Sunday, October 4, 2015
Highlight: A Ridley Scott Film: THE MARTIAN
In THE MARTIAN Mark Watley (Damon) is an Astronaut with a background in Botany. He's part of a crew of 5 sent to explore Mars. All is witty repartee and good natured barbs at one another, over the spacesuit intercom until a storm on Mars comes whipping up. The captain, Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) quickly assesses the situation and decides it's time to abandon the mission and head back to earth. Watley disagrees, but mid sentence he's struck by an antennae; and with all the dust and wind, visibility is impossible, he's out of sight. The crew doesn't want to leave him behind, but when they can't get a signal from his suit, it's Melissa's call to leave him for dead.
Limitless pills! I mock to be humorous, but in actuality Ridley Scott's The Martian, based on a book by Andy Weir, is completely believable, the production is mind blowing, just as good as Gravity, the science feels credible and the script is acutely intelligent without being dense.
T&T LAMB Score: 5 outta 5
Two actors, an astronaut and Mr. Mars
Walk into the Fels Planetarium
I got to attend a panel discussion to promote The Martian in Philly at Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute moderated by Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. The participants: were two cast members from The Martian, Sebastian Stan (Mars crew) & Mackenzie Davis (Mission Control), retired NASA astronaut, Nicole Stott and Dr. Jim "Mr. Mars" Green - Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA, also the film's consultant, and lead scientist on the announcement this past week on the discovery of streaks of water on Mars.
|Astronaut Nicole Stott discussing the accuracy of the movies crew|
|Actress Mackenzie Davis discussing her training for "The Martian"|
|Actor Sebastian Stan discussing wire acting|
|NASA's Dr. Green discussing the validity of growing potatoes on Mars|
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