Friday, October 2, 2015

Link Round-Up: The Martian

The Martian

Interview: The App interviews Andy Weir, author of The Martian.

Interview: JoBlo interviews the cast and crew of The Martian.

Movie Reviews: CinemaBlendThe Hollywood Reporter | HuffPo | MashableNew York Post | Popular Mechanics | Post-Gazette | ScreenCrush | The Telegraph | VanietyFair | Variety

Movie Review: The Martian Is the Ultimate Nerd Triumph, says GQ

Movie Review: Ridley Scott’s The Martian Is Sublime, Sophisticated Entertainment.

4 Reasons Why The Martian Is Ridley Scott’s Big Comeback

5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

7 Real NASA Technologies in The Martian.

7 things The Martian gets right about science (pictures.)

The 9 Best Moments in Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

Abigail Nussbaum’s recent comments on The Martian mirror my own thoughts, but the discussion heats up in the comments, where commenters debate whether Mark Watney is the hero or the MacGuffin.

Alien, and the movies that made space travel scary.

Andy Weir’s Short Story Prequel to The Martian.

Astronomy Magazine on Behind the science of The Martian.

The biggest mistake in The Martian is absolutely critical to the movie’s plot.

Bing Maps & Fox offer Guided Tour Of Mars

Bruce Bugbee says Farming on Mars Is Not Science Fiction.

Elon Musk: Nuke the Martian poles to terraform it faster.

Futurity explains Why going to Mars isn’t such a crazy idea.

Geeky Girls Love Sci-Fi offers 5 Reasons to watch The Martian.

George R.R. Martin describes his fascination with the red planet for the Guardian in “Our long obsession with Mars.”

Great Cast, the Talented Ridley Scott – Why I’m Dying to See The Martian.

Hollywood Uses Bigger Screens to Tell Sophisticated Stories.

How A Former Android Developer Created The Martian, A New Sci-Fi Masterpiece.

How realistic is Hollywood’s The Martian?

How Scientifically Accurate Is The Martian?

How to Get to Mars…And Maybe Even Live There.

Hypable recommends 10 great space travel movies like The Martian.

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA.

ISS Astronauts Read The Martian, Want to See the Movie on Opening Night.

Joel Achenbach in the Washington Post says, Don’t worry. Matt Damon won’t get stuck on Mars. NASA can’t get him there. He explains why it’s highly unlikely that NASA will lead an expedition to Mars in the next 25 years. Two key points: we don’t have a rocket, and NASA has no plans to develop a Martian lander.

Let’s Talk About the One Scene of The Martian That’s Incredibly Dumb.

The Martian Astronaut Would Get Cancer If Mission Were Real, Author Says.

The Martian Author Andy Weir Brings His Nerd Thriller Into the Mainstream.

The Martian brings science, largely unchanged, from book to screen.

The Martian Had It Easy Compared to the Shipwrecked Scientists of Venus.

The Martian: How a blog post became a Hollywood movie starring Matt Damon.

Matt Damon talked space travel after the new trailer for The Martian debuted.

Matt Damon’s The Martian has NASA scientists geeking out.

Motherboard lauds The Inevitable Triumph of The Martian.

NASA Invites Media to Explore Mars Science Fiction and Fact in Cinema.

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets About The Martian.

The New York Times explains How The Martian makes the nerd the hero.

Science of The Martian: the Good, the Bad, and the Fascinating.

Silicon Valley geeks out over The Martian

Space station astronauts have read The Martian, can’t wait to see movie from orbit.

UA scientists discuss the relative accuracy of The Martian.

What Will Be Ridley Scott’s Next Movie After The Martian?

Who Will Become the First Martian? A Rundown of the Race to the Red Planet.

Why Dust Storms Wouldn’t Sabotage A Real Mars Mission.

What The Martian Gets Right (and Wrong) About Science.

Why The Martian Won’t Get Us Any Closer to the Red Planet.

Why NASA and Matt Damon Love The Martian.

Why NASA scientists are excited about Matt Damon film The Martian (LA Times.)

Why NASA scientists are excited about Matt Damon movie The Martian.

Why The New Teaser For The Martian Is Also An Under Armour Ad.

Will The Martian affect public support of a real Mars mission?

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