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Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  25 March 1996 (USA)
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When the world's first spaceship is close to its goal (Mars), the TV-network GNN begins its live coverage of the last two hours of the mission and then the problems start. The ... See full summary »

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Capt. Eugene T. Slader
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Nick Van Pelt
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Dr. Lin Yo Yu
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Dean Rumplemeyer
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When the world's first spaceship is close to its goal (Mars), the TV-network GNN begins its live coverage of the last two hours of the mission and then the problems start. The landing-computer malfunctions, the captain Eugene Slader gets very sick and back on Earth it is discovered that big financial corporations have an interest in the failure of the mission - and we, the viewers, can see it all live on television. Written by <uffe@enterpol.dk>

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Crew in orbit around Mars have conversations with ground control and Earth media in real-time, in reality there would be an 20 minute communications delay due to the distance. See more »

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well-conceived approach to an old idea
11 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film attempts a novel approach to a well-used theme. It is yet another mission to Mars film, but this time it is filmed as though it is live TV coverage of the final stages of the mission- with background interviews etc to fill the gaps.

Apart from the irritating manner of the on-board journalist, this film is well enough presented; it certainly deserved better publicity that it received. But the ending, whilst interesting, leaves the viewer with too many questions. In some ways it is good to leave something undecided- it leaves more for the imagination. Unfortunately it can also leave a sense of dissatisfaction, as it did for me. Still, it made for a memorable film.


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