Space Girl

Space Girl

Space Girl

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June 12 2011 7:00 AM

Space Girl

How big a scifi dork are you? Probably not as much as Charmax76, who made this video called "Space Girl", from the song of the same name by The Imagined Village:

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Wow. I like the song, but I love the graphics. I recognized something like 3/4 of those scenes, probably more. And I like the order she put them in: you see women in somewhat trivial roles at first, but as the video progresses they get tougher and tougher. Not always, but that's the trend. That reflects TV and movies, I think, too. Again, not always, but women have much better roles in scifi than they did even 30 years ago. The way video ends is... well. It made me sad. Doctor Who fans know why.

Another very different but clever animation for this song is also online.

Tip o' the spacesuit visor to Buzzfeed.