Interstellar (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi


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A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.


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  • Christopher Nolan in Interstellar (2014)
  • Lynda Obst at an event for Interstellar (2014)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Christopher Nolan in Interstellar (2014)

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Trivia

Mackenzie Foy, who portrayed ten year old Murph, was actually thirteen years old by the time the film was released.


Quotes

Cooper: Hey TARS, what's your honesty parameter?
TARS: 90 percent.
Cooper: 90 percent?
TARS: Absolute honesty isn't always the most diplomatic nor the safest form of communication with emotional beings.
Cooper: Okay, 90 percent it is.


Goofs

After Cooper decides he is leaving for the mission, during ascent in the Ranger TARS announces first that he is "beginning roll pro-grade" then goes on to say "prepare for stage 1 separation... Stage 1... there it is, Mach 1." Instead TARS should have announced reaching Mach 1 long before Stage 1 separation. At this point in the ascent by the time the first stage is depleted they would already be going much faster than Mach 1, around 2,300 m/s which is closer to Mach 7. This is possible because as the vehicle gains altitude, air density drops, reducing aerodynamic drag and increasing terminal velocity, allowing the vehicle to go much faster than possible at sea level. The Apollo program utilized its first two stages this way: the first main ascent stage (S-IC) was capable of reaching the edge of the upper atmosphere, but at this point the vehicle would still reenter as it does not have the necessary horizontal velocity to achieve a full orbit. The second stage (S-II) would then be activated to build the horizontal velocity needed to achieve LEO (Low Earth Orbit). Staging is done this way on purpose (using maths) and is very important to save fuel, possibly the most important resource in space besides life support itself. In the movie, the rocket they show used to launch the Ranger is very reminiscent of the first two stages of the Saturn V (Apollo vehicle) with a Ranger attached on top. No operational launch vehicle has ever surpassed the Saturn V in height, weight, total impulse, or payload capability. As this is NASA and not a private space firm doing these missions, it is safe to assume they would re-use effective & proven older designs with slight modifications (payload is now a Ranger) to perform these missions, especially to save on time and development costs. Saturn V and Apollo program details per Wikipedia, knowledge of it per KSP and FAR.


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Genres

Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

7 November 2014

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, UK, Canada, Iceland

Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,510,360 (USA) (5 November 2014)

Gross:

$188,020,017 (USA)

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