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MARS MOVIE NIGHTS

The THE MARS SOCIETY - SAN DIEGO hosts a monthly Mars Movie Night, usually (but not always) on the 3rd Friday of every month.

We also generally show an episode of the Duck Dodgers cartoon series or the Cowboy Bebop anime series.

Showtime is 7:00pm at Studio 106: Williams microCINEMA in the San Diego Reader building in the Golden Hill area just east of downtown San Diego, unless otherwise noted. Admission is FREE, and popcorn is provided (you can bring snacks or drinks to share). Please RSVP to Gerry Williams as seating is limited.


Be sure to check out our sister film group, San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi!


Friday
December 19, 2014

TMS-SD NOCHE DE LA PELICULA DE MARTE

VIAJE A MARTE (JOURNEY TO MARS) (Argentina 2004)

The story of Antonio, a boy from the 60s, who is a great fan of science fiction TV serials and space trips. In view of the child's passion, his grandfather decides to take him to Mars in his tow truck.
NOTE: Presented in Spanish, no subtitles necessary.

MERCANO, EL MARCIANO (MERCANO THE MARTIAN) (Argentina 2002)

Mercano's life on Mars is a peaceful one, until one day a wayward probe from Earth smashes into his planet, killing his beloved dog. Enraged the intrepid Marian climbs into his spacecraft and heads out for vengeance, crash landing in Buenos Aires. Ordinarily his presence would cause alarm, but Argentine society is so indifferent that nobody takes much notice - he's just another stranger with no job or money. Frustrated he creates his own world on the Internet, where he strikes up a friendship with a shy boy. However the shy boys father a businessman always on the lookout for a quick buck, discovers the alien and sees him as an untapped source of revenue.
NOTE: Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

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Friday
November 21, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- MARS ON BABYLON 5

BABYLON 5: A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS, PART 1 (USA 1994)

Seismic activity on the planet near the station uncovers what may be signs of an extinct alien civilization. An old mentor pays a visit to Ambassador Delenn. The unrest on the Mars Colony intensifies.

BABYLON 5: A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS, PART 2 (USA 1994)

Sinclair fights two turf battles at once as alien invaders claim the planet the station orbits, and an Earthforce captain disagrees with him about how to deal with the situation.

BABYLON 5: SPIDER IN THE WEB (USA 1994)

An old friend of Talia Winters is murdered by what appears to be an agent of a Martian resistance movement.

Friday
October 24, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- SPACED INVADERS (USA 1990)

When one saucer of an invasion force has engine trouble, it lands on Earth. It happens to be Halloween and it happens the invaders are only about 4 feet tall. As the bumbling aliens wander around the countryside they are taken to be children and they make friends with two children, one of whom is the daughter of the sheriff. As their troubles mount (it's difficult for five aliens to conquer a world) they begin to give up their plans of conquest, but then there is that nasty killer robot.

See the Trailer

Friday
October 18, 2014

MARS MOVIE NIGHT at the SAN DIEGO COMIC FEST! -- A FESTIVAL OF SHORT MARS FILMS (1910-2013)

We're pleased to present a festival of short Mars films, including the very first Mars-themed film ever: Thomas Edison's film "A Trip to Mars" from 1910. We'll also screen animated films, live action and dramatic pieces, and yes, even a handful of TV commercials! Come watch over two hours of the best (and shortest) films of the Red Planet.

NOTE: This screening will be held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego at 8:00pm in the Clarendon Room at the San Diego Comic Fest! Convention.

Friday
October 11, 2014

MARS MOVIE NIGHT at the CONJECTURE 2014 / CONCHORD 26 -- A FESTIVAL OF SHORT MARS FILMS (1910-2013)

We're pleased to present a festival of short Mars films, including the very first Mars-themed film ever: Thomas Edison's film "A Trip to Mars" from 1910. We'll also screen animated films, live action and dramatic pieces, and yes, even a handful of TV commercials! Come watch over two hours of the best (and shortest) films of the Red Planet.

NOTE: This screening will be held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego at 8:00pm in the Windsor Room at the Conjecture 2014 & ConChord 26 Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.

Friday
September 19, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- MARS DOCUMENTARIES 2014

THE NEXT GIANT LEAP (UK 2014)

Mars has fascinated humankind ever since we first gazed with intelligent eyes up into the night sky. But will we ever reach the planet ourselves? Through interviews with scientists at the cutting edge of planetary science and astrobiology, this short documentary discusses the challenges and rewards of our next giant leap.

HORIZON - MAN ON MARS: MISSION TO THE RED PLANET (UK 2014)

Horizon goes behind the scenes at NASA to discover how it is preparing for its most ambitious and daring mission: to land men - and possibly women - on the surface of Mars. Horizon meets the scientists and engineers who are designing new rockets, new space suits and finding ways to help astronauts survive the perils of this long voyage. And it turns out that having the 'right stuff' for a mission to Mars might not be quite what you expect.

MAN VS THE UNIVERSE: MARS IS OURS (USA 2014)

For decades humans have dreamed of going to Mars, and now we're finally on the brink of blasting off for the red planet. SpaceX founder Elon Musk believes Mars is our insurance policy in case Earth becomes uninhabitable. With unprecedented access into SpaceX, viewers will see the engineers making our mission to occupy Mars a reality. Future 'Marsonauts' are already learning how to survive on a frozen desert by practicing in the wilds of Utah. An aerospace engineer is designing the spacesuit that will shield us from the harsh Martian environment and give us superhuman strength. SpaceX hopes to get to Mars in about two decades, but another space startup, Mars One, thinks it can get humans there in just ten years. The only catch: it's a one-way trip, with no chance of ever Coming Home.

Friday
August 15, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- MARS ON TELEVISION

MEN INTO SPACE: MISSION TO MARS (USA 1960)

On the Moon the US and Soviets are in an informal race to be the first to Mars. Both sides play down the need to rush with concerns about safety. Ultimately both missions launch within minutes of each other, but a terrible accident completely changes the game and the ultimate fate of both crews.

MEN INTO SPACE: FLIGHT TO THE RED PLANET (USA 1960)

The first mission to Mars is nearing the red planet when a series of accidents and break downs put the mission in doubt. The crew must balance the need for caution and safety against the massive amount of scientific data that could be gained on such an expedition.

NOTE: This episode was never aired.

STAR TREK VOYAGER: ONE SMALL STEP (USA 1999)

Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is determined to retrieve the debris from inside the ellipse. Chakotay, Paris and Seven take the Delta Flyer in, but when an asteroid strikes, Chakotay, obsessed with retrieving the module, disobeys Janeway's order to leave. The collision renders the Flyer flightless as the ellipse prepares to return to subspace.

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DOCTOR WHO: COLD WAR (UK 2013)

The Doctor and Clara find themselves dealing with Cold War tensions when the TARDIS lands aboard a disabled Soviet ballistic submarine. The Doctor isn't the only alien being on board however - while engaged in undersea drilling, Professor Grisenko thought he'd found a mammoth and brought the creature on the boat encased in ice. It isn't a mammoth but an Ice Warrior, who has been lying dormant for 5000 years. He identifies himself as Grand Marshal Skaldak but when he cannot contact others of his kind, he assumes he is the last of his race. He now has every intention of starting a thermonuclear war between the superpowers and destroy Earth.

See the Trailer

Friday
July 18, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- MUTANT SWINGER FROM MARS (USA 2003)

A 'long lost sci-fi film' from the 50's, finally, has been recovered! Martians from Mars come to Earth and force a mad scientist to create a 'chick-magnet' to lure women so they may take them back to Mars because ... Mars needs women, of course! It's up to Rusty Rave to stop them.
See the Trailer

Friday
June 20, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- ESCAPE FROM MARS (USA/Canada 1999)

Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that the Red Planet has in store for them.

Friday
May 23, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- DOUBLE FEATURE

THE TWELVE-HANDED MEN OF MARS (Italy/Spain 1964)
aka: "I Marziani Hanno Dodici Mani"

Four Martians assume human guises for a trip to Earth. They're supposed to be preparing for an invasion by the Red Planet but discover that life on Earth isn't bad. One gets into the real estate business, another becomes involved in politics, a third falls in love, and the last ends up as--of all things--a science-fiction author!

NOTE: Presented in Italian, but no translation or subtitles necessary.

A WITCH WITHOUT A BROOM (Spain 1967)

An American professor becomes the object of desire of a beautiful 15th-century apprentice sorceress. She takes him on an odyssey from the Stone Age to a futuristic Martian jaunt.

NOTE: Due to the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2014, these films will be screened on the 4th Friday of the month.

Friday
May 15, 2014

MARS MOVIE NIGHT at the ISDC-2014 -- A FESTIVAL OF SHORT MARS FILMS (1910-2013)

We're pleased to present a festival of short Mars films, including the very first Mars-themed film ever: Thomas Edison's film "A Trip to Mars" from 1910. We'll also screen animated films, live action and dramatic pieces, and yes, even a handful of TV commercials! Come watch over two hours of the best (and shortest) films of the Red Planet.

NOTE: This screening will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, CA at 8:00pm in the California Ballroom at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2014. Admission is FREE and this screening is open to the public.

Friday
April 18, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: GOLIATH (USA 2012)

In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80-ft tall, heat-ray spewing, tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth's tiny bacteria. Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind's first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. And return the Martians do.
See the Trailer

Friday
March 21, 2014

MARS MOVIE NIGHT at the Condor Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention -- A FESTIVAL OF SHORT MARS FILMS (1910-2013)

We're pleased to present a festival of short Mars films, including the very first Mars-themed film ever: Thomas Edison's film "A Trip to Mars" from 1910. We'll also screen animated films, live action and dramatic pieces, and yes, even a handful of TV commercials! Come watch over two hours of the best (and shortest) films of the Red Planet.

NOTE: This special screening will be held at Condor Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention at 8:30pm in the Le Summit room at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, in Mission Valley.
NOTE: Parking for this event at the resort will be $4 per vehicle. However there is FREE parking at the San Diego Transit Center at the Fashion Valley Mall with access to the hotel via a foot bridge over the San Diego river.

Friday
March 14, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- THE LAST DAYS ON MARS (UK 2013)

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery - fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora.
See the Trailer

NOTE: Due to the Condor Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, this film will be screened on the 2nd Friday of the month.

Friday
February 21, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- MARS IN THE OUTER LIMITS (USA 1964 & 1995)

THE INVISIBLE ENEMY (1964)

Two astronauts travel to Mars, but never return home. A second expedition is sent to find out why, and two crew members are mysteriously suctioned into the sand shortly after arrival. Mission Commander Merritt and his Captain are left--with the shocking realization that their 'invisible enemy' is really a band of man-eating sand sharks! When Merritt gets marooned in the middle of the shark-infested sand pool, a safe return to the ship seems impossible. With only minutes left to blast-off, Merritt must outsmart his deadly opponents -- or never see Earth again!

THE BRAIN OF COLONEL BARHAM (1964)

A dying astronaut volunteers his mind be linked to a supercomputer, to enable the U.S. to beat the Soviet Union to Mars. His wife and an Air Force psychiatrist oppose the brain removal, fearing that the arrogant spaceman's brain won't adapt, making his death futile. But the Cold War space race takes precedence, so the experiment proceeds, despite eerie developments.

THE VOYAGE HOME (1995)

Three astronauts exploring Mars discover a mysterious canister. When they open it, they are struck unconscious. Awakening nearly an hour later, they must hurry back to their ship to make their launch window. But on the way home, Ed becomes convinced that fellow astronaut Alan is not what he appears to be, and murders him by forcing him out the airlock. Now Ed and his remaining crew member Pete must decide what to do.

Friday
January 24, 2014

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- TIN CAN (USA 2010)

In the near future, three astronauts endeavor to complete a journey of unprecedented ambition. Though they may leave Earth behind, they will soon discover that the past is not as easy to escape.
See the Trailer

Friday
December 13, 2013

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- RED FACTION: ORIGINS (USA 2011)

Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom...and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra, and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason, Alec's last surviving son and an officer in the Red Faction Militia, has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now, 12 years after her kidnapping, his sister is still alive. As a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, Jake goes out to find her, only to learn that his lost sister is one of them... a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction.

See the Trailer

Friday
November 15, 2013

TMS-SD MARS MOVIE NIGHT -- MARS ON TELEVISION

THE WEST WING: LIFE ON MARS (USA 2003)

A parking spot covered in mayonnaise, a 22-year old clerk, and an office in the steam pipe trunk distribution venue seem to be the worst aspects of Republican lawyer Joe Quincy's first day on the job -- until CJ dumps a seemingly silly press inquiry about life on Mars into his lap.

STARHUNTER: FAMILY VALUES (Canada 2001)

The year is 2275. Bounty Hunter Dante Montana and his ragtag crew are commissioned to track and capture dangerous interplanetary criminals, including an evil force Dante believes kidnapped his son. Hunting a pair of con artists on Mars, Dante and Luc encounter a Raider with a boy who may be Dante's kidnapped son. Percy becomes trapped in Dante's virtual reality device, which simulates his dead wife, Penny.

THE OUTER LIMITS: PHOBOS RISING (USA 1998)

For 30 years there has been a fragile truce between the Free Alliance and the Coalition of Middle-Eastern and Pacific States, both on Earth and on Mars. Both groups mine triradium, a super-powerful radioactive mineral that can be used for both power and illegally for weapons. When a giant explosion appears to consume the Earth and sends a giant shock-wave towards Mars, the soldiers at the Free Alliance base on the Red Planet wonder if the truce has come to an end. Cut off from Earth for 12 hours as Mars rotates, Colonel Samantha Elliot believes someone from the Coalition has been smuggling triradium. With communications temporarily out of order and a Coalition drone approaching the Alliance base, Elliot prepares to launch a preemptive strike.




MARS MOVIE GUIDE


Updated 01 October 2014
by Gerry Williams, The Mars Society-San Diego


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IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

"The Last Days on Mars"

2013 UK (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Animator"
A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

"Mars et Avril"

2012 Canada (Feature Film, 91 minutes)
aka: "Mars and April" [TMS-SD Library]
Set in a futuristic environment, Mars et Avril tells the story of an elderly musician and his instrument maker who both become obsessed with the same woman. She agrees to be the model for their next musical instrument but then gets lost in a virtual world on the way to Mars.

"War of the Worlds: Goliath"

2012 USA (Animated Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80-ft tall, heat-ray spewing, tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth's tiny bacteria. Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind's first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. And return the Martians do.

"John Carter"

2012 USA (Feature Film, 132 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
One minute, dozing Civil War veteran John Carter is evading Apaches in a deserted cave. The next, he's waking up on Mars, a once-Earthlike planet that's devolved into chaos -- and civil war of a different sort. Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic "Barsoom Series," this sci-fi adventure finds Carter coming to the aid of Martian princess Dejah Thoris and pitching in to help protect the planet.

"Red Faction: Origins"

2011 USA (Feature Film, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom...and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra, and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason, Alec's last surviving son and an officer in the Red Faction Militia, has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now, 12 years after her kidnapping, his sister is still alive. As a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, Jake goes out to find her, only to learn that his lost sister is one of them... a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction.

"Mars Needs Moms"

2011 USA (Feature Film, 88 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
After tormenting his sister and refusing to eat his veggies, Milo lands in big trouble and starts viewing his Mom as uncaring and unfair. But when Martians suddenly abduct her, Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special. In this fun-filled animated film, based on Berkeley Breathed's popular book, Martians need loving, hardworking mothers just as much as humans do.

"Master Race From Mars"

2011 USA (Feature Film)
In 1888, a persecuted race from the planet Mars escaped to Philadelphia. There were only a few Martians -- all women. A plan for the survival of their race became Philadelphia history.
NOTE: This film has NOT yet been released.

"Tin Can"

2010 USA (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In the near future, three astronauts endeavor to complete a journey of unprecedented ambition. Though they may leave Earth behind, they will soon discover that the past is not as easy to escape.
NOTE: This film is currently only released through Amazon Instant Video.

"Mars"

2010 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The discovery of life on Mars places a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet. On the way we discover that love - biological, spiritual, and even mechanical - can flourish in all kinds of ways.

"Quantum Apocalypse"

2010 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Quantum Apocalypse (Judgment Day)"
When a comet unexpectedly changes paths and collides with Mars, kicking up a storm of debris, a team of government scientists looks to two oddball physicists to investigate an even bigger threat: the force that caused the comet to veer off track. In their battle to save Earth, the two geniuses get help from an unlikely source: a small-town mayor's autistic brother.

"Edgar Rice Burroughs's Princess of Mars"

2009 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a US soldier finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars in the midst of a war between two alien races.

"Mr. Nobody"

2009 Canada/Belgium/France/Germany (Feature Film, 157 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Mr. Nobody takes place in 2092 at a time when Mars has become a vacation planet and all humans have been made immortal thanks to scientific advancement. The story follows a 120 year old man named Nemo Nobody who is not only the oldest man alive, but also the last mortal human being. Nobody is preoccupied by the question of whether or not he has lived the right life.

"The Box"

2009 USA (Feature Film, 115 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world, someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.

"Watchmen"

2009 USA (Feature Film, 162 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A group of heroes, forced into retirement a decade before are called together once again to investigate the murder of one of their own. What they discover an age-old conspiracy to change the balance of power in a world not different from our own.

"Interplanetary"

2008 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A motley assortment of men and women live and work together on a base on Mars for the Interplanetary Corporation. Things are pretty dull and unexciting until one day the crew find themselves under attack not only by a lethal group of strangers, but also from a vicious reptilian humanoid alien beast.

"Monster X Strikes Back"

2008 Japan (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Girara no gyakushû: Tôya-ko Samitto kikiippatsu," "Guilala no gyakushû: Tôya-ko Summit kikiippatsu," "Guilala's Counterattack: Lake Toya Summit Crisis," "The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit"
The G8 Summit is being held in Hokkaido, Japan, and the leaders of the World's most powerful and prosperous nations have arrived to discuss environmental issues. However, arriving at a diplomatic solution to global warming soon takes a back seat to a greater crisis: a Chinese space probe returning from a mission to Mars crash lands thirty miles away, and it's soon discovered that a strange creature hitched a ride to Earth from the Red Planet. The fire- breathing monster Guilala is now laying waste to the city of Sapporo, and the G8 organizers propose that the meeting be cancelled and the leaders sent home to safety. However, the President of the United States is having none of it, and urges his fellow executives to stay and lead the fight against the interplanetary menace.

"Cave Women on Mars"

2008 USA (Feature Film, 73 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It is the future: 1987. Great scientific advances have allowed mankind to achieve that which previously only existed in speculative fiction -- space travel. But, on the eve of humanity's first manned mission to the red planet, no amount of speculation could adequately prepare us for the unexpected discovery of ... Cave Women on Mars!

"The Flaming Lips: Christmas on Mars!"

2008 USA (Feature Film, 82 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It's Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis and his team fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien superbeing arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.

"War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave"

2008 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The aliens return to complete their plan of human domination, launching a second wave of attacks that threaten to destroy what is left of humanity. Sequel to The Asylum's "H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds" (2005)

"Martian Child"

2007 USA (Feature Film, 106 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

"Race to Mars"

2007 Canada (TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes, 186 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
In the year 2030, the race to be the first to reach the Red Planet is on - and China is leading the way. China has stunned the world by leapfrogging over America's long-term plans and has landed a series of advanced rovers and robotic landers in their quest to make the most important discovery in history - extraterrestrial life on Mars. Once again, America and its partners, including Canada, are thrust into a winner-take-all space race - but the stakes are higher than the race to the Moon nearly seven decades earlier.

"Transformers"

2007 USA (Feature Film, 143 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Dueling alien races, the Autobots and the Decepticons, bring their battle to Earth, leaving the future of humankind hanging in the balance.

"Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of The Worlds' - Live on Stage"

2006 UK (Concert Video, 111 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 it was brought to the stage for the first time, playing to sold-out arenas across the United Kingdom and Australia. It is a spectacular mix of live music, theatre, multi-media and visual arts on a grand scale. Recorded live at the Wembley Arena, London.

"Doom"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Something has gone wrong: A distress call from the Olduvai scientific research station on Mars forces a Special Ops team to investigate. What they find are creatures from another dimension, lurking in the darkness, killing off the survivors. Based on the video game series.

"New Captain Scarlet"

2005 UK (TV Series, 25 episodes, 21 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet"
Captain Scarlet is the indestructible hero of Spectrum at war with the Mysterons. Even though they managed to kill him with a self-made weapon, the Mysterons rebuilt Scarlet as an invincible human replica to infiltrate Earth and lead their war against our planet. But Captain Scarlet's human psyche survived, took control of his human body, and now this indestructible hero leads the fight against the evil force!

"Crimson Force"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Graveland"
The crew of the first manned mission to Mars crash land on the surface in search of a clean everlasting power source they believe to be hidden somewhere beneath the ground. However, the crew find themselves in the middle of a civil war between the High Priest of Mars' royal guards and the High Priestess' warriors. The crew is divided with one half deciding to help the High Priest make peace with Earth and the other side with the High Priestess who is secretly plotting to kill her husband and invade Earth.

"H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Invasion"
The Asylum presents this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, in which civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens invades Earth.

"War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
"They're already here!" (and apparently they're not Martians). Ray Ferrier is a working class man living in New Jersey. He's estranged from his family, his life isn't in order, and he's too caught up with himself. But the unthinkable and, ultimately, the unexpected happens to him in an extraordinary sense. His small town life is shaken violently by the arrival of destructive intruders: Aliens which have come en masse to destroy Earth. As they plow through the country in a wave of mass destruction and violence, Ray must come to the defense of his children. As the world must fend for itself by a new and very advanced enemy not of this world, its inhabitants must save humanity from a far greater force that threatens to destroy it. A Tom Cruise/Steven Spielberg production.

"H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 180 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Classic War of the Worlds"
Pendragon Pictures presents the first authentic movie adaptation of the 1898 H.G. Wells classic novel. Martians launch a deadly attack on Earth.

"Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 75 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Tom and Jerry mistakenly stow away on the first manned mission to Mars and discover we are NOT alone ... Martians do exist! The furry duo must join forces with a young Martian girl to battle asteroid fields, the Martian invasion of Earth, and a gigantic alien robot bent on destroying anything and anyone in its path.

"Close Encounters of the 4th Kind: Infestation from Mars"

2004 USA (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "CE4K," "CE4K: Infestation from Mars," "Infestation from Mars"
A covert military effort is made to bring back a sample of germ-ridden Martian soil, in order to develop the ultimate biological weapon of mass destruction. A solar flare knocks the returning probe off-course, where it crashes on a farm in Sandusky, Ohio. An innocent by-stander becomes infcted with the Martian germs, and turns into a murderous alien hybrid killing machine.

"Cowboy Bebop: The Movie"

2003 Japan/USA (Anime Feature Film, 116 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Tengoku No Tobira"
Set on Mars in the year 2071, a tanker truck is blown to smithereens in the middle of a busy street, and a deadly viral infection is released with the explosion. The Bebop crew -- Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV - are instantly after the culprit when the gargantuan reward of 300,000,000 woolongs is announced. But the case gets stranger and stranger as the cold-blooded Vincent Volaju, who supposedly has been dead for ten years, seems to be the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Spike encounters the dangerous Electra, who too seeks the madman. Conspiracies and secrets better left alone are uncovered, and Vincent's reign or terror is nowhere near over yet ...

"Mutant Swinger from Mars"

2003 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A 'long lost sci-fi film' from the 50's, finally, has been recovered! Martians from Mars come to Earth and force a mad scientist to create a 'chick-magnet' to lure women so they may take them back to Mars because ... Mars needs women, of course! It's up to Rusty Rave to stop them.

"Letter from Mars, A"

2003 South Korea (Feature Film) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Man Who Went To Mars", "Hwaseongeuro Gan Sana"
A mysterious romance begins with a letter from Mars! After her father dies, So-hee writes letters to him believing he has gone to Mars instead of Heaven. Her kind-hearted neighbor Seung-jae does not want to let this innocent girl down and starts writing back to her posing as her father. Years later, this young girl turns into a successful career woman and the helpful young man becomes a postman. Even though these two people may seem to be worlds apart in, Seung-jae still saves his heart for So-hee while So-hee gets lost in her 24-7-business world. One day this young lady finally finds out who always writes back letters sealed with love.

"Empire of Danger"

2003 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A time traveling spacecraft is designed, built and sent into space on a rescue mission to save a crew lost on Mars. A programing mishap, sends the new crew to an earlier time in the past, missing the first crew by a few years. Once there, they find that Mars is now being ruled by a group called the Bararians. Its leader, Giza, is a well-known female warrior who wants the ship in order to travel through time for her own benefit. Her goal is to steal the ancient power of Masha, which will make her the one and only ruler of the coveted Siperion Empire.Sequel to "Lost on Mars."

"Looney Tunes: Back in Action"

2003 USA (Feature Film, 92 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Looney Tunes (including special guest appearances by Marvin the Martian and Duck Dodgers of the 24th-and-one-half Century) search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Diamond.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Spirit Of Wonder: The Movie"

2003 Japan/USA (Anime Feaure Film, 97 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
As young boys, Cooper, Gordon, and Shepherd were enchanted by the theories of life on Mars published by Percival Lowell. Forming a group club called the "Scientific Boys Club" the trio will embark upon their long-time dream of traveling to Mars!

"Martian Successor Nadesico - The Motion Picture: Prince of Darkness"

2003 Japan/USA (Anime Feaure Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Earth is being attack by machines from Jupiter called Jovian Lizards, the Earth's last hope may be the Nadesico, a highly advanced spaceship created by a huge corporation. One of the crew-members, Atiko Tenkawa, a chef/pilot turns up to discover his childhood friend Yurika Misumara is the captain. Yurika has a crush on Akito, but other crew-members love him too, presenting Yurika with competition. Akito, however, isn't interested in any of the girls, due to the fact that he's busy cooking and trying to cope with a past trauma. Soon the crew discovers that the Lizards aren't what they appear and may have more enemies than they bargained for.

"Destination: Mars!"

2002 USA (Feature Film, 80 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
This ambitious production captures the essence of 1950's sci-fi classic films: it comes complete with Martian Women, Flying Saucers, killer robots and a 50's typical Doomsday Weapon story line. It has the look and feel of an actual 1950's movie, and is being billed as a "lost-film" that has been recently recovered and restored.

"Mercano the Martian"

2002 Argentina (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mercano, el Marciano"
Mercano's life on Mars is a peaceful one, until one day a wayward probe from Earth smashes into his planet, killing his beloved dog. Enraged the intrepid Marian climbs into his spacecraft and heads out for vengeance, crash landing in Buenos Aires. Ordinarily his presence would cause alarm, but Argentine society is so indifferent that nobody takes much notice - he's just another stranger with no job or money. Frustrated he creates his own world on the Internet, where he strikes up a friendship with a shy boy. However the shy boys father a businessman always on the lookout for a quick buck, discovers the alien and sees him as an untapped source of revenue.

"Lost on Mars"

2002 USA (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The first ship designed to go to Mars is scheduled for a routine planetary space exploration mission. The mission is drastically changed once Earth receives a strange signal transmitted by a probe on Mars. Once the three young astronauts land on Mars, they find a device that sends them spiraling back to a time when the ruthless Siperion Empire controls Mars. Their only chance of escaping from the past is to find the time device that brought them there in the first place.

"Project Viper"

2002 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It was created to live on Mars, now it is loose on Earth. V.I.P.E.R. is the code name for a terraforming agent that is to accompany the first group of humans to Mars -- it has been designed to terraform the hostile the Martian environment and leave the planet ready for human life. There's only one problem ... they never get it to Mars.

"Stranded"

2002 Spain (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Stranded: Náufragos," "Náufragos," "Shelter, The"
The first manned mission to Mars crashes onto the surface of the planet. The astronauts are faced with a dire situation. With no resources and no time to wait for the rescue team to arrive, they have just one alternative: three must die so the other two can survive. But who will live and who will die?

John Carpenter's "Ghosts of Mars"

2001 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet.

"Armitage: Dual Matrix"

2001 Japan (Anime Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A sequel to "Armitage III" (1994-1997), a four-part made-for-video Japanese animated series (that was also re-edited as a two-hour feature, "Armitage: Poly-Matrix," and shown in the U.S. on the Sci-Fi Channel). It plunges us right into the continuing tensions between humans and robots in this far-off future society in which a growing Mars colony seeks independence from Earth and greater rights for robots.

