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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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  (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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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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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
The Real Mars and How They Did It., 26 January 2006
Author: drsfiddle from Fort Worth, Texas

I was fortunate enough to see the first public premier of this IMAX movie given to Lockheed-Martin Employees. The public reception was warm but not overwhelming. The images of Mars and the Rocket Launch were magnificent and the animated segments were indistinguishable from the filmed segments, very accurately using the photographs sent by the Rovers to create the landscapes. One note about a sequence that made many in the theater groan - THERE IS NO SOUND IN SPACE!!!!! Much of the movie consisted of often young enthusiastic engineers telling us how impossible the task was and (indirectly) how brilliant they must be. I do not belittle the accomplishment, it is awesome to be sure, but this standard Mantra we get with every film depicting a technological accomplishment is getting repetitious. On the other hand, I understand the wall NASA is up against every day to get and keep funding for these very important programs, so any salesmanship is forgiven. It is also, I suppose, important for the general layman to understand why these programs are so difficult to pull off so they can truly appreciate the success. I was impressed by the humor and humbleness that the engineers displayed in the face of test failures. This is an interesting, and at times, visually striking documentary, definitely worth seeing. Take the kids, they'll be wide eyed as the public gets its first truly satisfying look at the red planet.

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