Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

Picture of the Day 30/12/15 - Mars base with inflatable sections partially buried in sand by Bryan Versteeg.
More of his space concept art here.
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Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

Friday, October 30, 2015

Concept art for The Martian by Oleg Zherebin

Picture of the Day 30/10/2015 - Mark Watney, his rover and the Sojourner rover as a concept art for The Martian by Oleg Zherebin. More of his art here.

The Martian by Oleg Zherebin

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mars base illustrations for National Geographic Kids Magazine

Mondolithic Studios has made some pretty impressive illustrations of a human Martian base for National Geographic Kids Magazine (November 2015). Click to view in full resolution:
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Mars base illustration for National Geographic Kids Magazine

Mars base illustration for National Geographic Kids Magazine

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Quotes from The Martian

Some of the most memorable quotes from the latest sci-fi blockbuster The Martian (click to view in full resolution):

Everywhere I go, I’m the first. Step outside the rover - First guy ever to be there! Climb a hill - First guy to climb that hill!

Quote from The Martian movie

Once you grow crops somewhere, you have officially 'colonised' it.

Quote from The Martian movie

Friday, September 25, 2015

List of Global release dates for The Martian

Upcoming sci-fi blockbuster The Martian will be on cinema screens on October 2 in United States, September 30 in United Kingdom... The full list for most of the countries can be seen here:

Global release dates for The Martian movie


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

HD images from Total Recall (1990) movie

By many the Total Recall of 1990, stared by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin and Sharon Stone and directed by Paul Verhoeven (known also for Starship Troopers, RoboCop, Basic Instinct and other movies), is being considered the best Mars movie ever, at least till The Martian will hit cinema screens. Here are some of the best HD images from Total Recall focusing on the Martian landscapes and human colony depicted in the movie (open link in new tab to view in full resolution).

Astronauts on Mars - Total Recall 1990 movie image

Shuttle landing on Mars - Total Recall 1990 movie image

Mars colony - Total Recall 1990 movie image

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mars rover by Florent Lebrun

Picture of the Day 22/9/2015 - Rover in a Martian canyon by Canadian fantasy artist Florent Lebrun. More of his art here.
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Mars rover by Florent Lebrun

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mars movie review - Red Planet (2000)

Red Planet movie poster
In the time we all are waiting for the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster The Martian I decided to watch again and review Red Planet (2000) - a sci-fi movie stared by Val Kilmer and Carrie-Anne Moss with quite similar plot (astronauts trying to survive and get off Mars) as the The Martian but undeservedly low scored by the most critics.

Story


In the first part of 21st century humans have totally polluted Earth and now are remotely trying to terraform Mars to make it a second home for humanity. For 20 years everything seems to be going according to the plan - temperatures on Mars has been raised and dispatched algae has been starting to cover more and more of the planet introducing oxygen in its atmosphere. Suddenly all the algae vanishes and there is no other way but to send a manned mission to find out - why this is happening.

It is year 2056 and a crew of 6 is being sent to Mars aboard the "Mars-1" in the first manned mission to Mars. When they reach the orbit of Mars their ship is struck by a particle burst from an unexpectedly powerful Solar flare. In result the electronics of Mars-1 is fried and fire is spreading through all the ship. 5 of 6 crew members eject the ship with landing module but the only female - ship's captain Bowman (Carrie-Anne Moss) - stays on Mars-1 to save the ship.