"Blood Red Planet: Orbit into Terror"

2000 USA (Feature Film, 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
From beyond the galaxy comes a terror heading toward earth, destroying everything in its path: a rogue planetoid from the outer reaches of the cosmos itself. After a failed attempt by the Omega 1 to eliminate the mysterious space entity, the crew of the Omega 2 blast off as the last hope for mankind. As minutes and seconds tick away, the motley crew discovers the terrible secret inside the planetoid. They're the only ones keeping the human race from total extinction! Can the world be saved?!

"Mars and Beyond"

2000 Canada/USA (Feature Film)
In the year 2014, an international team of astronauts is sent to Mars. Officially, their dangerous mission is to explore the planet most like Earth. But a privileged few know their real mission is to answer the question: "Are we alone?"

"Mission to Mars"

2000 USA (Feature Film, 113 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Commander Luc Goddard is selected to lead the first manned mission to Mars. Upon setting foot on the red planet, the team discovers an ancient, dome like structure which appears to be a beacon. The dome destroys the team and leaves Luc injured. The recently widowed Jim McConnell leads the rescue mission. When they arrive, they find Luc surprisingly alive, and he has spent the time alone learning the secrets of the mysterious construct. The question now becomes: do they enter the dome and answer humanity's oldest question, perhaps risking their lives in doing so, or return to Earth with what they do know and return in force with equipment and supplies?

"Red Planet"

2000 USA/Australia (Feature Film, 106 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In the near future, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity's only hope. A team of American astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and ideologies for the overall good of the mission. When their equipment suffers life-threatening damage and the crew must depend on one another for survival on the hostile surface of Mars, their doubts, fears and questions about God, man's destiny and the nature of the universe become defining elements in their fates. In this alien environment they must come face to face with their most human selves.

"Escape from Mars"

1999 USA/Canada (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that the Red Planet has in store for them.

"Kasei No Wagaya"

1999 Japan (Feature Film, 104 minutes)
aka: "Mars Sweet Home"
In New York City, Mihiko's life as a vocalist changes dramatically when she returns home to Japan to her estranged family. Her father Kohei has been buying plots of land over the years on the planet Mars as an investment for his family, but suffers a stroke. Michiko must heal the rift between her married sister Kuniko and figure out how to care for her disabled father and what to do about all that land on Mars.

"My Favorite Martian"

1999 USA (Feature Film, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Martian Has Landed - There Goes The Neighborhood! News producer Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter Brace Channing during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering a story that will rock the earth. Since Tim took the original, but scaled down spaceship with him, the Martian follows him to retrieve it. Unfortunately, the electron accelerator is broken and the Martian seeks Tim's help. Tim and "Uncle Martin" now stay together, but Tim tapes the Alien with hidden cameras for his story of a lifetime. Ruthless Brace acquires the cassettes after Tim has become a friend with Martin and decided otherwise. Not only do they now have to hinder the publication of the material, but also will the (rental) spaceship self-destruct, if not back in space in a few hours.

"Total Recall 2070 - Machine Dreams"

1999 Canada/Germany/USA (Feature Film, 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Based on "Total Recall: The Series"
A stunning futuristic thriller about a world so high-tech, man is the only flaw! In the year 2070, the planet Earth is ruled by a single government entity and a conglomeration of corporations that hold absolute power. The crime rate is virtually nonexistent and the Citizen's Protection Bureau defends the innocent from unchecked sociotechnological forces. But when the Bureau partner of Agent David Hume is dramatically gunned down, Hume's determination to uncover the dangerous truth behind this shocking crime leads him on a pulse-pounding race through the galaxy!

"Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars, The"

1998 USA (TV Special, 73 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Thomas M. Disch's underwhelming sequel, based on the book sequel, has our heroes zooming off to, of all places, Mars.

"Mars"

1998 USA (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When renegade law enforcement officer Caution Templar receives a desperate message from his brother Ino, he hurries to Mars. But his brother is dead, and a mystery unfolds that could rock the sinister Company to its core. With the help of a beautiful woman named "Doc" Haliday, Caution fights his way to the truth, in a battle that threatens to turn the Red Planet red with blood ...

"Species II"

1998 USA (Feature Film, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Species 2: Offspring," "Species 2: Origins"
An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. The surviving team members from the first film team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.

"Rocketman"

1997 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Rocket Man"
Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.

"Lifeform"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 97 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Invader"
When the Viking space capsule suddenly returns to Earth from its long ago trip to Mars, it brings with it an intelligent visitor that is part "Alien" and part "ET." Encased in armor, it extends a humanlike form from its shell to examine its surroundings and shows an interest in humans, including a soft caress of a female scientist prior to the Army killing it. This only enrages its sibling.

"Mars Attacks!"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 106 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Martians decide to attack our planet and devastate everything. Why? Because it's fun!!! They enjoy killing people and destroy buildings; they even play bowling with the statues at Easter Isles and pose for photos in front of temples as they are blowing up. Will somebody find a way to stop them or will everyone die in the war with these short, big-brained aliens?

"Mothra"

1996 Japan (Feature Film, 104 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mosura," "Rebirth of Mothra"
A logging and mining company working in Northern Japan disrupts a set of magical seals buried underground, causing the release of Death Ghidora, an enormous, three-headed monster that had previously wiped out all life on Mars and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs on Earth. When Death Ghidora begins sucking the life out of the environment, the only thing that can save the planet from destruction is Mothra, the giant flying insect.

"Space Jam"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters (including Marvin the Martian) would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny & Co. want to go or not.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Special Report: Journey to Mars"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 120 minutes)
When the world's first spaceship is close to its goal, Mars, the TV-network GNN begins its live coverage of the last two hours. Then the problems start. The landing-computer malfunctions, the captain Eugene Slader gets very sick and back on Earth it is discovered that big financial corporations have an interest in the failure of the mission - and we, the viewers, can see it all live on television.

"Vampirella"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Thirty centuries ago on the planet Drakulon a cult led by Vlad kills the Council and escapes to earth to become the bloodsuckers known as vampires. Ella, daughter of the slain High Elder, pursues the cult with vengeance in her heart. Shipwrecked for centuries on Mars, she eventually gets to earth as stowaway on a manned expedition. On present day earth Adam, a descendant of the Van Helsings, works for PURGE, a paramilitary group dedicated to hunting vampires. Ella is now known as Vampirella, and must form an uneasy alliance with Adam in order to locate and deal with their common enemy, Vlad.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Alien Escape"

1995 USA (Feature Film, 94 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mars Assault!," "Galaxy Girls"
An alien vessel crashes on Earth and is discovered by Cindy, Shauna and Becky, three friends beginning what they think to be a casual vacation in the mountains. The alien creatures, escaping a death sentence on their own world, are motivated only by death, destruction and a taste for blood. Ultimately, nothing stands in the way of their gruesome carnage except Cindy, aided by Matt, another visitor from beyond the stars, sent to recover the ship and bring them to justice. Together, they set out to destroy the ship, though its destruction could strand Matt on Earth forever.

"Project Shadowchaser III"

1995 USA (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Project Shadowchaser 3000"
It has been 25 years since the ore spaceship Siberia was last heard from. Unfortunately, it is now on a collision course with the communications station Comstat 5 which is orbiting Mars. After one successful maneuver to avoid the Siberia, it rams Comstat 5 and the crew soon finds that the Siberia crew is dead and the reason that it has been missing for 25 years. But that reason is trying to destroy them all as it destroyed the Siberia crew.

"Armitage III"

1994 Japan (Anime TV Series, 140 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
A four-part made-for-video Japanese animated series that was also re-edited as a two-hour feature ("Armitage: Poly-Matrix") and shown in the U.S. on the Sci-Fi Channel. (The III in the earlier title is not the mark of a sequel but a reference to "Thirds," a special class of cyborg.) A policeman, Ross Sylibus, is assigned to a unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir things up more, every victim is found to be an illegally made third-generation android, built to be almost perfect replications of humans. "Armitage III: 1-Electro Blood;" "Armitage III: 2-Flesh and Stone;" "Armitage III: 3-Heat Core;" "Armitage III: 4-Bit of Love."

"Big Wars"

aka: "Daisenki"
1993 Japan (Anime, 71 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It is the dawn of the 21st century. Mankind has terraformed and colonized Mars -- while an ancient race of alien beings known only as "The Gods" has been watching our progress ... and waiting. Now the mysterious aliens have returned to halt mankind's expansion into space by force, turning the planet named after the God of War into our final battlefield.

"E.Y.E.S. of Mars, The"

1993 Japan/France (Animated Feature - 80 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "M.O.T.H.E.R."
A young boy and girl attempt to save a human civilization on Mars before what remains of the planet's ecosystem is destroyed.

"Ultracop 2000"

1992 Hong Kong/Philippines (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Yu Zhou Zu Ji," "Magkasanga Sa Batas"
In the year 2000, Zorbak, the infamous outlaw from Mars, ignores the Universal Treaty that forbids interplanetary war and goes on a killing spree on Earth. It is up to Nunez and her fellow Ultracops to stop Zorbak from conquering the Earth.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"

1991 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 21, 97 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars. As only the MST3K can spin it!

"Bad Girls from Mars"

1991 USA (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
And you thought Earth girls were easy! Someone is killing off the female leads of the movie production "Bad Girls from Mars." The producers feel they should try to finish the film, even though they're making a lucrative amount from insurance payoffs, so they fly in European sex bomb Emanuelle as the new lead. Emanuelle immediately begins embarrassing the producers by leading a wild party life around town. Meanwhile the killings continue, and detectives try to stop the fiend responsible.
NOTE: The only reference to Mars is the title of the film.

"Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey"

1991 USA (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Bill and Ted are killed by their evil robot doubles, sent from the future by the megalomaniacal DiNomolos. In order to save the babes and win the San Dimas Battle of the Bands, they must escape from Hell, challenge the Grim Reaper, meet God, and defeat the evil Bill and Ted with the help of a Martian(s) named Station.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Girl from Mars, The"

1991 Canada/New Zealand (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A young girl who has telekinetic powers also claims to be a visitor from Mars. The girl's father and a scientist who has befriended her try to discern exactly who she is and what is happening.

"Martians Go Home"

1990 USA (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Song writer Mark Devereaux accidentally calls millions of green Martians to invade Earth. No they aren't dangerous, just wise-cracking, intrusive, pain in neck, annoyances. No one can escape their distracting influence. It's up to Mark to figure out how they got here, and most importantly, how to get rid of them before they drive everyone crazy!

"Spaced Invaders"

1990 USA (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Martians!!!"
When one saucer of an invasion force has engine trouble, it lands on Earth. It happens to be Halloween and it happens the invaders are only about 4 feet tall. As the bumbling aliens wander around the countryside they are taken to be children and they make friends with two children, one of whom is the daughter of the sheriff. As their troubles mount (it's difficult for five aliens to conquer a world) they begin to give up their plans of conquest, but then there is that nasty killer robot.

"Total Recall"

1990 USA (Feature Film, 113-min) [TMS-SD Library]
What is reality when you can't trust your memory. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Earthbound construction worker who keeps having dreams about Mars. A trip to a false memory transplant service for an imaginary trip to Mars goes terribly wrong and another personality surfaces. When his old self returns, he finds groups of his friends and several strangers seem to have orders to kill him. He finds records his other self left him that tell him to get to Mars to join up with the underground. The reality of the situation is constantly in question. Who is he? Which personality is correct? Which version of reality is true?

"Lobster Man from Mars"

1989 USA (Feature Film, 84 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Finally! The only motion picture that delivers Seafood From Outer Space! Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desperate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars." What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film send-ups: Mars suffers from an air leakage, and send the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The plot is foiled by a mad scientist, a girl and an army colonel. The producer buys the movie, but it makes a huge profit and the producer is sent to jail, with the film student taking his place as the studio hot shot.

"Over-sexed Rugsuckers from Mars"

1989 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Vacuum cleaners rape women, and one falls in love with a man. They spend time together, criminals are involved and the film ends with a chase with everyone on shopping trolleys using groceries as weapons. One good scene to look out for is the sequence where the man and his vacuum lover are reunited and run into each others arms over a bridge to the tune of Romeo and Juliet!

"Midnight Movie Massacre"

1988 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Attack from Mars"
Set in the '50s in a movie theatre showing a serial called "Space Patrol," this particular episode being "Back from the Future." The evil scientist on the serial goes back to the '50s and his crew members have to chase him. Meanwhile at the theatre, patrons busy themselves doing strange things. An alien has landed and is eliminating theatre staff and patrons.

"Man Who Fell to Earth, The"

1987 USA (TV Feature Film, 139 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Made-for-TV movie based on the Walter Tevis novel. An extraterrestrial who comes to Earth on a desperate mission. He is obsessed with his goal but plagued by unrelenting loneliness, symbolic of all outsiders who find themselves in a strange land filled with strange inhabitants and customs.

"Invaders from Mars"

1986 USA (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines.

"Star Crystal"

1986 USA (Feature Film, 94 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Set in 2032, as missions from Earth are being sent to explore Mars. After two groups of astronauts are mysteriously killed following the discovery of strange artifacts on the Martian surface, the crew of the SC-37 go in to try and find out what happened. They soon learn what became of their predecessors when a bloodthirsty space monster begins lunching on members of the crew. Will any of them make it back to Earth alive?

"Murder in Space"

1985 Canada/USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Meurtre dans l'espace," "Mord i rymden," "Morderstwo w kosmosie"
The crew of an international space mission are on the return leg from Mars to Earth when an explosion occurs on the craft Conestoga, shortly after the murders start. The crew of the returning craft are forbidden to return until the murderer is caught.

"Sayonara Jupiter"

1983 Japan (Feature Film, 140 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Bye Bye Jupiter," "Sayônara, Jûpetâ"
In the 22nd Century, the United Earth Federation has begun colonizing neighboring planets in the solar system. While attempting to extract water from Mars' polar ice caps, a UEF science team uncovers ancient carvings that describe the crash of an alien spacecraft on the planet Jupiter several millennia ago. The discovery postpones the initial phase of the Jupiter Solarization Project, a plan to transform the gas giant into a second sun, providing both additional solar energy for Earth and making the outer worlds fit for colonization.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"War of the World - Next Century"

1981 Poland (Feature Film, 96 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]

aka: "Wojna Swiatów - Nastepne Stulecie"
Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem's own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore.

"Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars"

1981 UK (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]

A television film incorporating re-edited footage from the 1967 British Supermarionation television series "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons:" An attempt to survey the Mysterons' planet, Mars, with a space probe is threatened when a scientist attached to the project is killed and duplicated by the Mysterons.

"Contamination"

1980 Italy/West Germany (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Alien Contamination," "Toxic Spawn"
A ship pulls into New York Harbor with no one on board. The police find a cargo full of green pulsating eggs. Upon contact, the eggs explode spreading a green acid like substance that seeps into the skin and explodes. It is later discovered that the eggs are being manufactured in South America by a one-eyed Martian that grew from a tiny seed a former astronaut brought back from a expedition to Mars.

"Sexo Está Loco, El"

1980 Spain (Feature Film, - 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Four Martian men come to Earth in search of fertile women to help re-populate their homeworld. Their first victim is Juanita, who is raped and due to the highly accelerated gestation period of the Martians is capable of giving birth to 600 babies an hour! But it turns out that this is just a stage-show being put on at an Atlantic City nightclub - and even that may not be as real as it seems ...

"Martian Chronicles, The"

1979 USA (TV Mini-Series; 3 episodes, 293 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are hypnotized into believing that they have landed in the childhood community of their leader and have been reunited with deceased family and friends, and they are poisoned by the Martians. Col. John Wilder leads a third expedition and learns that a chicken pox virus brought to Mars by the first two expeditions has almost eradicated the Martian population. A member of Wilder's team becomes obsessed with protecting Mars from Earthman and murders some of the others in Wilder's party, before Wilder kills him. Colonists arrive on Mars to settle, among them priests seeking God, and a lone Martian masquerades as the most desired persons of various settlers. Global war on Earth reduces man's natal planet to radioactive waste, and most of the settlers returned there prior to the holocaust. Wilder struggles to assemble the remaining humans on Mars, who cope with their loneliness in different ways and will not leave their piece of Mars, before Wilder meets a Martian of past or future who tells him the secret of simple Martian life and convinces him to abandon the Earth lifestyle.

"The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie"

1979 USA (Feature Film, 92 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Chuck Jones directed some of the funniest shorts in the history of filmmaking, and this feature-length compilation includes several of his best cartoons, including "Duck Dodgers in the 24th-1/2 Century" and "Hare-Way to the Stars" -- One of Marvin the Martian's funniest performance.

"Capricorn One"

1978 USA/UK (Feature Film, 123 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Classic conspiracy tale about the first manned mission to Mars. All appears to be going well until the astronauts are pulled off the ship just before launch by shadowy government types and whisked off to a film studio in the desert. It transpires that the space vehicle has a major defect which NASA just daren't admit. At the studio, over a course of months, the astronauts are forced to act out the journey and the landing to trick the world into believing they have made the trip. Meanwhile, a Journalist (played by Gould) is getting suspicious and every clue he uncovers seems to result in an attempt on his life! The astronauts are just about to splashdown when a further twist to the tale occurs, leaving them with no choice but to try and escape ...

"Alpha Incident, The"

1977 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Gift from a Red Planet"
A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

"Alternative 3"

1977 UK (TV-52 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
World ecological collapse; the next ice-age has already begun! Lucky for us, governments know what to do. Unfortunately it's a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Vanishing scientists, dubious space missions, and a freak accident which kills the courier of a tape containing a secret radio message from an unmanned Mars probe - holds the key. Ruthless investigative reporters uncover the ominous master plan.

"Man Who Fell to Earth, The"

1976 USA (TV-140 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
David Bowie as Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.

"The Night That Panicked America"

1975 USA (Made-for-TV Movie, 92 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The true story of the night that Orson Welles broadcast his version of H.G. Welles' classic "The War of the Worlds" on the radio. Designed to be as realistic as possible, many people were fooled into thinking that an alien invasion was actually taking place.

"Astronaut, The"

1972 USA (TV Feature Film, 72 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In the not too distant future the first American astronaut prepares to set foot on the planet Mars. The world is watching this event live on television. Everything is a success, or so the world thinks, and he is treated as a hero upon his return. Later, it is discovered that the mission was a failure and as the astronaut was on Mars he died of an undetermined condition either due to toxic poisoning due to conditions on Mars or some unknown bacteria native to Mars. Mission controllers on Earth saw this happening and fed a false image into the "live" broadcast so as not to panic the public. The "astronaut" who returned to Earth was actually a double who had undergone surgery so as to look like the real astronaut. Only the wife of the astronaut began to suspect the man who returned, although looking identical to her husband, was somehow different. Unfortunately for those who created the hoax, the Russians announced that due to the American success they had launched their own mission which was now on its way to Mars.

"Christmas Martian, The"

1971 Canada (TV-65 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Martien de Noël, Le"
This is a French Canadian Christmas movie for children. The Martian comes to this small town in Quebec and becomes friends with the town children. He gives them smarties to get the children into his spacecraft. This alarms the parents and they decide to kill the alien. The alien wins them over and they have a great big Christmas party.

"Mission Mars"

1968 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.

"A Witch Without a Broom"

1968 Spain (Feature Film, 88 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An American professor becomes the object of desire of a beautiful 15th-century apprentice sorceress. She takes him on an odyssey from the Stone Age to a futuristic Martian jaunt.

"X from Outer Space, The"

1967 Japan (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Uchu Daikaijû Girara," "Girara," "Big Space Monster Guilala," "Gilala"
The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. As they near the red planet, they encounter a mysterious UFO that coats the ship's hull with unusual spores. Taking one of the specimens back to earth, it soon develops and grows into a giant chicken-lizard-alien monster that tramples Japan.

"Mars Needs Women"

1967 USA (Feature Film, 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Tommy Kirk leads his fellow Martians to Earth on an interplanetary quest for females. Kirk proves that Martians have impeccable taste when one of his first conquests turns out to be sexy scientist Yvonne Craig.

"Don't Play with the Martians"

1967 France (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Ne Jouez Pas Avec Les Martiens," "Lent in the Month of March"
Two journalists who cover the birth of quintuplets in Brittany find vis-a-vis a business of state: the nurse of the hospital was useful herself of their telex to have fun and sent in Paris a news annoncing the unloading of the Martians!

"Quatermass and the Pit"

1967 UK (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Five Million Years to Earth," "Mind Benders, The"
Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quatermass. When the interior of the "missile" is exposed, a dead locust-like creature that resembles the devil is found. It is determined by Quatermass that these "locusts" are evil Martians who altered the brains of our simian ancestors to eventually lay claim to the Earth. When Quatermass's suspicion that the missile can reactivate the dormant evil in humans is confirmed, all hell breaks loose.

"Thunderbirds Are Go"

1966 UK (Feature Film, 93 minutes [TMS-SD Library]
In 2065,the Zero-X spacecraft launches from Glenn Field as the first attempt at a manned mission to Mars. Unknown to Captain Paul Travers and his crew of two astronauts and two scientists, criminal mastermind The Hood has infiltrated the ship to photograph Zero-X's wing mechanism. When his foot becomes trapped in the hydraulics, The Hood causes a systems failure and Zero-X loses control. While the villain manages to extract his bloodied foot and parachute from the undercarriage, Travers and his crew eject in an escape pod and Zero-X crashes into the ocean before leaving Earth's atmosphere. In 2067, at the conclusion of an investigation into the loss of Zero-X, the Inquiry Board of the Space Exploration Center reaches a verdict of sabotage. In the meantime, a second Mars mission has been planned. Days before the launch of the new Zero-X, International Rescue agrees to a request to organise security in view of the possibility of another sabotage threat.

"Deadly Diaphonoids, The"

1966 Italy (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Diafanoidi Vengono da Marte, I," "Diaphanoids, Bringers of Death," "War of the Planets, The"
In the 21st century, aliens (weird, green, lights which sometimes manifest themselves as large clouds of smoke) invade the solar system. Using Mars as their base, they steal all of Earth's space stations then brainwash or kill the crews. Next stop: Earth, unless Cmdr. Mike Halstead and his crew can stop them.

"Queen of Blood"

1966 USA (Feature Film, 78 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Planet of Blood,""Green Woman, The," "Planet of Terror," "Planet of Vampires"
The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from Earth. Eventually a surviving female is located and brought on to the human ship. The female is light green with an amazing hair-do. After some unsuccessful attempts by the human crew to feed her, she is more or less left to herself. While most of the crew sleeps, the Alien female hypnotizes the astronaut on guard. When the crew awakens, she is sleeping, and the guard is dead!

"Santo Contra la Invasión de los Marcianos"

1966 Mexico (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Santo Versus the Martian Invasion"
Santo, the masked wrestler, battles Martians intent on taking over the Earth.

"Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"

1965 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mars Attacks/Invades Puerto Rico," "Duel of the Space Monsters," "Frankenstein Meets the Space Men," "Operation San Juan"
When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. Landing in Puerto Rico, they shoot down a NASA space capsule manned by an android. With his electronic brain damaged, the android terrorizes the island while the Martians raid beaches and pool parties.

"Robinson Crusoe on Mars"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 110 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
One U.S. astronaut pitted against all the odds beyond this earth! Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

"Earth's Greatest Battle"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "San Daikaijû: Chikyu Saidai No Kessen," "Biggest Battle on Earth, The," "Biggest Fight on Earth, The," "Ghidora, the Three-Headed Monster," "Ghidrah," "Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster," "Kingughidorah: chikyu saidai no kessen," "Greatest Battle on Earth, The," "Greatest Fight on Earth, The," "Monster of Monsters," "Three Giant Monsters: The Earth's Greatest Decisive Battle"
A princess from a small Himalayan country becomes possessed by the spirit of a Venusian (Martian in the American version) and escapes a plane just as it explodes. As this happens a meteorite falls from the sky containing Ghidorah, the monster responsible for her planet's destruction. At the same time, Godzilla and Rodan emerge from hibernation and not only attack Japan, but each other as well. Mothra, along with its twin priestesses, attempt to convince Godzilla and Rodan to stop their fighting. At the same time, the princess is being hunted by a group of assassins who want to kill her so that her enemies can take over her homeland.

"I Marziani Hanno Dodici Mani"

1964 Italian/Spanish (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Twelve-Handed Men of Mars, The"
Four Martians assume human guises for a trip to Earth. They're supposed to be preparing for an invasion by the Red Planet but discover that life on Earth isn't bad. One gets into the real estate business, another becomes involved in politics, a third falls in love, and the last ends up as--of all things--a science-fiction author!

"Pajama Party"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 82 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Maid and the Martian, The"
Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her nephew, Big Lunk, is a volleyball-loving guy with little interest in romance, which causes frustration for his girlfriend Connie. Naturally, Gogo meets Connie and they fall in love. Meanwhile, Aunt Wendy's shady neighbor and his gang concoct a scheme to part Aunt Wendy from her cash. Also meanwhile, the local motorcycle gang wants revenge on the volleyball players for ... getting footprints on their beach. Somehow all the subplots come together at the pajama party.

"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars.

"Wizard of Mars, The"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Horrors of the Red Planet, The"
Four American astronauts, three men and a woman, crash-land in a desert region of Mars. With an ever-decreasing air supply, the group ventures out into the red planet's terrain. The group encounters alien terrors as they make their way to an ancient city. There they meet the highly intelligent "Wizard," who blocks their efforts to escape the hostile planet.

"Battle Beyond the Sun"

1962 USA/Russia (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Nebo Zovyot"
Two Soviet films, "Nebo Zovyot" (1959) and "Planeta Ber" (1962), were reedited and dubbed into this science fiction adventure yarn about rival space missions to put a man on Mars. Competing against the Soviet Union, American scientists race to build a spaceship to travel to the Red Planet. Unbeknownst to all, however, is the fact that Mars contains horrors that mankind should not disturb. Produced by Roger Corman and re-directed by Francis Ford Coppola under the name Thomas Colchart.

"Day Mars Invaded Earth, The"

1962 USA (Feature Film, 70 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
After a robotic Martian probe stops transmitting, lead scientist David Fielding takes off a few days to try and save his crumbling marriage. Gathered in the small house on the grounds of a huge, abandoned estate, David, his wife Clair and their two kids attempt to enjoy a belated Christmas and New Years, but they begin to see duplicates of themselves on the grounds.

"Three Stooges in Orbit, The"

1962 USA (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Three Stooges have a show to do, but since the rehearsals require cooking, they manage to get themselves thrown out of every hotel they can find. They finally find room and board at the home of the goofy inventor, Professor Danforth, but that home has its own problems. Namely, the Professor is working on a new all-terrain, flying, space worthy submersible. With some persuading, the Stooges agree to help him finish his invention and demonstrate it to the military. However, the Martians are interested in the vehicle as well and when they learn of its perfection, they plan to steal it and destroy the Earth. Like it or not, the fate of the world rests on the courage of Moe, Larry and Curly-Joe.

"Assignment: Outer Space"

1961 Italy (Feature Film, 79 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Space Men"
Astronauts on a secret mission to Mars discover that an unstoppable renegade space station is speeding toward a defenseless Earth on a deadly collision course. The scientists are faced with a horrific choice--watch helplessly as their planet is destroyed or risk their lives on a million-to-one chance to stop the impact. When every option seems exhausted, a heroic reporter makes a final attempt to save the Earth.

"Battle of the Worlds"

1961 Italy (Feature Film, 84 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Pianeta Degli Uomini Spenti, Il," "Guerre Planetarie," "Planet of the Lifeless Men"
Men & women in rocket ships near Mars gasp "Inverting ... course ... 180 ... degrees ..." in high-gee maneuvers. Meanwhile, the offbeat scientist (Claude Rains) shouts at the labcoats who have invaded his greenhouse (where he spends his time tending flowers and scribbling math in chalk on the pots): "Back you madmen! I have one advantage over all of you! Calculus!" Sine waves and music are eventually used to talk to "the outsider."

"Martian in Paris, A"

1961 France (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Un martien à Paris"
The higher-ups on Mars want to learn all about that strange commodity, peculiar to the planet Earth, known as "Love". The Martian soon figures out what makes the world go 'round when he meets the gorgeous Liliane.

"Angry Red Planet, The"

1960 USA Feature Film, 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A rocket ship returns from Mars. Contact was lost since the ship arrived on Mars. Now the crew does not answer any radio messages from mission control. The people from mission control try to land the rocket ship by remote control and investigate what happened on Mars.

