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45thdiv06 Jun 2015 6:45 p.m. PST


I was waiting for Tango to post this news, but i did not see it.

Take a look at this kickstarter.


For those always complaining about Hollywood and their non interest in gaming and movies, you are correct.

So take a look at what a small group of Space 1889 fans and those folks who relaunched the Space 1889 roleplaying game a few years back.

I'm in for a copy of the movie. I want to see what folks can do. For a truly independant film, i think their production value is very high. I think if you want to continue to see interesting victorian science fiction, we need to help support these filmmakers.


Personal logo Don Perrin Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2015 7:49 p.m. PST

Just backed – looks like great fun!

Mute Bystander07 Jun 2015 4:44 a.m. PST

They referred to Space 1889 as… "Steampunk" – ther eis a special place in Hell for those who conflate the light and the dark.

Not a farthing, Sir!

45thdiv07 Jun 2015 8:41 a.m. PST

Sorry Mute, while I agree about the steam punk classification, I have to think that they needed to add a word that the masses can understand.

So, if you want to see any efforts towards this type of science fiction, why not support it? The production value is very high.

After reading through and watching what they have done so far, I just wanted to get the word out. The money they are raising is small and I will never see a Victorian Sci-Fi from hollywood.

This a project worth backing.

But maybe people only want to watch sharknado. Crazy.


Dave Crowell07 Jun 2015 9:40 a.m. PST

Considering how non-Victorian most of what passes for VSF is and how broad the umbrella of what is called "steampunk" is, and that S1889 really seems to borrow at least as much from the latter as from the former, at least that which was written during HRH's lifetime…

Well, Space 1889 is Steampunk. Lighten up, Francis.

Winston Smith07 Jun 2015 1:15 p.m. PST

Steampunk is nothing but rivets and corsets.

tsofian07 Jun 2015 3:12 p.m. PST

Also please check out our Kickstarter's latest update. link

If you are looking for hard science Victorian Science Fiction we are your source!

45thdiv07 Jun 2015 3:54 p.m. PST

Space 1889 is hard victorian science fiction. :-)

Henry Martini07 Jun 2015 4:03 p.m. PST

Well, who wants hard VSF when you can have easy VSF?

tsofian07 Jun 2015 4:17 p.m. PST

Easy VSF is for wimps!

tsofian07 Jun 2015 4:18 p.m. PST

OK 45th, would it be better to say we are "a" source? :-)

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2015 5:10 p.m. PST

Is this serious, perhaps a film school project? $19,000 USD and filmed on "location." No CGI?

45thdiv08 Jun 2015 4:07 a.m. PST

Why does it need CGI? Practical effects worked fine for Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner, The Terminator and more.

Dave Crowell08 Jun 2015 5:09 a.m. PST

Watch the original King Kong and tell me practical effects can't achieve brilliant results.

Movies today have become over reliant on CGI to cover up deficiencies in plot, acting, story, etc.

Easy VSF? When Iwas your age we made our own VSF. With rivets we gnawed out of trees. And we had to walk to get them, barefoot, in the snow, seven miles, uphill, both ways.

We have seen what Hollywood thinks is Steampunk/VSF and it has been pretty horrible. Maybe if these folks do it well someone else will too.

45thdiv08 Jun 2015 8:30 a.m. PST


Excellent post. We are never going to see anything from Hollywood on this era. And 33 dollars is a good price for a blu-ray copy of the movie. Independent films are made by people with passion for the project, not for money.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2015 9:16 a.m. PST

I figure it will tend towards campy cosplay, but with real love of Space 1889.

As I said elsewhere: I wish I could afford the travel expenses on top of, as I'd actually consider popping for a cameo. ;->=


Edit: Does anyone find anything suggesting flyers? The story may not require some, but a stalwart Aphid is the first thing I think of when cogitating Space 1889.

DLIinVSF09 Jun 2015 9:42 p.m. PST

Good thing or bad? We will see………………

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2015 9:54 a.m. PST

Why didn't someone tell me there will be flyers?!?!?


Okay, good shots ONLY if it goes to stretch goals, but my hopes are up!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2015 10:51 a.m. PST

"I was waiting for Tango to post this news, but i did not see it…"

You beat me for exactly four minutes my friend!. (smile)

Good find!


mrinku10 Jun 2015 5:09 p.m. PST

I was sceptical but the trailer convinced me it'll be okay. I'm in for 10 euro.

Despite the S-word, there's no hint of punkery in the clip, just solid VSF. The Germans did a great job on the revised edition of the game (the English not so much for the translation project, but the Germans bailed them out).

The Martian girl could be taller, but they've got the look right.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2015 11:25 a.m. PST

Thanks, mrinku!

Watching the KS page, support has stagnated a bit, and I'm a disappointed, a bit.

Was beginning to get excited…


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2015 5:12 a.m. PST

Funded, and half way to the Venus opening scene.

Take a look if you want to see dinosaurs in the fetid jumgles!


mrinku28 Jun 2015 2:20 p.m. PST

And co-incidentally my hardback copy of the new edition (English translation of the Uhrwek Verlag Ubiquity one) arrived last week. Hurrah!

I've had the .pdf of it for months, but it's much better to have the real thing. Now I just need a velvet smoking jacket and a walnut panelled library to read it in!

tsofian28 Jun 2015 6:27 p.m. PST

Old bean, you never smoke in the library, that is what the smoking room is for.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2015 5:46 a.m. PST

Naturally, but do you have a separate jacket for the library. Seems a bit affected. *sniff*


Asteroid X20 Dec 2015 11:00 a.m. PST

Looking at the costume portrayed, whomever is doing this "movie" has no clue whatsoever about Victorian sensibilities. That's an indication of a very bad product. I will keep my hard earned pence.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2015 12:05 p.m. PST

Understood, but compared to the full-bore 'steampunk dreck' we're seeing a heck of a lot of lately, I'm still good with my donation to an admittedly small and amateur fan production.


Early morning writer20 Dec 2015 2:16 p.m. PST

Bluray? Really? A corpse that hasn't finished dying? I saw nothing but a comic book like image. But good luck.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2015 9:32 p.m. PST

Oh, the patient's on life support, but 'corpse' may be premature.


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