Get Your Cast to Mars – Bonus Episode: Ridley Scott’s The Martian (And Prometheus)

Get Your Cast To Mars is a three part micro-podcast focusing on the planet Mars. In anticipation of Ridley Scott’s blockbuster spectacle The Martian, join Matthew Brown and Kurt Halfyard as they consider the red planet as an image, an idea, and a somewhat rare place visited in the cinema of the past 100 years.

BONUS EPISODE! We look at a stranded Matt Damon as he sciences the shit out of Mars, represented here as a logic-problem to be solved by a capable optimist. Because this is a bonus episode, we also compare and contrast The Martian to Ridley Scott’s previous, far more misunderstood, science fiction film, Prometheus. In both cases, the spacefaring crews land on new worlds but are not ready to meet their maker.

Viewing Syllabus: The Martian (2015) and Prometheus (2012).

All three episodes + the bonus episode are available for streaming (see table of contents below) directly from the site, or are a part of the RowThree podcast feed, ready for you to send them to whatever electronic device you prefer.


The complete adventures of Matt and Kurt go to Mars:


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Markus Krenn

What a nice limited run podcast.
Really enjoyed it.


Thanks for saying so. Spread the word!

(when the appropriate subject comes along, we’ll do this again. And look for myself and Nat Almirall to do a micro-podcast on David Tomblin’s 1967 show, THE PRISONER over the next couple months…)

Andrew James

Regarding Benedict Wong: you obviously missed Netflix’ “Marco Polo.” He is about the same size as Jabba the Hutt (without the tail).


The WEINSTEIN COMPANY put out Cusack/GongLi SHANGHAI this weekend after sitting on for 7 years. If anyone saw The Martian and Shanghai this weekend, it must have been alarming to see the difference in Benedict Wong who has large supporting roles in each film.

Kurt Halfyard

Made back in June 2012, this is a fine companion piece, that gets at some of the questions we leave on the table in the Podcast.