"Nebo Zovyot"

1960 Russia (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Battle Beyond the Sun" (re-edited/dubbed American version), "Heavens Call, The," "Sky Calls, The," "Sky Is Calling, The"
Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

"It! The Terror from Beyond Space"

1958 USA (Feature Film, 69 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "It! The Vampire from Beyond Space," "Terror from Beyond Space, The"
In 1973, the first manned expedition to Mars is marooned; by the time a rescue mission arrives, there is only one survivor: the leader, Col. Edward Caruthers, who appears to have murdered the others! According to Caruthers, an unknown life form killed his comrades during a sandstorm. But the skeptical rescuers little suspect that "it" has stowed away for the voyage back to Earth ...

"World Without End"

1956 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Four astronauts returning from mankind's first mission to Mars enter a time warp and crash on a 26th Century Earth devastated by atomic war. Our heroes meet with hideous mutant cavemen, giant spiders, love-struck beauties in short dresses, and jealous old geezers in sparkly skullcaps as they struggle to save humanity and build a new world.

"Conquest of Space, The"

1955 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mars Project"
See how it will happen - in your lifetime! A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captains religious beliefs may get in the way.

"Devil Girl From Mars"

1954 UK (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

"Abbott and Costello Go to Mars"

1953 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.

"Invaders from Mars"

1953 USA Feature Film, 78 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Little David MacLean has a problem--all the adults in town begin acting strangely shortly after he sees strange lights settling behind a hill near his home. As more and more adults are affected, he must turn to the pretty Dr. Blake for protection. Eventually, he must confront his fears in the unusual conclusion.

"Robot Monster"

1953 USA (Feature Film, 66 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Monster From Mars," "Monsters from the Moon"
The Robot Monster has been sent to Earth as the advance party of an impending invasion. Ordered by The Great One to capture several humans, the Robot Monster becomes confused once it learns more about humans. Ro-Man, an alien that looks remarkably like a gorilla in a diving helmet, has destroyed all but six people on the planet Earth. He spends the entire film trying to finish off these survivors, but complications arise when he falls for the young woman in the group.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film, depending on which version you watch.

"War of the Worlds, The"

1953 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Producer George Pal and director Byron Haskins' landmark adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic novel that focuses on the invasion of the earth by Martian war machines. The Martians unchain a direct assault to our planet, with hundreds of invulnerable ships. The invasion takes place all over the world, and all the major cities are destroyed one after one; even the atomic bomb can't stop them. But, if the humans can't beat them, who can? Maybe something MUCH smaller than them ...

"Red Planet Mars"

1952 USA (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An American scientist contacts Mars by radio and receives information that Mars is a utopia and that Earth's people can be saved if they return to the worship of God. Revolution sweeps the Earth, including the Soviet Union. But there remains doubt about the messages being genuine, as an ex-Nazi claims he was duping the Americans.

"Flight to Mars"

1951 USA (Feature Film, 72 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.

"Flying Disc Man from Mars"

1950 USA (Serial, 12 episodes, 167 minutes total; also edited to a 75 minute Feature) [TMS-SD Library]
A strange craft spying on industrialist Bryant's plant is brought down by Bryant's new atomic ray. Bryant meets the one survivor ... Mota from the planet Mars! Not exactly benevolent, Mota enlists the aid of Bryant (a former Nazi) in a scheme to bring Earth under control of a supreme dictator, for its own good of course, using advanced atomic weapons. But their attempts to steal uranium alert Kent Fowler of Fowler Air Patrol, who sets out single-handed to foil the villains. Fist-fights and wrecks in every episode (black and white serial in 12 parts).

"Rocketship X-M"

1950 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Expedition Moon," "None Came Back," "Rocket to the Moon," "Rocketship Expedition Moon"
Astronauts blast off to explore the moon. Because of craft malfunction and some fuel calculations, they end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determined that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians (who surprisingly look like humans). Those that survived reverted to a caveman-like existence. Two of the Astronauts are killed while on Mars. The remaining three Astronauts return to Earth.

"Purple Monster Strikes, The"

1945 USA (Serial, 15 episodes, 14 minutes each, 209 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "D-Day on Mars," "Purple Shadow Strikes, The"
Invasion of America from 50,000,000 miles away! Daring! Thrilling! Weird! Wonderful! A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. Calling himself the "Purple Monster," the humanoid invader sets about gaining control of Layton's rocket project. Opposing him is Craig Foster, former Secret Service man, who episode by episode tries to thwart the monster's attempts to acquire rocket components. Will Craig ever suspect that his closest associate is really the monster?

Flash Gordon - "Deadly Ray from Mars, The"

1938 USA (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Earth is being ravaged by mysterious floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. After blasting off in a rocket ship, Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov discover that the source of the destruction is a mysterious ray emanating from the planet Mars. Flying to the rescue, Flash and his friends must overcome the cruel and beautiful Queen Azura and the legions of Claymen and Treemen of Mars. But lurking behind Azura's deadly schemes is the real culprit, Flash's archrival Ming the Merciless!

Flash Gordon - "Mars Attacks the World"

1938 USA (Feature Film, 68 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
As a deadly ray from space hits the Earth, Flash Gordon travels to its source, the planet Mars, only to find his old enemy emperor Ming of Mongo. With the help of the clay people and other fantastic creatures, he fights for the freedom of two planets! A 97 minute edited version of the 1938 serial "Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars."

"Just Imagine"

1930 USA (Feature Film, 109 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O." He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. On Mars, J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.

"Aelita - The Queen of Mars"

1924 Russia (Feature Film, - 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Aelita," "Revolt of the Robots"
Bolshevik propaganda: the comparison between 1921's Russia, and a capitalistic planet Mars. Engineer Los is building a spaceship to reach Mars. He is in love with Aelita, the regent, who he met in his dreams.

"M.A.R.S."

1923 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes)
Directed by Roy William Neill, a 95 minute silent film shot in Teleview 3-D. aka: "The Man From Mars," "Mars Calling," "Radio-Mania" (reissue title)
A man dreams that he is having a two way radio communication with Mars from where he receives various secrets including instructions to transform coal and clay into diamonds. The Martians are shown as large brained creatures with big ears.

"Message From Mars, A"

1921 USA (69 minutes)
Directed by Maxwell Karger, based on a popular stage play of the time.

"Ship That Was Sent Off to Mars, The"

1921 USA
Sci-Fi directed by Raymond Griffith. No description currently available.

"Himmelskibet, Das"

1917 Denmark (81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Airship, The," "Ship to Heaven, A," "400 Million Miles From Earth," "Fourteen Million Leagues From Earth," "Sky Ship," "Trip to Mars, A"
A pacifist tale of Professor Planetarios who takes his son to Mars where they find a vegetarian, white-robed, peace-loving people. The high priest's daughter agrees to return with them to Earth where their plea for peace is received enthusiastically by everybody except the villain on duty.

"A Message from Mars"

1913 UK
Ramiel, the Martian, is sent to visit Earth to cure an arrogant man, Horace Parlan, of selfishness, which he has observed through one crystal ball.




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"Abbott and Costello Go to Mars"

1953 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.

"Aelita"

1924 Russia (Feature Film, - 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Aelita - The Queen of Mars"

"Aelita - The Queen of Mars"

1924 Russia (Feature Film, - 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Aelita," "Revolt of the Robots"
Bolshevik propaganda: the comparison between 1921's Russia, and a capitalistic planet Mars. Engineer Los is building a spaceship to reach Mars. He is in love with Aelita, the regent, who he met in his dreams.

"Agent Z and the Penguin From Mars"

1997 UK (TV Series, 6 episodes, 25 minutes each)
Ben Simpson and his pals Barney and Jenks form the Crane Grove Gang, a secret society dedicated to playing ingenious practical jokes in an initiative called Agent Z. The gang are named after the street where they live (Ben at number 36), which they feel is the dullest place in the United Kingdom. The arrival of a boring new neighbour, supposed lottery-winner Dennis Sidebottom and his family, inspires the gang to plot their biggest ever practical joke: they set up an elaborate plan involving a penguin, an alien from Mars, a spaceship and a 'message for mankind' carved on a meteorite. These disparate objects are delivered in the middle of the night to Dennis Sidebottom's garden while he innocently studies the heavens from his own personal observatory.

"Airship, The"

1917 Denmark (81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Himmelskibet, Das"

"Alien Cargo"

1999 USA (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
To survive a hazardous eight-month voyage to Mars, the crew of an intergalactic transport ship must sustain life support through an extended sleep state called hypersleep. Two crew members awaken to discover that something has gone terribly wrong. Something or someone has destroyed the navigational support systems and set the ship terminally off-course. RTo make matters worse, a homicidal bio-agent has been unleashed, imperiling the lives of the people on board ... and the very future of mankind.

"Alien Contamination"

1980 Italy/West Germany (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Contamination"

"Alien Escape"

1995 USA (Feature Film, 94 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mars Assault!," "Galaxy Girls"
An alien vessel crashes on Earth and is discovered by Cindy, Shauna and Becky, three friends beginning what they think to be a casual vacation in the mountains. The alien creatures, escaping a death sentence on their own world, are motivated only by death, destruction and a taste for blood. Ultimately, nothing stands in the way of their gruesome carnage except Cindy, aided by Matt, another visitor from beyond the stars, sent to recover the ship and bring them to justice. Together, they set out to destroy the ship, though its destruction could strand Matt on Earth forever.

"Alpha Incident, The"

1977 USA (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Gift from a Red Planet"
A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

"Alternative 3"

1977 UK (TV-52 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
World ecological collapse; the next ice-age has already begun! Lucky for us, governments know what to do. Unfortunately it's a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Vanishing scientists, dubious space missions, and a freak accident which kills the courier of a tape containing a secret radio message from an unmanned Mars probe - holds the key. Ruthless investigative reporters uncover the ominous master plan.

"Angry Red Planet, The"

1960 USA Feature Film, 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A rocket ship returns from Mars. Contact was lost since the ship arrived on Mars. Now the crew does not answer any radio messages from mission control. The people from mission control try to land the rocket ship by remote control and investigate what happened on Mars.

"The Animator"

2013 UK (Feature Film, 91 minutes)
See: "TheLast Days on Mars"

"Aoki Ryûsei SPT Reizunâ"

1985 Japan (TV Series, 38 episodes at 25 minutes each)
See "Blue Comet SPT Layzner"

"Armitage: Dual Matrix"

2001 Japan (Anime Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A sequel to "Armitage III" (1994-1997), a four-part made-for-video Japanese animated series (that was also re-edited as a two-hour feature, "Armitage: Poly-Matrix," and shown in the U.S. on the Sci-Fi Channel). It plunges us right into the continuing tensions between humans and robots in this far-off future society in which a growing Mars colony seeks independence from Earth and greater rights for robots.

"Armitage III"

1994 Japan (Anime Video Series 140 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
A four-part made-for-video Japanese animated series that was also re-edited as a two-hour feature ("Armitage: Poly-Matrix") and shown in the U.S. on the Sci-Fi Channel. (The III in the earlier title is not the mark of a sequel but a reference to "Thirds," a special class of cyborg.) A policeman, Ross Sylibus, is assigned to a unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir things up more, every victim is found to be an illegally made third-generation android, built to be almost perfect replications of humans. "Armitage III: 1-Electro Blood;" "Armitage III: 2-Flesh and Stone;" "Armitage III: 3-Heat Core;" "Armitage III: 4-Bit of Love."

"Assignment: Outer Space"

1961 Italy (Feature Film, 79 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Space Men"
Astronauts on a secret mission to Mars discover that an unstoppable renegade space station is speeding toward a defenseless Earth on a deadly collision course. The scientists are faced with a horrific choice--watch helplessly as their planet is destroyed or risk their lives on a million-to-one chance to stop the impact. When every option seems exhausted, a heroic reporter makes a final attempt to save the Earth.

"Astronaut, The"

1972 USA (TV Feature Film, 73 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In the not too distant future the first American astronaut prepares to set foot on the planet Mars. The world is watching this event live on television. Everything is a success, or so the world thinks, and he is treated as a hero upon his return. Later, it is discovered that the mission was a failure and as the astronaut was on Mars he died of an undetermined condition either due to toxic poisoning due to conditions on Mars or some unknown bacteria native to Mars. Mission controllers on Earth saw this happening and fed a false image into the "live" broadcast so as not to panic the public. The "astronaut" who returned to Earth was actually a double who had undergone surgery so as to look like the real astronaut. Only the wife of the astronaut began to suspect the man who returned, although looking identical to her husband, was somehow different. Unfortunately for those who created the hoax, the Russians announced that due to the American success they had launched their own mission which was now on its way to Mars.

"Attack from Mars"

1988 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Midnight Movie Massacre"
Set in the '50s in a movie theatre showing a serial called "Space Patrol," this particular episode being "Back from the Future." The evil scientist on the serial goes back to the '50s and his crew members have to chase him. Meanwhile at the theatre, patrons busy themselves doing strange things. An alien has landed and is eliminating theatre staff and patrons.

"Bad Girls from Mars"

1991 USA (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
And you thought Earth girls were easy! Someone is killing off the female leads of the movie production "Bad Girls from Mars." The producers feel they should try to finish the film, even though they're making a lucrative amount from insurance payoffs, so they fly in European sex bomb Emanuelle as the new lead. Emanuelle immediately begins embarrassing the producers by leading a wild party life around town. Meanwhile the killings continue, and detectives try to stop the fiend responsible.
NOTE: The only reference to Mars is the title of the film.

"Battle Beyond the Sun"

1962 USA/Russia (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Nebo Zovyot"
Two Soviet films, "Nebo Zovyot" (1959) and "Planeta Ber" (1962), were reedited and dubbed into this science fiction adventure yarn about rival space missions to put a man on Mars. Competing against the Soviet Union, American scientists race to build a spaceship to travel to the Red Planet. Unbeknownst to all, however, is the fact that Mars contains horrors that mankind should not disturb. Produced by Roger Corman and re-directed by Francis Ford Coppola under the name Thomas Colchart.

"Battle of the Worlds"

1961 Italy (Feature Film, 84 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Pianeta Degli Uomini Spenti, Il," "Guerre Planetarie," "Planet of the Lifeless Men"
Men & women in rocket ships near Mars gasp "Inverting ... course ... 180 ... degrees ..." in high-gee maneuvers. Meanwhile, the offbeat scientist (Claude Rains) shouts at the labcoats who have invaded his greenhouse (where he spends his time tending flowers and scribbling math in chalk on the pots): "Back you madmen! I have one advantage over all of you! Calculus!" Sine waves and music are eventually used to talk to "the outsider."

"Big Space Monster Guilala"

1967 Japan (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "X from Outer Space, The"

"Big Wars"

aka: "Daisenki"
1993 Japan (Anime, 71 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It is the dawn of the 21st century. Mankind has terraformed and colonized Mars -- while an ancient race of alien beings known only as "The Gods" has been watching our progress ... and waiting. Now the mysterious aliens have returned to halt mankind's expansion into space by force, turning the planet named after the God of War into our final battlefield.

"Biggest Battle on Earth, The"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 73 minutes)
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Biggest Fight on Earth, The"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 73 minutes)
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Biker Mice From Mars"

1993-1995 USA (Animated TV Series) [TMS-SD Library]
On the planet Mars, there existed a race of anthropomorphic mice who enjoyed motorsports and had a very similar culture and society to that of human beings. At some point in time they were all but wiped out by the Plutarkians, an alien race of obese, foul-smelling, fish-like humanoids who plunder other planets' natural resources because they have wasted all of their own. Three survivors, Throttle, Modo and Vinnie, manage to find a spaceship and escape the Plutarkian takeover but they are soon shot down by a Plutarkian warship and end up crash-landing on Earth in the city of Chicago. There they meet a charming female mechanic named Charlene "Charley" Davidson and discover that the Plutarkians have come to Earth to steal its natural resources.

"Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey"

1991 USA (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Bill and Ted are killed by their evil robot doubles, sent from the future by the megalomaniacal DiNomolos. In order to save the babes and win the San Dimas Battle of the Bands, they must escape from Hell, challenge the Grim Reaper, meet God, and defeat the evil Bill and Ted with the help of a Martian(s) named Station.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Blast Off to Mars"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 75 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars"

"Blood Red Planet: Orbit into Terror"

2000 USA (Feature Film, 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
From beyond the galaxy comes a terror heading toward earth, destroying everything in its path: a rogue planetoid from the outer reaches of the cosmos itself. After a failed attempt by the Omega 1 to eliminate the mysterious space entity, the crew of the Omega 2 blast off as the last hope for mankind. As minutes and seconds tick away, the motley crew discovers the terrible secret inside the planetoid. They're the only ones keeping the human race from total extinction! Can the world be saved?!

"Blue Comet SPT Layzner"

1985 Japan (TV Series, 38 episodes, 25 minutes each)
aka: "Aoki Ryûsei SPT Reizunâ", "Layzner"
One of the lesser known "Giant Robot" series from Japan. It starts on the surface of Mars, the latest bone of contention between the US and Russia. Little do they realize that the alien world of Gurados has plans for invasion of the solar system. A group of students known as the "Cosmic Culture Club" is caught up in a war they don't understand. Their only help is from a mysterious pilot named Eiji, who claims to be a soldier from Gurados. He pilots an experimental Super Powered Tracer called Layzner, assisted by his on board computer, Rei.

"The Box"

2009 USA (Feature Film, 115 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world, someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.

"Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars, The"

1998 USA (TV Special, 73 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Thomas M. Disch's underwhelming sequel, based on the book sequel, has our heroes zooming off to, of all places, Mars.

"The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie"

1979 USA (Feature Film, 92 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Chuck Jones directed some of the funniest shorts in the history of filmmaking, and this feature-length compilation includes several of his best cartoons, including "Duck Dodgers in the 24th-1/2 Century" and "Hare-Way to the Stars" -- One of Marvin the Martian's funniest performance.

"Butt-Ugly Martians"

2001 USA (Animated TV Series, 26 episodes, 22 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When the Butt Ugly Martians invade Earth and discover video games, pop music and french fries, they give up their mission and decide to protect their new happening planet instead. Fearless leader B-Bop-a-Luna, hi-tech handyman 2-T-Fru-T, and cuddly critter Do-Wah-Diddy team up with Earth teens Mike, Cedric and Angela to outsmart evil-doers from all over the galaxy, including Stoat Muldoon, host of the TV show "Stoat Muldoon: Alien Hunter." Sometimes protecting Earth means chanting 'B-K-M'(Butt Kicking Mode) and transforming into fearsome, armored butt-kickers, but all the Uglies really want is a little downtime so they can hang out at ZAPZ and work on dance moves for their new music video!

"Capricorn One"

1978 USA/UK (Feature Film, 123 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Classic conspiracy tale about the first manned mission to Mars. All appears to be going well until the astronauts are pulled off the ship just before launch by shadowy government types and whisked off to a film studio in the desert. It transpires that the space vehicle has a major defect which NASA just daren't admit. At the studio, over a course of months, the astronauts are forced to act out the journey and the landing to trick the world into believing they have made the trip. Meanwhile, a Journalist (played by Gould) is getting suspicious and every clue he uncovers seems to result in an attempt on his life! The astronauts are just about to splashdown when a further twist to the tale occurs, leaving them with no choice but to try and escape ...

"Cave Women on Mars"

2008 USA (Feature Film, 73 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It is the future: 1987. Great scientific advances have allowed mankind to achieve that which previously only existed in speculative fiction -- space travel. But, on the eve of humanity's first manned mission to the red planet, no amount of speculation could adequately prepare us for the unexpected discovery of ... Cave Women on Mars!

"CE4K"

2004 USA (Feature Film, 75 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Close Encounters of the 4th Kind: Infestation from Mars"

"CE4K: Infestation from Mars"

2004 USA (Feature Film, 75 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Close Encounters of the 4th Kind: Infestation from Mars"

"Christmas Martian, The"

1971 Canada (TV-65 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Martien de Noël, Le"
This is a French Canadian Christmas movie for children. The Martian comes to this small town in Quebec and becomes friends with the town children. He gives them smarties to get the children into his spacecraft. This alarms the parents and they decide to kill the alien. The alien wins them over and they have a great big Christmas party.

"Christmas on Mars!"

2008 USA (Feature Film, 82 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "The Flaming Lips: Christmas on Mars!"

"The Classic War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 180 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds"

"Close Encounters of the 4th Kind: Infestation from Mars"

2004 USA (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "CE4K," "CE4K: Infestation from Mars," "Infestation from Mars"
A covert military effort is made to bring back a sample of germ-ridden Martian soil, in order to develop the ultimate biological weapon of mass destruction. A solar flare knocks the returning probe off-course, where it crashes on a farm in Sandusky, Ohio. An innocent by-stander becomes infcted with the Martian germs, and turns into a murderous alien hybrid killing machine.

"Conquest of Space, The"

1955 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mars Project"
See how it will happen - in your lifetime! A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captains religious beliefs may get in the way.

"Contamination"

1980 Italy/West Germany (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Alien Contamination," "Toxic Spawn"
A ship pulls into New York Harbor with no one on board. The police find a cargo full of green pulsating eggs. Upon contact, the eggs explode spreading a green acid like substance that seeps into the skin and explodes. It is later discovered that the eggs are being manufactured in South America by a one-eyed Martian that grew from a tiny seed a former astronaut brought back from a expedition to Mars.

"Cosmoship Yamato"

1974 Japan (TV Series 26 episodes, 50 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Uchû Senkan Yamato"

"Cowboy Bebop: The Movie"

2003 Japan/USA (Anime Feature Film, 116 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Tengoku No Tobira"
Set on Mars in the year 2071, a tanker truck is blown to smithereens in the middle of a busy street, and a deadly viral infection is released with the explosion. The Bebop crew -- Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV - are instantly after the culprit when the gargantuan reward of 300,000,000 woolongs is announced. But the case gets stranger and stranger as the cold-blooded Vincent Volaju, who supposedly has been dead for ten years, seems to be the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Spike encounters the dangerous Electra, who too seeks the madman. Conspiracies and secrets better left alone are uncovered, and Vincent's reign or terror is nowhere near over yet ...

"Crimson Force"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Graveland"
The crew of the first manned mission to Mars crash land on the surface in search of a clean everlasting power source they believe to be hidden somewhere beneath the ground. However, the crew find themselves in the middle of a civil war between the High Priest of Mars' royal guards and the High Priestess' warriors. The crew is divided with one half deciding to help the High Priest make peace with Earth and the other side with the High Priestess who is secretly plotting to kill her husband and invade Earth.

"D-Day on Mars"

1945 USA (Serial, 15 episodes, 14 minutes each, 209 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Purple Monster Strikes, The"

"Daisenki"

1993 Japan (Anime, 71 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Big Wars"

"Day Mars Invaded Earth, The"

1962 USA (Feature Film, 70 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
After a robotic Martian probe stops transmitting, lead scientist David Fielding takes off a few days to try and save his crumbling marriage. Gathered in the small house on the grounds of a huge, abandoned estate, David, his wife Clair and their two kids attempt to enjoy a belated Christmas and New Years, but they begin to see duplicates of themselves on the grounds.

"Deadly Diaphonoids, The"

1966 Italy (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Diafanoidi Vengono da Marte, I," "Diaphanoids, Bringers of Death," "War of the Planets, The"
In the 21st century, aliens (weird, green, lights which sometimes manifest themselves as large clouds of smoke) invade the solar system. Using Mars as their base, they steal all of Earth's space stations then brainwash or kill the crews. Next stop: Earth, unless Cmdr. Mike Halstead and his crew can stop them.

"Deadly Ray from Mars, The" - Flash Gordon

1938 USA (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Earth is being ravaged by mysterious floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. After blasting off in a rocket ship, Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov discover that the source of the destruction is a mysterious ray emanating from the planet Mars. Flying to the rescue, Flash and his friends must overcome the cruel and beautiful Queen Azura and the legions of Claymen and Treemen of Mars. But lurking behind Azura's deadly schemes is the real culprit, Flash's archrival Ming the Merciless!

"Destination: Mars!"

2002 USA (Feature Film, 80 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
This ambitious production captures the essence of 1950's sci-fi classic films: it comes complete with Martian Women, Flying Saucers, killer robots and a 50's typical Doomsday Weapon story line. It has the look and feel of an actual 1950's movie, and is being billed as a "lost-film" that has been recently recovered and restored.

"Devil Girl From Mars"

1954 UK (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

"Diafanoidi vengono da Marte, I"

1966 Italy (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Deadly Diaphonoids, The"

"Diaphanoids, Bringers of Death"

1966 Italy (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See Deadly Diaphonoids, The

"Discovery Mars"

1997 USA (Feature Film, 113 minutes)
See "Mission to Mars"

"Don't Play with the Martians"

1967 France (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Ne Jouez Pas Avec Les Martiens," "Lent in the Month of March"
Two journalists who cover the birth of quintuplets in Brittany find vis-a-vis a business of state: the nurse of the hospital was useful herself of their telex to have fun and sent in Paris a news annoncing the unloading of the Martians!

"Doom"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Something has gone wrong: A distress call from the Olduvai scientific research station on Mars forces a Special Ops team to investigate. What they find are creatures from another dimension, lurking in the darkness, killing off the survivors. Based on the video game series.

"Duel of the Space Monsters"

1965 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"

"Earth's Greatest Battle"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "San Daikaijû: Chikyu Saidai No Kessen," "Biggest Battle on Earth, The," "Biggest Fight on Earth, The," "Ghidora, the Three-Headed Monster," "Ghidrah," "Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster," "Kingughidorah: chikyu saidai no kessen," "Greatest Battle on Earth, The," "Greatest Fight on Earth, The," "Monster of Monsters," "Three Giant Monsters: The Earth's Greatest Decisive Battle"
A princess from a small Himalayan country becomes possessed by the spirit of a Venusian (Martian in the American version) and escapes a plane just as it explodes. As this happens a meteorite falls from the sky containing Ghidorah, the monster responsible for her planet's destruction. At the same time, Godzilla and Rodan emerge from hibernation and not only attack Japan, but each other as well. Mothra, along with its twin priestesses, attempt to convince Godzilla and Rodan to stop their fighting. At the same time, the princess is being hunted by a group of assassins who want to kill her so that her enemies can take over her homeland.

"Edgar Rice Burroughs's Princess of Mars"

2009 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes)
Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a US soldier finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars in the midst of a war between two alien races.

"Empire of Danger"

2003 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A time traveling spacecraft is designed, built and sent into space on a rescue mission to save a crew lost on Mars. A programing mishap, sends the new crew to an earlier time in the past, missing the first crew by a few years. Once there, they find that Mars is now being ruled by a group called the Bararians. Its leader, Giza, is a well-known female warrior who wants the ship in order to travel through time for her own benefit. Her goal is to steal the ancient power of Masha, which will make her the one and only ruler of the coveted Siperion Empire.Sequel to "Lost on Mars."

"Escape from Mars"

1999 USA/Canada (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that The Red Planet has in store for them.

"Expedition Moon"

1950 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Rocketship X-M"

"E.Y.E.S. of Mars, The"

1993 Japan/France (Animated Feature - 80 minutes)
aka: "M.O.T.H.E.R."
A young boy and girl attempt to save a human civilization on Mars before what remains of the planet's ecosystem is destroyed.

"Five Million Years to Earth"

1967 UK (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Quatermass and the Pit"

"The Flaming Lips: Christmas on Mars!"

2008 USA (Feature Film, 82 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It's Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis and his team fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien superbeing arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.

"Flight to Mars"

1951 USA (Feature Film, 72 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.

"Flying Disc Man from Mars"

1950 USA (12 episode serial 167 minutes; also edited to a 75 minute Feature) [TMS-SD Library]
A strange craft spying on industrialist Bryant's plant is brought down by Bryant's new atomic ray. Bryant meets the one survivor ... Mota from the planet Mars! Not exactly benevolent, Mota enlists the aid of Bryant (a former Nazi) in a scheme to bring Earth under control of a supreme dictator, for its own good of course, using advanced atomic weapons. But their attempts to steal uranium alert Kent Fowler of Fowler Air Patrol, who sets out single-handed to foil the villains. Fist-fights and wrecks in every episode (black and white serial in 12 parts).

