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Want To See What Longtime AICN Contributor ‘Copernicus’ Looks Like On TV??

Published at: Oct. 24, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST by hercules

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

    First

    by Stinkle_Your_Dinkle

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    NatGeo is awesome.

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Yep... awesome.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Want to see a longtime AICN contributor?

    by Xiphos_2

    GOOD. GOD. NO.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    God is a concept

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    by which we measure our pain

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Does he look PJ or Del Toro

    by UGG

    Because all the others do

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Want to see a longtime AICN contributor?

    by billyhitchcock1

    hitfix.com :-)

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    You have a contributor named Copernicus?

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Since when?

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Prof. Pop-Cult

    by Hercules

    Type "Copernicus" into the AICN search box and behold!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    The only longtime AICN contributor I wanna see...

    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

    I love this shit

    by tiggr009

    Looks like a good doco.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 5:58 a.m. CST

    UGG

    by AsimovLives

    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

    tiggr009

    by AsimovLives

    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

    Love Copernicus' Reviews

    by Crow3711

    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

    Well except for

    by thepoohguy

    "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

    PJ's Anthem - "Creep" - STP

    by Dharma4

    ...Literally.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Copernicus drank from the vessle that stank

    by Xian042

    NICU

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Badass

    by Muldoon

    I'm there.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    thepoohguy

    by Psychonaut

    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

    shouldn't you be in church?

    by ToshiroShimura

    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

    Enter the haters

    by ToshiroShimura

    You're such a martyr, poohguy.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    He hates Armageddon as much as I do!

    by Bot-Bot

    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

    toshiro

    by IEatHippies

    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

    Utamoh

    by AsimovLives

    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

    As well i should

    by AsimovLives

    Abrams's co-wrote the final script version of ARMAGEDDON.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Religion is like music...

    by CENOBITE

    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

    Asi true dude, but is that a good thing?

    by UGG

    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

    @Crow

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    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

    Man, that old Armageddon review was a blast from the past...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...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

    Cenobite...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...you hate Rush??? You truly have lost your soul!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Well if you really "believe in god"...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...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

    holy shit that looks boring

    by HaterofCrap

    that narrator should sell recordings of himself as sleep aids.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by tiggr009

    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

    HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview (HKNEIR)

    by tiggr009

    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

    tiggr009

    by UGG

    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

    *Snort* huh wha??

    by PorkChopXpress

    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

    Well, Whadda Ya Know.......

    by Viking2009

    .......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.

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  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Nice fellow, but give me Dr. Amy Mainzer anyday.

    by Prometeo

    Now, THAT's a contributor I would like to see here. :)

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    The only AICN contributor that has ever stood out to me...

    by Movies4dummies

    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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