Show Notes

Steven Seagal

Adam West, pre-Batman. An impressive entrance and an early, unfortunate exit.

Scientific Accuracy

Surprisingly reasonable space tech and portrayal of mars! For the time.

The Martian

Commonalities. Scientific accuracy with the knowledge of the time.


Bowser fireballs. Atmosphere.

History of our Knowledge of Mars

Galileo, albido mapping, canali, Percivall Lowell, modern missions.

Planetary Exploration

How to explore a new planet

  1. Open mask
  2. Breathe deeply
  3. Cross your fingers

Martian Resources and Features

Water, underwater sausage plants, red vines, air, atmosphere. Ice caps, aurora, vulcanism.

Columbus on Mars

Exploration and enslaving people. Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday. Culture and intelligence.


  • albido, 
  • atmosphere, 
  • colonialism, 
  • columbus, 
  • mars, 
  • martian canals, 
  • schiaparelli, 
  • science, 
  • science, 
  • science fiction, 
  • space exploration