets shot there by the closest interstellar cruiser using a rail gun kind of concept (So it doesn't have to accelerate). It carries only the cargo and exact amount of fuel to land at its destination, and then the pilot presumably waits around until the next time an actual cruiser is scheduled to arrive at the planet. Group two is 8,000 miles away, and has no vehicles capable of anything like that range.
      The point of the story is that the universe is cold and unfeeling and when we colonise the galaxy of space, you simply can't argue with the laws of physics and the universe.

  • moxelle x
    moxelle x 9 дней назад

    well, if the fuel was calculated to the x decimal the mission was f*cked from the moment they started because of the x-tra weight, so ...

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      The ship itself is accelerated by the Cruiser, the fuel is used solely for deceleration.

  • Hartcore11
    Hartcore11 10 дней назад

    A few upper atmosphere aerobraking passing may have been possible to make up for part of the deceleration needed at the expense of added time.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      The ship is describe as being collapsible and made of lightweight metals and plastics; the EDS would just melt. Even if that were a viable plan, that would actually send the little guy off course and it wouldn't have enough fuel to precisely land where it needed to go. Aerobraking in real life is way crazier than KSP.

  • Phillip Shcherbakov
    Phillip Shcherbakov 10 дней назад

    The UI is amazing!!!

  • Baxter Stockman
    Baxter Stockman 10 дней назад

    No one rides for free beeyatch

  • jose Yasin
    jose Yasin 11 дней назад

    Que culiao! Xq no es traducido al castellano 😏

  • D L Johnson
    D L Johnson 11 дней назад

    A pod for later pickup would have been a more satisfying ending.

  • ettanasf
    ettanasf 12 дней назад

    Great acting! That girl made me cry. And EDS was scorching hot!

  • ron White
    ron White 12 дней назад

    I've seen a similar situation 30 years ago sad but true

  • archerkatoleee
    archerkatoleee 12 дней назад

    I've always been fascinated by this story ever since I first read it in elementary school.

  • Spartan VII
    Spartan VII 13 дней назад

    This story makes no sense. That girl had to weight 120 lbs max. How is that ship only carrying enough fuel that the little girl like that can effect it adversely. I understand the humanity of the the story but the logic that her mass can make that ship crash is astounding. That mean one hiccup in the flight plan and mission would been done for. I don’t like the story.

    • Brent Smith
      Brent Smith 12 дней назад

      The rocket equation is logarithmic, which means that it's unforgiving regarding excess mass. Using some rough assumptions, it's quite reasonable that every extra pound of payload requires about 10 times the amount of fuel.
      So if the girl weighs 120lb, then you're looking at an extra 1200lb of fuel needed to land her. I could see the ship carry 100-200lb of spare fuel as a margin for computer error, but not upwards of 1000lb.
      The ship needs to be as fast as possible. Adding extra fuel means you need even more fuel to get that extra fuel weight up to speed. In the original book, the ship was described as being a tin can, not the fancy thing shown in this short film. There simply wasn't that kind of contingency margin.

  • Threnody Jones
    Threnody Jones 14 дней назад +3

    Get creative, rip off some paneling, unbolt that chair from the floor. There's gotta be material of equal weight to jettison

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      Direct quote from the story describing the EDS in this short film.
      "and the Emergency Dispatch Ships had been the answer. Small and Collapsible, they occupied little room in the hold of the cruiser; made of light metal and plastics,"

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      The vehicle is already designed to weigh absolute bare minimum, as stated in the short story. There's literally nothing that can be jettisoned. It's a cargo container with an engine strapped to it.

  • Kelly Bults
    Kelly Bults 15 дней назад

    twilightzone version was so mutch better.

  • GroB Hahn
    GroB Hahn 15 дней назад

    I've seen this plot before. I think The Outer Limits.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      The 1954 short story it's based on is literally linked in the description.

    • Kelly Bults
      Kelly Bults 15 дней назад

      twilightzone i think.

