MARS: Astronauts Mae Jemison & Leland Melvin – exclusive interview

Mars on National Geographic | © 2018 NatGeo

In Season 2 of MARS, Monday nights on National Geographic Channel, the series continues its unusual blend of scripted drama and documentary footage. In the future, scientists have established the first colony on Mars, but their research is threatened by the arrival of a private business team. Footage of real-life situations is used to illustrate how the issues examined in the story are playing out in the world today. Former NASA astronauts Mae Jemison and Leland Melvin are both consultants on MARS. Jemison, who is both a medical doctor and an engineer, is the first African-American woman to travel in […]Read On »

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MARS: Actor Esai Morales and showrunner Dee Johnson chat Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Esai Morales in Season 2 of MARS | ©2018 National Georgraphic/Dusan Martincek

National Geographic Channel’s series MARS has been described as a hybrid. Now in its second season on Monday nights, MARS employs both scripted drama and documentary footage to explore how what is happening in the real world today could be mirrored when humanity attempts to colonize a new planet. Dee Johnson is the Season 2 show runner and an executive producer on MARS. Esai Morales (who coincidentally portrayed another Earth-originated dweller of another planet as a series regular on CAPRICA) plays wealthy industrialist Roland St. John, whose company clashes with the scientists already in residence on Mars. Both Johnson and […]Read On »

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MARS: JiHae gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MARS - Season 2 Key Art |©2018 National Geographic

MARS has its second season premiere on National Geographic Monday, November 12. The series, executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, is an unusual blend of scripted drama and documentary footage as it tells of the first colony on Mars. Actors portray scientists and colonists, whose adventures are intercut with interviews with real scientists and astronauts. Documentary coverage of clashes between science and industry in areas like the Arctic Circle are contrasted with similar imagined conflicts on the Red Planet. JiHae (pronounced JEE-hay) portrays twin sisters Hana and Joon Seung. Hana is an American pilot and systems engineer on […]Read On »

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Preview: Watch the JOHN CARTER Extended Super Bowl trailer

JOHN CARTER teaser poster | ©2012 Walt Disney Pictures

Walt Disney released the current trailer to their big March 8 fantasy film JOHN CARTER. It’s directed by Pixar alum Andrew Stanton and it’s really shaping up to look like an epic film mixing STAR WARS (the prequel trilogy) mixed with LORD OF THE RINGS. Check it out below and let us know what you think. AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Fan us on Facebook at ASSIGNMENT X Article Source: Assignment X  Article: First Look at the JOHN CARTER Extended Super Bowl trailer

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