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The Martian
« on: June 07, 2015, 10:44:04 am »
First of the Ares live videos, Mark Watney introduces the crew of the Hermes.

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Re: The Martian
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 10:56:21 am »
What was that? Do you think that Is that a part of the film?  :-\



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Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  25 November 2015 (USA)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Drew Goddard (screenplay), Andy Weir (book)
Stars: Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2015, 01:50:39 pm »
It's definitely not part of the film... the film comes out in 150 days, and it takes 150 days to get from Earth to Mars, so I think that this is the start of the timeline of the film (the movie starts with Mark Watley getting stranded).  So presumably we'll be getting intermittent updates until the landing, which would be the time of the movie premiere (presuming the release date doesn't get changed).

it's a cute idea, I think.

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2015, 01:57:25 pm »
Interesting... A marketing campaign.

Thanks for clarifying that
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 02:09:18 pm »
Yeah, but at least in this case it seems to feel like part of the movie rather than an add-on that doesn't matter (like all the Guy pierce videos for Prometheus), or "side stories" with minor actors using the same sets or something (like Get Smart or The Matrix).  This is the real actors playing their characters in something that adds to the movie, which is shockingly rare.

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2015, 10:50:26 am »
Full trailer for "The Martian."  Be advised it reveals quite a bit of stuff.  Really, all they needed to do was show Watney be stranded.


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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2015, 11:31:06 am »
Thanks man and thanks for the heads up. I decided to watch it anyway. THAT has some huge potential. I'm excited.

I did pick up the book to read. The first few lines got my attention. I got through 3 chapters which were good. I just didn't find time to keep it and continue. I need to do that.

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Re: The Martian
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 10:23:01 pm »
Article in Popular Science about why NASA helped with the flick... because the mission is exactly what they're planning, minus the drama.

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Re: The Martian
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2015, 12:35:31 pm »
Vai the Ares channel: Mars. Our greatest mission.


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Re: The Martian
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2015, 12:20:32 pm »
I'm very much looking forward to this.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2015, 01:21:44 pm »
I would love to see this in the theater. I wonder if this is of any interest to my wife. Usually she sees space, spaceships and space men and she goes meh!!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 01:33:35 pm »
I would love to see this in the theater. I wonder if this is of any interest to my wife. Usually she sees space, spaceships and space men and she goes meh!!!

Tell her it's a Rom-Com in space between a man and his plants.  ;D
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Re: The Martian
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 01:42:18 pm »
It's Cast Away on Mars.

Oh, how did I not share this thing?  I gotta imagine this is getting airtime somewhere.


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Re: The Martian
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 02:10:00 am »
Saw the flick today.  It was brill.

I took my ma to see it, and she's not big into science fiction at all, but she loved it.  She kept saying afterwards "thank you for making me go see it."  We tried to talk Em into going as well, but no dice (I don't think she ever will, either.  We'll see).  Definitely worth seeing on the big screen.

One thing I thought was weird out of context: there were a TON of previews (I had forgotten how many there were in front of movies, geezus!), and the first one had Chiwitel Ejiofor with a beard... and then forty minutes later, he shows up in the flick looking EXACTLY the same.  That was weird.

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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2015, 03:50:31 am »
I 'was' planning to see it yesterday as well, because the weather sucked. Was going to hit the 4:00 show. Then a series of events changed all that. Crap... Maybe next weekend?
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