Sci-Fi Short Film "Hyperlight" | Presented by DUST

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Genre: Film & Animation

Family friendly? Yes

Wilson score: 0.9441

Rating: 4.7843 / 5

Engagement: 1.49%


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Shared June 23, 2018

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"Hyperlight" by Nguyen-Anh Nguyen

Two elite astronauts wake up in the abyss of space; they return to their stranded ship and discover the surprising reason behind their mission's catastrophic failure.

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"Honey, do you love me?" "Of course I do, I would even kill for you. In fact I would even kill you, for you."Very interesting exploration.

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1 year ago | [YT] | 1,052

Bryant Falk

I am just so impressed by this. I mean wow not a major studio or anything like that? And the acting, Yay! Makes such a difference when everyone is fully committed. Thank you for that amazing escape. I'd love another adventure or continuing adventure with these two.

5 months ago | [YT] | 210

Danny Benhur

Every shot is impressive....CGI is damn...every shot has suspense...looks like high budget film..

6 months ago | [YT] | 320

top kek

”How many people are on the ship?”
”How many living beings are on the ship?”

Literally got goosebumps xd

5 months ago | [YT] | 164


She should have kept both Phils, so when the first "living" one dies by accident or old age, there is a backup :D

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6 months ago | [YT] | 22


Wow. That was REALLY good. Great storytelling. Great acting. It all lived up to the great fx. This is how science fiction should be.

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More action in 15 mins than most modern 2 hour sci-fi movies! Superb!

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So unfair that its short!!! I need MORE! MORE!
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7 months ago | [YT] | 10


Okay, this is my best guess at what is going on here... someone tell me if I'm even close.

I think it was the broken down ship that actually traveled in time. That is why Phil was shocked to hear the date and time. Emeliana's 2 hour difference, however, lines up pretty well with the "current" time.

So, that means the first ship had a malfunction that not only brought them out of FTL but also sent them back in time. They send out a signal which by pure coincidence is picked up by themselves prior to breaking down, etc. That earlier version picks up the signal and heads to the broken down ship. When they get into proximity of the other ship, the same matter in/near the same space takes effect with the older ship (the broken down one) getting "priority". This causes the younger ship to malfunction and explode... but not before their pods can be ejected by the computer. The explosion kills the older Emeliana which wakes the younger one up in the pod. She rescues her Phil.

Once on the ship it becomes clear what has happened. When she goes to do repairs she discovers that the ship isn't going anywhere. They are pretty much stranded there for what will probably be an extremely long time. This leaves Emeliana with a hard choice. Leaving her Phil in a coma state isn't realistic. It wastes resources and... well, he has no hope of ever recovering as long as the older Phil is still near and alive. And we know she doesn't see the older Phil as being "her" Phil by the way she comforts him on his loss of "his" Emeliana. So, she makes the hard choice to kill him so she can get her Phil back.

Once she does that, they basically just live out their lives on the ship until hopefully they some day get rescued.

Btw, there is no time "loop" or anything like that. They basically just created a kind of rewrite of the timeline. Some might see it as a paradox. However, if you view time travel as just you moving from your reality to an alternate past reality, then altering yourself in that past would have no actual effect on you personally... it would just alter the normal course of the alternate reality version of you.

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