  • Michele Freemyer
    Michele Freemyer 16 дней назад

    A nice retelling of an old and oft repeated story.

  • Jurij Fedorov
    Jurij Fedorov 17 дней назад

    This makes zero sense. Why wouldn't she know about any of this? And how did she smuggle herself onto the ship? How come they have nothing to throw out except her? What about water or clothes? Why is there no extra fuel? All modern transportation devices have extra fuel, all of them. Makes no sense. At least try to make it somewhat realistic.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 7 дней назад

      +Jurij Fedorov I didn't invent anything new at all, this story was written in 1954. Go read it if you want thr whole picture, it's credited in the description.

    • Jurij Fedorov
      Jurij Fedorov 7 дней назад

      +Mitch Williamson Because that's not the plot. The plot is the movie. You trying to save the plot by inventing new things after it is made doesn't really fix what is actually filmed.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      Congratulations, it took you several hours to grasp the basic surface level details of her character and the plot. Christ.

    • Jurij Fedorov
      Jurij Fedorov 8 дней назад

      +Mitch Williamson Okay, so she is really stupid then I figure. I didn't get that from the movie. But that would explain it. Actually, it would be pretty cool if that was the plot. She would be kinda stupid and not really understand much around her.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      +Jurij Fedorov Dude, you're getting a bit annoying.

      She's not poor.
      She's not a refugee.
      She's a young girl on an adventure to somewhere exciting: a whole new world. But she's young and naive, because 18 year old humans tend to be naive.
      This exact type of situation happens all the time, in 2014 two sheltered girls aged 15 and 17 from Austria decided to convert to Islam and travel to Syria and join Islamic State. They were forced into sex slavery and there are reports that at least one if not both of them were killed shortly after.
      Normal girls from a First world country. Kids do incredibly dumb shit.

  • nanev1976
    nanev1976 18 дней назад

    I don't know if it is mentioned earlier in comments, but as a man of science, I can not close my eyes on some obvious plot misconceptions. First, if they have so advanced science that can calculate the exact amount of fuel for given task, it should be also able to detect lower acceleration rate due to extra mass during escape velocity phase. So, the extra mass should be detected even before ship departures the home planet and mission aborted. Second, it is mentioned that it is long range mission, so it it supposed to last days, weeks or more. So, humans have some physiological needs, if you know what I mean.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      The EDS is sent from a ship, not a planet and it doesn't accelerate, the cruiser its from does that. The mission also only takes a few hours in the short story. He finds the girl just after departing the cruiser and starts his deceleration burn 1 hour after logging her discovery. When he says long range mission, he's referring to his job aboard the Cruiser not his current task on board the EDS.
      Seriously man, read the short story its based on, take you 10 minutes.

  • GSG - Hail Revolution
    GSG - Hail Revolution 19 дней назад

    I am sure there was enough that could have been thrown without affecting the ship operations. Now you unwired pilot, you will be inches short of a perfect landing because of the bracelet. Good luck with that. ;)

  • Steve Brown
    Steve Brown 21 день назад

    A far better ending would be if the robot who is the pilot programs the ship to land itself, then jettisons himself into space and leaves the girl on the ship to live.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      There isn't one. He's the pilot, and its a no win scenario. If he jumps out, the ship crashes because she can't pilot it. If she stays, the ship simply won't have enough fuel to land.

  • perlgirl26
    perlgirl26 21 день назад

    The girl's acting really distracted me from the story. I had to stop watching...

  • Queen of Fucking Everything
    Queen of Fucking Everything 21 день назад

    I remember reading this in my literature book in high school.

  • justadbeer
    justadbeer 22 дня назад

    I feel dumb for asking this, but was the pilot an android? He stated "i'm mot wired for family" and his speech seemed mechanical.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад +1

      It's a phrase, you've never heard someone say "It's how I'm wired," or something of that ilk? He simply means he's the kind of guy that can do solo emergency missions in a tin can with no failsafes.

