While he may be best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey, most science fiction fans and critics would agree that Rendezvous with Rama is Sir Arthur C. Clarke's best work. After all, it won both the Nebula and the Hugo. While we're still waiting on a real, big-budget Rama film to give us some pure cinematic Clarkesian glory (Morgan Freeman's production company is trying to get one made), NYU film student Aaron Ross couldn't hold out, and made this faux Rendezvous with Rama CGI-and-live-action hybrid trailer as a degree project. Sweet, sweet hard-SF goodness. Found via SFSignal.
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