The Gravity of the Situation: Orbits

  • Kevin R. Grazier
  • Stephen Cass
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


“Mr. Sulu, assume standard orbit.” How often have we heard Captain Kirk utter those words? The sheer number of scenes to entire screenplays set on either a space station or a spaceship means that a surprising amount of sci-fi drama occurs while the heroes are simply going around and around and around. Recent examples include The 100 (2014–), Elysium (2013), and Gravity (2013).

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin R. Grazier
    • 1
  • Stephen Cass
    • 2
  1. 1.SylmarUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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