“Wanderers” comes from Swedish animator and digital artist Erik Wernquist, and its the product of careful scouring of the NASA archives to piece together realistic portrayals of our neighboring planets. Wernquist has published a detailed explanation of his work that reveals where the inspiration and imagery for each scene came from. (It also includes high-res stills — perfect for your next sci-fi desktop background!).
The legendary Carl Sagan narrates the short film — Wernquist pulled an old audio clip of Sagan reading his 1994 book Pale Blue Dot and layered it over the video. We must say; it’s a perfect match. While “Wanderers” doesn’t have a traditional story, the visuals and score (paired with Sagan’s words) will make you, too, dream of the day when we become a multi-planetary species.