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As a general reminder, nominations close this coming Saturday, February 4th at 7:00AM UTC. You can see the current list of approved nominations and add your own nominations here: main tag set - ; safety fandoms tag set -

Two fandom inquiries:

- Contact (1997) - Mods can't decide whether the movie actually made into space or not. Either way, it doesn't fit the "mostly in space" requirement, but if someone can make a good argument for it, the floor is yours.

- The Jetsons (TV) - Our memories and Google skills are both failing us: is The Jetsons actually set to any significant degree in space? (The futuristic buildings on stilts are still on Earth ... right? Help?)

And one request:

- MoonDreamers - Can the nominator here switch this from the safety fandom tag set to the main tag set? We realize that 16 episodes at 15 minutes per episode does put it in right at 240, but given the number of episodes involved, we're going to tip this one over to being a non-safety.

Date: 2017-01-30 03:22 am (UTC)
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey
Re: The Jetsons, I'm pretty sure it takes place on Earth for the most part. However, The Jetsons: The Movie does take place in space!

Date: 2017-01-30 11:37 am (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (SU: Stevonnie)
From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
Yeah, it kinda takes place in the upper atmosphere? Like they can't just walk around outside because the air is too thin, but they still have gravity and are physically attached to the planet via the buildings.

Date: 2017-01-30 11:34 am (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Farscape: Aeryn spacesuit)
From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
Re: Contact -- they do make it into space (notably in the famous "they should have sent a poet" scene), but only for maybe 15 minutes of the film. The rest of it is set on Earth.

Much of the film is about searching and preparing for contact with a potential alien species, which includes going into space, and about the political and moral questions associated with that. I'm not sure I'd say that it's exactly about space exploration, but the sense of wonder at humanity's place in the universe, which is a big part of space exploration, is a central theme of the film.

Sorry if that's unhelpful; I am ambivalent about this one.

Date: 2017-01-31 12:41 am (UTC)
absolutedestiny: (Default)
From: [personal profile] absolutedestiny
Regardless of other technicalities, there are at least two actual space scenes in Contact - the opening scene where it zooms out from earth and you hear the various radio signals that have reached those points and another where Ellie's benefactor messages her from the ISS in zero-g.

Date: 2017-01-31 02:46 pm (UTC)
cosmic_llin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cosmic_llin
Hello! I nominated MoonDreamers. None of the episodes are longer than 11 minutes, which puts it at about 176 minutes in total. Would you still like me to switch it over?

Date: 2017-02-02 09:03 am (UTC)
shinyjenni: Eighth Doctor hugging a Dalek; caption "Time War, you're doing it wrong" (time war)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
I nominated Contact and it didn't occur to me that most of it isn't actually in space, sorry! (I also nominated Doctor Who (1996) which I've just realised ALSO isn't eligible, since it takes place entirely on Earth. /o\ Sorry again!)


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