Neil deGrasse Tyson Examines the Ares 3 in 'The Martian' Promo

August 27, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Martian Promo

Our adventure is just beginning. Whoa! This is awesome. Fox has debuted an intriguing new promo video for Ridley Scott's The Martian, featuring real-world astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examining and discussing the Ares 3 mission to Mars. With all the footage we've seen it looks like they're trying to make this as realistic as possible, as if this mission was actually taking place. And I love that angle because it really does make this feel more real, and like it's actually possible. This video delves into the ideas about Mars and why we want to go there, and how we're going to get there. It's a very nice primer for this movie.

Here's the new promo for Ridley Scott's The Martian, with Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about Ares 3:

You can also see the second trailer for The Martian here with tons of footage + the Ares 3 video promo.

The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Prometheus) and written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) became one of the first people to walk on Mars. But after a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan and more star in the film. 20th Century Fox will release The Martian this fall starting October 2nd.

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not this idiot

BacoTaco on Aug 27, 2015


And what's your degree in?

oneleft1 on Aug 28, 2015


Incredibly well done - they even dyed Neil's hair!

Internapse on Aug 27, 2015


I wonder if Tyson will go on a Twitter tirade nitpicking THE MARTIAN like he did for GRAVITY? I am guessing not.

DAVIDPD on Aug 27, 2015


I remember when he nitpicked the heck out of Gravity and displayed ZERO understanding of storytelling and cinema. It's art dude. Not the mission plan for the next NASA mission. Trying too hard to appear smart and failing in spectacular fashion. No sound in space? You don't say. Star wars is garbage!!!

TOMTOM on Aug 28, 2015


Nitpicking? When I watched in and she couldn't pull Clooney in with just a tug to get him going in that direction I lost interest. Basic physics should not be ignored for sake of storytelling and cinema.

oneleft1 on Aug 28, 2015


oh so you don't like Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who, {insert comic book franchise here}, etc. Basic physics have been ignored since forever...oh wait...unless you think the Force is basic physics. hahhahaha...what an idiot

TOMTOM on Aug 28, 2015


that's some damn fine creative reading you got going there. Let me summarize. You decide that I watched all those you list or even care about them at some level, point out that physics have been ignored in comic books - which this movie is not - and based on your very own conclusions then conclude that I'm an idiot. Yours is truly a dizzying intellect.

oneleft1 on Aug 28, 2015


You said the following... "Basic physics should not be ignored for sake of storytelling and cinema" The movies he listed all ignore basic physics. He's right in saying that if you like ANY of those you're a hypocrite. So do you like any of them? And if so how can explain the hypocrisy? With all due respect his point is looking better than yours.

Bill Gates on Aug 28, 2015


I said the part where Clooney let's go was unrealistic. And in the movie that happens, the one called Gravity, the one that's not some comic book or superhero universe, it is unrealistic. So if you're going to go to all that trouble to realistically depict objects and people in space then, for the sake of storytelling and cinema, it's not too much to ask for some basic physics rules be followed. It doesn't matter what he listed. What hypocrisy? I walk into a movie with explosions and people in tights with super human powers wearing masks I don't expect basic physics. I can make that distinction.

oneleft1 on Aug 28, 2015


I have such a love/hate relationship with NdGT but I really dislike him in regards to movies. I like how they dyed his hair for this though--dude seems to have aged pretty well.

Lar Rackell on Aug 28, 2015


This guy is proof that you can be really smart at one thing and completely stupid when it comes to anything else. He doesn't understand basic storytelling and the necessary trade offs in order to make something entertaining.

Big McLargeHuge on Aug 28, 2015

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