  • Ian Heinzinger
    Ian Heinzinger 23 дня назад

    Man has DUST ever teamed up with some Synthwave artists? Like DUST with Lazerhawk omg or Gunship omg or Timecop1983 omg

  • Aayush Gautam
    Aayush Gautam 23 дня назад

    Very painful ending....
    She is so cute

  • nos4atu357
    nos4atu357 25 дней назад

    Bye Felicia

  • Adena Properties
    Adena Properties 26 дней назад

    This is demonstrably better than 'The Cold Equations', but I still can't connect with the story, which is an entirely different kettle of fish. Everything about this version is Class A. Brendan Fehr is a highly underrated actor. William Moseley is also a good actor and Emily Robinson did an adequate job. The special effects and the props were first rate. The people involved should make a full-length SyFy movie of some sort. This is one of the better offerings from DUST so far. Four out of five stars.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      This is an almost word for word retelling of "The Cold Equations" short story, I do not understand what you're talking about.

  • Joshua Weickum
    Joshua Weickum 26 дней назад

    Warning: Tugs at heart strings.

  • Sir Wowcoolith
    Sir Wowcoolith 27 дней назад

    I wish they put the actors in the descriptions.

  • Skeptisk
    Skeptisk 27 дней назад

    Facts doesn't care about your feelings. A message for millenials.

  • M James
    M James 29 дней назад

    They probably should have packed an extra gallon of gasoline in the trunk of their ship.
    Maybe a spare tire as well.

  • VS24AT
    VS24AT 29 дней назад

    She looks like the girl from the TV show manifest, her twin brother , on an airliner, disappeared for 5 1/2 year and came back , didn't age 1 day

  • Don Quarnstrom
    Don Quarnstrom Месяц назад

    There's a position on this ship for you: doggy style.

    • 14598175
      14598175 27 дней назад

      +Don Quarnstrom - That's what they all say when they show up at his home too. It's a simple rule in society: Don't mess with kids.

    • Don Quarnstrom
      Don Quarnstrom 29 дней назад

      +14598175 it's a joke, get a life.

    • 14598175
      14598175 29 дней назад

      Are you the dude that shows up at Chris Hansen's home? She's a child. Get help.

  • ghjhgjdfh hjfghefhjfg
    ghjhgjdfh hjfghefhjfg Месяц назад +1

    Wow, actions have consequences, who would have thought??

  • Shawn Keslar
    Shawn Keslar Месяц назад

    seen a few of their shorts. OMG, Netflix, PLEASE give these people LOTS of money!

  • Qusin111
    Qusin111 Месяц назад

    lol shortly after she was jettisoned the computer comes back with a solution, the bracelet is a fuel source that is more then enough to keep her onboard.

  • matthew benard
    matthew benard Месяц назад

    that is awful, he put a child out the airlock, because of orders he is obiously genecticly engineered, no real human would be so heartless. good short clip, but sad sad message.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      Dude, he's not heartless, otherwise he would have chucked her straight out the airlock like protocol says he should. The point is that while its awful, he's not actually obeying orders (technically he disobeys them by letting her stay for longer), he's obeying an unbreakable law: the laws of physics, and you simply can't argue with physics.

  • TheAarondl
    TheAarondl Месяц назад

    An amazing amount of legroom in that ship that cant spare an extra 80 lbs of ballast.

  • MutterBilk Miscuit
    MutterBilk Miscuit Месяц назад

    “Don’t Care.” *pulls the lever*


    Horrible lesson..well done!

