This clip from the Battleship Blu-ray special features is a TG Daily exclusive.
The short video, a portion of a much longer clip, provide a brief explanation of "Goldilocks Planet," a term used by scientists and astronomers in the film.
Director/producer Peter Berg wants to make sure we know that this isn't something he made up, it's a real term that real scientists use. He also explains how Stephen Hawking's opinions of the SETI program were an influence on the plot of the film.
Battleship is loosely based upon a tactical guessing game of the same name published by Hasbro. It stars Taylor Kitsch as a young Navyman thrown into command during the crucial stage of an alien invasion, during which the crew of a cruiser has to spend a lot of time guessing about their enemies intentions, and eventually get to spend some time in the titular ship type.
The synopsis is thus:
Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, “Friday Night Lights”) directs and produces Battleship, the epic-scale action-adventure that James Rocchi, MSN Movies calls, “A big, bold blast! Packed with brains and heart, and explosively fun.” Taylor Kitsch plays Lieutenant Alex Hopper, a naval weapons officer assigned to destroyer USS John Paul, and humanity’s last hope in the face of a global alien invasion. Alexander Skarsgård (“True Blood,” Melancholia) is Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of USS Sampson; global music superstar Rihanna makes her motion-picture debut as Petty Officer Second Class Cora Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It) is Sam Shane, Hopper’s fiancée and a physical therapist specializing in the rehabilitation of military combat veterans; Tadanobu Asano (Thor), is Captain Yugi Nagata, commanding officer of the Japanese destroyer Myoko and Hopper’s archrival; and Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson (The Grey, Taken) plays Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane, Commander of the Pacific Fleet.
Here is a full list of the features which will be available on the Blu-ray (The last four on the list will also be available on the DVD):
The Battleship Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will be available on August 28th, 2012, and can be preordered over on Amazon. Keep an Eye on TG Daily for a review of the Blu-ray coming over the next few days.