It had its premiere at the Royal Institution, and will be available to stream free: launching with an exclusive online premiere on 13 February at 7.30pm GMT on the Cosmic Shambles’ YouTube channel.
To celebrate the online launch of the documentary, the film’s director, Trent Burton and various experts from the film, will be online throughout the screening to answer viewers’ questions in the live chat. (I do not know if the snails will be there.)
Following the premiere the film will remain online, and free to watch, worldwide. Patreon subscribers of the Cosmic Shambles Network, as well as members of the RI, will have over 25 hours of bonus material to enjoy as well.
Watch the trailer below and scroll down for more info, and images from the film:
Presented by TV reporter and host for both MotoGP and the W Series, Amy Reynolds, Rapid Motion Through Space: An Incomplete History of Speed features fascinating exclusive input from a wonderfully wide-ranging mix of scientists, engineers, sportspeople (and about a hundred thousand snails) focusing on the many facets of speed and our fascination with it.
It features exclusive interviews with some of the world’s leading specialists on all aspects of speed including astronaut Helen Sharman, 2021 Moto2 World Champion Remy Gardner, McLaren F1 Team aerodynamics engineer Emel Cankaya, former England Test cricket captain David Gower, Olympic sprint medallist Desiree Henry, astrophysics YouTube star Dr Becky Smethurst, CERN physicist Dr Clara Nellist and many more.
Viewers can also expect input from some Shambles regulars including Prof Jim Al-Khalili, Prof Chris Jackson, Robin Ince, Matt Parker and Dr Helen Czerski.
Images from Rapid Motion Through Space:
Dr Clara Nellist CERN
Jim Al Khalili
Dr Clara Nellist