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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katee Sackhoff ... Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson
Ray Fearon ... Sterling Brooks
Julie Cox ... Lena Wilson
Steven Cree ... ARTi (voice)
David Tse 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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I agree. Wow.
24 December 2018 | by ivkoSee all my reviews

Holy cow, what a steaming hot mess this movie is. It somehow manages to feel simultaneously confusing, boring, cerebral in a terrible and condescending way, and extraordinarily amateurish. I'm not really sure I managed to follow the plot. It starts with a manned mission to Mars in the near-future that goes awry for unknown reasons, moves on to what is basically a one-woman show about an earth-based astronaut (think drone program , but in space) working with an advanced AI to investigate what went wrong during that mission, and finishes with scenes that I think are meant to suggest a 2001-ish symbolism concept. But honestly my understanding is based upon a lot of guesswork. It feels incomplete because if I did understand the basic plot correctly it is just filled to the brim with plot holes and bizarre assumptions. And the last twenty minutes is so dull that I fell asleep. I would just avoid the movie.

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8 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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