personalspaceshow: What’s it mean to be in post-production?…

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

personalspaceshow:

What’s it mean to be in post-production? Here’s a rundown of the process that brings Personal Space to the screen

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personalspaceshow: Very sad news. Today, we lost Richard…

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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Very sad news. Today, we lost Richard Hatch, the brave Commander of our First Shift. We will dedicate the show to his memory. 

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personalspaceshow: The writers gathered at Joshua Tree a couple…

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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The writers gathered at Joshua Tree a couple weeks ago to outline Season 2! It’s going to be intense.

*Unfortunately, everything on the whiteboard is a joke. If you really wanted to see Deborah at Alien Prom, sorry! There’s always fanfic. ;)

Alien Prom could totally be a dream sequence. Just saying.

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personalspaceshow: We export our rough cuts in black &…

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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We export our rough cuts in black & white because the footage isn’t color-corrected yet, and slight lighting differences from day to day would distract the eye with all the jump cuts we have. The final show will be color-corrected so every shot matches, but until then, we’re enjoying the classic look! 

The final version will also have a small amount of fake interlacing / video artifacts, to reflect the fact that it’s being transmitted from a tenth of a lightyear away. (But not as many video artifacts as Science Marches Han!)

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personalspaceshow: sabrinamarceline: anakinshouldnt: tag…

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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sabrinamarceline:

anakinshouldnt:

tag yourself im i tried

@personalspaceshow yes, I’m a potato. yes I love you. 

I tried

 I tried so hard!

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personalspaceshow: lies: personalspaceshow: We’ve started to…

Monday, October 17th, 2016

personalspaceshow:

lies:

personalspaceshow:

We’ve started to see the first rough cuts come in! And they look great. Backers will hear from us soon about Kickstarter rewards. 

Woo! Also, first look at a new-and-improved Overture model:

Looks pretty much like the previous one, though with a snazzier two-tone color scheme, with the “gantry” (or whatever it is; that’s what I’ve been calling it) in black. Also, the antenna is significantly skinnier.

Well, this screenshot doesn’t have the texture applied. It’s basically just a wireframe. The colors and lighting are going to look very different in the final version, but this wireframe shows off a couple of architectural changes.

Neat! I’ll hold off on trying to read too much into the appearance of this model, then. It’s hard for me not to try to figure out what the “couple of architectural changes” are, though.

The curve-y thing that I’ve been calling the antenna is definitely narrower in this version than in the previous one. Other than that I haven’t been able to find anything so far that looks obviously different. But I’ll keep looking. 🙂

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personalspaceshow: We’ve started to see the first rough cuts…

Monday, October 17th, 2016

personalspaceshow:

We’ve started to see the first rough cuts come in! And they look great. Backers will hear from us soon about Kickstarter rewards. 

Woo! Also, first look at a new-and-improved Overture model:

Looks pretty much like the previous one, though with a snazzier two-tone color scheme, with the “gantry” (or whatever it is; that’s what I’ve been calling it) in black. Also, the antenna is significantly skinnier.

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seanpersaud: Wrapped @personalsp_ce with an assist from zero…

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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Wrapped @personalsp_ce with an assist from zero gravity. Can’t wait for this to be released. It’s gonna be great.

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personalspaceshow: I’ll save the marketing-speak for other…

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

personalspaceshow:

I’ll save the marketing-speak for other social platforms… We had 30 seconds where four of our actors were in the studio, and no one needed to be doing something. Our wonderful AC hopped forward with her camera and snagged this portrait of them each in character. Then the 30 second window passed, and whatever she got was all we were going to get.

To me, the shot she took in those 30 seconds looks incredible. It looks like a show I’d want to see. I can’t believe it’s the one I’m making.

Personal Space wraps shooting tomorrow.

-trp

Go tiny little ginormous imaginary rotating nuclear-explosion-powered spaceship! I’m so excited this is going to be a thing that exists.

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personalspaceshow: It’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek! Live…

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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It’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek! Live long and prosper.

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personalspaceshow: lies: personalspaceshow: The real star of…

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

personalspaceshow:

lies:

personalspaceshow:

The real star of the show.

If I understand correctly, PS World is our world with the lone exception of spaceflight (which started a few decades earlier due to the pre-WWII defection to the U.S. of Werner von Braun) and a few associated technologies and societal developments (e.g., Reagan’s third term and colonies on the moon and Mars).

So ignoring narrative-conceit-hostile butterfly effects, things like Pokémon Go should exist in-world. (Except that the script was completed prior to the PGo singularity, so any incorporation of the game into the show would depend on last-minute rewrites/improv. But setting that aside.)

What would it be like for the newly revived Second Shift crew on Overture, seeing accounts from Earth of the latest craze? They wouldn’t have the hardware to run it, and wouldn’t have Pokestops or gyms if they did. Not being able to participate in the game would likely emphasize their feelings of separation, driving home the divergence of their stuck-in-1991 technological reality from that of Earth.

Things would only get worse for subsequent shifts, but Second Shift might be the one where the distance between their own memories and the increasingly alien (and multiple-light-years-distant) culture of Earth reaches the point where the crew has to confront the full extent of their isolation. FOMO is hard enough for Earthlings, but how would it feel to be committed to never experiencing the kind of connection afforded by augmented reality and a globally interconnected game, for people on a ginormous-but-tiny spaceship who decided at a young age to commit themselves to living out much of their lives in the company of exactly 3 other people?

