Ep.71 – Cosmos
When your telescope and your wife share a name
Cosmos is a 2019 UK film by the writer/director brothers Elliot and Zander Weaver. It is a film about three amateur astronomers who affirm bonds of friendship, not only amongst themselves but into the cosmos. Starring Tom England, Joshua Ford and Arjun Singh Panam, this ultra-low budget sci-fi film proves that it isn’t money that makes a good film, it is passion. A clean, crisp signal cuts through the static and noise of space. When you've spent years listening to the sounds of the cosmos, you get used to hearing weirdness, but Mike Webster knows this is no ordinary signal. It's not a pulsar or a black hole, it's not interference, it's something different, something logical, something with purpose. We discuss the way Cosmos was made without money, what the Weaver’s were trying to do (in hour humble opinion) and the way the classic three act structure can be looked at through a different lens.