"Fourteen Million Leagues From Earth"

1917 Denmark (81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Himmelskibet, Das"

"Frankenstein Meets the Space Men"

1965 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"

"Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"

1965 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mars Attacks/Invades Puerto Rico," "Duel of the Space Monsters," "Frankenstein Meets the Space Men," "Operation San Juan"
When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. Landing in Puerto Rico, they shoot down a NASA space capsule manned by an android. With his electronic brain damaged, the android terrorizes the island while the Martians raid beaches and pool parties.

"Futurama"

1999 USA (TV Series, 5 seasons 1999-2003, 72 episodes, 25 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
Phillip J. Fry is a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere. When he accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up 1,000 years in the future and has a chance to make a fresh start. He goes to work for the Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service that transports packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companions include the delivery ship's captain, Leela, a beautiful one-eyed female alien who kicks some serious butt, Bender, a robot with very human flaws, and Amy Wong, who is a Martian intern who comes from a rich family.

"Galaxy Girls"

1995 USA (Feature Film, 94 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Alien Escape"

"Genesis Climber Mospeada"

1984 Japan (TV Series, 25 episodes at 25 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Kikô Sôseiki Mospeada"
In the 21st century, Earth is invaded and quickly subdued by a alien race called the Inbit. The Terran population stationed on Mars try to liberate the planet, but are fought off. Years later, a second Terran attack is attempted with a force armed with new weapons vastly superior to the enemy, but again Inbit defenses prove to be too strong. One of the few survivors to reach Earth is Stick Bernard, a young mecha fighter pilot who witnessed the death of his fiance in the battle. Separated and alone, the aggrieved pilot sets out to attempt to complete his mission, to find Reflex Point, the suspected Inbit headquarters, and do what he can to destroy it. Along the way, he meets up others who eventually join to form a small band of guerilla fighters who must find their way to Reflex Point and stop the Inbit. The best out of the "Robotech" bunch.

"Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet"

2005 UK (TV Series, 25 episodes, 21 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "New Captain Scarlet"

"Ghosts of Mars," John Carpenter's

2001 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet.

"Gilala"

1967 Japan (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "X from Outer Space, The"

"Gift from a Red Planet"

1977 USA (Feature Film, 86 minutes)
See "Alpha Incident, The"

"Ghidrah"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Ghidora, the Three-Headed Monster"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Girara"

1967 Japan (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "X from Outer Space, The"

"Girara no gyakushû: Tôya-ko Samitto kikiippatsu"

2008 Japan (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Monster X Strikes Back"

"Girl from Mars, The"

1991 Canada/New Zealand (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A young girl who has telekinetic powers also claims to be a visitor from Mars. The girl's father and a scientist who has befriended her try to discern exactly who she is and what is happening.

"Graveland"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Crimson Force"

"Greatest Battle on Earth, The"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 73 minutes)
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Greatest Fight on Earth, The"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 73 minutes)
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Green Woman, The"

1966 USA (Feature Film, 78 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Queen of Blood"

"Guerre Planetarie"

1961 Italy (Feature Film, 84 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Battle of the Worlds"

"Guilala no gyakushû: Tôya-ko Summit kikiippatsu"

2008 Japan (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Monster X Strikes Back"

"Guilala's Counterattack: Lake Toya Summit Crisis"

2008 Japan (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Monster X Strikes Back"

"Heavens Call, The"

1960 Russia (Feature Film, 77 minutes)
See "Nebo Zovyot"

"H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 180 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Classic War of the Worlds"
Pendragon Pictures presents the first authentic movie adaptation of the 1898 H.G. Wells classic novel. Martians launch a deadly attack on Earth.

"H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Invasion"
The Asylum presents this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, in which civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens invades Earth.

"Himmelskibet, Das"

1917 Denmark (81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Airship, The," "Ship to Heaven, A," "400 Million Miles From Earth," "Fourteen Million Leagues From Earth," "Sky Ship," "Trip to Mars, A"
A pacifist tale of Professor Planetarios who takes his son to Mars where they find a vegetarian, white-robed, peace-loving people. The high priest's daughter agrees to return with them to Earth where their plea for peace is received enthusiastically by everybody except the villain on duty.

"Horrors of the Red Planet, The"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Wizard of Mars, The"

"Hwaseongeuro Gan Sana"

2003 South Korea (Feature Film) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Letter from Mars, A"

"Infestation from Mars"

2004 USA (Feature Film, 75 minutes)
See "Close Encounters of the 4th Kind: Infestation from Mars"

"Interplanetary"

2008 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A motley assortment of men and women live and work together on a base on Mars for the Interplanetary Corporation. Things are pretty dull and unexciting until one day the crew find themselves under attack not only by a lethal group of strangers, but also from a vicious reptilian humanoid alien beast.

"Invader, The"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 97 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Lifeform"

"Invaders from Mars"

1953 USA Feature Film, 78 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Little David MacLean has a problem--all the adults in town begin acting strangely shortly after he sees strange lights settling behind a hill near his home. As more and more adults are affected, he must turn to the pretty Dr. Blake for protection. Eventually, he must confront his fears in the unusual conclusion.

"Invaders from Mars"

1986 USA (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines.

"Invasion"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds"

"It! The Terror from Beyond Space"

1958 USA (Feature Film, 69 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "It! The Vampire from Beyond Space," "Terror from Beyond Space, The"
In 1973, the first manned expedition to Mars is marooned; by the time a rescue mission arrives, there is only one survivor: the leader, Col. Edward Caruthers, who appears to have murdered the others! According to Caruthers, an unknown life form killed his comrades during a sandstorm. But the skeptical rescuers little suspect that "it" has stowed away for the voyage back to Earth ...

"It! The Vampire from Beyond Space"

1958 USA (Feature Film, 69 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "It! The Terror from Beyond Space"

"Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of The Worlds' - Live on Stage"

2006 UK (Concert Video, 111 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 it was brought to the stage for the first time, playing to sold-out arenas across the United Kingdom and Australia. It is a spectacular mix of live music, theatre, multi-media and visual arts on a grand scale. Recorded live at the Wembley Arena, London.

"John Carter"

2012 USA (Feature Film, 132 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
One minute, dozing Civil War veteran John Carter is evading Apaches in a deserted cave. The next, he's waking up on Mars, a once-Earthlike planet that's devolved into chaos -- and civil war of a different sort. Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic "Barsoom Series," this sci-fi adventure finds Carter coming to the aid of Martian princess Dejah Thoris and pitching in to help protect the planet.

"Journey to Mars"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 120 minutes)
See "Special Report: Journey to Mars"

"Just Imagine"

1930 USA (Feature Film, 109 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O." He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. On Mars, J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.

"Justice League"

2001 USA (TV Series)
aka: "JL," "JLA," "Justice League of America" and "Justice League: Unlimited"
Forces of evil, chaos, and destruction await. Not even protectors like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Hawkgirl or the Martian Manhunter may have a chance alone. But together as the Justice League, they are a metahuman force (and a hope) to be reckoned with.

"Justice League of America"

1997 USA (TV)
New Metro City is threatened with destruction by a madman with the ability to control the weather. The only thing that stands between the city and certain obliteration is a small band of costumed superheroes, The Justice League of America (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Hawkgirl or the Martian Manhunter, J'onn J'onnz (voiced by David Ogden Stiers)- but will even they be enough?

"Justice League: Unlimited"

2001 USA (TV Series)
See "Justice League"

"Kasei No Wagaya"

1999 Japan (Feature Film, 104 minutes)
aka: "Mars Sweet Home"
In New York City, Mihiko's life as a vocalist changes dramatically when she returns home to Japan to her estranged family. Her father Kohei has been buying plots of land over the years on the planet Mars as an investment for his family, but suffers a stroke. Michiko must heal the rift between her married sister Kuniko and figure out how to care for her disabled father and what to do about all that land on Mars.

"Kenran Butou Matsuri"

2004 Japan (Anime TV series - 10 parts, 850 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "The Mars Daybreak"

"Kenran Butousai"

2004 Japan (Anime TV series - 10 parts, 850 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "The Mars Daybreak"

"Kenran Butoh Sai"

2004 Japan (Anime TV series - 10 parts, 850 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "The Mars Daybreak"

"Kidô Senkan Nadeshiko"

1996 Japan (TV Series) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Martian Successor Nadesico"

"Kikô Sôseiki Mospeada"

1984 Japan (TV Series, 25 episodes at 25 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Genesis Climber Mospeada"

"Kingughidorah: chikyu saidai no kessen"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 73 minutes)
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Last Days on Mars, The"

2013 UK (Feature Film, 91 minutes)
aka: "The Animator"
A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

"Layzner"

1985 Japan (TV Series, 38 episodes at 25 minutes each)
See "Blue Comet SPT Layzner"

"Lent in the Month of March"

1967 France (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Don't Play with the Martians," "Ne Jouez Pas Avec Les Martiens"

"Letter from Mars, A"

2003 South Korea (Feature Film) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Man Who Went To Mars", "Hwaseongeuro Gan Sana"
A mysterious romance begins with a letter from Mars! After her father dies, So-hee writes letters to him believing he has gone to Mars instead of Heaven. Her kind-hearted neighbor Seung-jae does not want to let this innocent girl down and starts writing back to her posing as her father. Years later, this young girl turns into a successful career woman and the helpful young man becomes a postman. Even though these two people may seem to be worlds apart in, Seung-jae still saves his heart for So-hee while So-hee gets lost in her 24-7-business world. One day this young lady finally finds out who always writes back letters sealed with love.

"Lifeform"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 97 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Invader"
When the Viking space capsule suddenly returns to Earth from its long ago trip to Mars, it brings with it an intelligent visitor that is part "Alien" and part "ET." Encased in armor, it extends a humanlike form from its shell to examine its surroundings and shows an interest in humans, including a soft caress of a female scientist prior to the Army killing it. This only enrages its sibling."

"Lobster Man from Mars"

1989 USA (Feature Film, 84 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Finally! The only motion picture that delivers Seafood From Outer Space! Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desperate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars." What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film send-ups: Mars suffers from an air leakage, and send the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The plot is foiled by a mad scientist, a girl and an army colonel. The producer buys the movie, but it makes a huge profit and the producer is sent to jail, with the film student taking his place as the studio hot shot.

"Looney Tunes: Back in Action"

2003 USA (Feature Film, 92 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Looney Tunes (including special guest appearances by Marvin the Martian and Duck Dodgers of the 24th-and-one-half Century) search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Diamond.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Lost on Mars"

2002 USA (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The first ship designed to go to Mars is scheduled for a routine planetary space exploration mission. The mission is drastically changed once Earth receives a strange signal transmitted by a probe on Mars. Once the three young astronauts land on Mars, they find a device that sends them spiraling back to a time when the ruthless Siperion Empire controls Mars. Their only chance of escaping from the past is to find the time device that brought them there in the first place.

"Magkasanga Sa Batas"

1992 Hong Kong/Philippines (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Ultracop 2000"

"Maid and the Martian, The"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 82 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Pajama Party"

"The Man from Mars"

1923 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes)
See "M.A.R.S."

"Man Who Fell to Earth, The"

1976 USA (TV-140 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
David Bowie as Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.

"Man Who Fell to Earth, The"

1987 USA (TV Feature Film, 139 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Made-for-TV movie based on the Walter Tevis novel. An extraterrestrial who comes to Earth on a desperate mission. He is obsessed with his goal but plagued by unrelenting loneliness, symbolic of all outsiders who find themselves in a strange land filled with strange inhabitants and customs.

""Man Who Went To Mars"

2003 South Korea (Feature Film) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Letter from Mars, A"

"M.A.R.S."

1923 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes)
Directed by Roy William Neill, a 95 minute silent film shot in Teleview 3-D. aka: "The Man From Mars," "Mars Calling," "Radio-Mania" (reissue title)
A man dreams that he is having a two way radio communication with Mars from where he receives various secrets including instructions to transform coal and clay into diamonds. The Martians are shown as large brained creatures with big ears.

"Mars"

1998 USA (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When renegade law enforcement officer Caution Templar receives a desperate message from his brother Ino, he hurries to Mars. But his brother is dead, and a mystery unfolds that could rock the sinister Company to its core. With the help of a beautiful woman named "Doc" Haliday, Caution fights his way to the truth, in a battle that threatens to turn the Red Planet red with blood ...

"Mars"

2010 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The discovery of life on Mars places a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet. On the way we discover that love - biological, spiritual, and even mechanical - can flourish in all kinds of ways.

"Mars and Beyond"

2000 Canada/USA (Feature Film)
In the year 2014, an international team of astronauts is sent to Mars. Officially, their dangerous mission is to explore the planet most like Earth. But a privileged few know their real mission is to answer the question: "Are we alone?"

"Mars and April"

2012 Canada (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See: Mars et Avril

"Mars Assault!"

1995 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes)
See "Alien Escape"

"Mars Attacks!"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 106 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Martians decide to attack our planet and devastate everything. Why? Because it's fun!!! They enjoy killing people and destroy buildings; they even play bowling with the statues at Easter Isles and pose for photos in front of temples as they are blowing up. Will somebody find a way to stop them or will everyone die in the war with these short, big-brained aliens?

"Mars Attacks Puerto Rico"

1965 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"

"Mars Attacks the World" - Flash Gordon

1938 USA (Feature Film, 68 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
As a deadly ray from space hits the Earth, Flash Gordon travels to its source, the planet Mars, only to find his old enemy emperor Ming of Mongo. With the help of the clay people and other fantastic creatures, he fights for the freedom of two planets! A 97 minute edited version of the 1938 serial "Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars."

"Mars et Avril"

2012 Canada (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mars and April"
Set in a futuristic environment, Mars et Avril tells the story of an elderly musician and his instrument maker who both become obsessed with the same woman. She agrees to be the model for their next musical instrument but then gets lost in a virtual world on the way to Mars.

"Mars Invades Puerto Rico"

1965 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"

"Mars Needs Moms"

2011 USA (Feature Film, 88 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
After tormenting his sister and refusing to eat his veggies, Milo lands in big trouble and starts viewing his Mom as uncaring and unfair. But when Martians suddenly abduct her, Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special. In this fun-filled animated film, based on Berkeley Breathed's popular book, Martians need loving, hardworking mothers just as much as humans do.

"Mars Needs Women"

1967 USA (Feature Film, 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Tommy Kirk leads his fellow Martians to Earth on an interplanetary quest for females. Kirk proves that Martians have impeccable taste when one of his first conquests turns out to be sexy scientist Yvonne Craig.

"Mars Project"

1955 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Conquest of Space, The"

"Mars Sweet Home"

1999 Japan (Feature Film, 104 minutes)
See "Kasei No Wagaya"

"Martian Child"

2007 USA (Feature Film, 106 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

"Martian Chronicles, The"

1979 USA (TV Mini-Series, 3 episodes, 293 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are hypnotized into believing that they have landed in the childhood community of their leader and have been reunited with deceased family and friends, and they are poisoned by the Martians. Col. John Wilder leads a third expedition and learns that a chicken pox virus brought to Mars by the first two expeditions has almost eradicated the Martian population. A member of Wilder's team becomes obsessed with protecting Mars from Earthman and murders some of the others in Wilder's party, before Wilder kills him. Colonists arrive on Mars to settle, among them priests seeking God, and a lone Martian masquerades as the most desired persons of various settlers. Global war on Earth reduces man's natal planet to radioactive waste, and most of the settlers returned there prior to the holocaust. Wilder struggles to assemble the remaining humans on Mars, who cope with their loneliness in different ways and will not leave their piece of Mars, before Wilder meets a Martian of past or future who tells him the secret of simple Martian life and convinces him to abandon the Earth lifestyle.


"Martian in Paris, A"

1961 France (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Un martien à Paris"
The higher-ups on Mars want to learn all about that strange commodity, peculiar to the planet Earth, known as "Love". The Martian soon figures out what makes the world go 'round when he meets the gorgeous Liliane.

"Martian Successor Nadesico"

1996 Japan(Anime TV Series) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Kidô Senkan Nadeshiko" and "Mobile Battleship Nadesico"
Aliens known as the Jovians destroyed earth's base on Mars, wiping out its space fleets. Only one ship stands between Earth and total annihilation - Nadesico. Six feature-length episodes: 1-Chronicle 1 (Invasion); 2-Mission to Mars; 3-Danger Zones; 4-Paradigm Shifts; 5-Secrets and Lies; 6-Endgame.

"Martian Successor Nadesico - The Motion Picture: Prince of Darkness"

2003 Japan (Anime Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Earth is being attack by machines from Jupiter called Jovian Lizards, the Earth's last hope may be the Nadesico, a highly advanced spaceship created by a huge corporation. One of the crew-members, Atiko Tenkawa, a chef/pilot turns up to discover his childhood friend Yurika Misumara is the captain. Yurika has a crush on Akito, but other crew-members love him too, presenting Yurika with competition. Akito, however, isn't interested in any of the girls, due to the fact that he's busy cooking and trying to cope with a past trauma. Soon the crew discovers that the Lizards aren't what they appear and may have more enemies than they bargained for.

"Martians!!!"

1990 USA (Feature Film, 100 minutes)
See "Spaced Invaders"

"Martians Go Home"

1990 USA (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Song writer Mark Devereaux accidentally calls millions of green Martians to invade Earth. No they aren't dangerous, just wise-cracking, intrusive, pain in neck, annoyances. No one can escape their distracting influence. It's up to Mark to figure out how they got here, and most importantly, how to get rid of them before they drive everyone crazy!

"Martien de Noël, Le"

1971 Canada (TV-65 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Christmas Martian, The"

"Un martien à Paris"

1961 France (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Martian in Paris, A"

"Marziani Hanno Dodici Mani, I"

1964 Italian/Spanish (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Twelve-Handed Men of Mars, The"
Four Martians assume human guises for a trip to Earth. They're supposed to be preparing for an invasion by the Red Planet but discover that life on Earth isn't bad. One gets into the real estate business, another becomes involved in politics, a third falls in love, and the last ends up as--of all things--a science-fiction author!

"Master Race From Mars"

2011 USA (Feature Film)
In 1888, a persecuted race from the planet Mars escaped to Philadelphia. There were only a few Martians -- all women. A plan for the survival of their race became Philadelphia history.

"Mercano the Martian"

2002 Argentina (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Mercano, el Marciano"
Mercano's life on Mars is a peaceful one, until one day a wayward probe from Earth smashes into his planet, killing his beloved dog. Enraged the intrepid Marian climbs into his spacecraft and heads out for vengeance, crash landing in Buenos Aires. Ordinarily his presence would cause alarm, but Argentine society is so indifferent that nobody takes much notice - he's just another stranger with no job or money. Frustrated he creates his own world on the Internet, where he strikes up a friendship with a shy boy. However the shy boys father a businessman always on the lookout for a quick buck, discovers the alien and sees him as an untapped source of revenue.

"Mercano, el Marciano"

2002 Argentina (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Mercano the Martian"

"Message From Mars, A"

1921 USA (69 minutes)
Directed by Maxwell Karger, based on a popular stage play of the time.

"Message from Mars, A"

1913 UK
Ramiel, the Martian, is sent to visit Earth to cure an arrogant man, Horace Parlan, of selfishness, which he has observed through one crystal ball.

"Meurtre dans l'espace"

1985 Canada/USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Murder in Space"

"Midnight Movie Massacre"

1988 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Attack from Mars"
Set in the '50s in a movie theatre showing a serial called "Space Patrol," this particular episode being "Back from the Future." The evil scientist on the serial goes back to the '50s and his crew members have to chase him. Meanwhile at the theatre, patrons busy themselves doing strange things. An alien has landed and is eliminating theatre staff and patrons.

"Mind Benders, The"

1967 UK (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Quatermass and the Pit"

"Mission Mars"

1968 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.

"Mission to Mars"

2000 USA (Feature Film, 113 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Commander Luc Goddard is selected to lead the first manned mission to Mars. Upon setting foot on the red planet, the team discovers an ancient, dome like structure which appears to be a beacon. The dome destroys the team and leaves Luc injured. The recently widowed Jim McConnell leads the rescue mission. When they arrive, they find Luc surprisingly alive, and he has spent the time alone learning the secrets of the mysterious construct. The question now becomes: do they enter the dome and answer humanity's oldest question, perhaps risking their lives in doing so, or return to Earth with what they do know and return in force with equipment and supplies?

"Mobile Battleship Nadesico"

1996 Japan (TV Series) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Martian Successor Nadesico"

"Monster From Mars"

1953 USA (Feature Film, 66 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Robot Monster"

"Monster of Monsters"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 73 minutes)
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Monster X Strikes Back"

2008 Japan (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Girara no gyakushû: Tôya-ko Samitto kikiippatsu," "Guilala no gyakushû: Tôya-ko Summit kikiippatsu," "Guilala's Counterattack: Lake Toya Summit Crisis," "The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit"
The G8 Summit is being held in Hokkaido, Japan, and the leaders of the World's most powerful and prosperous nations have arrived to discuss environmental issues. However, arriving at a diplomatic solution to global warming soon takes a back seat to a greater crisis: a Chinese space probe returning from a mission to Mars crash lands thirty miles away, and it's soon discovered that a strange creature hitched a ride to Earth from the Red Planet. The fire- breathing monster Guilala is now laying waste to the city of Sapporo, and the G8 organizers propose that the meeting be cancelled and the leaders sent home to safety. However, the President of the United States is having none of it, and urges his fellow executives to stay and lead the fight against the interplanetary menace.

"The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit"

2008 Japan (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Monster X Strikes Back"

"Mord i rymden"

1985 Canada/USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Murder in Space"

"Morderstwo w kosmosie"

1985 Canada/USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Murder in Space"

"Mosura"

1996 Japan (Feature Film, 104 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Mothra"

"M.O.T.H.E.R."

1993 Japan/France (Animated Feature - 80 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "E.Y.E.S. of Mars, The"
A young boy and girl attempt to save a human civilization on Mars before what remains of the planet's ecosystem is destroyed.

"Murder in Space"

1985 Canada/USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Meurtre dans l'espace," "Mord i rymden," "Morderstwo w kosmosie"
The crew of an international space mission are on the return leg from Mars to Earth when an explosion occurs on the craft Conestoga, shortly after the murders start. The crew of the returning craft are forbidden to return until the murderer is caught.

"Mr. Nobody"

2009 Canada/Belgium/France/Germany (Feature Film, 138 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Mr. Nobody takes place in 2092 at a time when Mars has become a vacation planet and all humans have been made immortal thanks to scientific advancement. The story follows a 120 year old man named Nemo Nobody who is not only the oldest man alive, but also the last mortal human being. Nobody is preoccupied by the question of whether or not he has lived the right life.

"Mutant Swinger from Mars"

2003 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A 'long lost sci-fi film' from the 50's, finally, has been recovered! Martians from Mars come to Earth and force a mad scientist to create a 'chick-magnet' to lure women so they may take them back to Mars because ... Mars needs women, of course! It's up to Rusty Rave to stop them.

"My Favorite Martian"

1999 USA (Feature Film, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Martian Has Landed - There Goes The Neighborhood! News producer Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter Brace Channing during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering a story that will rock the earth. Since Tim took the original, but scaled down spaceship with him, the Martian follows him to retrieve it. Unfortunately, the electron accelerator is broken and the Martian seeks Tim's help. Tim and "Uncle Martin" now stay together, but Tim tapes the Alien with hidden cameras for his story of a lifetime. Ruthless Brace acquires the cassettes after Tim has become a friend with Martin and decided otherwise. Not only do they now have to hinder the publication of the material, but also will the (rental) spaceship self-destruct, if not back in space in a few hours.

"My Favorite Martian"

1963 USA (TV Series 1963-1966, 107 episodes, 30 minutes each)
Exodus, an alien from the planet Mars, comes to earth and lives with Timothy O'Hara under the guise of his uncle Martin O'Hara. He spends most of his time trying to solve some problems caused by his presence in Earth.

"Náufragos"

2002 Spain (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Stranded"

"Ne Jouez Pas Avec Les Martiens"

1967 France (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Don't Play with the Martians," "Lent in the Month of March"

"Nebo Zovyot"

1960 Russia (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Battle Beyond the Sun" (re-edited/dubbed American version), "Heavens Call, The," "Sky Calls, The," "Sky Is Calling, The"
Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

"Negadon - the Monster from Mars"

2005 Japan (Feature Film, 70 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It is the near future, in the 100th year of Showa (year 2025). The population of world is more than 10 billion, and a world-class space development project called "Mars Terraforming Project" is in process. One day, a spaceship "Izanami" crashes in Japan on the way from Mars, and it revives the monster Negadon, which was captured by the spaceship. Can the human race knock down the monster!? Under the desperate situation, a middle age man Ryuichi Narasaki rises up against the monster. He is an expert of robot engineering who lost his daughter in an accident which happened during his experiments. Now, a desperate struggle of Narasaki and Negadon begin!!

"New Captain Scarlet"

2005 UK (TV Series, 25 episodes, 21 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet"
Captain Scarlet is the indestructible hero of Spectrum at war with the Mysterons. Even though they managed to kill him with a self-made weapon, the Mysterons rebuilt Scarlet as an invincible human replica to infiltrate Earth and lead their war against our planet. But Captain Scarlet's human psyche survived, took control of his human body, and now this indestructible hero leads the fight against the evil force!

"The Night That Panicked America"

1975 USA (Made-for-TV Movie, 92 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The true story of the night that Orson Welles broadcast his version of H.G. Welles' classic "The War of the Worlds" on the radio. Designed to be as realistic as possible, many people were fooled into thinking that an alien invasion was actually taking place.

"None Came Back"

1950 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Rocketship X-M"

"Operation San Juan"

1965 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"

"Operazione Vega"

1962 Italy (TV Series, 7 episodes, 60 minutes each)
When Earth authorities threaten to use military force against a rebellious Martian colony, the settlers on Venus choose the risk of bombardment rather than be a party to the repression.

"Over-sexed Rugsuckers from Mars"

1989 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Vacuum cleaners rape women, and one falls in love with a man. They spend time together, criminals are involved and the film ends with a chase with everyone on shopping trolleys using groceries as weapons. One good scene to look out for is the sequence where the man and his vacuum lover are reunited and run into each others arms over a bridge to the tune of Romeo and Juliet!

"Pajama Party"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 82 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Maid and the Martian, The"
Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her nephew, Big Lunk, is a volleyball-loving guy with little interest in romance, which causes frustration for his girlfriend Connie. Naturally, Gogo meets Connie and they fall in love. Meanwhile, Aunt Wendy's shady neighbor and his gang concoct a scheme to part Aunt Wendy from her cash. Also meanwhile, the local motorcycle gang wants revenge on the volleyball players for ... getting footprints on their beach. Somehow all the subplots come together at the pajama party.

"Pianeta degli uomini spenti, Il"

1961 Italy (Feature Film, 84 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Battle of the Worlds"

"Planet of Blood"

1966 USA (Feature Film, 78 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Queen of Blood"

"Planet of Terror"

1966 USA (Feature Film, 78 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Queen of Blood"

"Planet of Vampires"

1966 USA (Feature Film, 78 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Queen of Blood"

"Planet of the Lifeless Men"

1961 Italy (Feature Film, 84 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Battle of the Worlds"

"Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs's"

2009 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes)
Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a US soldier finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars in the midst of a war between two alien races.

"Project Viper"

2002 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It was created to live on Mars, now it is loose on Earth. V.I.P.E.R. is the code name for a terraforming agent that is to accompany the first group of humans to Mars -- it has been designed to terraform the hostile the Martian environment and leave the planet ready for human life. There's only one problem ... they never get it to Mars.

"Project Shadowchaser III"

1995 USA (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Project Shadowchaser 3000"
It has been 25 years since the ore spaceship Siberia was last heard from. Unfortunately, it is now on a collision course with the communications station Comstat 5 which is orbiting Mars. After one successful maneuver to avoid the Siberia, it rams Comstat 5 and the crew soon finds that the Siberia crew is dead and the reason that it has been missing for 25 years. But that reason is trying to destroy them all as it destroyed the Siberia crew.

"Project Shadowchaser 3000"

1995 USA (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Project Shadowchaser III"

"Purple Monster Strikes, The"

1945 USA (Serial, 15 episodes, 14 minutes each, 209 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "D-Day on Mars," "Purple Shadow Strikes, The"
Invasion of America from 50,000,000 miles away! Daring! Thrilling! Weird! Wonderful! A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. Calling himself the "Purple Monster," the humanoid invader sets about gaining control of Layton's rocket project. Opposing him is Craig Foster, former Secret Service man, who episode by episode tries to thwart the monster's attempts to acquire rocket components. Will Craig ever suspect that his closest associate is really the monster?