I wonder: would they try to make some kind of simplified Pokémon game to play on the ship? Would they feel even sadder if they did? Seems like the kind of thing they might want to talk about to the therapy computer.

The Second Shift has some advantages over, say, the Twentieth. Their relatives are, largely, still alive, and the world at least resembles the one they grew up in. National borders are basically in the same places. The dominant cultures have only undergone one generation of shifting and churning. The biggest difference is the end of the Cold War. And with a ~1 month time lag one-way, regular communication is practical.

But to an extent, the similarity is a cold comfort. Things are still so different, and they are still separated by such time lag, that Earth may seem like an uncanny valley version of itself. Later shifts may actually have an easier time adjusting to a completely new world than the Second Shift has to one where everyone they loved is now old enough to be their parents.

They can’t play Pokemon Go – and probably wouldn’t even understand what it was – but they could console themselves by playing some Donkey Kong.

Thanks for the correction about the communication lag only being a month or so one-way. I’d somehow misremembered Overture’s cruising speed as 10% of the speed of light, meaning they’d be roughly 2.5 light-years away after 25 years. But since they actually travel at 1% of the speed of light they’d only be a tenth that distance. They’re not actually a quarter of a light-year from Earth, though, since they didn’t activate the Orion drive until they passed the orbit of Jupiter, which didn’t happen until well into the First Shift. So: they’re a light-month away.

Googling some of this information led me to this thread on Reddit. Can’t throw a rock around here without hitting someone wanting to fly an Orion-drive ship to a nearby exoplanet.

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personalspaceshow: Production is 2/3 complete! Subscribe to us…

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

personalspaceshow:

Production is 2/3 complete!

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w/ @seanpersaud

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personalspaceshow: The real star of the show. If I understand…

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

personalspaceshow:

The real star of the show.

If I understand correctly, PS World is our world with the lone exception of space flight (which started a few decades earlier due to the pre-WWII defection to the US of Werner von Braun) and a few associated technologies and societal developments (e.g., Reagan’s third term and colonies on the moon and Mars).

So ignoring narrative-conceit-hostile butterfly effects, things like Pokemon Go should exist in-world. (Except that the script was completed prior to the PGo singularity, so any incorporation of the game into the show would depend on last-minute rewrites/improv. But setting that aside.)

What would it be like for the newly revived Second Shift crew on Overture, seeing accounts from Earth of the latest craze? They wouldn’t have the hardware to run it, and wouldn’t have Pokestops or gyms if they did. A silly thing like not being able to participate in the game would likely emphasize their feelings of separation, driving home the divergence of their stuck-in-1991 technological reality from that of Earth.

Things would only get worse for subsequent shifts, but Second Shift might be the one where the distance between their own memories and the increasingly alien (and multiple-light-years-distant) culture of Earth reaches the point where the crew has to confront the full extent of their isolation. FOMO is hard enough for Earthlings, but how would it feel to be committed to never experiencing the kind of connection afforded by augmented reality and a globally interconnected game, for people on a ginormous-but-tiny spaceship who decided at a young age to commit themselves to living out much of their lives in the company of exactly 3 other people?

I wonder: would they try to make a paper-based Pokémon game to play on the ship? Would they feel even sadder if they did? Seems like the kind of thing they might want to talk to the therapy program about. At least they have that source of comfort…

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seanpersaud: alexovadia: I call this one “Sinap Persnooze”…

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

seanpersaud:

alexovadia:

I call this one “Sinap Persnooze” sineadpersaud

For science

Well, you _are_ a cryonics expert.

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personalspaceshow: After day three of the set build….

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

personalspaceshow:

After day three of the set build.

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On the one hand, I’m 100% down with obsessing about making everything about Overture as perfect as possible. On the other hand, seeing Tom so committed to having projected stars rather than just using green screen to do it in post makes me a little worried that it could become a white whale that takes him down, Ahab-like, when there are umpteen other problems in greater need of harpooning.

On the third hand, it _would_ be awfully cool for the actors to have the correct star field realistically rotating outside the window to help them inhabit their roles. On the fourth hand, it’s not like the need for problem-solving like this is unusual; it’s just that they’re giving more real-time visibility into it than I’d normally see with a non-crowdfunded production.

On the fifth hand, the few glimpses I’ve had are starting to look really cool. On the sixth hand, how fun is it to imagine aliens with six hands?

Closer…

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personalspaceshow: Two days into our set build.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

personalspaceshow:

Two days into our set build.

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Exploring the Secrets of Soothing Spaceship Sound | Atlas Obscura

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Exploring the Secrets of Soothing Spaceship Sound | Atlas Obscura:

Ooh. I totally wonder what Overture is going to sound like.

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I wonder if they’re going to make the $50k stretch goal.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

I wonder if they’re going to make the $50k stretch goal.

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personalspaceshow: Personal Space has hit its first fundraising…

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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Personal Space has hit its first fundraising goal! Our thanks to you all. Here’s what happens next.

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Congratulations!

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Guess who’s going to space?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

:-)

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