  • SanguineVulpes
    SanguineVulpes Месяц назад +1

    Anyway I liked it a lot it shows sometimes you just have to pay the consequence to be adult enough to actually pay it is something else

  • SanguineVulpes
    SanguineVulpes Месяц назад

    This film is meant to piss you off if you're not angry you are not human and it shows you where you stand no matter what nation world government anything it sucks it's life you have to deal with it

  • SanguineVulpes
    SanguineVulpes Месяц назад


  • Ken Behrendt
    Ken Behrendt Месяц назад +1

    I remember reading Godwin's "The Cold Equations" when it was first published and found it to be a very depressing story which, at the time it was written, might barely have made some sense because fuel was a critical issue in the early days of space travel. But, this story, taking place in the future, should not have that kind of an issue. They wouldn't have an astronaut risking his life on a trip where the fuel was that critical that he could not afford the extra needed to decelerate his ship while carrying the extra weight of a child who was an unexpected stowaway. He would have carried extra fuel in the event of an unexpected problem such as arriving at his destination a bit off course and then needing extra fuel to make a course correction. Also, on a ship where it was possible for someone to stowaway and lead to the situation depicted, they would have sensors all over the ship that would detect the presence of any unauthorized personnel aboard it and would not allow the ship to leave.
    I'm finding that a lot of DUST "short" sci-fi films tend to have unhappy and depressing endings. Whatever happened to happy endings? Sci-fi used to be filled with such endings. Nowadays everything is doom and gloom and predictions of a post apocalyptic world where the few human survivors are struggling against mutating viruses, zombies, and killer robots. Let's see something positive for change!

    • Ken Behrendt
      Ken Behrendt 8 дней назад

      +Mitch Williamson
      "The universe still has rules and laws, and certain things are always impossible (such as FTL propulsion)."
      Something tells me that the ETs who regularly visit out planet from other star systems do not use the word "impossbile" when it comes to the FTL propulsion their spacecraft use! I'm also quite confident that we humans will have such propulsion systems way before the year 2178.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      ​+Ken Behrendt This story takes place in 2178, and no, you can't hand wave future clarke-tech. The universe still has rules and laws, and certain things are always impossible (such as FTL propulsion). It is reasonable to assume that they absolutely will have to care about fuel consumption, weight and speed, because of the laws of General and special relativity.
      Even if we figure out how to craft space-time distorting engines like Alcubierre Drives or Jump Drives, they'll still draw enormous amounts of power. No for short range missions, you need small high ISP engines that use Kerosene/Oxygen (Conventional rockets) or Ion/Plasma engines which are more efficient. Large ships would likely use fusion neutrino drives, but it's highly unlikely you could fit them on small ships ever, because they'd be big and require full scale fusion powerplants to power. Cold fusion is mostly considered entirely fictional, and shrinking fusion reactions makes them peter out and die.
      We might be Kardeshev 1 by 2178, but the type of easy, safe space travel you're imagining is Kardeshev 2 or 3, and we probably won't reach that for a really, really long time. Like 1000 years long.

    • Ken Behrendt
      Ken Behrendt 8 дней назад

      ​+Mitch Williamson
      "Your version is a cliched boring safe story that is entirely forgettable."

      On the contrary, it takes a bit of real creativity to turn an apparently hopeless situation around and viewers will remember that creativity. With this video, I and other viewers were expecting something different from the hopelessness of the original Godwin short story. We were sorely disappointed not to mentioned depressed by it all.

      Admittedly, space travel is dangerous...currently. But this video takes place in the future. We are expected to believe that such travel will still be as risky as it was in the 1950's and even today? Totally absurd assumption to be making, imo. Future space exploration will involve methods of propulsion that we can only barely conceive of now. It won't be as "delicate" as depicted in this short video.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      +Ken Behrendt That would be antithetical to the point of the story. It's a subversion of classic, SCIENCE! saves the day bullshit tropes. If he found some way to save her, no one learns anything, there's no comment on any part of the human condition and it's trivial. It would be schlock.

