Europa Report


2001, a Blair Witch in Space.

In the Star Trek future, a company raises 3 billion dollars to do basic research by sending a manned mission to Europa, the Jupiter moon. In this bizarre world, I assume NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, JAXA, and ISRO were all mining asteroids or helium in the moon.

Their mission comes from a Neil deGrasse Tyson commencement speech, where he proposes getting your ass to Europa, drill a hole in the ice and explore the liquid ocean with a rover. Shit goes wrong all the way through, but the mission is successful, even if they don’t live to see it.

This is a low budget thing, but it tries to create a modern hard sci-fi film, which can only be commended. It’s still a variation on Alien nonetheless. Not that it’s a bad thing.

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