Mars

Mars

Using a curious, sometimes wobbly, sometimes fascinatingly cool mix of fiction and documentary, National Geographic’s series Mars presents a space drama supported by the historical science that made it all possible. But this history, as presented in the show, is actually the present… and the examples and interviews shown are real people doing real things… …

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John Carter

I’m not usually a huge sci-fi fan, but something about John Carter looked like fun from the get-go.  Indeed, the movie gets off to a rollicking start as Carter (Taylor Kitsch) entrusts his fortune and his tomb to his young nephew, Ned (Daryl Sabara).  He leaves behind a journal outlining his posthumous wishes and detailing …

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Red Planet

TIM: I should have known, going in, that any movie with Val Kilmer should be killed before release. There was soooo much hype about this movie that you had little chance of avoiding it. But once you’re sitting in your chair, screaming for it to end, you are bludgeoned with the complete lack of story …

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