'Telescope' - A Sci-fi Short Film presented by DUST

  • Published on Aug 27, 2016
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    ‘Telescope’ - by Collin Davis (presented in 4k)
    Earth as we know and love it may become a thing of the past.

    That’s the starting premise of Collin Davis’s “Telescope.” This thoughtfully crafted short film follows a brave cosmic archaeologist as he travels back in time to capture photos of the once vibrant planet. As he travels further back in time, we learn that the galaxy and time he came from has a lifeless Earth with no organic life left on its surface. It’s hard to finish the film without feeling nostalgia for an Earth that is being taken for granted.

    Dust loves this short film for its obvious environmental overtures but especially for its longing for a home that was but no longer is. A fun fact is that this film’s lead VFX artist is none other than Wes Ball, the acclaimed director of Maze Runner and short film Ruin.

    Collin Davis’s heartfelt film is worth watching more than once and taking to both head and heart.
    Official filmmaker site: pqdavis.com
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Comments • 749

  • ipudisciple
    ipudisciple 4 days ago

    Who else is watching this in 2183?

    SHERMAN YOUNG 5 days ago

    Nice 👍,4 🌟

  • American Citizen
    American Citizen 6 days ago +2

    I would be long gone by now. Anyone watching this in the year 2108 ? Did you guys make it this far ? I will always wonder. Clone me out. I authorize you. I want to find out.

  • Mark Mool
    Mark Mool 7 days ago +1

    So, is the history of a man stealing a spaceship ? i see a suspicious man trying to start the engine

  • txlish
    txlish 9 days ago +1

    75 light years away in an iron ship w/machinery and electronics made in 1975, I say it would take millions of years in the fastest ship to travel that distance if not billions

    CAMROC IAN 9 days ago

    I honestly think DUST is very unrelated, I think its well preformed and the quality is outstanding!

    • DUST
      DUST  9 days ago

      Do you mean under-rated ;)

  • RestLessNessDrop
    RestLessNessDrop 10 days ago

    Your future is DUST!

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 12 days ago

    If everyone was Edward Scissorhands, earth would be dead by then. Luckily those city slickers haven't succeeded in taking over even half of America, let alone the world.

  • Radha Vasam
    Radha Vasam 12 days ago

    From The Earth, we see past events of the Universe, ie when the light reaches the planet, which iss some light years back. My physics fundamentals are not clear, but that is how the scientists view the past.

  • Nostra J. Enriquez
    Nostra J. Enriquez 12 days ago

    Now that was awesome.

  • Ajay Kumar
    Ajay Kumar 13 days ago

    Two question- why on RU-clip?
    Why not in Netflix or Amazon?

  • D2daK87
    D2daK87 14 days ago

    2:47 hadouken

  • Matt Carrell
    Matt Carrell 15 days ago

    I really like this Channel. One of the best kept secrets on RU-clip. hy doesn't it have more subscribers? I did my part and shared to everyone on my list. These short films are the very best! This concept of ending a space telescope out away from something faster than light in order to look into the past is mind-blowing, but conceivably it is possible. What an original idea! Like everything on this channel. It's all pretty innovative story telling.

  • polite critique
    polite critique 16 days ago

    Looks like jevvs Antichrist moschiach never came to earth lol

  • Pridish Raj
    Pridish Raj 17 days ago

    Nice work

  • top kek
    top kek 19 days ago +1

    *_why are they eating shit? showing a yellow earth by 2020... this is some alexandria ocasio cortez bullshit propaganda_*

  • Ivan
    Ivan 20 days ago

    Boring, untalented.

  • Valid 9
    Valid 9 22 days ago

    Damn the A.I has all the lines. Although this is science fiction its so well done. This film drives home a very solid narrative. Which I think is risking everything for a better future and/or exploration. I don't know bro. I just like DUST!! 😆 My future is DUST!!

  • Abhilash Hegde
    Abhilash Hegde 22 days ago


  • Fj Francois
    Fj Francois 23 days ago


  • Thomas Tuohy
    Thomas Tuohy 25 days ago

    no dialogue pisses me off

  • Harshit Guptas
    Harshit Guptas 25 days ago +1

    I'm getting crazy after watching these short films .... Why did you hide these videos .... I am a fucking hard-core lover of SciFi ....... ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    • DUST
      DUST  25 days ago +1

      We aren't hiding :)

  • Peter XYZ
    Peter XYZ 27 days ago

    Kubrick like feel

  • FacelessMan
    FacelessMan 27 days ago

    It hurts. Knowing deep into the future 350 trillion years from now. Our planet Earth will probably be nothing at all. Just empty space. And no one would ever know us human once have lived in a gorgeous blue planet.

