When a pair of cute space roving robots are tasked with finding a new planet capable of sustaining life, the two rovers discover a new Planet Unknown.
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All goes according to plan until the mission takes an unexpected turn – but they have each other to rely on.
Director Shawn Wang’s charming short film was actually his final upon graduating from the Communications University of China. He says it took 11 months to finish, and cites some obvious influences that any SciFi fan will recognize instantly:
The idea started back in 2014 when Interstellar was released. I was deeply impressed by the movie and was inspired by the two robots TARS and CASE. The idea of intellectual robots exploring space developed from there.
Other inspirations include Pixar movies like WALL-E and Toy Story, as well as CHAPPiE, NASA documentaries about Mars Rover Curiosity, and short films by individuals like Alex Roman’s The Third & The Seventh, Richard Mans’ Abiogenesis, Erik Wernquist’s Wanderers, Alf Lovvold’s Dawn of the Stuff, and so many more.