On June 18 2006, we commemorated the 64th birthday of former Beatle Paul McCartney by releasing on this website a brief movie, produced by Diamond Sky Productions, LLC, highlighting sixty-four of Cassini's most spectacular images, accompanied by brief passages from 24 Beatles songs. Unfortunately, not long after the movie was released, it was brought to our attention that we were in violation of copyright law in using even short segments of Beatles songs. We immediately withdrew it.
In the meantime, we continued to improve the production. We corrected some glaring editing glitches that made their way into the first version, we improved the quality of the video rendering and compression as well as the audio tracks, and we re-titled it to distinguish it from the first version.
We have posted it once again to this website, only this time without the soundtrack. Though seemingly pointless, this step was taken by popular demand. Many of you had asked to see the video, even absent the music, and it had the one distinct advantage that at least part of our efforts could be enjoyed, though we are extremely proud of the final edited soundtrack.
As a (poor) substitute, we are providing a description of the soundtrack: ie, a listing of the particular songs, the precise segments from each song denoted by their temporal signatures, their temporal locations in the video, and other important factors concerning the musical selection.
Maybe some of the more adventurous among you will take on the challenge of trying to reproduce for yourselves our labor of love.
The evil GALACTIC EMPIRE has inserted its Death Star among the moons of a giant ringed world orbiting a middle-aged star. Alarm spreads among the fearful EARTHLINGS on a small nearby planet: what has brought the Empire to this galactic sector, to this Sun?
Intercepting sinister electromagnetic bursts, and suspicious of evil intent, the EARTHLINGS dispatch a spacefaring vehicle with powerful detectors to find out...