When being a Dad ruins being a geek…

As a former film journalist, I still follow what’s going on in mainstream cinema, even if I don’t get to go anywhere near as often as I’d like to.

And thus yesterday, the trailer for Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticipated look at how humanity might end up on an alien planet, debuted:

Interstellar – Official Trailer 3 from Israr on Vimeo.

Most of the Internet is full of understandable adulation over the depictions of space travel to another planet.

Unfortunately, for me, the main emotional takeaway for me watching the trailer is musing on how awful it must be to have to abandon your family, and quite possibly never see them again. Which is possibly not quite what Nolan or the trailer marketeers had in mind…