Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar has (as per usual with the director) been shrouded in mystery – but there are a few things we know. Thanks to previous trailers and official announcements, we know that the movie is nearly three hours long and stars Matthew McConaughey stars as “Coop,” a former pilot / father of two, who is pulled into a mission to fly an experimental spacecraft into deep space.

The mission? Coop and his fellow astronauts Brand (Anne Hathaway) and Doyle (Wes Bentley) and Principal (David Oyelowo) must accomplish no less than finding a new world for humanity to inhabit, since Earth’s climate is slowly becoming too harsh for mankind to survive.

The matter gets complicated by the fact that the process of crossing such far distances of space affects temporal relativity to the point where what is hours for the space travelers is actually years of earth time. Even if Coop and his crew accomplish their mission, will there even be an earth (or loved ones) left to save?

Now see if you can piece all that – and more – together from these additional new Interstellar TV Spots:

Is personal sacrifice worth the greater good seems to be the major question emerging from the trailers (and now flood of TV spots) for Interstellar – and the TV trailers in particular have hinted at some interesting new things, as well.

As you can see in TV Spot #4 below, Coop and crew will apparently be aided by some kind of robot or A.I. that resembles the monolith from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey:

Interstellar Walking Monolith Robot Interstellar TV Spots: Monolith Robots & Deep Space Real Estate

…It’s like someone took the monolith and made it have Rubik’s Cube robot functionality, right?

It’s been a tradition for great sci-fi space exploration movies to have some kind of robot, android or A.I. character in the mix (2001, Moon, Alien, WALL•E to name a few…) so it’s not too surprising to see Nolan including one in his own space exploration flick – which will likely have more than one homage to some iconic sci-fi films of the past.

Interstellar Monolith Robot Save Interstellar TV Spots: Monolith Robots & Deep Space Real Estate

The question is just how much personality “Rubik’s Monolith” will have onscreen: past sci-fi have proven that emotion – or even voice-  are not required for a mechanical character to steal the show.

NEXT: More Interstellar Images

Interstellar will be in theaters on November 7, 2014.

Source: Paramount Pictures

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