The first trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is upon us, and it features almost no footage from the film. It does feature a palpable sense of aspiration and hope, and it comes out so strongly for the necessity of the space program that I found myself completely moved. I may have had a bigger emotional reaction to this teaser trailer than I have had to any of Nolan's feature length movies.
There's a lot of interesting stuff in here - the teaser draws a direct comparison between the film's future ecological disaster and the Dust Bowl, for instance - and there's a lot of moments that remind older people (like me, I guess) how amazing it was to live during a time when humanity's forward progression was continuing out of our atmosphere. It's fitting that this trailer arrives online the day that China has landed a rover on the Moon, the first man-made object to arrive there in 37 years.