Event Horizon (feat. Caelum Rale) : Episode 113

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Event Horizon

What: Haunted house in space. And Hell maybe. You won’t need eyes!
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee

Featuring guest co-host
Caelum Rale headshotCaelum Rale, artist

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Caelum Rale
Our guest’s Instagram. Go and follow him and encourage him to be more present online while enjoying a bunch of his art and music!
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The public-domain works of H.P. Lovecraft
The root source of the cosmic horror tone of the movie: Lovecraft! And this stuff is free because it’s so old, so have at it.
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Read it with your eyes Archive.org | Amazon

Show Notes

Settling nearby space

Mars vs the moon. Inconvenient solar exposure schedules breeding technological food solutions. Substitute engineered fungi for photosynthetic plants as a food source.


Vs “show don’t tell.” Australian flags and separation from the United Kingdom.

Space ships

Lived-in ships and how they were exemplified in Alien or Star Wars. The “traditional” design of the Lewis & Clark, basically maintaining the naval analogy in space travel. BUT! The Event Horizon is much different.

The Event Horizon

How the Event Horizon is the opposite of Joseph Campbell’s “belly of the whale.” Radula hallways and OSHA. Gothic architecture and religious imagery in interior and exterior design.


Radula! via Wikimedia


The Event Horizon and its gravity drive something-or-other. Spacetime-folding visual analogies. Using contained black holes to create wormholes. The Monty Hall problem, but with Hell instead of a prize.

The Solaris Effect

Completely foreign consciousnesses probing for something to communicate. Accidentally poking at raw human neuroses like a toothache. Other forms of consciousness, where consciousness is a form of information processing.


Is this Hell a place? Or a manifestation of our neuroses? Or a greater consciousness just rolling over on us by accident?


Cosmicism. Humans facing life from deep time. Human-scale irrelevance.

Cosmos calendar

The calendar of the history of the cosmos. Humanity is from the tiiiiiiiiiiiiniest tiny sliver of the last day, btw. #insignificance


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