The Trip Home

The Microdot Menagerie

We’re excited to begin releasing clips from The Microdot Menagerie, an animated film told with video and music. In our first installment, from Chapter 1 – The Trip Home, we follow Captain Christopher Pane’s piloting of a J-class cruiser from the Space Base – Tycho Psychedelic Anomaly-1 (TPA-1).

Scenes from The Trip Home

Microdot Menagerie Scene 1
Microdot Menagerie Scene 1

In Chapter 1, Captain Pane is shown at his happiest, piloting a space craft back to his home port at Nazca, Peru. The end of the scene begins to show signs of trouble as a psychedelic anomaly begins to form at Nazca’s The Astronaut amongst the Nazca Lines.


Home is behind, the world ahead,
and there are many paths to tread
through shadows to the edge of night,
until the stars are all alight.

I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien