Presenting archival footage of some of humankind's greatest scientific achievements in the field of space exploration (arguably our greatest accomplishments EVER) alongside the hopeful and inspired words of Matthew McConaughey suggests the film centers around a theme of which I am very fond. While I am among those who recognize that there are issues more pressing than space exploration, I also understand the importance and pure wonder of the program. Truly, where would we be without certain scientific advancements and expeditions? It feels like scientific progress and exploration is taking a backseat to other issues when in fact many of these problems could (some certainly would) be resolved if we continued to push our limits in the field of science. It is astounding how many technological advancements have been made and continue to be important components of our civilization as a direct result of space exploration alone. Then of course there is the benefit of acquiring new knowledge to negate old superstitions.
Considering the rumoured storyline for the film the teaser hints that this will be a strong message the film will convey. This has me excited. I was interested in this film long before Christopher Nolan was attached to direct, back when it was announced simply as a film to be directed by Steven Spielberg which would be based on the theories of physicists Kip Thorn and would involve explorers who travel through wormholes. Now, I am even more excited to see what Nolan will bring to the space setting and concept of wormhole travel considering the excellent story and aesthetic style he offered in films such Inception and Memento. After anticipating this film since it was vaguely announced, I am looking forward to both the project finally coming to fruition and hopefully the renewal of my enthusiasm for Nolan as well. This teaser promises that I will have reason to rejoice.