Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Triple Hit

It appears that there's a new independent movie titled "Triple Hit" that is making use of various popularization of quantum mechanics.

The film - previously called Schrodinger's Girl - centres on Rebecca Hunter, a disgraced scientist conducting research into alternate universes. She discovers a way to travel between realities and then finds her parallel-world counterparts have their own agendas: Anastacia Hunter is the science director for a gulag in the People's Republic of Great Britain, while Sarah Hunter-Gibson is a professor in a utopian hi-tech society.

Rebecca takes a terrifying trip into the People's Republic, a dystopian alternative Britain, where her encounter with a totalitarian regime is only the beginning of her problems as the multiverse begins to unravel around her. She has to use her sharp intellect and mastery of quantum physics to save the entire universe.

Oy vey!! :)

Well, to be fair, I shouldn't make any comments on this since I haven't seen it. And it is, after all, a "sci-fi" movie, so they should have some latitude to run away with it a bit. But this parallel universe type of theme is nothing new. How come no one makes a movie about the possibility of fractionalization and spin-charge separation, for example? Now THAT would be entirely new! :)



Anonymous said...

The reason filmmakers are willing to deal with parallel universes with the "same" person in different circumstances is the reason why there were so many crappy sci-fi flicks in the '70s about cloning. People fret endlessly about challenges to their fragile senses of identity, which is grist for the moviemaking mill.

dad said...

Wow! Amazing!

Sundog said...

Hi. I'm the writer / director of Triple Hit - thanks for the mention! I'd happily send you a copy of the film if you would like to *really* savage the bad science. ;)

Parallel universes are obviously an excellent story-telling gimmick - stories are all about 'what ifs', after all. I'll freely admit that I did appalling things to scientific accuracy in the making of the movie, but I did at least play lip-service to genuine science by getting an FRS to check it all over!