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Film Friday #251

The Martian (2015)

After he is accidentally left behind on Mars, botanist/astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must “science the shit” out of his surroundings in order to stay alive using equipment that was never designed to last. At the same time a group NASA scientists and engineers lead by Vincent Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) work tirelessly to find a way to bring Mark back. Read more…

BOOK REVIEW: The Martian by Andy Weir

This book was recommended to me by my friend, Rob. Rob is married to Jen who is a member of my infamous book club. Along with Mr O and Tal (who is Carrie’s boyfriend) he is one of the book club BAHs (boyfriends and husbands) who all secretly wish they were allowed to join book club.

In the near future, botanist and engineer Mark Watney is a key member of the crew of a NASA mission to Mars. When a storm strikes the mission’s landing site Mark is injured and presumed dead forcing the crew to evacuate and leave him behind. Fortunately/unfortunately Mark isn’t dead but by the time he makes it back to the Hab (the crew’s Mars-based living quarters) it’s too late. Read more…