"Purple Shadow Strikes, The"

1945 USA (Serial, 15 episodes, 14 minutes each, 209 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Purple Monster Strikes, The"

"Quantum Apocalypse"

2010 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Quantum Apocalypse (Judgment Day)"
When a comet unexpectedly changes paths and collides with Mars, kicking up a storm of debris, a team of government scientists looks to two oddball physicists to investigate an even bigger threat: the force that caused the comet to veer off track. In their battle to save Earth, the two geniuses get help from an unlikely source: a small-town mayor's autistic brother.

"Quatermass and the Pit"

1967 UK (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Five Million Years to Earth," "Mind Benders, The"
Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quatermass. When the interior of the "missile" is exposed, a dead locust-like creature that resembles the devil is found. It is determined by Quatermass that these "locusts" are evil Martians who altered the brains of our simian ancestors to eventually lay claim to the Earth. When Quatermass's suspicion that the missile can reactivate the dormant evil in humans is confirmed, all hell breaks loose.

"Quatermass and the Pit"

1958 UK (TV Series, 6 episodes, 33 minutes each, broadcast live)
Work on a new London underground line is halted when a skeleton and what appears to be World War II missile are uncovered. But the 'missile' turns out to be an alien spacecraft and Professor Bernard Quatermass is called in to investigate. It soon turns out that the locust like aliens entombed in the ship are not as dead as they seem and that millions of years before they had had arrived on Earth from Mars to tamper with the brains of primitive ape creatures. The opening of the ship unleashes the ancient forces of evil that have lain dormant in humanity for millenia.

"Queen of Blood"

1966 USA (Feature Film, 78 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Planet of Blood," "Green Woman, The," "Planet of Terror," "Planet of Vampires"
The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from Earth. Eventually a surviving female is located and brought on to the human ship. The female is light green with an amazing hair-do. After some unsuccessful attempts by the human crew to feed her, she is more or less left to herself. While most of the crew sleeps, the Alien female hypnotizes the astronaut on guard. When the crew awakens, she is sleeping, and the guard is dead!

"Race to Mars"

2007 Canada (TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes, 186 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
In the year 2030, the race to be the first to reach the Red Planet is on - and China is leading the way. China has stunned the world by leapfrogging over America's long-term plans and has landed a series of advanced rovers and robotic landers in their quest to make the most important discovery in history - extraterrestrial life on Mars. Once again, America and its partners, including Canada, are thrust into a winner-take-all space race - but the stakes are higher than the race to the Moon nearly seven decades earlier.

"Radio-Mania"

1923 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes)
See "M.A.R.S."

"Rebirth of Mothra"

1996 Japan (Feature Film, 104 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Mothra"

"Red Faction: Origins"

2011 USA (Feature Film, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom...and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra, and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason, Alec's last surviving son and an officer in the Red Faction Militia, has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now, 12 years after her kidnapping, his sister is still alive. As a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, Jake goes out to find her, only to learn that his lost sister is one of them... a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction.

"Red Planet"

2000 USA/Australia (Feature Film, 106 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In the near future, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity's only hope. A team of American astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and ideologies for the overall good of the mission. When their equipment suffers life-threatening damage and the crew must depend on one another for survival on the hostile surface of Mars, their doubts, fears and questions about God, man's destiny and the nature of the universe become defining elements in their fates. In this alien environment they must come face to face with their most human selves.

"Red Planet Mars"

1952 USA (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An American scientist contacts Mars by radio and receives information that Mars is a utopia and that Earth's people can be saved if they return to the worship of God. Revolution sweeps the Earth, including the Soviet Union. But there remains doubt about the messages being genuine, as an ex-Nazi claims he was duping the Americans.

"Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars"

1981 UK (Feature Film, 91 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]

A television film incorporating re-edited footage from the 1967 British Supermarionation television series "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons:" An attempt to survey the Mysterons' planet, Mars, with a space probe is threatened when a scientist attached to the project is killed and duplicated by the Mysterons.

"Revolt of the Robots"

1924 Russia (Feature Film, - 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Aelita - The Queen of Mars"

"Robinson Crusoe on Mars"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 110 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
One U.S. astronaut pitted against all the odds beyond this earth! Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

"Robot Monster"

1953 USA (Feature Film, 66 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Monster From Mars," "Monsters from the Moon"
The Robot Monster has been sent to Earth as the advance party of an impending invasion. Ordered by The Great One to capture several humans, the Robot Monster becomes confused once it learns more about humans. Ro-Man, an alien that looks remarkably like a gorilla in a diving helmet, has destroyed all but six people on the planet Earth. He spends the entire film trying to finish off these survivors, but complications arise when he falls for the young woman in the group.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film, depending on which version you watch.

"Rocket Man"

1997 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Rocketman"

"Rocketman"

1997 USA (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Rocket Man"
Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.

"Rocket to the Moon"

1950 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Rocketship X-M"

"Rocketship Expedition Moon"

1950 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Rocketship X-M"

"Rocketship X-M"

1950 USA (Feature Film, 77 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Expedition Moon," "None Came Back," "Rocket to the Moon," "Rocketship Expedition Moon"
Astronauts blast off to explore the moon. Because of craft malfunction and some fuel calculations, they end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determined that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians (who surprisingly look like humans). Those that survived reverted to a caveman-like existence. Two of the Astronauts are killed while on Mars. The remaining three Astronauts return to Earth.

"San Daikaijû: Chikyu Saidai No Kessen"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 73 minutes)
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars.

"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" - Mystery Science Theater 3000

1991 USA (TV Series, 120 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars. As only the MST3K can spin it!

"Santo Contra la Invasión de los Marcianos"

1966 Mexico (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Santo Versus the Martian Invasion"
Santo, the masked wrestler, battles Martians intent on taking over the Earth.

"Santo Versus the Martian Invasion"

1966 Mexico (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Santo Contra la Invasión de los Marcianos"

"Sayonara Jupiter"

1983 Japan (Feature Film, 140 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Bye Bye Jupiter," "Sayônara, Jûpetâ"
In the 22nd Century, the United Earth Federation has begun colonizing neighboring planets in the solar system. While attempting to extract water from Mars' polar ice caps, a UEF science team uncovers ancient carvings that describe the crash of an alien spacecraft on the planet Jupiter several millennia ago. The discovery postpones the initial phase of the Jupiter Solarization Project, a plan to transform the gas giant into a second sun, providing both additional solar energy for Earth and making the outer worlds fit for colonization.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Sexo Está Loco, El"

1980 Spain (Feature Film, - 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Four Martian men come to Earth in search of fertile women to help re-populate their homeworld. Their first victim is Juanita, who is raped and due to the highly accelerated gestation period of the Martians is capable of giving birth to 600 babies an hour! But it turns out that this is just a stage-show being put on at an Atlantic City nightclub - and even that may not be as real as it seems ...

"Ship That Was Sent Off to Mars, The"

1921 USA
Sci-Fi directed by Raymond Griffith. No description currently available.

"Shelter, The"

2002 Spain (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Stranded"

"Ship to Heaven, A"

1917 Denmark (81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Himmelskibet, Das"

"Sky Calls, The"

1960 Russia (Feature Film, 77 minutes)
See "Nebo Zovyot"

"Sky Is Calling, The"

1960 Russia (Feature Film, 77 minutes)
See "Nebo Zovyot"

"Sky Ship"

1917 Denmark (81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Himmelskibet, Das"

"Space Battleship Yamato"

1974 Japan (TV Series, 26 episodes, 50 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Uchû Senkan Yamato"

"Space Cruiser Yamato"

1974 Japan (TV Series, 26 episodes, 50 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Uchû Senkan Yamato"

"Space Jam"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters (including Marvin the Martian) would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny & Co. want to go or not.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Space Men"

1961 Italy (Feature Film, 79 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Assignment: Outer Space"

"Spaced Invaders"

1990 USA (Feature Film, 100 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Martians!!!"
When one saucer of an invasion force has engine trouble, it lands on Earth. It happens to be Halloween and it happens the invaders are only about 4 feet tall. As the bumbling aliens wander around the countryside they are taken to be children and they make friends with two children, one of whom is the daughter of the sheriff. As their troubles mount (it's difficult for five aliens to conquer a world) they begin to give up their plans of conquest, but then there is that nasty killer robot.

"Special Report: Journey to Mars"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 120 minutes)
When the world's first spaceship is close to its goal, Mars, the TV-network GNN begins its live coverage of the last two hours. Then the problems start. The landing-computer malfunctions, the captain Eugene Slader gets very sick and back on Earth it is discovered that big financial corporations have an interest in the failure of the mission - and we, the viewers, can see it all live on television.

"Species II"

1998 USA (Feature Film, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Species 2: Offspring," "Species 2: Origins"
An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. The surviving team members from the first film team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.

"Species II: Offspring"

1998 USA (Feature Film, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Species 2"

"Species II: Origins"

1998 USA (Feature Film, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Species 2"

"Spirit Of Wonder: The Movie"

2003 Japan/USA (Anime Feaure Film) [TMS-SD Library]
As young boys, Cooper, Gordon, and Shepherd were enchanted by the theories of life on Mars published by Percival Lowell. Forming a group club called the "Scientific Boys Club" the trio will embark upon their long-time dream of traveling to Mars!

"Star Blazers"

1974 Japan (TV Series, 26 episodes, 50 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Uchû Senkan Yamato"

"Star Crystal"

1986 USA (Feature Film, 94 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Set in 2032, as missions from Earth are being sent to explore Mars. After two groups of astronauts are mysteriously killed following the discovery of strange artifacts on the Martian surface, the crew of the SC-37 go in to try and find out what happened. They soon learn what became of their predecessors when a bloodthirsty space monster begins lunching on members of the crew. Will any of them make it back to Earth alive?

"Stranded"

2002 Spain (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Stranded: Náufragos," "Náufragos," "Shelter, The"
The first manned mission to Mars crashes onto the surface of the planet. The astronauts are faced with a dire situation. With no resources and no time to wait for the rescue team to arrive, they have just one alternative: three must die so the other two can survive. But who will live and who will die?

"Stranded: Náufragos"

2002 Spain (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Stranded"

"Tengoku No Tobira"

2003 Japan/USA
See "Cowboy Bebop: The Movie"

"Terrahawks"

1983 UK (TV Series, 30 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Youngstar and her sister called Sister. An organization is set up on Earth called Terrahawks, which is top secret to the rest of the world. This is led by Dr Tiger Ninestein with other characters such as Sergeant Major Zero.

"Terror from Beyond Space, The"

1958 USA (Feature Film, 69 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "It! The Terror from Beyond Space"

"Three Giant Monsters: The Earth's Greatest Decisive Battle"

1964 Japan (Feature Film, 73 minutes)
See "Earth's Greatest Battle"

"Three Stooges in Orbit, The"

1962 USA (Feature Film, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Three Stooges have a show to do, but since the rehearsals require cooking, they manage to get themselves thrown out of every hotel they can find. They finally find room and board at the home of the goofy inventor, Professor Danforth, but that home has its own problems. Namely, the Professor is working on a new all-terrain, flying, space worthy submersible. With some persuading, the Stooges agree to help him finish his invention and demonstrate it to the military. However, the Martians are interested in the vehicle as well and when they learn of its perfection, they plan to steal it and destroy the Earth. Like it or not, the fate of the world rests on the courage of Moe, Larry and Curly-Joe.

"Thunderbirds Are Go"

1966 UK (Feature Film, 93 minutes [TMS-SD Library]
In 2065,the Zero-X spacecraft launches from Glenn Field as the first attempt at a manned mission to Mars. Unknown to Captain Paul Travers and his crew of two astronauts and two scientists, criminal mastermind The Hood has infiltrated the ship to photograph Zero-X's wing mechanism. When his foot becomes trapped in the hydraulics, The Hood causes a systems failure and Zero-X loses control. While the villain manages to extract his bloodied foot and parachute from the undercarriage, Travers and his crew eject in an escape pod and Zero-X crashes into the ocean before leaving Earth's atmosphere. In 2067, at the conclusion of an investigation into the loss of Zero-X, the Inquiry Board of the Space Exploration Center reaches a verdict of sabotage. In the meantime, a second Mars mission has been planned. Days before the launch of the new Zero-X, International Rescue agrees to a request to organise security in view of the possibility of another sabotage threat.

"Tin Can"

2010 USA (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In the near future, three astronauts endeavor to complete a journey of unprecedented ambition. Though they may leave Earth behind, they will soon discover that the past is not as easy to escape.
NOTE: This film is currently only released through Amazon Instant Video.

"Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 75 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Tom and Jerry mistakenly stow away on the first manned mission to Mars and discover we are NOT alone ... Martians do exist! The furry duo must join forces with a young Martian girl to battle asteroid fields, the Martian invasion of Earth, and a gigantic alien robot bent on destroying anything and anyone in its path.

"Total Recall"

1990 USA (Feature Film, 113 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
What is reality when you can't trust your memory. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Earthbound construction worker who keeps having dreams about Mars. A trip to a false memory transplant service for an imaginary trip to Mars goes terribly wrong and another personality surfaces. When his old self returns, he finds groups of his friends and several strangers seem to have orders to kill him. He finds records his other self left him that tell him to get to Mars to join up with the underground. The reality of the situation is constantly in question. Who is he? Which personality is correct? Which version of reality is true?

"Total Recall: The Series"

1998 Canada/Germany/USA (TV Series, 22 episodes, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Total Recall 2070"

"Total Recall 2070"

1998 Canada/Germany/USA (TV Series, 22 episodes, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Total Recall: The Series"
In the year 2070, police detective David Hume and his partner Ian Farve attempt to track down a group of murderous androids with ties to a corrupt corporation, named Recall, which are based on the planet Mars in this pilot for the sci-fi TV series.

"Total Recall 2070 - Machine Dreams"

1999 Canada/Germany/USA (Feature Film, 83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Based on "Total Recall: The Series"
A stunning futuristic thriller about a world so high-tech, man is the only flaw! In the year 2070, the planet Earth is ruled by a single government entity and a conglomeration of corporations that hold absolute power. The crime rate is virtually nonexistent and the Citizen's Protection Bureau defends the innocent from unchecked sociotechnological forces. But when the Bureau partner of Agent David Hume is dramatically gunned down, Hume's determination to uncover the dangerous truth behind this shocking crime leads him on a pulse-pounding race through the galaxy!

"Toxic Spawn"

1980 Italy/West Germany (Feature Film, 95 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Contamination"

"Transformers"

2007 USA (Feature Film, 143 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Dueling alien races, the Autobots and the Decepticons, bring their battle to Earth, leaving the future of humankind hanging in the balance.

"Trip to Mars, A"

1917 Denmark (81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Himmelskibet, Das"

"A Trip to Mars"

1910 USA (Short, 4 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
This black and white film produced by Thomas Edison was the first "movie" about Mars. A professor discovers that when he mixes two magical powders he has the power to reverse gravity. Some of the powder falls on him, and he is lifted up, flying through the sky until he finally falls down on the surface of Mars. He escapes some gnarly-limbed trees only to fall over a ridge and land on the lip of a giant Martian. The giant exhales and blows the professor into the air, then catches him, again and again, until the professor is propelled back to Earth. After crash landing back in his laboratory, the professor tries to destroy the powder only to wind up combining them again. The final shot shows the professor sitting on the floor of his chaotically spinning laboratory.

(NOTE: Some sources claim that this movie was actually a pirated version of Georges Méliès popular 1902 silent film, "Le Voyage dans la Lune." Having seen this film, this is definitely not the case.)

"Twelve-Handed Men of Mars, The"

1964 Italian/Spanish (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Marziani Hanno Dodici Mani, I"

"Uchu Daikaijû Girara"

1967 Japan (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "X from Outer Space, The"

"Uchû Senkan Yamato"

1974 Japan (TV Series, 26 episodes, 50 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Cosmoship Yamato," "Space Battleship Yamato," "Space Cruiser Yamato," "Star Blazers"
In 2199, the population of the Earth has retreated underground after pollution destroys the surface. The survivors of the cataclysm are further menaced by the brutal aliens from the planet Gorgon whose relentless assaults look set to crush the last of the human race. But when a spaceship from the planet Iskandair crashes on Mars, Earth learns of a substance known as Cosmo-DNX which can clean the planet's blighted atmosphere. They also find plans that helps them to develop a faster-than-light that will enable to to travel to Iskandair for help - the drive is built and fitted to the specially converted World War II battlecruiser which sets out on a journey beset by running battles with the Gorgon forces.

"Ultracop 2000"

1992 Hong Kong/Philippines (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Yu Zhou Zu Ji," "Magkasanga Sa Batas"
In the year 2000, Zorbak, the infamous outlaw from Mars, ignores the Universal Treaty that forbids interplanetary war and goes on a killing spree on Earth. It is up to Nunez and her fellow Ultracops to stop Zorbak from conquering the Earth.

"Vampirella"

1996 USA (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Thirty centuries ago on the planet Drakulon a cult led by Vlad kills the Council and escapes to earth to become the bloodsuckers known as vampires. Ella, daughter of the slain High Elder, pursues the cult with vengeance in her heart. Shipwrecked for centuries on Mars, she eventually gets to earth as stowaway on a manned expedition. On present day earth Adam, a descendant of the Van Helsings, works for PURGE, a paramilitary group dedicated to hunting vampires. Ella is now known as Vampirella, and must form an uneasy alliance with Adam in order to locate and deal with their common enemy, Vlad.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"War of the Planets, The

1966 Italy (Feature Film, 99 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Deadly Diaphonoids, The"

"War of the World - Next Century"

1981 Poland (Feature Film, 96 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]

aka: "Wojna Swiatów - Nastepne Stulecie"
Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem's own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore.

"War of the Worlds"

1988 - 1990 USA (TV Series, 2 seasons, 43 episodes, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion"
The attempted Martian invasion of the Earth in the 1950s was thrwated when the aliens fell foul ofthe common cold virus. But rather than die, the invaders simply went into hibernation and thirty years later they are revived and a second invasion attempt begins. The Martians can now possess human bodies and are opposed by a small band of resistance fighters.

"War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 98 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
"They're already here!" (and apparently they're not Martians). Ray Ferrier is a working class man living in New Jersey. He's estranged from his family, his life isn't in order, and he's too caught up with himself. But the unthinkable and, ultimately, the unexpected happens to him in an extraordinary sense. His small town life is shaken violently by the arrival of destructive intruders: Aliens which have come en masse to destroy Earth. As they plow through the country in a wave of mass destruction and violence, Ray must come to the defense of his children. As the world must fend for itself by a new and very advanced enemy not of this world, its inhabitants must save humanity from a far greater force that threatens to destroy it. A Tom Cruise/Steven Spielberg production.

"War of the Worlds: Goliath"

2012 USA (Animated Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80-ft tall, heat-ray spewing, tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth's tiny bacteria. Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind's first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. And return the Martians do.

"War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells'"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Invasion"
The Asylum presents this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, in which civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens invades Earth.

"H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Feature Film, 180 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Classic War of the Worlds"
Pendragon Pictures presents the first authentic movie adaptation of the 1898 H.G. Wells classic novel. Martians launch a deadly attack on Earth.

"War of the Worlds, The"

1953 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Producer George Pal and director Byron Haskins' landmark adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic novel that focuses on the invasion of the earth by Martian war machines. The Martians unchain a direct assault to our planet, with hundreds of invulnerable ships. The invasion takes place all over the world, and all the major cities are destroyed one after one; even the atomic bomb can't stop them. But, if the humans can't beat them, who can? Maybe something MUCH smaller than them ...

"War of the Worlds, The"

2005 USA (Feature Film, In Production)
The first authentic movie adaptation of the 1898 H.G. Wells classic novel.

"War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion"

1988 - 1990 USA (TV Series, 2 seasons, 43 episodes, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "War of the Worlds

"War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave

2008 USA (Feature Film, 85 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The aliens return to complete their plan of human domination, launching a second wave of attacks that threaten to destroy what is left of humanity. Sequel to The Asylum's "H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds" (2005)

"Watchmen"

2009 USA (Feature Film, 162 minutes)
A group of heroes, forced into retirement a decade before are called together once again to investigate the murder of one of their own. What they discover an age-old conspiracy to change the balance of power in a world not different from our own.

"Witch Without a Broom, A"

1968 Spain (Feature Film, 88 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An American professor becomes the object of desire of a beautiful 15th-century apprentice sorceress. She takes him on an odyssey from the Stone Age to a futuristic Martian jaunt.

"Wizard of Mars, The"

1964 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Horrors of the Red Planet, The"
Four American astronauts, three men and a woman, crash-land in a desert region of Mars. With an ever-decreasing air supply, the group ventures out into the red planet's terrain. The group encounters alien terrors as they make their way to an ancient city. There they meet the highly intelligent "Wizard," who blocks their efforts to escape the hostile planet.

"Wojna Swiatów - Nastepne Stulecie"

1981 Poland (Feature Film, 96 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]

See "War of the World - Next Century"

"World Without End"

1956 USA (Feature Film, 81 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Four astronauts returning from mankind's first mission to Mars enter a time warp and crash on a 26th Century Earth devastated by atomic war. Our heroes meet with hideous mutant cavemen, giant spiders, love-struck beauties in short dresses, and jealous old geezers in sparkly skullcaps as they struggle to save humanity and build a new world.

"X from Outer Space, The"

1967 Japan (Feature Film, 89 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Uchu Daikaijû Girara," "Girara," "Big Space Monster Guilala," "Gilala"
The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. As they near the red planet, they encounter a mysterious UFO that coats the ship's hull with unusual spores. Taking one of the specimens back to earth, it soon develops and grows into a giant chicken-lizard-alien monster that tramples Japan.

"Yu Zhou Zu Ji"

1992 Hong Kong/Philippines (Feature Film, 86 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
See "Ultracop 2000"

"Zombies of the Stratosphere"

1952 USA (Serial, 12 episodes, 14 minutes each, 167 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
Security agent Larry Martin, who can fly with an experimental rocket suit, investigates clandestine visits to earth by a Martian spaceship. Meanwhile, villainous Martians conspire with a traitorous atomic scientist to blast earth out of its orbit and replace it with Mars! Can Larry and his cohort Bob Wilson stop the Martians before they complete their dastardly project? Not a zombie in sight.





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SHORT MARS FILMS - CHRONOLOGICAL

"Tharsis Sleeps"

2013 UK (Short, 5 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
'Tharsis Sleeps' is a frame by frame embroidered animation. Tharsis is a volcanic region on Mars that is home to some of the largest volcanoes in the solar system. Terra forming is the theoretical process of deliberately modifying a planets atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the biosphere of Earth to make if habitable by Earth-like life. By dropping a nuclear bomb into Mars' volcano Tholus, Throne aim to erupt all the volcanoes on the red planet thus heating up the atmosphere and rising the icy seas that lie beneath it's surface. Making Mars habitable and saving the human race from imminent self-destruction on their home planet, Earth.
See the Film

"Mars II"

2013 UK (Short, 13 minutes)
Four scientists taking part in an earth-based simulation of the journey to Mars. When complications occur within the simulator, it becomes apparent all may not be what it seems. The crew are forced into making choices from conflicting facts and beliefs; choices that could mean life or death, Earth or Mars.

"Doctor Who: Cold War"

2013 USA (TV Series, Season 7 Episode 9, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Doctor and Clara find themselves dealing with Cold War tensions when the TARDIS lands aboard a disabled Soviet ballistic submarine. The Doctor isn't the only alien being on board however - while engaged in undersea drilling, Professor Grisenko thought he'd found a mammoth and brought the creature on the boat encased in ice. It isn't a mammoth but an Ice Warrior, who has been lying dormant for 5000 years. He identifies himself as Grand Marshal Skaldak but when he cannot contact others of his kind, he assumes he is the last of his race. He now has every intention of starting a thermonuclear war between the superpowers and destroy Earth.
See the Trailer

"Life on Mars"

2011 UK (Short, 4 minutes)
aka: "Exciting New Life on Mars"
Witness the stunning development on the surface of Mars; resourceful, mysterious and fascinating planet. Every day the future of mankind is being shaped by the hundreds of countless engineers and architects who work tirelessly on terraforming the hostile atmosphere of Mars.
See the film Life on Mars

"MARS: No Message Received"

2011 USA (Short, 10 minutes)
A meta-fictional "found footage" re-telling of NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission as a story of outcast people and forgotten technology. The film is comprised of one long take and actual material from the surface of Mars.
More information at: LastFlightMovie.com

"MARS!"

2011 UK (Short, 4 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A short narrative about human interplanetary exploration.
See the film MARS!

"Last Flight"

2011 New Zealand (Short, 15 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
200 million kilometers from Earth, her base destroyed and her oxygen supply running out, a lone astronaut begins a perilous trek across the windswept deserts of Mars. Her only company are the sporadic transmissions she receives from Earth; radio reports counting down the minutes to global war. As her difficulties increase, the astronaut is forced to search for a way to come to terms with her circumstances - for herself and for the future of life in the universe.
More information at: LastFlightMovie.com

"Pioneer One"

2010 USA (Web Episode Series, Season 1 Episodes 1-6, 35 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A mysterious spaceship enters Earth's atmosphere, spreading radiation over hundreds of miles of rural Montana. Officials are quick to bring up the possibility of a terrorist attack, specifically the detonation of a dirty bomb, but an investigation of the debris in Canada uncovers a live human being in a Soviet space suit in an unstable condition. A note handwritten in Russian found at the crash site says that the man is the child of cosmonauts living at a base on Mars.
For online viewing, see Pioneer One

"Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars"

2010 USA (TV Series, Season 2008-2010 Special, 62 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In a Mars base the inhabitants are being infected by a mysterious water creature which takes over its victims. The Doctor is thrust into the middle of this catastrophe knowing a larger one is waiting around the corner.
See the Trailer

"Freeborn"

2010 USA (Short, 6 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Fifty years after the first rover landings, mankind spreads upon Mars in waves. Peace and unity between the two planets is short lived as civil unrest leads to the beginnings of an interplanetary revolution, a compassionate DC government agent finds herself torn between her allegiance to Earth and an impending Mars invasion.

"Mickey Mouse ClubHouse: Mickey's Message from Mars"

2009 USA (Animated series, Season 2 Episode 31, 19 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Mickey, Goofy, Daisy and Pluto fly to the red planet.

"A Martian Christmas"

2008 USA (Animated Film, 48 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When a Martian civilization discovers a space exploration device from Earth, they mistakenly assume Earthlings are planning to invade Mars! In response, they send a spaceship to destroy Earth, which just happens to arrive during one of our most beloved holiday seasons -- Christmas. But things don't go as planned: an 8-year-old Martian kid, Kip, stowaways on the ship to spend time with his busy father, the commander of the ship.

"The Cartoon Adventures of Major Mars"

2008 USA (Animated, 9 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An action-packed parody of 1940s adventure serials rendered as an homage to 1960s Saturday-morning cartoons. Major Mars ("...whose middle names are Danger...Disaster...and Catastrophe!") battles Dr. XYZ ('The Last Name in Evil') in a more innocent time of comic entertainment and sugar-coated cereals.

"Robot Chicken: Maurice Was Caught: Annie's Super Sweet 16"

2008 USA (Animated series, Season 4 episode 72 segment, 3 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A stupidly hilarious AdultSwim adventure - It'd be nice to say money didn't change Little Orphan Annie. It'd be nice to say, but it would be a lie.

"Robot Chicken: They Took My Thumbs: Bring a Sidekick to Work Day"

2008 USA (Animated series, Season 4 episode 62 segment, 3 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Justice League takes a pause from crimefighting for an afternoon of sexual innuendo, pranks, and boy-hunting.

"Aria: The Animation"

2008 Japan (Anime TV series, 323 minutes)
This animated series follows the adventures of Akari, a young apprentice gondolier in the winding canals of Neo-Venezia, a city on the planet Aqua, formerly known as Mars but now, in the 24th century, a water-rich terraformed world. As she slowly works her way up in the Aria canal-guide company, she befriends and faces challenges with her teacher, fellow apprentices and various inhabitants of Aqua.

"Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas"

2006 USA (Animated short, 46 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Marvin the Martian appeared in this Looney Tunes version of "A Christmas Carol" as an employee at Daffy Duck's Lucky Duck Super Store. Marvin, homesick for his planet Mars, wants to go back for Christmas (but also mentions that he's planning to destroy the Earth while he's there). At first, Daffy doesn't let him take Christmas off, since he expects the employees to work on Christmas Day. After being visited by the abrasive yet well- intentioned Christmas ghosts, Daffy is redeemed, and as part of a surprise Christmas celebration, gives Marvin a rocket that will go faster than the speed of light, allowing him to make it to Mars yesterday.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Life on Mars: Life is a Rock"

2008 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 17, 42 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s. An American remake of the BBC series. The series centers around Detective Sam Tyler, assigned to the 125th Precinct Detective Squad of the New York City Police Department. At the end of the series, in what appears to be a deus ex machina, it is revealed that Tyler's 2008 and 1973 realities were both fictitious, created by the onboard computer of a spacecraft that is carrying Tyler, Hunt, Norris, Carling, and Skelton on the first ever manned mission to the planet Mars, in 2035.

"Phineas and Ferb -- Unfair Science Fair & Unfair Science Fair (Redux)"

2007-2009 USA (Animated series, Season 2, Episode 2 & 3, 24 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
After Phineas and Ferb built a portal to Mars for Baljeet, Candace enters it because she thinks her friends avoid her, but then the portal wears. Perry helps Dr. Doofenshmirtz by Shopping for his giant bicarbonate volcano.

"Postcards from the Future"

2007 USA (Short, 38 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A large-format feature motion picture that explores our future in space - seen through the eyes of an engineer working to build a base on the moon, and who occasionally sends video postcards back to his wife and family on Earth.

"Mars:2020:Springtime"

2006 USA (Animation, 2 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Animation created for a contest using Carrara Studio software. Contest theme was Mars in the year 2020 in the springtime. "At the time I created it there was much talk in the news about previous Mars probes that had failed," says creator Nick Jacoubousky.

"Sea of Perdition, The"

2006 Iceland (Experimental, 8 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An experimental short film portraying a stranded cosmonaut on Mars by cult favorite director Richard Stanley as part of the IBM 1401 - A Users Manual project -- one of five short films based on the 5th act of the album by Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson.

"The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius -- King of Mars"

2006 USA (Animated series, Season 3, Episode 18, 24 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It's a race through space and across the surface of Mars as Jimmy, Carl, Sheen, Cindy and Libby try to beat billionaire boy Eustace Strytch to a new source of power that could revolutionize the energy industry forever!

"Mickey Mouse ClubHouse: Goofy on Mars"

2006 USA (Animated series, Season 1 Episode 9, 23 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When Goofy crash lands on Mars, it's up to Mickey and friends to save him!

"Robot Chicken: Lust for Puppets: Happy Birthday, Calvin"

2006 USA (Animated series, Season 2 episode 38 segment, 2 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A stupidly hilarious AdultSwim adventure - Calvin and Hobbes have fun therapy adventures.

"The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVII -- The Day the Earth Looked Stupid"

2006 USA (Animated series, Season 18 Episode 4, 7 minutes)
In the late 1930s, Kang and Kodos land in Springfield as part of an alien invasion, but the town, completely taken in by Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, doesn't pay much attention.

"Grim & Evil: Billy & Mandy vs. The Martians"

2006 USA (Animated series, Season 6 Episode 8, 24 minutes)
Grim finally manages to escape from Billy and Mandy, but he finds himself working for an even more sinister force -- the Martian Grim Reaper and his zombie army.

"Tom on Mars"

2005 USA (Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An astronaut goes on a second mission to Mars, but something is different when he comes back. A cinematic perspective on psychological problems of space travel and solitude.
Watch it online here.

"The Code"

2005 USA (TV series, 330 minutes)
Take an amazing journey through history to examine the technology of ancient civilizations on both Earth and Mars. In 1982, Carl Munck uncovered what is now thought to be the oldest code system on the planet. Based on the structural design and location of the world's ancient artifacts, this deceptively simple system tells of space travel thousands of years ago, as well as a strong link between our planet and Mars.

"Star Trek Enterprise: Demons"

2005 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 20, 42 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A xenophobic faction of humanity known as Terra Prime creates a Vulcan-human hybrid child from Trip's and T'Pol's DNA. The organization, led by John Frederick Paxton, is dedicated to repelling all non-human species from Earth and Earth's solar system. The group takes over a meteorite-deflector array on Mars in order to undermine talks on Earth to form a new coalition of planets.
Part 1 of a 2 part story arc.

"Star Trek Enterprise: Terra Prime"

2005 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 21, 42 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
"John Frederick Paxton, the leader of the human xenophobic group Terra Prime introduced in the previous episode, threatens to destroy Starfleet Command, using a meteorite-deflector array on Mars, unless all aliens leave Earth immediately. Archer, Reed, Phlox and Mayweather take a shuttlepod to the array under cover of a terraforming asteroid impact in order to stop him.
Part 2 of a 2 part story arc.

"Mars of Destruction"

2005 Japan (Anime, 20 minutes)
aka: "IF Mate - Hametsu no Marusu," "Hametsu no Mars"
In the year 2010, a space mission to Mars goes horribly awry on reentry. Soon afterwards, Tokyo is besieged by "Ancients," and the defense of the world is placed, predictably, in the hands of a bunch of cute girls, and a guy in a power suit. And then the Ancients deliver a great surprise about the truth behind humanity.

"Robot Chicken: Kiddie Pool: Mission to Mars - Day 293"

2005 USA (Animated series, Season 1 episode 15 segment, >1 minute) [TMS-SD Library]
A stupidly hilarious AdultSwim adventure - This ride is going to be long.

"Robot Chicken: Kiddie Pool: Mission to Mars - Day 312"

2005 USA (Animated series, Season 1 episode 15 segment, >1 minute) [TMS-SD Library]
A stupidly hilarious AdultSwim adventure - The trouble with air-tight spaces.

"Robot Chicken: Kiddie Pool: Mission to Mars - Day 331"

2005 USA (Animated series, Season 1 episode 15 segment, >1 minute) [TMS-SD Library]
A stupidly hilarious AdultSwim adventure - It's not as exciting a trip as you might think.

"Robot Chicken: Kiddie Pool: Mission to Mars - Day 332"

2005 USA (Animated series, Season 1 episode 15 segment, >1 minute) [TMS-SD Library]
A stupidly hilarious AdultSwim adventure - The mission to Mars is a long voyage.

"Negadon - the Monster from Mars"

2005 Japan (Computer-Generated, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It is the near future, in the 100th year of Showa (year 2025). The population of world is more than 10 billion, and a world-class space development project called "Mars Terraforming Project" is in process. One day, a spaceship "Izanami" crashes in Japan on the way from Mars, and it revives the monster Negadon, which was captured by the spaceship. Can the human race knock down the monster!? Under the desperate situation, a middle age man Ryuichi Narasaki rises up against the monster. He is an expert of robot engineering who lost his daughter in an accident which happened during his experiments. Now, a desperate struggle of Narasaki and Negadon begin!!

"Greg the Bunny: Martian Serum 7 from Mars"

2005 USA (TV Series, Season 1, Episode 11, 12 minutes
Along the lines of Ed Wood, young, enthusiastic Greg seeks to make a short film about his idol, the great Count Blah.

"Camp Lazlo: Beans Are from Mars"

2005 USA (Animated TV Series, Season 1 Episode 1, 25 minutes)
The Squirrel scouts discover that the Jelly Beans are from another planet and kidnap them to get more information.

"Viaje a Marte (Journey to Mars)"

2004 Argentina (Animated, 16 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The story of Antonio, a boy from the 60s, who is a great fan of science fiction TV serials and space trips. In view of the child's passion, his grandfather decides to take him to Mars in his tow truck.

"The Mars Daybreak"

2004 Japan (Anime TV series Series - 10 parts, 850 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Kenran Butou Matsuri," "Kenran Butoh Sai," "Kenran Butousai"
Based on the PlayStation 2 game "Kenran Butousai." It has been generations since Mars (somehow covered by oceans) was colonized by Earth, and various colonies have sprung up on its surface and within its seas. The economy on Mars is in bad shape, and people have begun to find work scarce and life difficult. Gram River is a skilled mecha worker in one of these colonies, and life seems pretty normal until a series of events finds him on the notorious pirate ship, the Aurora, and making friends with its very un-piratey crew - a gaggle of people who oppose the Earth military for humanitarian reasons. Along the way, he finds out that his old lover is now a pilot for the military (who naturally want to capture the pirates), and that there are people out to exploit the fragile relationship between the two planets for their own gain. Of course, there's also a quest for treasure!

"Atomic Betty: Martian Makeover"

2004 USA/Canada/France (Animated TV Series episode, 12 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Betty, A smart, and sugary-sweet schoolgirl leads a double life as a defender of the galaxy. On Earth, Duncan has a crush on Penelope, and Noah agrees to "coach" Duncan in how to woo her if Duncan agrees to stop bullying him. In space, Betty has her own matchmaking problems as she must preside over an arranged marriage between two warring tribes on the planet Namimbulah.

"The Backyardigans: Mission to Mars"

2004 Canada/USA (Animated series, 4 episodes, 24 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
The Backyardigans is an animated musical adventure series about five high-spirited preschool friends who rely on their vivid imaginations to embark on amazing, epic adventures. In every episode, the backyard transforms into a new fantastic, photoreal landscape that serves as the backdrop for completely original, story-driven musicals. The main episode takes the Backyardigans to outer space and an underground Martian city.

"Duck Dodgers"

2003-2005 USA (Animated series, 39 episodes, 22 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
"If he's our future, we're history!" Duck Dodgers (Daffy Duck) is a hapless soul who was accidentally frozen inside a spacecraft in the 21st century and thawed out 351 years later. Through his scheming and lies, Duck Dodgers has convinced the Earth's Defensive Protectorate that he is a hero from the 21st century and has been given a starship and crew - an adoring and eager young Space Cadet (Porky Pig). Together they form a "galactic force" that must team up against Earth's major foe, Mars, and its Martian Commander X-2 (played by Marvin the Martian). Each episode revolves around Duck Dodgers' adventures, blundering successes and "day-saving" defeats. He's an unlikely hero who somehow always manages to come out on top. Duck Dodgers is created by Warner Bros. Animation for Cartoon Network. Each episode generally features two 11 minute cartoons.
Go to the Duck Dodgers Episode Guide.

"Avenger"

2003 Japan (Anime TV Series, 13 episodes, 25 minutes each, 325 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
Years into the future, colonies have been established on Mars. Resources on the dying red planet are thin, and the domed cities have resorted to a gladiator contest to determine which of them receive the most rations. Layla Ashley is the representative fighter for Serena City, Mars. She and Speedy, a doll breeder, run across Nei, a mechanical doll with curious characteristics. Together they wander and fight their way across the planet, to take revenge against a man from Layla's past.

"The West Wing: Life on Mars"

2003 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 21, 42 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A parking spot covered in mayonnaise, a 22-year old clerk, and an office in the steam pipe trunk distribution venue seem to be the worst aspects of Republican lawyer Joe Quincy's first day on the job -- until CJ dumps a seemingly silly press inquiry about life on Mars into his lap.

"Voices of a Distant Star"

2003 Japan (Animated, 25 minutes)
aka: Hoshi no koe
A high school romance is split apart when one member of the couple enlists in the UN space army to fight aliens who attacked our Martian colony. We follow their lives through the text messages they send one another, though the delivery times increase from a a few minutes while she trains in orbit to over a eight years as her crew delves deeper into the universe searching for Earth's enemies.

"Planeten Mars - tæt på Jorden"

2003 Denmark (43 minutes, 2 episodes)
Bjørn Franck Jørgensen and Michael Linden-Vørnle from Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen give lectures about the planet Mars, explaining its similarities and relation to Earth.

"Baby Looney Tunes: Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Baby Martian Gone"

2003 USA (TV Series, 2 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
All the classic Looney Tunes characters -- much younger, of course -- and the trials and tribulations of growing up at Granny's house. Each episode features two 11-minute shorts, and a one minute song/music video. This was a song segment.

"Futurama: Where the Buggalo Roam"

2002 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 6, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Kif goes to Amy's home on Mars to meet her parents. They immediately dislike him saying he's too much of a wimp. Native Martians rustle away the family buggalo because they feel they got cheated when they traded away their land in exchange for a bead. Trying to prove himself, Kif volunteers to get them back. He does, but loses Amy in the process.

"Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future: The Ark of Phobos" (Part 1 & 2)

2002 USA (Animated TV Series, Season 1 Episodes 3 & 4)
The little known story of England's conquest of space circa 1950. Complications arise when animals are removed from the Phobos moon of Mars.

"Encounters with the Unexplained: Martian Civilizations: What's Really on Mars?"

2002 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 24, 46 minutes)
The mysterious planet of Mars has long captured our imaginations. As our nearest planetary neighbor, it is the most "earthlike" of all the planets in the universe. But it has persistently defied our best efforts to unlock its mystery. Why have so many Soviet and American space missions to Mars failed? Is someone - or something - preventing us from exploring the infamous red planet? What about the photographic evidence of seemingly man-made structures on Mars? Are they links to another civilization . . . one that predates our own? What does our government really know about Mars? And why won't they tell us? New-found evidence and recently released government photographs from the surface of Mars provide some startling new answers!

"Starhunter: Family Values"

2001 Canada (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 3) [TMS-SD Library]
The year is 2275. Bounty Hunter Dante Montana and his ragtag crew are commissioned to track and capture dangerous interplanetary criminals, including an evil force Dante believes kidnapped his son. Hunting a pair of con artists on Mars, Dante and Luc encounter a Raider with a boy who may be Dante's kidnapped son. Percy becomes trapped in Dante's virtual reality device, which simulates his dead wife, Penny.

"Horses on Mars"

2001 USA (Animated short, 8 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Venus is No Good!"
"He's 3.5 microns tall, and he's 100 million miles from home." Some 3.6 billion years ago, two microbes are playing "king of the pebble" when an event occurs that will separate them and change their future forever. This is the story of the microbe that remains on that pebble, and his amazing journey through time and space.

"Z.O.E Dolores, i: Sayonara Mars"

2001 Japan (Anime TV Series, Season 1 Episode 23, 25 minutes)
The story centers around a space cargo transporter named James Links, his family, and their adventures in the Zone of the Enders universe. A misfortuned space-trucker who gets his hands on something he does not really want, but is intensely desired by nearly everyone else: the Orbital Frame called Dolores. He is married to a martian, Rachel Links, but was separated from her when she left to work on Mars.
NOTE: Mars and Martians are a very minimal part of this film.

"Butt-Ugly Martians"

2001 USA (Animated TV Series, 22 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When the Butt Ugly Martians invade Earth and discover video games, pop music and french fries, they give up their mission and decide to protect their new happening planet instead. Fearless leader B-Bop-a-Luna, hi-tech handyman 2-T-Fru-T, and cuddly critter Do-Wah-Diddy team up with Earth teens Mike, Cedric and Angela to outsmart evil-doers from all over the galaxy, including Stoat Muldoon, host of the TV show "Stoat Muldoon: Alien Hunter." Sometimes protecting Earth means chanting 'B-K-M'(Butt Kicking Mode) and transforming into fearsome, armored butt-kickers, but all the Uglies really want is a little downtime so they can hang out at ZAPZ and work on dance moves for their new music video!

"Justice League"

2001 USA (TV Series)
aka: "Justice League of America" and "Justice League: Unlimited"
Forces of evil, chaos, and destruction await. Not even protectors like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Hawkgirl or the Martian Manhunter may have a chance alone. But together as the Justice League, they are a metahuman force (and a hope) to be reckoned with.

"Marvin and the Martian"

2000 USA (animation, 13 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Mayhem ensues when Marvin's new computer game, "Martian Massacre," becomes a little too virtual and he finds himself face to Martian face with a heavily armed spaceship bent on his destruction.

"ER: Mars Attacks"

2000 USA (TV Series, Season 7 Episode 3, 44 minutes)
An unfortunate incident at a Science Fiction convention makes it look like scenes from the movie 'Mars Attacks!'

"Total Recall 2070"

1998 Canada/Germany/USA (TV series, 22 episodes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Total Recall: The Series"
In the year 2070, police detective David Hume and his partner Ian Farve attempt to track down a group of murderous androids with ties to a corrupt corporation, named Recall, which are based on the planet Mars in this pilot for the sci-fi TV series.

"Star Trek Voyager: One Small Step"

1999 USA (TV Series, Season 6 Episode 8, 42 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is determined to retrieve the debris from inside the ellipse. Chakotay, Paris and Seven take the Delta Flyer in, but when an asteroid strikes, Chakotay, obsessed with retrieving the module, disobeys Janeway's order to leave. The collision renders the Flyer flightless as the ellipse prepares to return to subspace.

"Star Trek Voyager: 11:59"

1999 USA (TV Series, Season 5 Episode 23, 42 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The crew of Voyager swap stories of family histories. Janeway is most proud of her ancestor Shannon O'Donnell, who has been celebrated by the Janeway clan for generations as an astronaut and pivotal member of The Millenium Gate and several Mars projects that followed. When research and history-buff Tom Paris prove the stories wrong, that O'Donnell wasn't the hero Janeway made her out to be, the crew points out that her inspiration made Janeway join Starfleet and that is an accomplishment in itself.

"Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes"

1999 USA (Compilation of Animated shorts, 80 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Eighty great minutes of classic Looney Tunes with a sci-fi theme. While most of the toons deal with Marvin the Martian (featured prominently on the video cover), the collection includes lesser-known shorts such as "Rocketbye Baby" (a Martian and human baby are switched), "Space Net" (a Dragnet parody featuring Daffy Duck), and the inspired "Hyde and Go Tweet" (Tweety Bird turns into a monster). Most of the toons are directed by Chuck Jones, including one of the all-time classics, "Duck Dodgers in the 24-1/2th Century." The tape also includes the lesser-known 1980 sequel, as well as "Hareway to the Stars," "The Hasty Hare," "Spaced Out Bunny," "Mad as a Mars Hare," "Jumpin' Jupiter," "Lumber Jack Bunny," and "Haredevil Hare." Nearly as fun as having your own Uranium Pew-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

"Futurama: Mars University"

1999 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 2, 30 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Fry matriculates at Mars University and competes with a monkey made smart by Prof. Farnsworth's latest invention while Bender tries to make the local chapter of his robot fraternity cool.

"Futurama: A Clone of My Own"

1999 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 2, 30 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It's Farnsworth's 150th birthday, and a party is being held for him at Mars University. However the party makes him realize there is so much he has to do, and so little time to do it.

"Crusade: War Zone"

1999 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 08, 50 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Babylon 5: Crusade," "Babylon Project: Crusade, The," "Crusade: The Babylon Project" (TV Series, 13 episodes)
At the end of the television movie Babylon 5: A Call to Arms, the Drakh fleet was defeated but "poisoned the well" by dumping a plague into Earth's atmosphere. Calculations say that all life will be dead on the planet within five years; lives are already being wiped out across the globe. Earthforce, operating out of Mars during the crisis, has chosen Captain Matthew Gideon to lead a team consisting of Earthforce scientists, archaeologists, a telepath, a thief and a techno-mage in order to find a cure while working with the Rangers and gaining assistance from the crew manning space station Babylon 5.

"Dexter's Laboratory: My Favorite Martian"

2007-2009 USA (Animated series Season 2 Episode 28, 9 minutes)
Dexter discovers evidence that there were single-celled organisms on Mars, and is eager to find out if they ever evolved into something more advanced. He immediately rockets off to the red planet, unaware that Dee Dee has stowed away. While Dexter goes searching for aliens, Dee Dee sets foot on the planet and gets covered by red dirt. Dexter sees her and mistakes her for a Martian -- a mistake she doesn't bother to correct.

"The Outer Limits: Phobos Rising"

1998 Canada/USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 24, 44 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
For 30 years there has been a fragile truce between the Free Alliance and the Coalition of Middle-Eastern and Pacific States, both on Earth and on Mars. Both groups mine triradium, a super-powerful radioactive mineral that can be used for both power and illegally for weapons. When a giant explosion appears to consume the Earth and sends a giant shock-wave towards Mars, the soldiers at the Free Alliance base on the Red Planet wonder if the truce has come to an end. Cut off from Earth for 12 hours as Mars rotates, Colonel Samantha Elliot believes someone from the Coalition has been smuggling triradium. With communications temporarily out of order and a Coalition drone approaching the Alliance base, Elliot prepares to launch a preemptive strike. Major James Bowen, who has grown fond of Major Dara Talif, the Coalition liaison officer at the base, disagrees with Elliot. He urges caution, arguing that there is no clear evidence that war has resumed. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, the fate of both Mars colonies - perhaps even the human race -- depends on the outcome of this struggle between trust and fear.

"Babylon 5: Objects in Motion"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 5 Episode 20, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
As G'Kar plans to leave Babylon 5 with Lyta, the crew avert an assassination attempt on Garibaldi and Lise with the help of an old ally.

"Dexter's Laboratory: My Favorite Martian"

1998 USA (Animated TV Series, Season 2 Episode 28, 30 minutes
Dexter discovers evidence that there were single-celled organisms on Mars, and is eager to find out if they ever evolved into something more advanced. He immediately rockets off to the red planet, unaware that Dee Dee has stowed away. While Dexter goes searching for aliens, Dee Dee sets foot on the planet and gets covered by red dirt. Dexter sees her and mistakes her for a Martian -- a mistake she doesn't bother to correct.

"Cowboy Bebop - Complete Sessions Collection"

1998 Japan (Animated series, 26 episodes, 25 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
Meet Spike and Jet, a drifter and a retired cyborg cop. They've formed a partnership in a bounty hunting enterprise that specializes in adventure and cash. Using an old converted fishing ship called the Bebop, with the help of the intelligent data dog, Ein, the mysterious and vexing femme fatale, Faye Valentine, and Ed, the genius hacker -- Spike and Jet scour the galaxy to clean up space, one bounty at a time.

"Agent Z and the Penguin From Mars"

1997 UK (TV Series, 6 episodes, 25 minutes each)
Ben Simpson and his pals Barney and Jenks form the Crane Grove Gang, a secret society dedicated to playing ingenious practical jokes in an initiative called Agent Z. The gang are named after the street where they live (Ben at number 36), which they feel is the dullest place in the United Kingdom. The arrival of a boring new neighbour, supposed lottery-winner Dennis Sidebottom and his family, inspires the gang to plot their biggest ever practical joke: they set up an elaborate plan involving a penguin, an alien from Mars, a spaceship and a 'message for mankind' carved on a meteorite. These disparate objects are delivered in the middle of the night to Dennis Sidebottom's garden while he innocently studies the heavens from his own personal observatory.

"Babylon 5: Rising Star"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 21, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Sheridan faces the consequences of his actions against Clark and EarthForce. Marcus makes the ultimate sacrifice. Delenn organizes the various races into a history-making Alliance.

"Babylon 5: Endgame"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 20, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Garibaldi is captured by the Mars Resistance. Ivanova's fleet clashes with Clark's forces. A plan to free Sheridan is launched.

"Babylon 5: Between the Darkness and the Light"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 19, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Garibaldi is captured by the Mars Resistance. Ivanova's fleet clashes with Clark's forces. A plan to free Sheridan is launched.

"Babylon 5: The Face of the Enemy"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 17, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Sheridan's search for his father leads him into danger on Mars. Lyta warns of an impending clash between telepaths and mundanes. Garibaldi learns of a new threat.

"Babylon 5: The Exercise of Vital Powers"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 16, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Garibaldi arrives on Mars and meets William Edgars. Lyta helps Franklin in an attempt to make contact with the frozen telepaths.

"Babylon 5: Conflicts of Interest"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 12, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Garibaldi starts a new job on Mars. The Resistance Anti-Government broadcasts begin. Sheridan plans to protect the Non-Aligned Worlds from raiders.

"Babylon 5: Lines of Communication"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 11, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Franklin and Marcus attempt to persuade the Mars Resistance to assist Sheridan in opposing President Clark. Delenn learns of the Drakh and of increasing caste tensions on Minbar.

"Babylon 5: Racing Mars"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 10, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Captain Sheridan takes Garibaldi to task over the latter's inexplicably contrary behavior. Marcus and Franklin arrive on Mars, but their plan to link up with the Resistance hits a snag. Can this setback have anything to do with their eccentric travelling companion Captain Jack?

"Babylon 5: Atonement"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 9, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Delenn is recalled to Minbar to resolve a problem and faces up to her role in the Earth-Minbari War. Marcus and Franklin go to Mars on a secret mission.

"Babylon 5: The Illusion of Truth"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 8, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The command crew take a chance when an ISN reporter arrives on the station, claiming that he wants to do an objective and truthful story on Babylon 5.

"Bouledogue Bazar: Objectif Mars"

1997 Canada (TV Series, 25 minutes)
Max, Jules and a crowd of characters entertain you in a swirl of adventures where the friendship and audacity come to an end from the worst obstacles.

"Justice League of America"

1997 USA (TV Series)
New Metro City is threatened with destruction by a madman with the ability to control the weather. The only thing that stands between the city and certain obliteration is a small band of costumed superheroes, The Justice League of America (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Hawkgirl or the Martian Manhunter, J'onn J'onnz (voiced by David Ogden Stiers)- but will even they be enough?

"The X-Files: Tunguska"

1993 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 8, 45 minutes)
A rock sample taken from Mars is intercepted at an airport and infects a security officer with the Black Cancer, while Mulder is given a tip about potentially dangerous paramilitary operations but is doubtful when the informant turns out to be Alex Krycek. Reluctantly, Mulder accepts Krycek's help and tracks the rock to Russia where he discovers an elaborate t est being performed by Russian scientists.

"Martian Successor Nadesico"

1996 Japan (Anime TV Series) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Kidô Senkan Nadeshiko" and "Mobile Battleship Nadesico"
Aliens known as the Jovians destroyed earth's base on Mars, wiping out its space fleets. Only one ship stands between Earth and total annihilation - Nadesico. Six feature-length episodes: 1-Chronicle 1 (Invasion); 2-Mission to Mars; 3-Danger Zones; 4-Paradigm Shifts; 5-Secrets and Lies; 6-Endgame.

"Bad Trip to Mars"

1996 Switzerland (Short, 17 minutes)
Two Soviet cosmonauts on a mission to Mars are forgotten in space. Who will come to to their rescue?

"Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension"

1996 USA (Animated short, 12 minutes)
aka: "Duck Dodgers in the Third Dimension"
Warner Bros. Movie World honored Marvin the Martian with the launch of the world's first computer-animated 3D movie. Marvin Martian and K-9 have captured Daffy Duck (a.k.a. Duck Dodgers).
Go to the Duck Dodgers Episode Guide.

"Space: Above and Beyond: Pilot"

1995 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2, 90 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Short-lived live action show about a group of US Marines fighting in an alien war.  In the pilot movie they perform a risky training exercise on Mars and accidentally discover one of the aliens.

"The Outer Limits: The Voyage Home"

1995 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 15, 44 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Three astronauts exploring Mars discover a mysterious canister. When they open it, they are struck unconscious. Awakening nearly an hour later, they must hurry back to their ship to make their launch window. But on the way home, Ed becomes convinced that fellow astronaut Alan is not what he appears to be, and murders him by forcing him out the airlock. Now Ed and his remaining crew member Pete must decide what to do.

"The Outer Limits: The Sandkings"

1995 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 1, 93 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When his research project is closed down, Simon Kress rescues a few of its living subjects and transplants them to a recreation of their native Martian environment in his barn. They grow and learn, but then Kress makes an error with disastrous implications.

"The Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat: Mars Needs Felix"

1995 USA (Animated short, Season 1 Episode 6, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In search of food, Felix is duped into taking a trip to Mars and being forced to work in a Martian task force.

"The Mask: Martian Mask"

1995 USA (Animated Series, Season 1 Episode 11, 25 minutes)
The Mask, in his Spacemaskmobile, is putting fear in the heart of government agents who think he's an alien!

"The X-Files: Little Green Men"

1993 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 1, 45 minutes)
With the X-Files shut down, Mulder is assigned to wire taps while Scully returns to teaching at Quantico. All hopes dulled of ever finding evidence to what he has seen, Mulder is about to give up hope; luckily, however, the proof he was looking for may have just presented itself.

