Want To See What Longtime AICN Contributor ‘Copernicus’ Looks Like On TV??
I am – Hercules!!
“Copernicus,” best known to Ain't It Cool readers perhaps for his awesome film festival coverage, has been contributing to this site for some time (find his horrified 1998 review of “Armageddon” here).
In actuality an astrophysicist named Andy Howell, Copernicus first met young Harry Knowles at a Austin screening of 1997’s “Contact.” Howell came out of his Copernicus closet last February to interview James Cameron.
Sunday at 9 p.m., Howell appears in the second half-hour of “Inside The Milky Way,” a two-hour National Geographic Channel special.
Howell endorses the program, likely because it’s not full of all that nonsense we see in so many outer-space picture shows.
9 p.m. Sunday. NGC.
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Oct. 24, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST
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Oct. 24, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST
GOOD. GOD. NO.
Oct. 24, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST
by which we measure our pain
Oct. 24, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST
Because all the others do
Oct. 24, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
Oct. 24, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST
Type "Copernicus" into the AICN search box and behold!
Oct. 24, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST
by Rocco Curioso
is Alexandra DuPont. That woman has intermittently intrigued me for a decade. Love her or hate her, she was always compelling.<P>Still, she has managed to reveal herself while still remaining hidden for quite some time. Much like my own modus operandi.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST
Looks like a good doco.
Oct. 24, 2010, 5:58 a.m. CST
You mean PJ circa 2001. Because today, PJ is half the man he used to be. Literally.
Oct. 24, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST
I also love astronomy documentaries, because it's one of my great loves, as big as movies. Blame COSMO for that. One thing that upsets me, though, is astronomy docs which rely toom much on CGI and make those "Michael Bay type CGI effects", when they try to desperatly to look hip and action-movie edited to please and applael to idiots who wouldn'«t even had the pacience to watch a science documentary in the first place. Science documentaries should never, ever, be made for the minimum common denominator. Acessible, yes, dumbed down, no.<br><br>If you dig a good astronomy documentary, you should check out "Wonders of the Solar System", created and presented by Dr. Brian Cox, who was the science advisor of the movie SUNSHINE. You will like it, i'm sure.
Oct. 24, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST
His stuff on Avatar and the J.C. interview was effing great. I always enjoy when he feels compelled enough by a stupid ass sci-fi movie to come on here and say whats so incredibly stupid about it. Really enjoyable.
Oct. 24, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST
"Howell endorses the program, likely because it’s not full of all that nonsense we see in so many outer-space picture shows."<BR> <BR> Except for those of us who believe in God.<BR> <BR> Christian haters bash away...
Oct. 24, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST
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Oct. 24, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST
Does believing in God mean that you also believe silliness in space movies then? Like, it's your Christian duty to believe that Bruce Willis can destroy an asteroid with a drill and a bomb.
Oct. 24, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST
Christians will believe anything. When the secular revolution hapoens, it shouldn't be too hard to round 'em all up. Just have Melly Gibson make a Passion 2, open it in one theatre, and wait for the pilgrimage of self-loathing, deluded sado-masochists
Oct. 24, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST
You're such a martyr, poohguy.
Oct. 24, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST
What a pal! That was the only film I walked out of feeling angry enough to punch something. I felt like I was being pounded for 2 solid hours with The Stupid Hammer. Hated Bay ever since. <p> Looking forward to seeing this documentary.
Oct. 24, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST
I'm curious... what are your thoughts on Muslims? Not gonna touch that one are ya? Didn't think so. Pussy.
Oct. 24, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST
I know exactly what you mean. I also feel the same about Jar Jar Abrams's RETARD TREK.
Oct. 24, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST
Abrams's co-wrote the final script version of ARMAGEDDON.
Oct. 24, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST
no matter how many albums you play, I still think RUSH sucks. No amount of proselytizing is going to change ones mind.
Oct. 24, 2010, 2 p.m. CST
Some might say since sliming down PJ's film's seem to be a tad lackluster? Dosen't bode well for The Hobbit.
Oct. 24, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST
Maybe I'm remembering wrong but I seem to remember Copernicus' Avatar article more or less praising the film's (mostly) accurate science. At least it was when he updated it after learning a few things from the crew.
Oct. 24, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST
...for all us old time AICN followers from back in the day. I read that review while goofing off at work one day back in the summer of '98 just a few short weeks after a long-departed co-worker (not dead, just long ago having left for another job) had turned me on to Harry's strange little movie fan site. Maybe Harry can institute a weekly "AICN: The Early Years" feature with more articles and reviews from the years when this was a new site? Lastly, it turned out that yes, Michael Bay really DOES have actual feces in his skull instead of brains.
Oct. 24, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST
...you hate Rush??? You truly have lost your soul!
Oct. 24, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST
...then you must not even believe in space at all. According to Christian cosmology, the sky is merely a solid shell above a flat Earth and the stars are holes drilled into it to let in "celestial light" (what us humans call "stars"), while the planets are small globes attached to interlocking, rotating crystal spheres located just below the dome of heaven. Also, when the Bible was written, the words for "heaven" and "sky" were one and the same, meaning God and his angels are up there traipsing around on clouds. Hey, if you're gonna believe in myths as fact, you have to go all the way with that shit!
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST
that narrator should sell recordings of himself as sleep aids.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST
I'll have to track "Wonders... " down - always looking for good stuff. Thanks for the heads-up.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST
Though I don't condone arguing with creationists as it brings you down to their level for a while and gives them the unnecessary attention they crave, I must say that was kind of funny.
Oct. 24, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST
It's a BBC programme if you have access to their iplayer, or I'm sure it's streamable somewhere, it is pretty good too.
Oct. 24, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST
I hit play and within moments, was in a deep and fitful sleep. WTF was in that video?
Oct. 24, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST
.......we got ourselves a real gaddamn scientist here. Looks like I'll be taking his sci-fi reviews REAL seriously from now on. No shit.
Oct. 24, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST
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Oct. 25, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST
Now, THAT's a contributor I would like to see here. :)
Oct. 26, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST
Figuratively and literally was Script Girl. And even then the only thing she ever contributed to this site was them brestases.
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