Why Werner Herzog Thinks Human Space Colonisation “Will Inevitably Fail”

Werner Herzog talks about Last Exit: Space, a new documentary on Discovery+ that explores the possibility of humans colonizing planets beyond Earth.

Since it is produced and narrated by Werner Herzog (director of Grizzly Man, guest star on The Mandalorian) and written and directed by his son Rudolph, however, it goes in a different direction than your average space documentary. It’s weird, beautiful, skeptical, and even a bit funny.

In light of the film’s recent streaming launch, father and son Herzog spoke with Ars Technica from their respective homes about the film’s otherworldly hopes, pessimistic conclusions, and that one part about space colonists having to drink their own urine.

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