This is the first of many updates on the newest project we are working on, henceforth referred to as “MOL”. It’s a working title, definitely not the real one, so don’t get attached to it
The goal is to make a short film, aiming for a 10-15min running time, about two military Astronauts in crisis on an orbiting space station. The seeds of this idea came from a documentary from NOVA called “Astro Spies”, viewable here. Our story will take place in an alternate timeline from the real history of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) – in our version the program was not cancelled, it was just pushed into further secrecy, and our film will tell the fictional story of the disaster that really ended the MOL program.
It’s going to take a lot of hard work, careful planning, and the generosity/support of a wide community of friends, family, and fellow filmmakers and space nerds to pull this off. We are scouring the world [wide web] right now to find information on the MOL, and to find available resources to create a mockup of the interior. The real program is still mostly classified, so there is not a lot of info, but we are finding a few choice pieces of information as we go. The above image is my favorite so far, and the only photo we have found of the MOL interior.
Come back for a lot more info soon; this thing is really only just barely getting started and there are a lot of updates coming up. If you want to get involved, drop a line in the comments here or email/twitter me, we are certainly looking for help on this one.
Here we go!