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2036 Origin Unknown (2018)

TV-14 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 8 June 2018 (USA)
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After a failed mission to Mars, A.I./ARTI is now used for the 2036 mission with a few human supervisors. A monolith of unknown origin is found there. It will have a big effect on Earth.


Hasraf Dulull (as Hasraf 'Haz' Dulull)


Hasraf Dulull (based on a story by) (as Hasraf 'Haz' Dulull), Austen Atkinson (additional dialouge by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Katee Sackhoff ... Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson
Ray Fearon ... Sterling Brooks
Julie Cox ... Lena Wilson
Steven Cree ... ARTi (voice)
David Tse ... Jian Lin (voice)
Neil Robertson Neil Robertson ... SWAT Team Soldier 1
Matthew Holloway Matthew Holloway ... SWAT Team Soldier 2
Philip Baughan Philip Baughan ... SWAT Team Soldier 3
Archie Gemell Archie Gemell ... SWAT Team Soldier 4
Andrew Robertson Andrew Robertson ... SWAT Team Soldier 5
Graeme Atkisnon Graeme Atkisnon ... SWAT Team Soldier 6
Jud Charlton ... ARTi stand-in (voice)
Katie Green Katie Green ... Katie Sackoff stand-in / double
Bruce Chong Bruce Chong ... Jian photo stand-in
Noush Skaugen ... Jill Valentine (voice)


After the first manned mission to Mars ends in a deadly crash, mission controller Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson (Sackhoff) assists an artificial intelligence system, A.R.T.I. Their investigation uncovers a mysterious object under the surface of Mars, that could change the future of our planet as we know it. Written by boboTheDinosaur

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The AI's big eyeball is the same one used in Riddick See more »


Near the beginning of the movie, shortly after the scene showing the booster separation, Martian One is shown passing the Moon. In this scene, Earth is illuminated from well behind the viewer's right shoulder while the Moon is illuminated directly from the right. At 93 million miles from the Sun, both orbs would be illuminated from virtually the same vector. See more »


Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson: Brute-force processing and high-speed maneuvering, not for abstract problem-solving, not to - not to run missions!
Lena Wilson: ARTI is so far beyond human capabilities.
Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson: Do you know what humans did? We wrote 10-feet-high stacks of code, by hand, for the moon landings, checked and double-checked if atomic bombs would ignite the atmosphere. We discovered relativity while working in a patent office, Lena! We created AI to help us, not to lead us.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Started out pretty good...
23 June 2018 | by ReckatSee all my reviews

... if you understand that SciFi doesn't need to be about exploding space ships and exotic aliens. I like how the "think about..." SciFi came back in the last few years with movies like Arrival. This is similar in setting. Everything plays out in the command center of an exploration mission. It starts out a bit boring, but after the discovery on Mars I got hooked. Then in the end it got all messy. The computer does something pretty much unexpected and inconsistent with its previous behavior (like ONE minute before), after that we get an ending which seems to try to mimic the ending of 2001 with a little bit of Contact spliced in, but in a way that seems like the writer thought "It has to be hard to understand for the audience. What better way to achieve this is there than writing an end I myself won't understand?" The ending of 2001 is easy to comprehend in comparison.

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