Now here is a splendid work of imagination and video craft. Called “Wanderers”, this short video, created by Erik Wernquist, is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System. It’s based on hard science, the ideas and concepts of what the future of manned exploration of the solar system might look like. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System and built from images and map data where available.
The video is overlayed with voice of Carl Sagan reading from his work the Pale Blue Dot. But there’s no apparent story here. The video primarily shows us a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature of some worlds in our solar system and how they might appear to us if we were there. Many images remind me of the excellent and inspirational vistas created in the mid 20th century by the artist Chesley Bonestell.