"Red Planet"

1994 USA (Animated TV mini-series, 3 episodes, 22 minutes each, 66 minutes total)
A couple of teens (Jim and P.J.) and their little furry "pet" bouncer Willis stumble onto a conspiracy at their Mars colony that could endanger everyone's lives. They're forced to flee into the deserts of Mars when the conspirators decide that the teens know too much. They manage to survive in the harsh Martian terrain and have an encounter with the native Martians. Although they aren't able to understand the natives, they see that the Martians immediately begin to act tenderly towards Willis. Jim and PJ realize that Willis is an immature Martian, and that he's about to go into a long hibernation. When he emerges decades later, Willis looks like the adult Martians and tells his friend's descendants of the heroic adventure of how they saved the colony and began a friendship between the natives and the colonists.
Based on Robert A. Heinlein's juvenile novel.

"Exosquad: Martian Luck"

1994 USA (Animated TV Series, Season 2 Episode 36, 30 minutes)
The capture of Marduk, a Neo sapien who has supplied the ExoFleet with information, prompts Winfield to send two exosquads to Mars. Eventually Typhonus uses the spy as bait to ensnare the exosquads in a trap, but is not entirely successful. Torres gets shot down and rescued by some ExoScouts.

"Babylon 5: Spider in the Web"

1994 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 06, 45 minutes)
An old friend of Talia Winters is murdered by what appears to be an agent of a Martian resistance movement.

"Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness, Part 2"

1994 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 19, 45 minutes)
Sinclair fights two turf battles at once as alien invaders claim the planet the station orbits, and an Earthforce captain disagrees with him about how to deal with the situation.

"Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness, Part 1"

1994 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 18, 45 minutes)
Seismic activity on the planet near the station uncovers what may be signs of an extinct alien civilization. An old mentor pays a visit to Ambassador Delenn. The unrest on the Mars Colony intensifies.

"The X-Files: Space"

1993 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 8, 45 minutes)
a reporter talking about photographs from Mars that show water was on the planet, and of the 'face on Mars' phenomenon. Mulder's childhood hero, Lt. Col. Marcus Aurelius Belt, chalks up that face to the solar winds that blow on the surface of Mars at 300 mph. Back at home, however, the 'face' photograph haunts Belt. He dreams about being on a spacewalk where something is out there with him. He looks up at the ceiling and sees the Mars face come down at him.

"Biker Mice From Mars"

1993-1995 USA (Animated TV Series) [TMS-SD Library]
On the planet Mars, there existed a race of anthropomorphic mice who enjoyed motorsports and had a very similar culture and society to that of human beings. At some point in time they were all but wiped out by the Plutarkians, an alien race of obese, foul-smelling, fish-like humanoids who plunder other planets' natural resources because they have wasted all of their own. Three survivors, Throttle, Modo and Vinnie, manage to find a spaceship and escape the Plutarkian takeover but they are soon shot down by a Plutarkian warship and end up crash-landing on Earth in the city of Chicago. There they meet a charming female mechanic named Charlene "Charley" Davidson and discover that the Plutarkians have come to Earth to steal its natural resources.

"The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Silent Towns"

1992 Canada/USA/UK/New Zealand/France (TV Series, Season 6 Episode 9, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A man returns from the outback of Mars only to discover everyone has been recalled to Earth.

"The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Martian"

1992 Canada/USA/UK/New Zealand/France (TV Series, Season 5 Episode 8, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
New life welcomes grieving parents who move to Mars.

"The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Concrete Mixer"

1992 Canada/USA/UK/New Zealand/France (TV Series, Season 5 Episode 5, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A Martian's reluctance to attack Earth stems from what he read in his alien comic books.

"The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Earthmen"

1992 Canada/USA/UK/New Zealand/France (TV Series, Season 5 Episode 1, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Members of an expedition to Mars find their intellect questioned by the locals.

"Astro Farm: Wild Martian Tiger"

1992 UK (Animated TV Series, 10 minutes)
When a radio newsflash warns that a wild Martian Tiger has escaped from the zoo, the Foxwoods and all their animals take refuge in the farmhouse.

"Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes"

1991 USA (Animated short, 24 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Marvin the Martian goes before an out-of-this-world court for a permit to blow up the Earth, and Bugs Bunny's got 23 minutes to save it! The prosecution's case: Earthlings are accused of creating pollution, cluttnig outer space, and portraying space people as monsters in the movies -- so Marvin's sent a missile to destroy the little blue planet! Now, Bugs must defend his home against "the big Kaboom!" Will there be outer space for rent if Bugs loses his argument? Will Marvin write the Earth's orbit-uary? Will Daffy Duck (as Duck Dodgers) lend the defendant some gravity? Can Bugs show enough cartoon evidence to thwart that little dipper Marvin? The defense never rests, folks -- and neither does de rabbit!

"The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Long Years"

1990 Canada/USA/UK/New Zealand/France (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 11, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A space crew returns to Mars to find a scientist and his family unaffected by their 20-year stay on the planet.

"The Ray Bradbury Theater: And the Moon Be Still as Bright"

1990 Canada/USA/UK/New Zealand/France (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 7, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Space explorers on a Martian expedition are faced with problems when one of their members becomes obsessed with the planets former residents.

"The Ray Bradbury Theater: Mars Is Heaven"

1990 Canada/USA/UK/New Zealand/France (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 1, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The first Earth visitors to Mars discover a replica of small town America.

"The Ray Bradbury Theater: Mars Is Heaven"

1990 Canada/USA/UK/New Zealand/France (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 1, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The first Earth visitors to Mars discover a replica of small town America.

"War of the Worlds"

1988 - 1990 USA (TV Series, 43 episodes, 50 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion"
The attempted Martian invasion of the Earth in the 1950s was thrwated when the aliens fell foul ofthe common cold virus. But rather than die, the invaders simply went into hibernation and thirty years later they are revived and a second invasion attempt begins. The Martians can now possess human bodies and are opposed by a small band of resistance fighters.

"Starcom - The U.S. Space Force: Caverns of Mars"

1987 USA (Animated TV Series, Season 1 Episode 4, 25 minutes)
The U.S. Space Force is an animated syndicated series in the 1980s that spawned a successful motorized toy line franchise in Europe and Asia for Mattel, despite its failures to succeed in its U.S. domestic market. The plot was based on the adventures of an American astronaut brigade as they fought off attempted invasions by Shadow Force, a nasty collection of aliens and robots led by the nefarious Emperor Dark.

"Galaxy High School: Martian Mumps"

1986 USA (Animated TV Series, Season 1 Episode 12, 24 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Everybody but the humans (and a teacher) get martian mumps and it's up to them to find a cure before it's too late.

"Dennis the Menace: The Martians Are Coming"

1986 USA (Animated TV Series, Season 1 Episode 63, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Dennis and friends are using a radio station's recording room to tape their school radio show about a Martian invasion when Ruff's tail puts them on the air. The town is in a panic and coincidentally real Martians do land and are scared away by the crowds of people running in the street.

"Blue Comet SPT Layzner"

1985 Japan (TV Series, 38 episodes at 25 minutes each)
aka: "Aoki Ryûsei SPT Reizunâ", "Layzner"
One of the lesser known "Giant Robot" series from Japan. It starts on the surface of Mars, the latest bone of contention between the US and Russia. Little do they realize that the alien world of Gurados has plans for invasion of the solar system. A group of students known as the "Cosmic Culture Club" is caught up in a war they don't understand. Their only help is from a mysterious pilot named Eiji, who claims to be a soldier from Gurados. He pilots an experimental Super Powered Tracer called Layzner, assisted by his on board computer, Rei.

"The Jetsons: Elroy Meets Orbity"

1984 USA (Animated TV Series, 24 minutes)
On a field trip to Mars Elroy picks up a remarkable looking stone and takes it home. It turns out to be the cocoon of a rare pet. The Jetsons decide to keep the pet and call it Orbity. Orbity turns all kinds of colors to show its emotions.

"Genesis Climber Mospeada"

1984 Japan (TV Series, 25 episodes at 25 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Kikô Sôseiki Mospeada"
In the 21st century, Earth is invaded and quickly subdued by a alien race called the Inbit. The Terran population stationed on Mars try to liberate the planet, but are fought off. Years later, a second Terran attack is attempted with a force armed with new weapons vastly superior to the enemy, but again Inbit defenses prove to be too strong. One of the few survivors to reach Earth is Stick Bernard, a young mecha fighter pilot who witnessed the death of his fiance in the battle. Separated and alone, the aggrieved pilot sets out to attempt to complete his mission, to find Reflex Point, the suspected Inbit headquarters, and do what he can to destroy it. Along the way, he meets up others who eventually join to form a small band of guerilla fighters who must find their way to Reflex Point and stop the Inbit. The best out of the "Robotech" bunch.

"Taz-Mania: The Man From M.A.R.S."

1983 USA (Animated TV Series, 10 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Taz, the verbally challenged Tasmanian devil, is listening to a "War Of The Worlds"-like broadcast on the radio, when Marvin The Martian turns up.

"Terrahawks"

1983 UK (TV Series, 30 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Youngstar and her sister called Sister. An organization is set up on Earth called Terrahawks, which is top secret to the rest of the world. This is led by Dr Tiger Ninestein with other characters such as Sergeant Major Zero.

"Inspector Gadget: The Invasion"

1983 France (Animated TV Series, Season 1 Episode 17, 15 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Inspector Gadget, Chief Quimby and Penny battle against M.A.D. when they try to disguise themselves as Martians.

"Danger Mouse: The Martian Misfit"

1981 USA (Animated TV Series, Season 1 Episode 5, 10 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Baron Greenback creates a 'Martian' to keep Danger Mouse busy while he sets out on a crime spree.

"A Picnic on Mars"

1981 USA (Short, 8 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A couple's romantic picnic in the remote Barsoomian desert are interrupted by a four-armed Great White Ape and a ten-legged Banth lion.

"Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24-1/2th Century"

1980 USA (Animated Short, 6 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Daffy Duck reprises his famous role of Duck Dodgers in another spoof of Saturday afternoon space serials. Assigned to locate the rack-and-pinion molecule needed for yo-yo polish, Dodgers and his assistant, an eager young space cadet (Porky Pig), crash their spaceship into a giant egg-shell, where they find Marvin Martian, who is, as usual, scheming to destroy Earth.
Go to the Duck Dodgers Episode Guide.

"Bugs Bunny: Spaced Out Bunny"

1980 USA (Animated short, 6 minutes)
Bugs Bunny is abducted by Marvin the Martian and brought to Mars to be the companion to his pet abominable snowman Hugo, who will "hug him and squeeze him and call him George."

"Reproduction Cycle"

1978 USA (Animated short, 11 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Reproduction Cycle Among Unicellular Life Forms," "Reproduction Cycle Among Unicellular Life Forms Under the Rocks of Mars"
"Reproduction Cycle" uses claymation to follow the life of the Martian "Peenworm" which similarly involves feeding, vomiting, metamorphosis, and partial self-destruction.

"Martian in Moscow"

1978 USSR (Animated Series 4 episodes, 42 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
Four animated programs about the adventures of a Martian in Moscow. For use in beginning and intermediate Russian language classes. About a cute, friendly little Martian who lands in Moscow and makes friends with a custodian. They have a lot of adventures together before the Martian has to return home.

"The Bionic Woman: The Martians Are Coming, the Martians Are Coming"

1978 USA (TV Series, Season 3 Episode 15, 50 minutes)
While working on a project to track UFOs, Dr. Rudy Wells and Ray Fisk are abducted by a flying saucer.

"The Further Adventures of Major Mars"

1976 USA (Short, 9 minutes)
A brilliant send-up of 1940s Republic movie serials. Major Mars, stalwart hero-scientist-adventurer, who uses his rocket-suit jet-pack with helmet to fly through the air and save people and pets from danger, like Commando Cody, King of the Rocketmen.

"Doctor Who: Pyramids Of Mars"

1975 UK (TV Series, 4 episodes, Season 13 Episodes 9-12, 97 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Pyramids Of Mars"
The Doctor and Sarah find themselves in 1911 England, where an archeologist's discovery unleashes a menace whose evil stretches from ancient Egypt to the planet Mars and threatens all life on Earth.

"Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon"

1974 UK (TV Series, 6 episodes, Season 5 Episodes 15-20, 150 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Monster of Peladon"
When the TARDIS lands 50 years after its first visit to Peladon, the Doctor and Sarah Jane discover a troubled planet ruled by the late king's daughter. Peladon is at the center of a war--and the Galactic Federation desperately needs a mineral found in the mines. But why is the ghost of Aggedor killing miners, and why can't everyone be trusted? Queen Thalira needs the Doctor's help to find out.

"My Favorite Martians"

1973 USA (Animated TV Series, 16 episodes, 28 minutes each)
Based on the live action TV series: Uncle Martin comes back to earth, this time with his nephew Andy and dog Okie. They stay at Tim's house and Tim now has a niece named Katie. Of course their nosey neighbor, Officer Brennan would always try to expose who they really are and would end up falling down right into the rain barrel!

"The Firesign Theatre's Martian Space Party"

1972 USA (Short, 28 minutes)
aka: "The Martian Space Party"
A short concert film/mockumentary posing as live news coverage from the 1972 National Surrealist Party Convention, interrupted by news flashes from Monster Island, where the president is denied entrance to the Forbidden City, but does meet his nemesis, Glutomoto.

"Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon"

1972 UK (TV Series, 4 episodes, Season 9 Episodes 5-9, 97 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Curse of Peladon"
Taking a test flight in the TARDIS, the Doctor and Jo make an inelegant landing on the planet Peladon. When they are mistaken for representatives from Earth, the Doctor soon finds himself chairing the committee of alien delegates assessing Peladon's petition to join the Galactic Federation. When one of the King's advisors is killed, the High Priest fears the ancient Curse of Aggedor is at work, but the Doctor suspects his old enemies the Ice Warriors are to blame. Can the Doctor and Jo uncover the identity of the saboteurs before a major diplomatic incident plunges them into war?

"Evolution"

1972 Canada (Short)
From giggling, cavorting single cell organisms to little green Martian visiting Earth and - in the final shot - planet swallowing space creature, Evolution tracks the biological history of a an imaginary set of alien creatures who like nothing better than to consume each other and breed.

"Astro Nut: Martian Moochers"

1970 USA (Animated short, 5 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Astro Nuut is a kind, zany guy from outer space who always seemed to get into trouble. Astro Nut is plagued by two cute-as-heck little space moochers who go after the prize steaks in suburban America.

"Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death"

1969 UK (TV Series, 4 episodes, Season 6 Episodes 23-28, 150 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Seeds of Death"
The second Doctor Who adventure to feature the popular nemesis the Ice Warriors. Broadcast six months before the first manned moon landing, here the Doctor and companions Jamie and Zoe beat Neil Armstrong & Co. in boarding a rocket to the moon, where they face the icy Martian invaders who have taken over Earth's T-Mat teleportation system in prelude to a full-scale invasion. The plot encompasses weather control, rising global disaster as food shortages sweep the world's cities, and--remarkably--a fungus that can remove oxygen from the atmosphere but which is destroyed by water!

"Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero: The Martian Plague"

1968 Japan/USA (Animated TV Series, 6 minutes each)
Johnny Cypher is a brilliant scientist. He develops an ability to travel though inner space and combat the forces of evil throughout the universe.

"War of the Worlds"

1968 USA (TV Series pilot - unaired)
George Pal is probably best remembered for producing the 'War of the Worlds' movie that won an Academy Award for best special effects in 1952. What many people do not know was that in 1968, Pal put together a short film as a pilot for a proposed TV series based on the same novel his 1952 movie was adapted from. It never aired on TV. The DVD "George Pal's War of the Worlds - A Video Scrapbook" includes the promo footage explaining the crew of the star shiop Pegusus, their special abilities, and the opening shots of the first day's filming.

"Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors"

1967 UK (TV Series, 6 episodes, Season 5 Episodes 11-16, 116 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "The Ice Warriors"
The world is held in the grip of a second Ice Age, and faces total destruction from rapidly advancing glaciers. Doctor Who, with Victoria and Jamie, lands at a top scientific base in England, where they have just unearthed an ancient Ice Warrior. Can the Doctor overcome these warlike Martians and halt the relentless approach of the ice glaciers?

"Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons"

1967 UK (TV Series, 32 episodes, 25 minutes each) [TMS-SD Library]
In the 21st century, the nightmare of H.G. Wells comes true. An expedition to the planet Mars results in the accidental destruction of an old Martian city, causing a mysterious force, called the Mysterons, to retaliate. The Mysterons appear to posses the ability to recreate anyone (or any object) they have previously destroyed, thereby gaining complete control over the person in question. The Earth is thus confronted with a host of enemy agents, which are indistinguishable from normal human beings. Supermarionation puppetry.

"What on Earth!"

1967 Canada (Animated short, 10 minutes)
A training film for the Martian landing teams. The scientists have finally figured out that there is life on earth; it travels the highways and feeds at the filling stations. Unfortunately, it's plagued by the human parasites that travel inside it and build homes that get in the way. And while the scientists can't go inside the factories where the dominant species reproduces, they have some conjectures of what happens there.

"The Time Tunnel: One Way To The Moon"

1966 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 2, 50 minutes)
Dr. Tony Newman and Dr. Doug Phillips of Project Tic-Toc find themselves on board a spacecraft's service module just before blast off. The spacecraft, part of the M.E.M. (Mars Excursion Module) ten years in Tony and Doug's future, is to be the first U.S. manned spaceflight to Mars. It is the M.E.M. IV flight, and it is manned by Col. Kane the captain, Nazarro the radioman, Beard and Maj. Harlow the doctor. Tony and Doug's added weight makes it impossible for the spacecraft to reach escape velocity in order to escape the earth's gravitational pull. Captain Kane decides to jettison the service module, effectively scrubbing the mission and killing Tony and Doug, but Beard, who wants the mission to continue, furtively fires the boosters to achieve escape velocity. Unable to get directions from mission control due to being incommunicado with a sabotaged radio, Kane makes the command decision to make a stop on the moon to replenish the fuel that Beard expended and continue the mission. When Tony and Doug are discovered they are treated as spies. Beard wants to throw them off the ship. Tony and Doug prove themselves honest by assisting in repairing the hull of the ship after they are struck by a meteor.

"Thunderbirds: Martian Invasion"

1966 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 24, 50 minutes)
The Hood sabotages an effects sequence on an 'invasion from space' film being shot in the Nevada Desert. Two actors, portraying policemen, are trapped inside a cave which begins to fill with water from an underground river - when International Rescue arrives, the entire rescue operation is captured on film!

"The Super 6: Martian Mixup"

1966 UK (TV Series, 10 minutes)
The Super 6 were a group of crime-fighters for hire who worked for The Super Services Incorporated. Each of the heroes had a unique transformable talent which they applied to the tasks assigned to them.

"Fearless Fly: Martians Meet Their Match"

1966 UK (TV Series, 10 minutes)
Hiram needs only his super glasses, and he is no longer just a fly at the sugar bowl, he becomes Fearless Fly!

"Out of the Unknown: No Place Like Earth"

1965 UK (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 1, 60 minutes)
aka: "No Place Like Earth"
Earth is no more, destroyed by nuclear war; but itinerant handyman Bert Foster, wandering the canals of Mars, is possessed by a restlessness for a home which no longer exists. Perhaps the isolated outpost on Venus retains something which could satisfy this hunger; or has the madness which shattered a world merely settled in a new location?

"The Munsters: If a Martian Answers, Hang Up"

1965 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 18, 30 minutes)
Herman has a new Ham radio and picks up two friends of Eddie playing Spacemen on their walkie talkies. Thinking Martians have landed, he and Grandpa go out searching for spaceships using the latter's radio direction finder.

"The New Thre Stooges: The Three Astronutz"

1965 USA (TV Series, Season 1, Episode 32, 4 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Stooges rocket to Mars in search of alien specimens they can bring back to Earth. They encounter a small robot-like creature, and it evades their every attempt at capture.

"The New Thre Stooges: The Littlest Martian"

1965 USA (TV Series, Season 1, Episode 144, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The Martians have invaded! Or have they? The neighbor kids are playing tricks on the Stooges -- but who gets the last laugh?

"Astro Nut: Martian Recipe"

1965 USA (Animated short, 6 minutes)
A man is on his way to buy some lots on the Moon from an ad that he's just seen on TV. On the way, a con artist sells him a talking horse. He rushes home to show his wife his new investment, but the horse quits talking...

"Gilligan's Island: Smile, You're on Mars Camera"

1965 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 4, 25 minutes)
A satellite bound for Mars lands on the island. The castaways hope to use it to provide visual evidence to the world that they are still alive.

"The Big World of Little Adam: Kitty Hawk to Mars"

1964 USA (TV Series, 5 minutes)
Produced originally for the United States Air Force, this series consisted of the adventures of Little Adam and Wilbur on Outer Space topics. Using a NASA documentary short, the kids follow the history of flight from Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered flight in 1903 to the Mariner 4 flyby of Mars in 1964.

"The Outer Limits: The Brain of Colonel Barham"

1964 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 15, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A dying astronaut volunteers his mind be linked to a supercomputer, to enable the U.S. to beat the Soviet Union to Mars. His wife and an Air Force psychiatrist oppose the brain removal, fearing that the arrogant spaceman's brain won't adapt, making his death futile. But the Cold War space race takes precedence, so the experiment proceeds, despite eerie developments.

"The Outer Limits: The Invisible Enemy"

1964 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 7, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Two astronauts travel to Mars, but never return home. A second expedition is sent to find out why, and two crew members are mysteriously suctioned into the sand shortly after arrival. Mission Commander Merritt and his Captain are left--with the shocking realization that their 'invisible enemy' is really a band of man-eating sand sharks! When Merritt gets marooned in the middle of the shark-infested sand pool, a safe return to the ship seems impossible. With only minutes left to blast-off, Merritt must outsmart his deadly opponents -- or never see Earth again!

"The Outer Limits: Controlled Experiment"

1964 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 16, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Martian Chief Inspector Phobos One visits Earth to study the phenomenon of murder, which is unique to this planet. Does it pose a threat to the galaxy? Assisted by Caretaker Deimos, Phobos prepares to study an impending murder. Using their Temporal Condenser, the Martians replay the crime again and again. But Phobos actually changes the outcome, earning a harsh rebuke from Mars and a frightening glimpse of what could be if he tampers with fate.

"Bugs Bunny: Mad as a Mars Hare"

1963 USA (Animated short, 7 minutes)
Marvin Martian is monitoring through his telescope a rocket launch on Earth. The rocket heads straight for him and lands on Mars. The only occupant is Bugs Bunny, lured into Cape Canaveral by a carrot and sent to Mars as an expendable "astro-rabbit." Bugs is to claim Mars in the name of the Earth, but Marvin won't allow an Earth creature to contaminate his atmosphere.

"Casper the Friendly Gost: A Visit from Mars"

1963 USA (Animated short, 6 minutes)
When young Marty the Martian lands on Earth in a flying saucer, Casper acts as his guide. Their tour is suddenly interrupted by a threat from the Martians that they are on their way to earth to recover their missing spaceship.

"My Favorite Martian"

1963 USA (TV Series, 1963-1966, 107 episodes, 30 minutes each) Exodus, an alien from the planet Mars, comes to earth and lives with Timothy O'Hara under the guise of his uncle Martin O'Hara. He spends most of his time trying to solve some problems caused by his presence in Earth.

"The Eleventh Hour: Is Mr. Martian Coming Back?"

1963 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 13, 60 minutes)
Directed by Richard Donner and starred Ronny Howard, Bert Lahr, and Marion Ross.

"Operazione Vega"

1962 Italy (TV Series, 7 episodes, 60 minutes each)
When Earth authorities threaten to use military force against a rebellious Martian colony, the settlers on Venus choose the risk of bombardment rather than be a party to the repression.

"Martian Through Georgia"

1962 USA (Animated short, 7 minutes)
Way out in space, on another world whose population is contented, one of its people decides that travel broadens the mind and relieves boredom. So, he flies to Earth in hope of helping the alien Earthlings improve their lot, only to cause panic and be declared a monster just because he looks different. So, he decides to return home, where, at least, he can find love.

"Armchair Theatre: Dumb Martian"

1962 UK (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 54, 60 minutes)
An adaptation of John Wyndham's short story Dumb Martian was originally intended to launch the series "Out of This World". However, it was broadcast as part of Armchair Theatre the week before. The play ended with an epilogue by Boris Karloff introducing and previewing the new spin-off series.

"Out of This World: Dumb Martian"

1962 UK (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 1, 60 minutes)
A spin-off from the popular anthology series Armchair Theatre . An Earthman on a solo tour of duty on one of Jupiter's moons, buy a Martian woman as a companion. He mistreats her, assuming her to be just a "dumb martian." He learns, to his cost, that she has more intelligence than he gives her credit for.

"The Twilight Zone: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?"

1961 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 19, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policeman try and determine who among the passengers of a bus at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world.

"The Twilight Zone: People Are Alike All Over"

1961 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 25, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A crash landing on Mars leaves a fretful scientist as the lone survivor of an expedition. After something starts banging on the outside of the spaceship, he opens the door to discover a race of human-like Martians, who comfort him, temporarily, in homey settings.

"The Twilight Zone: Mr. Dingle, the Strong"

1961 USA (TV Series, Season 2 Episode 28, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
During a bar argument where a meek salesman, Dingle, is getting punched by an irate patron, invisible aliens give him superhuman strength equal to 300 men's strength. Leaving the bar, he begins to demonstrate his strength to the public, creating a media frenzy. During a demonstration, the aliens decide to end their experiment mid-demo, making Dingle a laughing stock. As he's nursing his sorrows about losing his powers, another pair of aliens arrive to conduct a super-intelligence experiment. The first aliens direct them to Dingle...

"Stop Driving Us Crazy"

1961 USA (Animated short, 10 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Rusty, a spy from Mars, pays a visit to Earth and discovers how its inhabitants disrespect one another by driving poorly. The film espouses a Christian viewpoint on safety, stating that 'reckless driving is a sin.'

"Lassie: Timmy and the Martians"

1961 USA (TV Series, Season 7 Episode 36, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Lassie uses her supernatural abilities to sniff out aliens in two out-of-this-world episodes. Timmy thinks he may have spied a spaceship, so he and his talented collie go off to investigate the landing site in "Man from Mars." His parents laugh at the notion of wee visitors from outer space, but Timmy and Lassie might know better.

"Modern Madcaps: The Kid from Mars"

1961 USA (Animated short, 7 minutes)
A little Martian lands on Earth near a circus and, with his ray gun, wreaks havoc for the ringmaster. He causes trouble until the ringmaster offers him a job.

"Men Into Space: Mission to Mars"

1960 USA (TV series, Season 1 Episode 32, 26 minutes)
On the Moon the US and Soviets are in an informal race to be the first to Mars. Both sides play down the need to rush with concerns about safety. Ultimately both missions launch within minutes of each other, but a terrible accident completely changes the game and the ultimate fate of both crews.

"The Twilight Zone: The Fugitive"

1960 USA (TV Series, Season 3 Episode 25, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Little Jenny wears a brace on her leg. Her best friend, an old man named Old Ben, brightens her life by performing magic -- he can turn into anything he wants. One day, two men show up looking for Old Ben and Jenny asks if they are policemen. Not exactly. Old Ben evades them and confesses to Jenny that he's from another planet. Old Ben is a fugitive, but he is not a criminal.

"Men Into Space: Flight to the Red Planet"

1960 USA (TV series, Season 1 Episode 38-unaired, 30 minutes)
The first mission to Mars is nearing the red planet when a series of accidents and break downs put the mission in doubt. The crew must balance the need for caution and safety against the massive amount of scientific data that could be gained on such an expedition.

"Pathfinders to Mars"

1960 UK (TV Series, 6 episodes, 30 minutes each)
The Pathfinders serials were an early attempt at science fiction serials aimed at a children's audience, and are regarded by many as the forerunner of "Doctor Who," as both were produced by the same man, Canadian Sydney Newman. In all, there were four Pathfinders serials - Target Luna, Pathfinders in Space, Pathfinders to Mars and Pathfinders to Venus.

"Popeye the Sailor: From Way Out"

1953 USA (Animated Short, 6 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A professor calls Popeye and Olive Oyl into his space observatory to demonstrate his new scientific magnet. The pull is so strong that it pulls stars from the sky... then, it pulls a spaceship and a space gun. The professor's "space magnet" then hauls in a young alien boy (a "Martian Monster" dressed like a biker in a black leather jacket) who is not happy with the professor's machine, and who has an attitude for mischief and destruction.

