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Friday, April 29 2016 01:01

Revisiting The Space Shuttle... Shout! Factory's JOURNEY TO SPACE

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While numerous parties continue to work on the next generation of reusable space vehicle, I miss the Shuttle program. Having grown-up in the era of regular launches and becoming so familiar with the closest thing we've ever had to a movie-style spaceship (one that looked like a plane and could blast off and return), I wish that my girls could see that on a regular basis right now... especially being so curious about space (last Xmas, little Finley asked for one thing - "a space station"). With Disney Junior's MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND, Sprout's THE FLOOGALS and PBS Kids' READY JET GO all inspiring some STEM-infused space adventures (in addition to regular visits to a galaxy far, far away through STAR WARS), it's time to take a look back - and a look at where we're headed, with the June 7th release of JOURNEY TO SPACE from Shout! Factory. For their first foray into a line of new, immersive, Giant Screen films in the visually stunning 4K Ultra HD™ format, JOURNEY TO SPACE will be released on Blu-ray, and in a 4K UHD + 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray 2-disc combo, and both releases will include trailers, a photo gallery, and behind-the-scenes footage as bonus features. Take a look at a new clip featuring the Space Shuttle Orbiter, and all the details on the film below...

From the Official Film Announcement: This dazzling film illustrates just how exciting and ambitious NASA’s next era promises to be. In showcasing the goals NASA and the space industry are working towards, including space travel to Mars and capturing asteroids, the film puts an end to the perception that the space program died with the end of the Space Shuttle Program.

Beautifully narrated by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart, and featuring extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson (Commander of the final shuttle mission) and Serena Aunon (a new astronaut chosen for future flights), Journey To Space also puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its daring space pioneers during their 135 missions.

Journey To Space offers spectacular space footage and gorgeous views of Earth as it shows operations in space, such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and building the International Space Station (ISS). These incredibly important programs taught us how to live, build and conduct science in space. The ISS will continue to be in operation until 2024, and the film shows how it is building a foundation for the next giant leaps NASA will be taking, leaps that will forever change how we live and operate in space as a species. An impressive and realistic depiction of how astronauts plan to travel to Mars and back as part of a two-and-a-half-year mission concludes this sensational film.

The spirit of human exploration is at the core of man’s DNA. Journey To Space endeavors to remind us all of the incredible accomplishments the brave men and women of the Space Shuttle program have achieved so far, and to inspire younger generations to dream of new horizons in space.

Journey To Space is co-produced by K2 Films, Inc. and Giant Screen Films. The film is written and directed by Mark Krenzien, produced by Don Kempf, Mark Kresser and Andy Wood, co-produced by Ed Capelle, executive produced by Bob Kresser and edited by Dale Beldin.

Currently playing in select theaters, Journey To Space is available for pre-order now on amazon.com and shoutfactory.com.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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