Through the eyes of two state-of-the-art rovers, and with NASA scientists at your side, you'll see Mars in a way no one ever has before-direct from the surface of the amazing red planet.


George Butler
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Credited cast:
Paul Newman ... Self - Introduction by
Steve Squyres ... Self
Rob Manning ... Self
Charles Elachi Charles Elachi ... Self (as Dr. Charles Elachi)
Wayne Lee ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nagin Cox Nagin Cox ... Self - single headshot


Join the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity for an awe-inspiring journey on the surface of the mysterious red planet. Through the eyes of these two intrepid, state-of-the-art rovers, and with NASA scientists and engineers at your side, you'll see Mars in a way no one ever has before, standing on the surface of the planet that's intrigued mankind for eons.

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A Whole New World Awaits.


Documentary | Short


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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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Written by Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson), Georg Holm (as Georg "Goggi" Hólm), Kjartan Sveinsson (as Kjartan "Kjarri" Sveinsson) and Orri P. Dyrason (as Orri Páll Dýrason)
Performed by Sigur Rós
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Very promising concept ends stale.
30 July 2007 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

This had the _opportunity_ to be a great documentary. It started with less of the crappy motivational speeches and some bits of actual science. They showed the construction phases of the two rovers that went on Mars and the animations were great.

I expected this to turn into a detailed log of the travels of the two rovers and the emotions involved and the science and engineering decisions that were made. But the film ended abruptly, after only 38 minutes. The rovers landed and finished their mission in less than 10 minutes of film time.

What was a great concept and a refreshing presentation style ended up in mediocrity. And what was Paul Newman doing narrating the beginning of the film? God, he sounded old.

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Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Mission to Mars See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$412,337, 29 January 2006

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS



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1.44 : 1
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