      Your version is a cliched boring safe story that is entirely forgettable. Actions have consequences man, and sometimes those consequences are extremely harsh.
      And frankly, space travel is dangerous and really is done according to strict budgets. When we start sending ships even to the far reaches of the Solar system, there's going to be long periods where we simply can't help. For instance we can only send ships to Mars once every year and a bit as the planet's orbit becomes misaligned for us to travel there. If something goes wrong, they're pretty much fucked. Space travel *is* dangerous. That's why space missions, like the upcoming Mars mission or the new Lunar Gateway station take 10 bloody years to plan.
      Admittedly in real life we'd send an unmanned probe for this kind of mission, which would be a probe core strapped to some fuel and cargo, but there will be other situations where there simply won't be help on the way because you're 6 months into your journey, and Earth can't send a rescue ship for another year and it won't arrive until two years after that.

    • Ken Behrendt
      Ken Behrendt 8 дней назад

      +Mitch Williamson
      The "thoughful" part of this story made me wonder why the screenwriter did not redo the original dismal1954 short story in a more creative way. I would have gladly given it a rave review if, somehow, at the end when all seemed lost, some unexpected means was found to save the girl's life. This film, imo, promotes a view of future space flight as something that will be highly dangerous and filled with conditions that human technology will have little control over. It's a negative message and one that I doubt will exist. When humans finally do begin engaging in serious humanned space exploration, it won't be the kind depicted in this film.

  • Kevin Chen
    Kevin Chen Месяц назад

    This is not sci-fi for me. What sci-fi for me is sci: high usage of current science in scene/story build and fi: usage of imaginary science(educated speculation) in story development and the story itself is coherent and unique to the time of the future scene(like problems one will have then) but the underlying cause of such a problem may mimic conflicts or confusion of current time and better a philosophical discussion of life or humanity on the scale of the universe and such discussion should be implied and encouraged not done by spending actual time on it. Cliche emotional stuff in a future scene is not sci-fi, it’s just a boring story in a ‘futuristic-like’ container.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      You really, really missed the point of this story. It's about the hard choices we have to make when comparing the life of one 18 year old and the colony. About how you can struggle against the laws of man but there's simply no way to beat the laws of physics. This is what's known as "Hard Sci-fi": a type of sci-fi that uses only real science, and theoretically possible science.
      Go read the short story it's adapted from "The Cold Equations" (take you 10 minutes, literally), and if you still don't get it, maybe you don't actually know what Sci-fi is.

  • Mike West
    Mike West Месяц назад

    Ripoff of an old outer limits episode.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      Dude, the story is from a 1954 short story called the Cold Equations.

  • Marina Strom
    Marina Strom Месяц назад

    Omg this is depressing

  • Timothy Kelley
    Timothy Kelley Месяц назад

    I loved the story from Tom Godwin... Cold Equations. So bitter sweet. The movie with Poppy Montgomery was ok but they changed the original story. In space there is 0 room for error. In your nice warm bed there are always people near that can help but in the vast waste lands of space life balances on the edge of a razor. This story is beautiful and so bitter sweet. Like life itself.

  • Tidbit
    Tidbit Месяц назад

    This was a good story, from a literary perspective, but I prefer my Sci-Fi to be closer to an actual depiction of the future. This film runs like a boogeyman tale about the dangers of space, like a cautionary tale. I don't like that because it's so fake, obviously the ship would be searched and weighed in order to calculate the right amount of fuel in the first place. And you're telling me that a girl that age, who lives in space, doesn't know or understand why stowing away = death by spacing. Surely that's something her parents would have told her, plus there is no way that fuel would be calculated so close to the line, especially in an emergency situation where the lives of many people were counting on that one ship!
    We should be telling stories that focus on all the amazing positives that will come from exploring our solar system, not writing cautionary tales. Who knows, we might find some sort of life on Europa, or one of the other moons of Jupiter, the possibilities are endless.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      You realise that in space travel we exactly calculate the amount of fuel needed and no more? In real life, not only is the realistic it's essential. Every time you add more fuel you need more thrust and adding more engines reduces efficiency which means you need more fuel and so on. Exact calculations are the only way to do it.
      On of the Apollo landings almost ended in disaster for this very reason. Space is trying to kill you and you have to respect it, just like old sailors were of the sea.

