Moon Synopsis


It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive.

Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. Finally, he will leave the isolation of “Sarang,” the moon base that has been his home for so long, and he will finally have someone to talk to beyond “Gerty,” the base’s well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer.

Suddenly, Sam’s health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three year contract Sam started all those years ago.

Confined with what appears to be a clone of his earlier self, and with a “support crew” on its way to help put the base back into productive order, Sam is fighting the clock to discover what’s going on and where he fits into company plans.




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Ever been curious about the moon? Think you got it all figured out? You may think you know how big the moon is, it’s size in relation to other moons, or even how long it would take to fly a plane here...oh you don’t know that? Well what are you waiting for?!

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Saturn Is Having A Baby Moon As We Speak Saturn Is Having A Baby Moon As We Speak
We've come a long way since our ancestors stood outside and decided a random glob of stars was somehow a crab or warrior and made myths based on their dramatic lives. Astronomers are making discoveries across our universe pretty much every day. But whenever a new moon or planet is discovered, it really gets me excited about space.

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Despite being so close to the Moon, the age and origin of the landmark has been heavily disputed on Earth. Recently however, scientists have figured out the moon's birthday and may have unlocked secrets about how it came to exist in the first place.

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The Moon Is Going To Look Sick On April 15th The Moon Is Going To Look Sick On April 15th
This is to be the first of four “blood red”moon eclipses over the next year and a half. So if for some reason you aren’t up at three in the morning, you’ll have plenty of other chances to come up with an excuse as to why you didn’t see this awesome phenomena. Kidding aside this event comes with some huge historical significance

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Here's Your Chance to Buy the Only Camera to Return From the Moon Here's Your Chance to Buy the Only Camera to Return From the Moon
If you’re a space geek and have a few hundred thousand dollars lying around the house, you might want to book a ticket to Austria.

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Giant Meteoroid Crashes Into Moon, Causes Wow Moment For Scientists Giant Meteoroid Crashes Into Moon, Causes Wow Moment For Scientists
On Friday, an object “about the size of a small boulder” crashed into the surface of the moon. When the meteoroid hit the Mare Imbrium surface of the moon, it exploded into an image 10X brighter than anything NASA scientist have calculated since they first began keeping an eye on the moon in terms of meteor impacts eight years ago. That’s pretty impressive, considering more than 300 meteoroids have run into the moon since monitoring began in 2005.

Giant Meteoroid Crashes Into Moon, Causes Wow Moment For Scientists

Moon Rocks Missing Since 1973 Finally Returned To Alaska Moon Rocks Missing Since 1973 Finally Returned To Alaska
Way back in 1969, some moon rocks from the Apollo 11 mission were given to then Alaskan Governor Keith Miller who passed them along to the Alaska Transportation Museum. By 1973, however, Alaska’s moon rocks were lost after an arsonist’s fire claimed many of the items inside, despite witnesses stating they had believed the plaque was intact after the fire. Nearly 40 years later, the moon rocks have been returned to the Alaskan government.

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Can The Man In The Moon Be Explained By A Giant Asteroid? Can The Man In The Moon Be Explained By A Giant Asteroid?
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Cary Fukunaga's Next Film Is Somehow A Source Code And Moon Mashup Cary Fukunaga's Next Film Is Somehow A Source Code And Moon Mashup
Fukunaga will take on Spaceless, a sci-fi drama about an assassin who wakes up tumbling through outer space in a spacesuit that's running out of air. There's a computer there to keep him company as he puts together the pieces of what happened, and eventually starts questioning his reality, "unsure if he is succumbing to madness or in an artificially created environment."

Cary Fukunaga's Next Film Is Somehow A Source Code And Moon Mashup

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New UK Poster For Duncan Jones's Source Code New UK Poster For Duncan Jones's Source Code
The poster is boring. When you look back at the posters that were released for Moon a couple years back, not only the official poster but also the ones that weren't used, you can see a severe drop in artistic value when you come back to this Source Code image.

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Duncan Jones Still Planning Mute But Not The Submarine Movie Duncan Jones Still Planning Mute But Not The Submarine Movie
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FlixWorthy: To The Moon, Alice FlixWorthy: To The Moon, Alice
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Sony Says No Screeners For Moon Because Of Piracy Sony Says No Screeners For Moon Because Of Piracy
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Moon Lands On DVD January 10th Moon Lands On DVD January 10th
If you buy just one DVD over the next few months, I recommend Moon. Yes, that’s saying a lot, but I’m certain that anyone who purchases Moon when it hits DVD and Blu-ray on January 12th, 2010 will be greatly appreciative of my urgency. Moon is unlike any sci-fi astronaut film you’ve seen before. The crews of the Independence and Freedom in Armageddon have got nothing on Sam Bell

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Moon Director Brings Jake Gyllenhaal Source Code Moon Director Brings Jake Gyllenhaal Source Code
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When you first saw that image of Sam Rockwell in a circular optical illusion, did you imagine all the awful floating head versions they turned down, or were you hopeful enough to imagine that there were even more awesome ones that didn't make the cut?

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Last night I took off my standard-issue blogger sweatpants, brushed my hair for the first time in days, and joined the real world at an after party for Moon, Duncan Jones' spooky sci-fi movie starring Sam Rockwell as a lonely lunar miner

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