Get Your Cast to Mars – Pre-Enactment

Get Your Cast To Mars was originally a three part (+ bonus episode) micro-podcast focusing on the planet Mars in the movies. Matthew Brown and Kurt Halfyard considered the red planet as an image, an idea, and a somewhat rare place visited in the cinema of the past 100 years.

We are back for a second season focusing on Mars on Television – specifically, the Ron Howard/Brian Grazer produced six part mini-series that began airing on National Geographic and FX in November 2016. We are sticking with the three part format again for the purposes of this podcast, looking at the series in pairs. Here we look at the unusual nature of the show (hybrid doc/fiction) and its aspirational tone.

As always, please join in the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section and again, thanks for listening!


The Complete First Season of Matt and Kurt getting their Cast To Mars:


The Second Season:




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Andrew James

Actually, if you can believe anything the man says, one of the very very few things I’ve liked hearing from Trump is his intent to make sure NASA is funded for a Mars mission and extra-solar expeditions. He’s pretty gung-ho on it.

That said, I’m writing this mere hours from a breaking story about him talking about defunding NASA’s climate change research. So give and take I guess.

I will free NASA from the restriction of serving primarily as a logistical agency for low-Earth-orbit activities. We will instead refocus on space exploration. Under a Trump administration, Florida and America will lead the way into the stars.

Matt Brown

You can’t believe anything the man says.