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The Martian

Artemis: From the Book to the Movie

Sci-fi, smuggling and sabotage in a city on the moon! Set in the near future, the second novel by Andy Weir (The Martian) takes place in a lunar colony named Artemis. It follows a smuggler, Jazz (short for Jasmine), who… Continue Reading →

Nat Geo Gets Starstruck With Mars

Exploring the Red Planet absolutely fascinates me. There’s quite a few stories that I absolutely adore that focus on Mars, the planet, including National Geographic Channel’s global event series, Mars.

Ryan Gosling (and Damien Chazelle) Aim for the Moon in First Man

Per Matt First Man is being hyped as a critically acclaimed movie that depicts Neil Armstrong’s fated journey in becoming the first man to walk on the moon, but it’s really just a complicated tale about a man who overcomes… Continue Reading →

James Cameron Explores Science Fiction (Among Other Genres)

Remember back in the day when people actually bought DVDs, which highlighted incredible supplemental behind-the-scenes documentaries that explored related topics to their subject matter? Those were the best! Clearly I’m not a big collector, as I haven’t bought a DVD… Continue Reading →

Writing a Remake: Lost in Space

The new Lost in Space series on Netflix should be a lot more interesting than it is. The casting is great. The TV show is visually amazing. The special effects are fantastic, considering this isn’t a movie. Unfortunately, this show… Continue Reading →

The Sky is Falling; Salvation is Needed

Government conspiracies, cover-ups, a secret rendezvous and an extinction event is the basis for a new summertime TV show. No, this isn’t The X-Files, but what’s familiar is new again for Salvation, currently airing on CBS.

Geek Culture and the New Era of Oscars

In less than a week, the 89th Academy Awards will commence. For the everyday moviegoer, the Oscars have commemorated a selection of niche films until recently. Though, often, art-house movies come away with the top awards, relatively popular movies clean… Continue Reading →

Hidden Figures Uncovers NASA’s Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance

Per Matt When it comes to underdog movies, I’m a huge fan. I absolutely love them. There’s something about a group of characters overcoming huge odds and finding success by the film’s conclusion that always interests me. But when you… Continue Reading →

Mars Orbits Being an Outer-Space Soap Opera

“Space is defined by the strange relationship between failure, risk and innovation.” That self-describing quote is the basis for the global event series, Mars, which airs on the National Geographic Channel.

J.J. Abrams is a Master Manipulator

Per Matt Whether it’s his coy marketing campaigns, secretive storyline revelations or rebooting of classic sci-fi franchises, J.J. Abrams has made a lasting impact in a relatively short amount of time as a powerful Hollywood producer and director for many… Continue Reading →

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