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ARES Live: Leave Your Mark Posted at 9:12 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

This is a clever bit of advertising that works on multiple levels.

ARES Live: Our Greatest Adventure Posted at 11:39 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

This is just genius. Can’t wait for the movie.

The Martian – Official Trailer Posted at 12:08 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

They’ve ramped up the adrenaline with this new trailer though I don’t really get why they would use All Along the Watchtower for the soundtrack. Seems out of place to me and a bit of a lazy choice. Still, it’s a good trailer.  Fair warning: I’m going to post every new trailer for The Martian that 20th Century Fox cares to release.

The Martian | Official Trailer Posted at 11:10 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

If the trailer I posted earlier didn’t do it for you I understand. It was nice but not very exciting. This one that just dropped will make up for it, I promise.

Openings: The Martian by Andy Weir Posted at 5:03 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The MartianThe Martian
by Andy Weir
Crown Publishers, 2014
Del Rey, 2014


I’m pretty much fucked.

That’s my considered opinion.


Six days into what should be the greatest two months of my life, and it’s turned into a nightmare.

I don’t even know who’ll read this. I guess someone will find it eventually. Maybe a hundred years from now.

For the record… I didn’t die on Sol 6. Certainly the rest of the crew thought I did, and I can’t blame them. Maybe there’ll be a day of national mourning for me, and my Wikipedia page will say, “Mark Watney is the only human being to have died on Mars.”

And it’ll be right, probably. ‘Cause I’ll surely die here. Just not on Sol 6 when everyone thinks I did.

Let’s see… where do I begin?

The Ares Program. Mankind reaching out to Mars to send people to another planet for the very first time and expand the horizons of humanity blah, blah, blah. The Ares 1 crew did their thing and came back heroes. They got the parades and fame and love of the world.

Ares 2 did the same thing, in a different location on Mars. They got a firm handshake and a hot cup of coffee when they got home.

Ares 3. Well, that was my mission. Okay, not mine per se. Commander Lewis was in charge. I was just one of her crew. Actually, I was the very lowest ranked member of the crew. I would only be “in command” of the mission if I were the only remaining person.

What do you know? I’m in command.