  • Kevlar Titanium
    Kevlar Titanium Месяц назад

    Im like jerry when i deleat and upload stuff in my computer and on my cellphone, Purging rebundant packages XD

    PIERRE RREPIE Месяц назад

    In spanish please

  • gozzhawk
    gozzhawk Месяц назад

    why is there always a Gerry in sci fi films?

  • ewhac
    ewhac Месяц назад

    Oh my $(GOD)...
    ...Did he swipe left?

  • bardiche1989
    bardiche1989 Месяц назад

    Dumb story

  • Oscar Henry
    Oscar Henry Месяц назад

    I read that short story in HS. It's great! Nice to see it adapted on video

  • Rick Nelson
    Rick Nelson Месяц назад

    Excellent in all ways. Great acting too! Please make sure they know, they made it memorable.

  • Roberto De La Vega Pechenino
    Roberto De La Vega Pechenino Месяц назад

    wow that was harsh !

  • David Durant
    David Durant Месяц назад

    One minute in and I'm instantly "this is The Cold Equations". I'm not saying that makes it a bad film - just that they should be up front about the source material.

  • DownNeptune
    DownNeptune Месяц назад

    Plagiarism-wise, maybe combining "The Cold Equations" with "Alive" and a Guy de Maupassant twist would be interesting. His capsule was found to be overweight for unknown reasons, forcing him to heroically George Jettison his entire food and water supply in order to complete the mission. Death by starvation is almost inevitable, but if he can just hang in long enough to save the colonists, it'll be worth it. Enter the stowaway.

  • Robin Beukeman
    Robin Beukeman Месяц назад

    OMG! This is the first thing I've seen Brenden Fehr in since I don't even know when! He looks absolutely amazing and his acting was nothing short of PERFECTION!!!! I think my heart broke a dozen times. This was a superb short!! Bravo, truly!! It's my favorite of yours so far. 💜😍💜

  • Brett B
    Brett B Месяц назад

    Such a ship would have enough fuel for contingencies - a simple collision with a micro meteorite would add or subtract enough acceleration to destroy the mission otherwise - also we're talking atmospheric entry so there are alterations that could be made: nobody in their right mind would design a system with such a slim margin. But the thought exercise is interesting - it could be food or life support on a longer voyage (speaking of which he could exhaust the life support system just before entry leaving only enough to land, he must have dumped 2.5 kg of air with her since there was no time for the lock to cycle)

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      Nobody in their right mind? Except that's exactly how we plan space missions, doubly so if it were an emergency.

  • Batara Siagian
    Batara Siagian Месяц назад

    Fools die. Within the parameters of the plot she deserved her fate due to her stupidity, selfishness, and arrogance.

  • Timothy
    Timothy Месяц назад +1

    I just listened to this on an " x minus one" radio broadcast from the 1940's This is a well done version.

  • Konrad Siemon
    Konrad Siemon Месяц назад

    Wow, couldn't have jettisoned 50 kgs of something?

    • wickedpissa25
      wickedpissa25 Месяц назад +1

      LOL. It's funny because you don't know Latin.

    • Konrad Siemon
      Konrad Siemon Месяц назад

      +wickedpissa25 you do realise Nero was a mad man, totally nuts and was a big contributer to the fall of Rome, yet you want to quote him for me, er, no thanks mate, and I think I know where you keep your crayons, where you're brains are! Didn't think about that suit did you. 😉

    • wickedpissa25
      wickedpissa25 Месяц назад +1

      Would you feel better if I wrote the Latin quote in crayon? Would that help?
      Well, sorry. The pilot already jettisoned the crayons to save weight.

