Timeline of Mars in Film
In what appears to be a return to form for Ridley Scott and in a possible oscar worthy role for Matt Damon, the hottest film in cinemas at the moment is The Martian, a science fiction film based on the Novel by Andy Weir.
The film follows Matt Damon’s character who has been stranded on Mars and must survive alone with limited supplies in hope that he will be rescued. It has been called a mix between Cast Away and Apollo 13 (both coincidently starring Tom Hanks).
This latest Martian adventures continues a long tradition of films about the mysterious red planet, going all the way back to the very earliest days of cinema. Mars has remained a staple setting and subject matter ever since.
Discover the history of Mars in Film on our interactive timeline
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Real life Mars Exploration
Our fascination with Mars is by no mean constrained to the world of fiction, with the landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover in 2011 being a major international news event and recent discoveries about the existence of water on Mars has continued to fuel the imagination on the history of the red planet.
Learn more about man exploration of Mars on our Missions to Mars timeline
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HIDDEN EVENTS: (IMPORTANT)
These timelines span several decades, so when you first open them some of the events will be hidden.
Make sure you zoom in to different periods on the timeline to uncover all of the events.
Lights, camera, action! Its movie time on Histropedia! Timelines aren’t just about history, they’re about chronology. They’re about exploring topics in a way that lets you immediately grasp which order things happened in, when they took place and how far apart they were. There are few areas where this is more useful than when exploring the magical history of film,