  • Navaprakash Singh
    Navaprakash Singh Month ago +1

    Why most of such films are always dark and depressing?

  • T Smith
    T Smith Month ago +20

    well he certainly has mastered that one facial expression.

  • horowizard
    horowizard Month ago

    Millennials and their silly gaming consoles..

  • Artico 360
    Artico 360 Month ago

    Great message and I like the 80s aesthetic in the interior of spaceship. :)

  • Jatinder Patwar
    Jatinder Patwar Month ago

    One of best... That i Subscribe...

  • JC.M Account
    JC.M Account Month ago


  • David Mendoza
    David Mendoza Month ago

    Me encanto !!!

  • Daniel Brown
    Daniel Brown Month ago

    That isn't how warp works.. ughhhh

  • Sarge Scum
    Sarge Scum Month ago

    Love Death Robots

  • MoralSingularity
    MoralSingularity Month ago

    did you notice the hidden word in the sky at the end? think color blind puzzles.

  • Murn Miller
    Murn Miller Month ago


  • Mesh Gaming
    Mesh Gaming Month ago

    There was a telescope so he could see

  • Mesh Gaming
    Mesh Gaming Month ago

    He used a time mechine to go back in time to be on earth again

  • Mesh Gaming
    Mesh Gaming Month ago

    Earth blew up

  • Mesh Gaming
    Mesh Gaming Month ago

    So here’s wit happened Incase I didn’t catch it

  • Akilleus
    Akilleus Month ago +5

    Cannot. Stop. Binge watching. This. Channel.

  • Joel Belanger
    Joel Belanger Month ago


  • Ted Stevens
    Ted Stevens Month ago +20

    I agree that humanity is so narcissistic that we would travel out into deep space just so we can look back at ourselves.

  • Julian Schecter
    Julian Schecter Month ago +1

    A very poetic and beautiful film! Well acted by Sébastien B. Lubin with just his facial expressions and body movement, and cool production value! Well done! :)

  • Solidarity1024
    Solidarity1024 Month ago

    Great work.

  • sankar kumar
    sankar kumar Month ago

    Nice Concept but if he can travel faster than light he ought to also have the ability to travel back in time

  • Nick Rodríguez
    Nick Rodríguez Month ago

    Are you kidding? Such a big black hole just 75 LY away won't allow life on earth

  • ettanasf
    ettanasf Month ago

    Nope. You can’t have a vessel traveling that fast, seemingly many many many times the speed of light, and have no way of deflecting debris. Nope. Also to be able to resolve that kind of detail of the surface of a planet for so ungodly far, you’d need a light collecting surface Of several times the size of our solar system across, probably much more for as far as he must have been by the end. Sorry. Nope.

    • MoralSingularity
      MoralSingularity Month ago

      generate a multiphasic field around the ship, probably multidimensional, you will go right through stuff. But the energy required to go that fast would need several supernovas

  • Sherlock Shlome
    Sherlock Shlome Month ago +8

    That Bladerunner aesthetic though! Brilliant stuff. Loved the props and the soundtrack.

  • darth rias gremory
    darth rias gremory Month ago +1

    Where did he get anti-matter from?

  • winch harry
    winch harry Month ago

    Farer and fares away to can see the earth replenished with lifeforms...

  • Noel Aguilar
    Noel Aguilar Month ago

    No entendí nada

  • Bill Wilson
    Bill Wilson Month ago +2

    i loved the antiquated equipment.

  • Momma Maria
    Momma Maria Month ago

    Nice visuals and special effects.

  • Шефард Сталкеров

    Чистая хрень!

  • Fatty Acid
    Fatty Acid Month ago

    Is it just me or does the main character look like a buff woman with facial hair? I am very confused.

  • Radio Free
    Radio Free Month ago

    We've watched several of these stories. They aren't complete. To get traction, they'll need to provide complete stories.

    • Tracy Cooper
      Tracy Cooper Month ago

      +Akilleus Possibly. But we no longer watch them for that very reason -- I guess our form of entertainment looks a little different ;D

    • Akilleus
      Akilleus Month ago

      That’s why it’s called a short story. Not every story needs a back story and wrapped tightly with a bow on top.

