Once upon a summer day, before humanity crawled awkwardly off of their dirt clod and into the spaceways, they dreamed of heroism and poetry and a state of grace somehow to be found out there beyond the envelope of earthly dreams. As they stumbled wildly on they sang a song to boast of their confidence, wisdom and sincerity in this terrifying endeavor. Are we smaller or larger in relation to our desire to be one with the vast black spaces?
Before we touched the outer stars and planets, there were words and images of fearful and mysterious dreams to be entered into at our peril. Some offered words of hope but mainly they lied about the sky, which was yet to envelope us in a blanket of shame at our ignorance.
Today for your DJing pleasure, we present a few old outer-space motion picture introductions, of the sort that we heard again and again, blending into a mantra of our future 'command' of the outer vastnesses.
I hope you enjoy these snippets of innocent science scheming and dreaming.
The four MP3s: