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Wednesday film(s): Mars!

10 Jun

I have three Mars-related clips to share today.  The first is a short animated film about a geologist studying Mars before it is terraformed.  The second is the new trailer for The Martian, which, in my household, invoked finger-crossing and the ritual chant of “please don’t suck! please don’t suck!” The third film, from earlier this year, profiles volunteers on the shortlist for the Mars One mission. For some critical coverage Mars One, this Matter article is a good place to start. (It’s actually the end of a three-story chain: the first explaining Mars One, and the second with claims from one of the finalists who quit, exposing the program as, if not an outright hoax, at least hoax-ish.) I find it interesting just to see some of the dreamers who applied.

 

The Red Witch from Aron Bothman on Vimeo.

 

If I Die on Mars from Guardian News & Media Ltd on Vimeo.

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Posted by on June 10, 2015 in Video

 

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