Tag: Mars

Images & Words: Echoes of Ascension

Images & Words: Echoes of Ascension


Saito shuffled through the red storm toward the airlock … hesitated … then stopped. Fine Martian sand hissed against his faceplate, the white noise interrupted by the occasional tick! impact of larger pebbles.

The Martian

He Said, She Said: The Martian


The Martian, starring Matt Damon, is a science fiction drama/thriller about the survival of one astronaut left for dead. Though it is mostly true to the novel, there are differences. The good news is these differences have almost no impact on the effectiveness of the storytelling.

Red Planet

He Said, She Said: Red Planet


Certainly not a science fiction classic, Red Planet possesses many aspects that make it an enjoyable watch, but there’s not a high level of rewatchability. Carrie-Anne Moss puts in the best …

John Carter of Mars by Vance Kovacs

John Carter of Mars by Vance Kovacs


For a little over 100 years Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ John Carter of Virginia has been roaming the red plains of Barsoom and filling our minds with adventure.  Vance Kovacs captures […]

Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury


The Martian Chronicles has been a book long in the reading for me.  I’ve known about it since I was a kid.  I watched the terrible, terrible 1980 mini-series (video […]

Retro Review: Red Planet (2000)

Retro Review: Red Planet (2000)


In Red Planet a team of astronauts makes the first manned expedition to the Mars and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities.

Mission to Mars (2000)

Retro Review: Mission to Mars (2000)


Mission to Mars is a film worth renting for science fiction fans to either enjoy or mock . . . depending on your tastes. And for some of us it’s okay to do both.

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