20th Century Fox Stops the World to Beam THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL into Deep Spac

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  1. optimusprime42

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    there ya go making a movie out in space

    20th Century Fox Stops the World to Beam THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL into Deep Space - MarketWatch

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Twentieth Century Fox makes history by transmitting the first motion picture in to deep space, making THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL the world's first galactic motion picture release. The first deliberate deep space transmission of this highly anticipated science fiction thriller will begin this Friday, December 12, 2008, to coincide with the film's opening day on Planet Earth. If any civilizations are currently orbiting Alpha Centauri, they will be able to receive and view the film approximately four years from now in the year 2012.
    In a time when global movie launches are now commonplace, Fox is raising the bar by spearheading, with Deep Space Communications Network located at Cape Canaveral, the ultimate in "wide release" platforms. As millions of Earthbound movie fans get their first look at THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, the film will be zipping through space at 186,000 miles per second to a heretofore untapped possible consumer base orbiting the three star system, Alpha Centauri
    Industry watchers and film historians will note that due to the distance between our solar system and the Alpha Centauri system, it will take over eight years (accounting for a roundtrip communication) to receive any Alpha Centauri reviews. The transmission is not a single beam aimed at just the Alpha Centauri system, but can be received by any advanced technologically capable civilization along the way to Alpha Centauri, and beyond.
    Prior to its arrival at Alpha Centauri, the transmission of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL can be intercepted and viewed at various points in our own solar system (Distance from Earth - at the speed of light - and transmission time, as follows):
    Moon: 0.000000038, 1.1991888 seconds
    Sun: 0.000016, 8.41536 minutes
    Mercury: 0.0000095, 4.99662 minutes
    Venus: 0.00000476, 2.5035696 minutes
    Mars: 0.0000076, 3.997296 minutes
    Jupiter: 0.0000666, 35.028936 minutes
    Saturn: 0.000135, 1.18341 hours
    Uranus: 0.000285, 2.49831 hours
    Neptune: 0.00046, 4.03236 hours
    Pluto: 0.0006183, 5.4200178 hours

    "We are thrilled about beaming this film into space. This will be our first full length movie transmission. And what could be more relevant to send into Deep Space than a movie about the Earth's acceptance of visitors from outer space," commented Jim Lewis, Managing Director, Deep Space Communications Network
    About DEEP SPACE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK:
    Deep Space Communications Network is a private organization located east of Orlando. DSCN was formed specifically to communicate with outerspace by a group of broadcast engineers and communications experts who regularly transmit from the space center.
    The beam transmitting THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is by redundant high-powered klystron amplifiers connected by a traveling waveguide to a five meter parabolic dish antenna.
    About Fox Filmed Entertainment
    One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Atomic, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.
    SOURCE: Twentieth Century Fox
     
  2. rattrap007

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    oh great so now we subject space to a crappy remake acted by a wooden actor..
     
  3. NIDARAM12

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    Haha that's kind of an awesome stunt!

    But wait, this movie is all about us telling visitors from outer space to FUCK OFF. I don't know if that's as appropriate as the columnist thinks.
     
  4. Spider Striker

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    This is the very definition of "utterly ridiculous."
     
  5. Brawlastator

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    I wonder if someone is going to somehow going to figure out how to see the movie for free using those beams?

    Also, what if it pisses off the aliens? I'd be pissed too if I was being forced to watch Keanu Reeves by some evil alien race.
     
  6. Keiichitron

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    this will be the start of an intergalatic war as the name of Keanu Reeves is actually an insult to Alpha Centaurians..... much like his acting is here BA-DUM-CHA!
     
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    Great, now we'll be the laughing stock of the entire universe. Way to go, Keanu. :banghead: 
     
  8. smkspy

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    This.
     
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    Ok...with the whole 2012 stuff...see, when the aliens see this 4 years from now...they are gonna hit the hyperdrive to come to earth in a matter of minutes, and destroy stuff... In turn, just like the plot of the movie...we are gonna kill the planet, and hell the aliens are gonna go, wow, that is clever how they sent those orb things down, let's do the same thing! BRILLIANT!!!!
     
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    Maybe if the aliens watch it, the movie industry's lawyers can go after them for piracy....
     
  11. Optimus-JD

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    So ALiens get to see the movie free? Balls.
     
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    Great, now aliens have our location and we just gave them an idea for what to do with our planet. Thanks a lot Fox.
     
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    No, it's going to be like Galaxy Quest. They are going to think all this shit really happened.
     
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    Yep. :banghead: 
     
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    Of course a benevolent alien race with peaceful intentions and technology to share may see it first as they approach Earth to help us take our place among the stars.....then after they've finished watching it, they'll keep going straight on past, writing us off as a bad idea.
     
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    That and the remake itself.
     
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    They shoulda beamed the FIRST TDTESS into space, at least that was a good film! But beaming images of 30-story Gorts into space? What a waste of time.
     
  18. optimusprime42

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    by the way ROTF the trailer wasn't in it
     
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    Wish I had the money to just do useless shit
     
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    What a ridiculous waste of money and resources, especially given the current state of things.

    I hope this movie flops now. Blech.
     

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