2001: A Space Odyssey as a Hero’s Journey Chloe O’Connor Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey can be considered something of a pseudo-hero’s journey story, with a greater focus on the ultimate reason the hero must make their journey. In this iteration of the hero’s journey, humankind is the hero. The quest they must depart on is evolution to a higher form through Dave Bowman’s individual journey, though he is certainly not the ultimate hero, merely the catalyst for the hero to truly be heroic.
Ancient Alien Theory states that extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago and shared their expertise with early civilizations. In Chariots of the Gods? (1968), Erich von Däniken put forth his hypothesis that, thousands of years ago, space travelers from other planets visited Earth, where they taught humans about technology and influenced ancient religions. Most ancient alien theorists, including von Däniken, point to two types of evidence to support their ideas. The first is ancient religious texts in which humans witness and interact with gods or other heavenly beings that descend from the sky – sometimes in vehicles resembling spaceships – and possess spectacular powers. The second is physical specimens such as artwork depicting alien-like figures and ancient architectural marvels like Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt.
Christopher Nolan 's Interstellar is all about love and trust. In this movie, "love" is uttered in the same breath as science. The film is about finding another home for mankind. All through this movie, "love" appeared as the main impetus, the most capable and the one most important. Each moment in this movie is driven by love.
The Moon then stayed in orbit, therefore it began orbiting the Earth. The Giant Impact Theory is the most logical and believed theory of how the Moon formed. The Fission Theory is a commonly believed theory for how the Moon was created. This theory states that the Moon was once part of the Earth, but somehow separated from it.
It is also important to note that Voltaire’s publications represented respective ages, themes, and his own opinion. Despite the works dating back to 1700s, they have significant literary implications into modern thinking. Micromegas (1752) is a scientific fiction that Voltaire documented while living with his mistress, Madame de Chatallet. Fundamentally, Micromegas is a story of a brilliant alien from a distant planet revolving around Newton’s scientific proclamations. The voyages of Micromegas
Instead, I suggest a new form of attitude—a combination of existentialism and creationism. The two origins of life 1.Naturalism Naturalism proposes that life begins with a stream of purposeless force—the big bang. The big bang is treated by scientists as the beginning of space and time. Planets, lives are the natural results of big bang.
The Hero Cycle brings order to the necessary journey of a hero, whether it may be the many unorthodox versions of a hero. The cycle contains elements that follows a primary figure in Orson Scottcard’s science fiction novel, Ender’s Game, named Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, who is six in the beginning of the novel; he deals with the repercussions of being a third child, a forbidden stigma. When earth is once again threatened by the buggers, an alien species that have previously been defeated by Mazer Rackham during the first and second invasions, Colonel Graff of the International Fleet (a government organization established to protect Earth from the buggers) recruits Ender in hopes that he really is the key to success that the I.F. has always anticipated, but he must leave his parents and older siblings, Peter and Valentine. He faces many ordeals while in Battle School and Command School, like the many computer simulations, battles in null gravity, and the isolation placed on him by the school administrators. After Ender unknowingly commands real ships to defeat the Buggers through the computer simulation, Peter becomes hegemon leader on earth; Valentine colonizes the bugger world to escape Peter’s power and Ender does so to learn about the buggers past, and he takes on the pseudonym, Speaker for the Dead to share accurate
I chose Saturn because it was a planet that interested me. Since I was small, I was fascinated in space. When I saw the different planets in the solar system, I was very into Saturn. It looked different, it had a ring around the planet. Back then, I did not know what the ring was, but I thought it was very different from others.
The Role of Robots in Science Fiction Before Isaac Asimov : According to Oxford dictionary, Science Fiction is “A type of book, film/movie, etc. that is based on imagined scientific discoveries of the future, and often deals with space travel and life on other planets.” Science fiction is said to have a long prehistory. The evidence can be brought to focus from the history of Greek Civilisation wherein the residents of Mount Olympus were on voyage to different worlds inhabited by one-eyed giants, a six-headed monster and a woman who chemically transformed people into animals.
Sci-fi typically deals with themes such as futuristic science, contact with extraterrestrial beings, time travel, alternate universe, etc. Mysteries are usually solved scientifically, or with scientific reasons. Common characters in a sci-fi novel include aliens, robots, a time traveler, a scientist and so on. The setting varies, but generally the story takes place in space, an
Most of these topics are revolve around astronomy, which makes sense considering that this book almost entirely takes place in outer space. One of the most thoroughly explored topics within this book was zero gravity, also known as null gravity. The first time Ender is in null gravity, he breaks a bully’s arm by mistake when attempting to defend himself. In the book, this is explained as, “He hadn’t realized that null gravity magnified the effects of even a child’s movements.” (Card, 3rd)
I also started to think about the Drake equation, which I learned about in high school. The Drake equation looks at different things like the formation of stars and the probability of other life-sustaining planets, which in turn gives us a number of civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy that we can detect electromagnetic emissions from (The Drake Equation). While I thought quite a bit about extraterrestrial life, I also thought about the fact we are stuck on Earth. The first thing that immediately comes to mind with that is how we are going to produce enough food. In the paper we discussed during class on Thursday, the data showed that we are using a significant amount of our natural resources in the production of beef cattle, and my thoughts on this are that we should transition to meats that don’t use as many resources.
Hundreds of people in the crowd all chanted “Starlites! Starlites!” the music pounded in our ears. What made us the most nervous, however, were the other teams, from all over the country, their eyes burning into us, watching our every move. Many of the teams were composed of girls from different racial ethnic backgrounds.