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Sci-Fi Short Film "FTL" | Presented by DUST

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Jan 05, 2019

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  • (Earth rumbling)
  • (title ringing)
  • (radio chattering)
  • (dramatic music)
  • (ISS whooshing)
  • ♪ Come on and take a free ride ♪
  • ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
  • ♪ Come on and take a free ride ♪
  • ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
  • - Commander, we are good for pre-flight.
  • - [Ethan] Roger that.
  • ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
  • - Standby for final telemetry upload and lock.
  • Oh, and the crew hope you're enjoying
  • your send off serenade.
  • ♪ Yeah, yeah, ooh, hoo ♪
  • - It's perfect, thank you.
  • - [Sarah] Thought you'd like it.
  • ♪ Take a free ride ♪ - Standby for final checks
  • and transmission tests.
  • ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
  • - Five by five, Flight.
  • Ready to disengage.
  • - Proceed.
  • (dramatic music)
  • You are cleared for initial trust.
  • - Roger that, moving out, quarter impulse.
  • - [Sarah] Nerd!
  • - Card carrying.
  • And if you don't say make it so,
  • I'll be very disappointed.
  • - [Sarah] Noted, Commander.
  • Please proceed to drive initiation point.
  • - On my way.
  • See you soon.
  • - Ah, he's so fast!
  • (mellow music)
  • Someone's excited.
  • You're looking forward to playing
  • with your new toy, Commander?
  • - I am, but maybe don't tell anyone
  • you call it my toy, honey
  • They may ask us to cover the trillion-dollar bill.
  • Hey.
  • Look at me.
  • I'm coming back.
  • I always do.
  • I wouldn't do this if I thought otherwise.
  • - You better.
  • - You can't get rid of me that easy.
  • (melancholy music)
  • (engine humming)
  • Flight, we are green across the board, please confirm.
  • - [Sarah] Confirmed, Longshot.
  • - Disengaging interlocks.
  • Flight, we are a go for FTL burn.
  • It's now or never.
  • - [Sarah] God speed, Commander.
  • See you on the other side.
  • - Come on Flight, let's hear it, you can do it.
  • - Fine.
  • Make it so, Commander.
  • - [Ethan] There you go.
  • - [Reporter] The world awaits the test
  • of the very first faster-than-light propulsion system.
  • The Longshot is the most advanced spacecraft ever built.
  • And in it, Commander Kane will travel to Mars.
  • A journey that, according to NASA,
  • will take just over three minutes.
  • - [Ethan] Lighting it up
  • in three, two, one. (engine whining)
  • Mark!
  • (people chattering)
  • (ethereal music)
  • (energy crackling)
  • (spaceship rumbling)
  • (tense music)
  • 1.25 c.
  • Spinning down in five.
  • (spaceship whooshing) (engine whining)
  • Flight, do you copy?
  • (Mission Control applauding) - That's right, yes!
  • - Loud and clear, Commander.
  • Welcome back to our corner of space-time.
  • - [Ethan] It's good to be back.
  • - And this just in!
  • Commander Kane has arrived at his destination
  • and is now the first man to travel faster than light.
  • - Thank God!
  • - [Reporter] The commander will now launch
  • an entangled satellite into orbit around Mars
  • allowing real-time communication
  • between Earth and Mars Colony One.
  • (dramatic music)
  • - Q sat, online.
  • - [Ethan] All right, let's do this again
  • before you miss me too much.
  • - Initiate return sequence.
  • - [Ethan] Starting FTL spin-up sequence.
  • - [Sarah] Roger that, Longshot.
  • (spaceship humming)
  • - And we are a go across the board, Flight.
  • - [Sarah] Spin her up, Commander.
  • (engine whining)
  • - Flight, it looks like I may have an interlock issue here.
  • - We're seeing the same thing here.
  • Let's take a look at diagnostics.
  • Abort FTL drive start and spin down.
  • - Roger that.
  • Spinning down.
  • (computer beeping)
  • Flight, we have a problem.
  • (spaceship whooshing)
  • (alarm beeping)
  • (energy crackling) (dramatic music)
  • Flight, I have lost drive control.
  • Repeat, I have lost drive control.
  • I have no nav comm and I am approaching light speed.
  • - Find him, Comms!
  • - [Ethan] I am being pulled in to a new vector!
  • - [Computer] Warning, hull breach.
  • Warning, hull breach.
  • Warning, hull breach.
  • Warning.
  • (metal groaning) (engine whining)
  • (spaceship whooshing)
  • Warning, hull breach.
  • Warning, hull breach.
  • Warning.
  • (ethereal music) (spaceship rumbling)
  • Warning, hull breach.
  • Warning, hull breach.
  • - I need information people, come on!
  • Where's our bird?
  • - Gone, I mean gone.
  • No vector, nothing to track.
  • We should be able to get him
  • on Q comm anywhere, but nothing.
  • - Stand by, we're receiving some new information.
  • Commander Kane seems to have disappeared.
  • - Where did Dad go?
  • - [Reporter] The Longshot was ready to make
  • the return voyage home
  • but something seems to have gone wrong.
  • We will continue to follow the story
  • and provide updates on any new developments.
  • (tense music)
  • - [Computer] Warning, hull breach.
  • - A first contact.
  • Okay, way above my pay grade.
  • - [Computer] Warning, hull breach.
  • Warning, hull breach. (glass cracking)
  • Warning, hull breach. (metal groaning)
  • (sad music) (glass cracking)
  • (aliens buzzing)
  • (metal groaning)
  • (aliens buzzing)
  • - [Reporter] After almost a day
  • since his last communication,
  • the search for Commander Kane continues.
  • We have reached out for the Commander's family for comment.
  • We're sure it's been a difficult time for them.
  • Along with the rest of the world,
  • we hold out hope for a safe return.
  • - [Sarah] Nothing more to do today.
  • Go home.
  • (radio squelching)
  • - Uh, Flight?
  • There's something.
  • - [Ethan] Control, come in.
  • - You guys getting this?
  • - [NavCom] NORAD is reporting an anomaly
  • approximately 2.4 clicks from ISS.
  • - Anomaly?
  • Do we have a visual?
  • - Coming up.
  • (dramatic music)
  • - What is that?
  • (aliens whizzing)
  • Can you track?
  • - I don't.
  • (air whooshing)
  • - [Abby] Jack!
  • Jack!
  • (aliens buzzing)
  • - [Jack] Whoa.
  • (Ethan gasps)
  • (dramatic music)
  • Daddy!
  • - It's me, it's me!
  • (Abby sobbing)
  • (sullen music)

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"FTL" by Adam Stern

A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible.

Ethan Kane, a NASA Astronaut and decorated pilot, has recently retired from active duty to spend more time with his wife and young son. As he tries to adjust to a quieter life on the ground, he’s approached to fly one last mission...testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft. While the world watches, Kane takes The Longshot on its maiden voyage.

For more about the film/filmmaker:
https://www.ftl.film/
https://www.adamlstern.com/
http://www.artifexstudios.com/

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