  • Yves Nyfeler Ph.D.
    Yves Nyfeler Ph.D. Month ago

    I dont like when they do blackface just to appear politically correct

  • david klebs
    david klebs Month ago +1

    ok....i like good science fiction. This is not good science fiction. This is woo. Did deepok chopra direct?

  • Tim Flynn
    Tim Flynn Month ago

    I got the message of the film... But this is abstract expressionism not sci-fi.
    At least it was short... Dust is way to comfortable labeling half hour long expressionism films as sci-fi.
    Dust please look up the definition of science fiction. Just because it has a space ship or robot does not make it sci-fi.

    • RowanHG
      RowanHG Month ago

      Being an expressionist short doesn't mean that it can't be Sci-fi at the same time. It actually deals with a very sci-fi concept (using FTL to "jump ahead" of the light cone of an object to observe its past) while also making a point about human nature. Many of the most famous sci-fi stories did similar things (just read anything by Asimov for example).

  • Haviar Merlos
    Haviar Merlos Month ago

    I guess some one traveled to the 80s with good hd cameras to film this...

  • Broc Hanteur
    Broc Hanteur Month ago

    primary, the criticism of a work with an unexpected object in its time. You are in the cave of platon, the graphities on an older drawing tell us about the temp.



  • Misel982001
    Misel982001 Month ago

    There is something magical about DUST....

  • Imani Coleman
    Imani Coleman Month ago

    politician host here another officially ease throughout toward lecture.

  • Just Another Animator
    Just Another Animator Month ago +3

    So your telling me when I’m 60 I’ll be dead? Wow that’s a bit drastic

  • Jj M
    Jj M Month ago +2

    interesting 👏👏👏👏

  • Databyter
    Databyter Month ago

    Interesting actor, ship, and visuals. Now if we can only develop a story that doesn't seem to be virtue signalling criticism of modern man without a realistic premise for future man. All the tools but I just didnt care for the premise. Well done but sort of a downer with no carry out.

  • adrian jas
    adrian jas Month ago +40

    2183 - when astronauts are replaced by arts majors...

    • Clorox Bleach
      Clorox Bleach 12 days ago +1

      Well they already replaced them with people who don't realize that you can take a walk in the woods without REI gear. Arts majors aren't much of a stretch.

    • MoralSingularity
      MoralSingularity Month ago +1

      lol nice

  • S.A Entertainments
    S.A Entertainments Month ago

    What the fuck.,........
    He was in space bt his space suit was mission all throughout the mission

  • FlyingJukebox
    FlyingJukebox Month ago

    B E A U T Y F U L

  • General Lee
    General Lee Month ago

    What soundtracks ur using guys plz????

  • West Brook
    West Brook Month ago

    He did not use time traveller . So far he go cost time and years . It same past peoples going moon it cost time and years .

  • West Brook
    West Brook Month ago +1

    He sacrifice dude . For looking planet have a life for human . Sending image and details . 👍😞

  • D O B
    D O B Month ago

    I thought we would go back and warn everybody of the future demise of the earth. But no.

  • Kurt Hirschenhofer
    Kurt Hirschenhofer 2 months ago +1

    Loved the soundtrack.

  • A Ligon
    A Ligon 2 months ago

    Enjoy the beauty of our planet while you still can in your lifetime. It won't last forever.

  • Louix Griego
    Louix Griego 2 months ago +1

    160 some odd years from now and they are using tech from 40 years ago... Sh!t must have gotten BAD...

  • SilverM1y
    SilverM1y 2 months ago

    Um, cool much? Yes! Definitely cool!

  • Sasha Carter
    Sasha Carter 2 months ago

    What was the telescope "transmitting"? I could understand it transmitting a guide star, but there's no atmosphere to bounce the laser off! Maybe it was streaming data to some receiver back where it came from, but they could be waiting a while for that signal to arrive, if it does at all.

  • Jargo Neo
    Jargo Neo 2 months ago

    Pushy buttons bop boooooop switch boop beeeeeeep booop

    Dan LAUWERS 2 months ago

    What a pity: marvellous idea while making the worst childish mistake confusing time with space: year = 2183 and 75 light years from Earth (which is a DISTANCE).
    I keep on wondering how people, being so brilliant in filmmaking, issue such stupid statements…

    • Niyog Ray
      Niyog Ray 2 months ago

      They didnt, you did.
      Year on Earth is 2183.
      Spaceship is 75 light years away.
      @2:08 The year of the earth which the telescope can see (viewing year) is 2108, which is 2183 minus 75.
      Perfectly fine by subtraction.

