In the year 2030, the race to be the first to reach the Red Planet is on - and China is leading the way. China has stunned the world by leapfrogging over America's long-term plans and has ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Michael Riley ...  Rick Erwin 2 episodes, 2007
Lothaire Bluteau ...  Antoine Hébert 2 episodes, 2007
Pascale Bussières ...  Jackie Decelles 2 episodes, 2007
Frank Schorpion ...  Mikhail Cerenkov 2 episodes, 2007
Claudia Ferri ...  Lucia Alarcon 2 episodes, 2007
Kevan Ohtsji ...  Hiromi Okuda 2 episodes, 2007
Ron Lea ...  Max 'Bull' Haber 2 episodes, 2007
Francis X. McCarthy ...  Glenn Hartwell 2 episodes, 2007
Macha Grenon ...  Lynn Erwin 2 episodes, 2007
Robert Naylor ...  Adam Erwin 2 episodes, 2007
David Rigby ...  Rick Erwin's Father 2 episodes, 2007
Vlasta Vrana ...  Space Agency Narrator 2 episodes, 2007
Stephen Shellen ...  Mission Controller 2 episodes, 2007
Elisa Bourreau Elisa Bourreau ...  Lucia Alarcon 2 episodes, 2007
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In the year 2030, the race to be the first to reach the Red Planet is on - and China is leading the way. China has stunned the world by leapfrogging over America's long-term plans and has landed a series of advanced rovers and robotic landers in their quest to make the most important discovery in history - extraterrestrial life on Mars. Once again, America and its partners, including Canada, are thrust into a winner-take-all space race - but the stakes are higher than the race to the Moon nearly seven decades earlier. The international team accelerates its plans - when China prepares to send its final wave of rovers, this consortium will surge ahead and at last launch a human crew. Six extraordinary individuals from Canada, the United States, Russia, France and Japan are selected for this gruelling two-year mission. These four men and two women must work together as a team, rise above their secret fears and struggle with the sacrifice of leaving friends and family behind. Training and... Written by Galafilm

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23 September 2007 (Canada) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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CAD 12,000,000 (estimated)
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A pleasant space voyage surprise
17 September 2012 | by gwluccaSee all my reviews

This was an unexpectedly realistic treatment of the first manned voyage to Mars. It is far from scientifically accurate in every respect, but it scores more points for realism than films with 10 times its budget.

The story is a bit slow, but then again, that would be reflective of the pacing on a real voyage to Mars lasting years. The computer graphics were at times so convincing that it is easy to buy into them, especially the EVA scenes.

I found the acting more than adequate; they were convincing enough for me to care about their characters. That's more than I can say about many films.

The title is a bit of a deception. This is not a "race" to Mars rather than a slow sailing boat voyage with plenty of time for reflection. Eight stars out of ten.


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