Mars is hard. Hard to get to, hard to make habitable for humans, hard to tell a story about on the screen and leave the viewer with any lasting impression.
With a few shining exceptions — looking at you, The Martian — all Mars movies have bombed. From Mission to Mars with Tim Robbins in 2000 to The Last Days on Mars with Liev Schreiber in 2012, even supernatural thrillers have failed to locate deposits of decent drama on the Red Planet. And the TV version hasn’t fared much better.
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Witness Hulu’s new original series The First: ostensibly about the first Mars mission, it doesn’t even bother to make us care about the destination, focusing one entire season on sad Sean Penn and his earthbound struggles. Read more…More about Mars, National Geographic, Entertainment, Space, and Movies Tv Shows
Date/time: 13th November 2018, 02:26