A year and a half ago I posted a nerdgasm alert regarding the impending release of a new IMAX film, Hubble 3D. After seeing the trailer, I was dying to see the film. What could be better than an IMAX film with footage taken during actual spacewalks?
The only problem: there are currently no IMAX theaters in Portugal. There is, however, an IMAX theater in London’s Science Museum. And it was showing Hubble 3D while we were there.
We saw it. It was fantastic. It was also the first time I’ve seen a 3D film since Avatar that actually worked. The footage of the astronauts fixing Hubble, with the Earth in the background, was phenomenal. The liftoff of the shuttle was groundshaking. The images from Hubble itself, splashed over an IMAX screen, were breathtaking. When it was over, I expected my seatmates to be as enthusiastic as I was.
My wife said, “I fell asleep. Twice.”
My stepson said, “It was good, but I’d rather see the one with the animals.”
Three seats, but only one nerdgasm. I have failed my family. Obviously some retraining is called for.