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Roving Mars -- A pair of unmanned vehicles transmit images from the surface of Mars.
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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
27 January 2006 (USA) See more »
A Whole New World Awaits.
A pair of uncrewed vehicles transmit images from Mars. | Full synopsis »
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an unbelievable triumph See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)

Paul Newman ... Introduction by
Steve Squyres ... Himself
Rob Manning ... Himself
Charles Elachi ... Himself (as Dr. Charles Elachi)
Wayne Lee ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Beck Hofmann ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
George Butler 
Writing credits
George Butler (written by) and
Robert Andrus (written by)

George Butler (narration)

Produced by
George Butler .... producer
Tara Grace .... associate producer
Frank Marshall .... producer
Scott Swofford .... executive producer
Original Music by
Philip Glass 
Cinematography by
T.C. Christensen 
Film Editing by
Nancy Baker 
Production Management
Rick Gordon .... post-production supervisor
Scott Swofford .... unit production manager
Sound Department
John P. Fasal .... sound mixer
Steven C. Laneri .... sound mixer
Michael L. McDonough .... sound designer (as Michael McDonough)
Roger Phenix .... production sound mixer
Roger Phenix .... sound mixer
Ryan Purcell .... foley artist
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Karl Rosengren .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital supervisor: Sassoon Film Design
Aja Bogdanoff .... digital artist
David Booth .... scanning & recording: Fotokem Digital Film Services
Chris Brown .... digital producer: Sassoon Film Design (as Chris CB Brown)
Tim Enstice .... digital production manager
Colin Feist .... digital compositor
Jason Jue .... digital compositor
Dan Maas .... visual effects supervisor
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Nicolaides .... compositing supervisor
John Niehuss .... digital artist
Tom Piedmont .... digital compositor
Benjamin Schweighart .... digital artist
Jun Watanabe .... digital artist: Fotokem
Justin Wick .... software consultant
Camera and Electrical Department
Zep Christensen .... first assistant camera
Rhett E. Fernsten .... gaffer
Tyler Meiners .... dolly grip
James Neihouse .... additional photography (as James Niehouse)
Sandi Sissel .... additional photography
Reed Smoot .... additional photography
Matthew Williams .... additional photography
John Beck Hofmann .... additional camera operator: documentary (uncredited)
Scott Hulme .... additional camera operator: documentary (uncredited)
Animation Department
Eric DeJong .... animator: space sequences
Editorial Department
Tina Ballou .... post-production coordinator
Chi Yoon Chung .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Carbonara .... assistant music editor
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Scott Johnson .... music editor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Michael Riesman .... conductor
Transportation Department
Brett Miller .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Edwin Escalante .... post production (as Ed Escalante)
Daniel Holton-Roth .... thanks

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40 min
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[first lines]
Introduction by:[voiceover] Space exploration began with dreaming. Thousands of years of humans staring into the heavens and wondering, how did this begin? What else is out there? The earliest answers were given in myth and poetry. Now they are sought by space age technology. And while each mission increases our knowledge, it also leads our imagination further and further. How did life begin? Did it happen more than once in the universe? The answer may lie on Mars.
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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
an unbelievable triumph, 12 February 2007
Author: mgar295 from United States

I saw this at an Imax in LA last week - I'm still in awe. Maybe the previous commenter was a rocket scientist himself, but for me, the hurdles these people had to accomplish in the time they did, and the unbelievable success they had is something that made me proud to be an American when I left the theater. The visual aspects of the film left me holding my breath at times. And the story - it was the same story we've all seen 100 times - a small group of people working together to achieve the impossible. Only this time, the story is true, the people are real and the goal is the advancement of humanity. Something we can all be proud of in a time when there are not that many things that we should be proud of. Take everyone you can drag with you - there isn't anyone who won't be moved by the vistas of a distant planet sent here by a couple tiny robots built by a small group of men and women from the planet Earth who had a dream. Why a 9 instead of a 10? It ended too soon.

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