If you do not think so much about meteors, you have a whole universe to discover in Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds.
Toronto International Film Festival:
Werner Herzog reunites with Professor Clive Oppenheimer at the University of Cambridge, for whom he explored volcanoes Into hell. They travel the world in search of meteors, revealing connections between science, history and mythology. On camera, Oppenheimer interviews specialists with wonder and dry wit, covering freak accidents, apocalyptic scenarios and the mysteries of the cosmos. Herzog tells in his distinct Bavarian accent (recognizable to fans of Mandalorianen). His wording remains unparalleled, even in his simple description of a Mexican seaside resort “so god-forsaken that it makes you cry.”
The film submits to stereotypes of researchers as socially difficult and predominantly male. The specialists who talk to Oppenheimer are passionate and poetic. Many are women – from Mexico, India, South Korea, USA – with expertise spanning astronomy, cave archeology and NASA’s Planetary Defense. The film also dwells on ancient understandings of meteors in the traditions of indigenous peoples, Australians, Mayan astronomers and Papuan tribal leaders.
Apple TV YouTube Channel:
From directors Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, Fireball: Visitors from darker worlds explores how meteorites have affected the planet’s landscapes and cultures.
Watch the premiere on November 13 on Apple TV + https://apple.co/_Fireball
MacDailyNews Take: We’re ready for pretty much everything from Werner Herzog, so we’m watching Fireball on the prize day 13 November.