    • Konrad Siemon
      Konrad Siemon Месяц назад

      +wickedpissa25 really, Latin! And your commenting on Sci fi? Look I'll be nice and tell you his emergency space suit would weigh more than her, and how do you know he doesn't have tools? Most smart people cary a multitool. Semper fi. 😋

    • wickedpissa25
      wickedpissa25 Месяц назад +1

      As Nero once said, while Rome burned... "Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis."

  • Bemine4fun
    Bemine4fun Месяц назад

    I read this story back in the 1970's or 80s. I have always been haunted by it.

  • Jack Jammen
    Jack Jammen Месяц назад

    Dismantle one inside door and jettisononon it

    • lordchickenhawk
      lordchickenhawk 10 дней назад +1

      ...thou spoke in jest, yes?

    • lordchickenhawk
      lordchickenhawk 10 дней назад +1

      @Jack Jammen ...OK, I've dismantled the inner door of the air how do I jettisononon it without venting the cabin to space?

  • xacharon
    xacharon Месяц назад

    I know people have already made references to "Cold Equations" but I swear I read a short story long ago, with the same premise, but where both people were saved due to some quick (and admittedly gruesome) work by the pilot. In the story I remember, they had nothing else to the pilot cut off the limbs of the stowaway and his own legs (cut and cauterized via his laser pistol or some such) and jettisoned the limbs to get the passenger mass down to one adult human.

    • xacharon
      xacharon 8 дней назад

      +Mitch Williamson Thanks for the thoughts! I agree, I doubt it'd work in real life, but that's just the story.

    • Mitch Williamson
      Mitch Williamson 8 дней назад

      That's dark, but falls within the parameters of the story. Problem is that you would probably die if you did that in real life. Unskilled amputations have an abysmal survival rate in real life, and cauterising the wound would likely cause the body to die of shock and blood loss. The risk of death of both of them is too high to justify.

  • Dr. Rich
    Dr. Rich Месяц назад

    Fantastic casting!!!! The male actor is awesome!!!!

  • bwayne40004
    bwayne40004 Месяц назад

    How throughly depressing.

  • bergssprangare
    bergssprangare Месяц назад

    So much talent out there ..but the story is illogical....Throw away some panels instead..Or at least concider it..

  • Terrence Koeman
    Terrence Koeman Месяц назад

    Why is "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin only credited in the description and not in the movie credits I wonder?

  • noah pozder
    noah pozder Месяц назад

    Now DUST I Love you Guys, The effects, The stories, The acting, All of it is all-in-all Really Nicely Executed, But the only Problem I saw here was the CGI at the start. You Could've probably add a tiny bit more blur to the space and just add more depth of field, To REALLY Get that feeling that its a small aircraft, In huge Space, But except that, You Guys are Amazing!

  • Red Coat
    Red Coat Месяц назад

    Another excellent one!

  • David Darko
    David Darko Месяц назад

    How is it that this short film blows most blockbusters out of the water!? Well done!

  • Larry Friend
    Larry Friend Месяц назад

    I just recently Discovered DUST and I have only watched a few of their Films so far and I can't wait to Watch them all. These Are Incredible.

  • Júlíus
    Júlíus Месяц назад

    Awesome! I remember this guy from CSI Miami

  • Thomas Chappell
    Thomas Chappell Месяц назад

    BTW I liked this. I think it was well-done.

  • Thomas Chappell
    Thomas Chappell Месяц назад

    There’s also “To Think Like a Dinosaur”. And “A Boy And His Dog”. -- Surprised we have seen any gender-swapped versions of these. Maybe people got tired of what was done to Charles Thomas in “A Wrinkle in Time”?

  • Thomas Chappell
    Thomas Chappell Месяц назад

    When someone asks “Why do (s/o) have to die?”, the answer is always “Why does everyone have to die?”.

  • Jeff Lehman
    Jeff Lehman Месяц назад

    Guy should of got in a quickie first a doll