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MoonPop: Sam Rockwell as a Helium-3 Miner in “Moon” (2009) March 8, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in Helium-3, MoonPop, private sector.
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It’s time for another in my running series of features on the Moon and lunar colonization in pop culture, and today’s is as related as pop culture could possibly be: the upcoming film “Moon“.

Having premiered at the 2009 Sundance Festival and slated for wide release June 12th, “Moon” stars Sam Rockwell (IMDB) as a helium-3 miner (!) stranded at his private-industry mining outpost for three years.

To have a wide summer release than even mentions helium-3, never mind is largely about it, is going to be some amazing PR for the base race.

The movie is directed by Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie; Bowie’s first big hit was, of course, Space Oddity (a previous MoonPop feature here itself).

Below is a clip from the film (via a Teaser-Trailer.com Youtube video), involving an accident Rockwell has with his helium-mining vehicle:

Keep an eye here for coverage of the film, and the impact it has as a landmark of the Moon in pop culture.

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