Sci-fi adventure film Quantum Quest to premiere at Dragon-Con

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Quantum Quest, a new 3D animated action adventure film that interweaves animated sequences with stunning, actual space imagery captured from seven ongoing NASA space missions, will hold its world premiere this Saturday, September 4th, during Dragon-Con, the “largest multimedia, pop culture convention focused on sci-fic, fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film, in the universe”.

Quantum Quest’s voice cast includes two Captain Kirks (William Shatner and Chris Pine), two Jedi Knights (Mark Hamill and Samuel L. Jackson) and two Darth Vaders (James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen) – a first for a Hollywood motion picture.

The film is expected to be released in both large format and conventional theaters later this year.

Quantum Quest writer/producer/co-director Dr. Harry Kloor of Jupiter 9 Productions, along with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Dr. June Scobee Rodgers – founding chairperson and director of The Challenger Center For Space Science Education – will lead a Quantum Quest panel which will include surprise guest appearances. The panel, called Captain Kirks vs Darth Vaders: The Inside Stories Behind the Making of Quantum Quest, will be held this Saturday, from 8:30pm-10:30pm, at the Marriot Atrium Ballroom. The first 1000 guests will receive a special collectible 3D Quantum Quest lithograph.

Quantum Quest is a sci-fi action film set in a scientifically accurate rendering of our solar system in 3-D stereoscopic. The film blends computer animation with billions of dollars of fantastic images captured during recent NASA space explorations including the international Cassini Huygens mission. The audience is taken on a simulated solar safari, exploring the outer planets and moons of our solar system such as Titan, a moon of Saturn that has rainfall, rivers, and giant lakes of natural gas.

It is the first time that NASA has ever initiated a film project and the first time that famed Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the surface of the Moon, has participated in a feature film, lending his voice to one of the characters.

Quantum Quest tells the story of an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. The central character is Dave (Chris Pine), a photon who lives in the Sun, who with his people, is drawn into a galactic battle between The Core (William Shatner, the embodiment of the Sun, representing life and knowledge) and The Void (Mark Hamill, the embodiment of Nothingness, who wishes for total annihilation of the universe).

Quantum Quest’s original soundtrack, composed by Shawn Clement (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, American Idol), was recorded with members of the San Francisco Symphony at Skywalker Sound, the renowned sound effects, sound editorial, sound design and music recording division of George Lucas’s Lucas Digital motion picture group.