  • Pablo Roscoe
    Pablo Roscoe 2 months ago

    Mastered time travel, but still use toggle and rocker switches.

    • Niyog Ray
      Niyog Ray 2 months ago

      Maybe because they are better to use than touch screens and interfaces where you dont know what is a label and what is an interactive button?

  • John Canfield
    John Canfield 2 months ago +1

    Hey, DUST, I just discovered these. Sorry to take so long. Many of them are heartbreakingly beautiful and sad. Others just dystopian rants. But all well done and worth the investment of a moment's viewing. Have you produced or planned to produce a Blue-Ray Collection? That would be AWE-HAW-HAW-SOME!

  • Ronald Bush
    Ronald Bush 2 months ago +1

    I don’t quite get his purpose either, but with all that fancy equipment he’s using, what I assume, even though a didn’t see a battery, is a quartz watch. Sometimes it’s the little things.

  • Gábor Barna
    Gábor Barna 2 months ago

    Melyik filmekhez van még magyar felirat?

  • Joe Scott
    Joe Scott 2 months ago

    Meh - Unimpressive

  • Anthony Sandoval
    Anthony Sandoval 2 months ago

    Thumbs up, but IDK... Did like the visuals... Not sure I got the point, if there was a point.. but not to be a hater, thank you for the video, and I did thumbs up it

  • JMDinOKC
    JMDinOKC 2 months ago

    There are enough comments about the scientific absurdity and silliness of this film already, so I'll just add my two cents on another point: "The year is 2183. Earth is dead...With all traces of organic life lost...", etc. In all the silly films like this one, the explicit or implicit message is that human activity "destroyed" Earth. THIS - WILL - NEVER - HAPPEN. If life survived 25 million years of every square foot of the Earth's surface being encased in ice; if life survived the Permian extinction, the greatest mass extinction of all time, when 95% of all species went extinct; if life survived the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, which wiped out the great reptiles (dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs and pterosaurs); then there is nothing that puny humanity can EVER do that will destroy all life on Earth, including wipe out humanity. Human-caused climate change might destroy human CIVILIZATION, but most life, including a residual population of humans, would survive.

  • antman3251
    antman3251 2 months ago

    They can’t all be winners but still thumbs up for the effort

  • adanoid
    adanoid 2 months ago

    This junk spaceship reminds me of the primitive space crafts they pretended to go to the moon with. Built with parts out of a cornflake box. Mans futile endeavors to find another livable planet as they flush this one down the toilet is a bit disgusting. This is a prison planet and no one can leave it until God makes all things new and all wickedness is extinguished forever; then we can be trusted to visit other worlds.

  • SterileNeutrino
    SterileNeutrino 2 months ago

    I love the old-school man-machine interfaces without modern graphics overload. Practically out of "Alien". And damn, rust on the outside of a spaceship? Pure style! This is practically the tug ship "Marcus Garvey" from Neuromancer.

  • Andreas w.
    Andreas w. 2 months ago

    I am so confused 😁

  • Mike Van In
    Mike Van In 2 months ago

    Drivel. What a waste.

  • Jeff Lehman
    Jeff Lehman 2 months ago

    By the way everyone ...the Vulcan science academy has rendered time travel imposssible

    • Lee Writer
      Lee Writer 25 days ago

      No one traveled back in time

  • Jeff Lehman
    Jeff Lehman 2 months ago

    That futuristic cockpit looked like something out of a bad 80’s sci fi show ...

  • Braham Prakash
    Braham Prakash 2 months ago +50

    WTF! RU-clip since how long you was hiding this awesome channel
    Anyway I am now happy ☺️☺️

    • Bruce Barboza
      Bruce Barboza 15 days ago

      +Gerardo Aguilar Same here just found it by accident. I'm addicted to these videos.

    • Gerardo Aguilar
      Gerardo Aguilar 21 day ago

      Right?! I watch space/science stuff all the time and this channel was never recommended. I actually only found it thanks to a forum post.

  • Kornelijus Kort Kiss
    Kornelijus Kort Kiss 2 months ago

    Loš film

  • Steve Bailey
    Steve Bailey 2 months ago

    I really enjoy this channel, Dust continually offers content which shows that you don't need a 200 million dollar budget to tell a story well. Ok you can pick holes in the science and the plot, but it is about entertainment. sit back suspend your disbelief and enjoy the ride.

  • a p
    a p 2 months ago

    I'm at 1:31
    Thx, but Wall e already covered this 😂

  • no more lies
    no more lies 2 months ago

    yes Ireland survived the end of the world