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A Trip to Mars (1910)

A scientist discovers reverse gravity and goes to Mars in the process.

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A celebrated professor of chemistry discovers two wonderful powders. When combined, they form a product which reverses the well-known law of gravity and sets all objects that it touches free to roam in space. The professor's joy over the discovery of this reverse gravity is so great that he starts out to tell the world. While waving the two papers containing the powders over his head, a little of each is accidentally spilled on him. Before he can realize what is happening the professor is sailing out of the window and through the clouds, on his way to the planet Mars. Arriving there upside-down he scrambles along the under surface of the planet and finally finds himself in a dense wood of trees, which are of enormous size. The upper halves of the trees are semi-human monsters which reach out long arms to seize him as he runs between their trunks. Escaping this peril, he climbs upon a ledge of rocks. Jumping off a promontory, he lands upon what, when the rocks wake up, proves to be the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The American spin on A Trip to the Moon.
16 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Everyone knows about A Trip to The Moon. One of the first science fiction films it was a major milestone in film history. So when Thomas Edison was making films under his studio he decided to make an All American remake. Instead of a giant bullet, it's a scientist discovering reverse gravity. And instead of going to the moon, he goes to Mars. One step beyond. Well the scientist get's discovered by Martians, and he is soon sent back home by the giant overlord Martian. The scientist throws something on the ground and the room starts to spin. Just saying that description will make you laugh. But still it is pretty impressive. And the special effects are good. It's not as good as A Trip To The Moon but I still have to give it credit.


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