"Martian Magoo"

1960 USA (Animated short, 5 minutes)
Magoo mistakes a fishbowl for a TV set. Two strange-looking Martians crawl out of a flying spaceship and invade Magoo's house.

"Felix the Cat: Martin The Martian Meets Felix The Cat"

1960 USA (Animated short, 25 minutes)
The good martian who always helps Felix and his friends whenever they are in a space jam.

"Felix the Cat: The Martian Rescue"

1960 USA (Animated Short, 25 minutes)
Felix is back! And now he has a bag of tricks. This bag is the what the Professor and his assistant Rock Bottom are after, but Felix never fails in foiling them. No episode information is currently available.

"Beyond the Moon"

1960 USA (Short, 11 minutes)
An amateur filmmaker, R.E. Barnes creates a lo-fi science fiction narrative using miniatures and models. It follows a rocket's journey from the launchpad to Mars and is rich with nostalgia for the excitement of imagining life among the stars.
Preserved by Prelinger Archives

"Lassie: The Man from Mars"

1959 USA (TV Series, Season 6 Episode 13, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When Timmy sees a meteorite fall on the Martins' property, he's sure it was a spaceship from another planet - and that a man from Mars is wandering around the farm. Funny thing is: food keeps disappearing from the Martin house!

"Quatermass and the Pit"

1958 UK (TV Series, 6 episodes, 33 minutes each)
Work on a new London underground line is halted when a skeleton and what appears to be World War II missile are uncovered. But the 'missile' turns out to be an alien spacecraft and Professor Bernard Quatermass is called in to investigate. It soon turns out that the locust like aliens entombed in the ship are not as dead as they seem and that millions of years before they had had arrived on Earth from Mars to tamper with the brains of primitive ape creatures. The opening of the ship unleashes the ancient forces of evil that have lain dormant in humanity for millenia.

"Bugs Bunny: Hare-Way to the Stars"

1958 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
While Bugs is sleeping, a rocket is placed over his hole. He climbs aboard and finds himself in space, where Marvin the Martian has finished his laboratory research and is about to destroy the Earth; it's up to Bugs to save the world.

"Studio One: The Night America Trembled"

1957 USA (TV Series, Season 10, Episode 1, 53 minutes)
The first dramatization of the events that happened during the radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938. Newsman Edward R. Murrow adds modern perspective to '50s audiences about subsequent events that make this Orson Welles production still seem frightening to anyone who didn't hear the beginning of the broadcast having switched from Bergin and McCarthy on NBC.

"Cosmic Capers"

1957 USA (Animated Short) [TMS-SD Library]
The history of astronomy, from ancient times, through the Greeks, whose Ptolemy decreed the Earth to be the center of the Universe, stifling thought for over 1,000 years. In the Renaissance, Copernicus and Galileo reformed our views. Bernard de Fontanelle described a wide and fanciful variety of life on other planets. A Swedish philosopher also had some amusing views of planetary life. In the 19th century, more people thought there was life on Mars; another round of imaginative fiction ensued. H.G. Wells produced The War of the Worlds along with some more serious (but still wrong) speculation. Edgar Rice Burroughs produced a Martian bestiary. Many people today believe Martians walk among us or have sent flying spacecraft in various forms; we also see a prototypical (and amusing) sci-fi plot, with a cameo by Donald Duck.

"Boyhood Daze"

1957 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that he is a space ace pilot who single-handedly thwarts a Martian invasion.

"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Mars and Beyond"

1957 USA (TV Series, Season 4 Episode 12, 53 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Before man ventured into space, Walt Disney took the nation there. One of three 53-minute segments on space travel dealing with space flight and going to the Moon and Mars. A combination of lecture (by the tops in the field, including Dr. Werner von Braun), animation, live-action segments and models, as they effortlessly teach such elements as why rockets are in stages, what is gravitational force, orbiting, air pressure, and even the psychological effects on the mind. The wonder of a most poetic survey about what life might be like on Mars illustrates Disney animated magic at its best.

"Woody Woodpecker: Round Trip to Mars"

1957 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Woody tricks a scientist into thinking he's landed on Mars, and that Woody is a Martian.

"Rocket-bye Baby"

1956 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A cosmic mix-up results in a Martian baby being delivered to Earth, while an Earth baby is sent to Mars. Joseph Wilbur and his wife try to raise the green-skinned, ingenious Martian tyke as if he were an Earthling. But the kid builds his own spaceship and flies away, and Wilbur must find him and bring him back, or he'll never be able to make an exchange with the Martian parents for his own boy.

"Martians Come Back"

1956 USA (Animated Short)
From the Gerald McBoing-Boing Show.

"Destination Earth"

1956 USA (Animated Short, 14 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In this corporate-sponsored cartoon, Martian dissidents learn that oil and competition are the two things that make America great.

"Woody Woodpecker: Woodpecker from Mars"

1956 USA (Animated Short, 6 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Woody Woodpecker is a guest at a television show and walks off with a space helmet and a space gun as souvenirs. He pretends to be a man from Mars, and is believed to the extent that he is caught and sent to an atomic laboratory for testing, which convinces the scientists he does belong on Mars. They send him to Mars on a rocket-ship and, once there, the Martians are convinced he is a crazy alien from Earth, and start testing him in their laboratories.

"Flash Gordon: The Race Against Time"

1955 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 19, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Kribian of Pluto is the latest to vote on disbanding the G.B.I. Commander Richards is authorized to carry Earth's deciding vote to the Mars Conference, and asks Flash and Dale to accompany him in the Skyflash II. However as they pass Planetoid Epsilon 30 their ship is hit by a mysterious Ray in an attempt to keep them from representing Earth in the United Planets election.

"Commando Cody - Sky Marshal of the Universe: Robot Monster of Mars"

1955 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 7, 25 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A serial or a television series? It was originally intended as a TV series, but contractual obligations forced Republic Pictures to give it a theatrical release before allowing it to be broadcast on TV. While each episode bears a "number" and title, the episodes do not end in "cliffhangers," a hallmark of the classic movie serial. Unlike TV series of that period, though, the episodes are not completely self contained--they follow a definite story arc, and cannot be shown out of order and remain comprehensible to the viewer.

"Duck Dodgers in the 24-1/2th Century"

1953 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Space hero Duck Dodgers, along with Eager Young Space Cadet Porky, travel to Planet X in search of Alludium Phosdex, the shaving cream atom. Unfortunately, Commander X-2 arrives in his "Martian Maggot" spaceship with his own designs on the place.
Go to the Duck Dodgers Episode Guide.

"Popeye the Sailor: Ace of Space"

1953 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Popeye is abducted by aliens who want to do weird experiments on him.

"Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers: Return of the Stickmen"

1953 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 44, 30 minutes)
In 2153, Rocket Rangers operate from Omega Base to safeguard the peace and freedom of the solar system. Two men from Mars capture a Neptunian Stickman, a creature resembling a bundle of sticks.

"Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers: The Magic Man of Mars"

1953 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 31, 30 minutes)
A carnival entertainer who specializes in magic has a more lucrative secret life as a space pirate.

"Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers: The Robot Robber of Deimos"

1953 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 30, 30 minutes)
The Rocket Rangers are called into action after a humanoid robot is used to pilots\ a spaceship and rob the First Martian Bank.

"Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers: The Martian Queen"

1953 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 17, 30 minutes)
Rod Brown and the Rocket Rangers follow a trail of peanut shells leading to a gang of saboteurs.

"Captain Video and His Video Rangers: Adventure on Phobos"

1953 USA (TV Series, 30 minutes)
The Video Rangers face crisis on Mars' moon Phobos, as the secret weapons laboratories there are targeted by thieves.

"Bugs Bunny: The Hasty Hare"

1952 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes)
Marvin Martian arrives on Earth with his soldier dog, K-9, under orders to bring an Earthling back to Mars, and he decides to take Bugs, who commandeers Marvin's spaceship

"Woody Woodpecker: Termites From Mars"

1952 USA (Animated Short, 6 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When a local observatory notices Martian spaceships rocketing through space, news and bulletins are sent out to warn Earth of their inevitable invasion. When Woody Woodpecker notices a bulletin about them on TV, he pays no mind until he sees the spaceships landing outside his tree home. The Martians are revealed to be termites who immediately get to work devouring Woody's home. Woody tries to stop them but the creatures are one step ahead of him until he notices their weakness.

"Tales of Tomorrow: Appointment on Mars"

1952 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 39, 30 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Three astronauts land on Mars, hoping to find valuable minerals. After discovering a rich deposit of uranium ore, one of the men becomes increasingly paranoid. Is it just his imagination, or are they really being watched?

"Tales of Tomorrow: Plague from Space"

1952 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 30, 30 minutes)
USAF Colonel Jeffrey Ward's abilities are put to the ultimate test when a Martian spaceship lands at his base. At first glance the craft has only one passenger, but when an infection breaks out it becomes clear that there was more than one Martian on the ship.

"Tales of Tomorrow: Bound Together"

1952 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 23, 30 minutes)
A space pilot reported missing on a trip to Mars unexpectedly returns to his wife.

"Tales of Tomorrow: Momento"

1952 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 21, 30 minutes)
A scientist who spent his life building a ship that can fly to Mars, discovers he cannot make the trip, and embittered, he plans to destroy it till fate alters his course.

"Zombies of the Stratosphere"

1952 USA (Serial, 12 episodes, 14 minutes each, 167 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
Security agent Larry Martin, who can fly with an experimental rocket suit, investigates clandestine visits to earth by a Martian spaceship. Meanwhile, villainous Martians conspire with a traitorous atomic scientist to blast earth out of its orbit and replace it with Mars! Can Larry and his cohort Bob Wilson stop the Martians before they complete their dastardly project? Not a zombie in sight.

"Trail of the Rocket"

1951 USA (Short, 31 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile, are invited to visit the Olds factory to see why the product is superior. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting Earth's autonomy.

"Tales of Tomorrow: The Crystal Egg"

1951 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 9, 30 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
After a customer is overly eager to buy a crystal egg, an antique shop owner does the only logical thing: takes it to the chairman of Cambridge's physics department, who discovers the egg's secret. From a story by H. G. Wells.

"Tales of Tomorrow: Test Flight"

1951 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 10, 30 minutes)
Bull-headed Crowder, a weathly industrialist and CEO of a major company is determined to build a space ship that will enable him to be the first to travel to another planet. He hires a brilliant young rocket scientist who convinces him that he alone can build the right motor to propell the rocket to another planet, with the conditions that he have no interference and that he be on the first test flight into space. When the Controller and Board of Directors of his company try to shut Crowder down, he orders that the rocket be tested and it blasts off successfully into space. But the young scientist has no intention of returning to Earth and advises Crowder..."I am going home to my planet ... Mars."

"Tales of Tomorrow: The Monsters"

1951 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 7, 30 minutes)
Exciting tale of what happens when an expedition from Mars arrives on Earth.

"Tales of Tomorrow: The Last Man on Earth"

1951 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 5, 30 minutes)
What happens after the Martians take over the world leaving only two people alive for experiments?

"Out There: Misfit"

1951 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 4, 30 minutes)
The superhuman task of moving an asteroid to a position between the orbits of Earth and Mars, as a potential rescue landing station for spaceships. The job is accomplished by a futuristic Earth Foreign Legion, assigned to risky enterprises, and it is specifically the work of a young astronaut, a recalcitrant fellow, who by instinct can figure out involved mathematical problems.

"Lights Out: The Martian Eyes"

1951 USA (TV Series, 22 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Professor Lyman tells fantastic tales of Martians living among us to the enthralled patrons of a local bar. He believes that Martians have conquered us and rule the world, only we don't know it yet. Lymon explains that Martians have a third eye in the middle of their forehead which is visible only under infrared light. The Professor enlists the help of photographer Mr. Sorrel, who takes photos with an infrared camera as a stranger secretly follows him. Later, as Lyman and Sorrel meet at the photographer's studio, the stranger bursts into the room. Only one of the trio will survive the night!

"Flying Disc Man from Mars"

1950 USA (Serial, 12 episodes, 167 minutes total; also edited to a 75 minute Feature) [TMS-SD Library]
A strange craft spying on industrialist Bryant's plant is brought down by Bryant's new atomic ray. Bryant meets the one survivor ... Mota from the planet Mars! Not exactly benevolent, Mota enlists the aid of Bryant (a former Nazi) in a scheme to bring Earth under control of a supreme dictator, for its own good of course, using advanced atomic weapons. But their attempts to steal uranium alert Kent Fowler of Fowler Air Patrol, who sets out single-handed to foil the villains. Fist-fights and wrecks in every episode (black and white serial in 12 parts).

"Space Barton on Mars and Beyond"

1950-51 USA (Animated TV Series, 135 episodes 3.5 min) "Space Barton reporting from the planet Mars!" With these words the middle part of the daily comic strip 'Space Barton' would invite us to high adventure on our neighboring planet, Mars. The stories are not animated, but are comprised of a series of consecutive comic panels nicely illustrated to tell a story, not unlike a comic book or comic strip.

"Bugs Bunny: Haredevil Hare"

1948 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Bugs Bunny is tricked into being the first rabbit shot into space. When he lands on the moon he finds Commander X-2 (later known as Marvin Martian).

"Kitty Kornered"

1946 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Porky Pig puts his cats out in the snow, but then they put him out and have a party. Expelling them again, Porky goes to bed, only to be terrorized by the felines' mock Martian invasion.

"Rocket to Mars"

1946 USA (Animated Short, 6 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Popeye and Olive are touring a museum when they accidentally launch a rocketship to Mars. Olive escapes, but Popeye gets to Mars, where he is attacked (by a group led by Bluto) that was preparing to invade Earth. Fortunately, Popeye has a can of spinach handy, so he can save the Earth (turning most of the Martian war apparatus into amusement park rides).

"Purple Monster Strikes, The"

1945 USA (Serial, 15 episodes, 209 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "D-Day on Mars," "Purple Shadow Strikes, The"
Invasion of America from 50,000,000 miles away! Daring! Thrilling! Weird! Wonderful! A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. Calling himself the "Purple Monster," the humanoid invader sets about gaining control of Layton's rocket project. Opposing him is Craig Foster, former Secret Service man, who episode by episode tries to thwart the monster's attempts to acquire rocket components. Will Craig ever suspect that his closest associate is really the monster?

"Mars: A Fantasy Travelogue"

1943 USA (Short, 15 minutes)
The opulent buildings and grand courtyards are a fantastic monument to a Martian race extinct for perhaps millions of years and the ornate edifices are documented falling to the natural deterioration and destruction by environmental events.

"Believe It or Else"

1939 USA (Animated Short, 8 minutes)
In this spoof of the newsreel series, we meet a man who drinks large amounts of milk, a snake charmer, a man building a ship in a bottle, the world's loudest hog caller, a man who hasn't left his room for years, a human basketball, an optical illusion, a new giant telescope showing life on Mars and none on the moon, a wishing well in Egypt, the world's fastest woodcutter, the country's most accurate knife thrower, the sounds made by ants, and a man who saws people in half. Egghead keeps saying he doesn't believe it.

"Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars"

1938 USA (Serial, 15 episodes, 20 minutes each, 199 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Deadly Ray From Mars" (recut), "Flash Gordon: Mars Attacks the World," "Space Soldiers' Trip to Mars"
Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov return from their former space adventures only to find that their enemy, Ming the Merciless of planet Mongo, has a new weapon: a deadly ray that crosses space to wreak havoc on earth. Earth's only hope is for our heroes to take off again and stop the ray at its source on Mars, where they (and a stowaway) must battle Ming's ally, Queen Azura, who turns her enemies into lumpish clay people. Can they survive 15 chapters of deadly perils? Find out next week...

"Scrappy's Trip to Mars"

1937 USA (Animated Short)
Scrappy and Yippie dream that they take a rocket trip to Mars. There they meet some nice Martian girls. When they want to go home, the Martians will not let them leave the planet.

"Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: Sky Larks"

1934 USA (Animated Short) [TMS-SD Library]
Oswald the Rabbit and his friend Doc Beagle travel up to Mars in a hot air balloon where they meet the Roman god of war and a variety of anthropomorphic weapons.
No information currently available.

"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"

1934 USA (Short, 10 minutes)
aka: "An Interplanetary Battle with the Tiger Men of Mars"
A signal from Buddy Deering on Mars warns Earth that the Tiger Men of Mars and their cruel king have broken their treaty and are attacking. Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering go to rendezvous with the Earth battle fleet before setting off to fight the tigerships. Baldpated genius inventor Dr. Huer uses the "cosmic radiotelevision" to watch the space battle. Which side will be victorious? The tigerships and their paralysis ray? Or our Earth forces, armed with the flash ray and Dr. Huer's new magnetic ray?

"Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: Mars"

1930 USA (Animated Short)
Directed by Walter Lantz & William Nolan, featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The song "A Bench in the Park" is featured on the soundtrack of this cartoon.

"Up to Mars"

1930 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Bimbo is setting off fireworks. A mouse gets in his way, and the two of them get into a dynamite fight, sending Bimbo to Mars. On Mars, Bimbo encounters strange behavior, such as an alien trying to put a gigantic letter in a small mailbox, only to put the mailbox into the letter, a robber giving money (at gunpoint) to his victim, and other craziness. Directed by Dave Fleischer.

"Felix the Cat Flirts with Fate"

1926 USA (Animated Short, 10 minutes)
Felix feels lonely, seeing all the other animals finding love. At last, he spots the perfect mate ... unfortunately, she's on Mars!

"Out of the Inkwell presents: Koko the Clown - A Trip to Mars"


1924 USA (Animated Short, 7 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Directed by Dave Fleischer, featuring Koko The Clown in an Out of the Inkwell silent cartoon.

"Pasynok Marsa"

1914 Russia (Animated Short, 9 minutes)
aka: "Adoptive Son of Mars," "Mars' Stepson"
Patriotic film using stop-motion puppets.
No information currently available.

"A Trip to Mars"

1910 USA (Short, 4 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
This black and white film produced by Thomas Edison was the first "movie" about Mars. A professor discovers that when he mixes two magical powders he has the power to reverse gravity. Some of the powder falls on him, and he is lifted up, flying through the sky until he finally falls down on the surface of Mars. He escapes some gnarly-limbed trees only to fall over a ridge and land on the lip of a giant Martian. The giant exhales and blows the professor into the air, then catches him, again and again, until the professor is propelled back to Earth. After crash landing back in his laboratory, the professor tries to destroy the powder only to wind up combining them again. The final shot shows the professor sitting on the floor of his chaotically spinning laboratory.

(NOTE: Some sources claim that this movie was actually a pirated version of Georges Méliès popular 1902 silent film, "Le Voyage dans la Lune." Having seen this film, this is definitely not the case.)





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"Passage to Mars"

2015 USA (Documentary, 105 minutes)
NASA leads an Arctic expedition across the legendary Northwest Passage to reach Devon Island and the Haughton Meteor Crater, a place scientists call "Mars on Earth" and to pave the way to the first human exploration of the Red Planet.
View the teaser trailer for "Passage to Mars".

"Man Vs. The Universe: Mars Is Ours"

2014 USA (Documentary, 42 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
For decades humans have dreamed of going to Mars, and now we're finally on the brink of blasting off for the red planet. SpaceX founder Elon Musk believes Mars is our insurance policy in case Earth becomes uninhabitable. With unprecedented access into SpaceX, viewers will see the engineers making our mission to occupy Mars a reality. Future 'Marsonauts' are already learning how to survive on a frozen desert by practicing in the wilds of Utah. An aerospace engineer is designing the spacesuit that will shield us from the harsh Martian environment and give us superhuman strength. SpaceX hopes to get to Mars in about two decades, but another space startup, Mars One, thinks it can get humans there in just ten years. The only catch: it's a one-way trip, with no chance of ever Coming Home.

"Horizon: Man on Mars: Mission to the Red Planet"

2014 UK (Documentary series, Season 50 Episode 7, 42 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Horizon goes behind the scenes at Nasa to discover how it is preparing for its most ambitious and daring mission: to land men - and possibly women - on the surface of Mars. Horizon meets the scientists and engineers who are designing new rockets, new space suits and finding ways to help astronauts survive the perils of this long voyage. And it turns out that having the 'right stuff' for a mission to Mars might not be quite what you expect.

"The Next Giant Leap"

2014 UK (Documentary, 12 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Mars has fascinated humankind ever since we first gazed with intelligent eyes up into the night sky. But will we ever reach the planet ourselves? Through interviews with scientists at the cutting edge of planetary science and astrobiology, this short documentary discusses the challenges and rewards of our next giant leap.
View the film "The Next Giant Leap"

"The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917"

2013 Canada/UK (Documentary, 120 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Documentary-drama recounting the Martian War of 1913 - 1917. Europe was on tenterhooks in the 2nd decade of the 20th century, everyone was expecting a Great War between the major European powers. But then, in 1913, something crashed into the forests of SW Germany. Troops were sent to investigate but were wiped out. Martian fighting machines began making their way across Western Europe and the countries of Europe combined forces to resist them. With aspects taken from "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells and from WWI itself, this dramatisation presents a documentary style look at events as they unfolded and the effect they had of our world today.
Visit the History Channel for more information.

"One Way Astronaut"

2013 Netherlands (Documentary, 54 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An independent documentary surrounding people who have signed up to leave Earth to be the first human settlers on the planet Mars. It follows aspiring astronauts Stephan, Sara, Henri and Beatriz who, like tens of thousands of applicants to the Mars One project from around the world, say they are willing to spend the rest of their lives on the red planet. It is the story of Mars One and its founder Bas Lansdorp in the project's early stages. Space experts answer questions about the likelihood of Mars One succeeding and discuss the kind of risks the astronauts will be facing. Worldwide interest in the Mars One mission is a tell-tale of our society today and its hopes for itself.
NOTE: Half of the proceeds generated from this documentary will be donated to the Mars One Foundation.

"Deadliest Space Weather"

2013 USA (Documentary Series, 54 minutes)
Imagine acid rain that can eat through solid steel, hurricane winds that blow at 1,600 miles per hour, lightning bolts 10,000 times more powerful than anything on Earth. This isn't the plot of the latest Hollywood disaster movie - its weather happening right now throughout our solar system. But what if these extreme conditions existed where we live? Deadliest Space Weather, through cutting-edge graphics, will recreate these extreme weather conditions right here on Earth with a surreal look at the real deadly weather of space.

"Nova: Ultimate Mars Challenge"

2012 USA (TV Series, Season 40, Episode 4, 54 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Why go back to Mars? Far from dead, Mars holds untold potential. Nearly half a century of Mars exploration has yielded tantalizing clues that Mars may once have harbored life—and may harbor it still. The extraordinary landing of a revolutionary rover named Curiosity—which successfully touched down inside the Gale Crater—means we have wheels down on the planet once again, in the form of the most sophisticated robot ever to rove the Mars surface. Will NASA's bold mission and this marvel of technology answer some of our biggest questions and usher in a new golden age of exploration? NOVA goes behind the scenes on NASA's quest to solve the riddles of the red planet.

"i.am.mars: Reaching for the Stars"

2012 USA (Documentary, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
It's one of the most exciting missions in NASA's history, and certainly one that's been capturing the public's imagination. The latest mission to Mars has renewed considerable interest in the space program, and inspired at least a few television programs here on Earth to help viewers at home to share in the excitement of the discoveries that are taking place. Science's offering, i.am.mars: Reach for the Stars, documents the artistic and technical process that led to recording star will.i.am's newest single, "Reach for the Stars" becoming the first song broadcast to Earth from another planet.

"Mars Landing 2012: The New Search for Life"

2012 USA (Documentary, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
The world followed the landmark event of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, "Curiosity," as it transported the largest-ever landing craft and research payload that could be the key to discovering life on Mars. Provides an exclusive same-day look at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) as it executed "the most complex Mars mission to date."

"Martian Mega Rover"

2012 USA (Documentary, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Surging with confidence after the phenomenal success of the Mars rovers, "Spirit" and "Opportunity," NASA scientists and engineers had big plans for the next mission - a mega rover, the Mars Science Laboratory, aka the "Curiosity" rover. "There was a group adrenaline rush throughout the entire Martian community," says engineer Gentry Lee, "that was almost like, 'we can do anything!'" This would be rocket science on steroids - a roving laboratory built to last years, not months, and travel a dozen miles or more over rugged Martian terrain, carrying a dream payload of scientific instruments designed to settle once and for all the question of whether Mars is or was ever was a place that could support life.

"Eight Years on Mars"

2012 USA (Documentary, 45 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Tells the story of NASA's two original rovers, "Spirit" and "Curiosity," which were expected to last 90 days on the Martian surface. While Spirit eventually stalled in quicksand and died over the Martian winter, Opportunity is still roving more than eight years later.

"National Geographic: Death of a Mars Rover"

2011 USA (Documentary, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
When the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity tuched down on Mars in January 200, they were expected to drive a few hundered yards and last nintey days. Seven-plus years later, the hardy robots have proven to be two of the greatest explorers of the space age, trekking miles ascross hostile deserts, climbing mountains, scrambling in and out of craters, and cheating death many imes. Now comes the sad news tha while Opportunity continues to roll, Spirit has reached the end of the road. Death of a Mars Roer tells the epic story of Spirit and Opportunity, and the desperate effort to save Spirit...

"Nova scienceNOW: Can We Make it to Mars?"

2011 USA (TV Series, Season 5, Episode 1, 52 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson escorts viewers on an examination of the questions surrounding humans' ability to survive a roundtrip journey of up to three years to Mars. Can astronauts survive that long without gravity? How will their food be kept palatable? Scientists and engineers discuss advances in radiation-defying, skin-tight space suits, exercises to keep bones healthy, the preservation of foodstuffs, and plasma-powered, super-fast spaceships.

"Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice"

2010 USA (Documentary, 56 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A behind-the-scenes look at NASA's Mars exploration mission, this documentary follows scientists' attempts to shuttle the Phoenix Mars Lander millions of miles across space, land the vehicle safely on the planet's surface and retrieve useful data. With only 90 days of sunlight to fuel their solar-powered lander, the team rushes to complete as many experiments as possible and hopefully discover water, the key to all life.

"Mars: The Quest for Life"

2009 USA (Documentary, 43 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
This absorbing documentary allows viewers to experience the March 2008 Mars touchdown of the Phoenix Lander through the eyes of project manager Peter Smith and the NASA and University of Arizona teams that landed the craft. Capturing the emotion and tension surrounding that epic event, the film also illuminates what's known about the planet and what scientists hope to discover -- namely information about its microbial life and history of water.

"Five Years on Mars"

2009 USA (Documentary, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
National Geographic brings you the amazing story of the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity, which landed on Mars in 2004 and were expected to survive for only a few months. Five years later, they're still transmitting vital data on the Red Planet. These resilient, solar-powered field geologists have provided hundreds of thousands of fascinating images to scientists and proven that the greatest glories of the Space Age are yet to come.

"Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice"

2008 USA (Documentary, 56 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In the wake of several failed missions, a team of dedicated researchers led by principal investigator Peter H. Smith endeavors to send a spacecraft to Mars, where it will study the planet's water and soil. This absorbing documentary chronicles the making of the 420 million-mile mission through all the painstaking preparations and right up to the spacecraft's predawn launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in August 2007.

"Nova: Is There Life on Mars?"

2008 USA (TV Series, Season 36, Episode 8, 56 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
This fascinating documentary rounds up eye-opening evidence of the potential for life on Mars collected by NASA's Phoenix lander, a probe sent to Mars in 2008 to join the twin robot explorers Spirit and Opportunity. Just two months after it arrived, the Phoenix confirmed the presence of ice on Martian soil, fueling scientists' belief that the planet is -- or once was -- capable of sustaining life.

"The Marsdreamers"

2007 Swiss (83 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A specific group of Americans dream of going to Mars one day. They firmly believe that it is absolutely necessary for the human race to explore the universe. The first step is to travel to Mars in search of traces of life and establish a new civilization.

"The Universe -- Mars: The Red Planet"

2007 USA (TV series, Season 1 Episode 2, 44 minutes)
Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, has been the subject of scientific and popular culture fascination for centuries. Named after the Roman god of war, it has long been associated with warfare and slaughter. It is believed to be the planet most like Earth, and scientists continue to look for signs of life on the red planet's surface

"War of the Worlds Scandal"

2007 USA (Documentary, 70 minutes)
On Oct. 30, 1938, families throughout New York state fled their homes, fearing an alien attack -- thanks to the all-too-convincing "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast by Orson Welles. This documentary recounts the events of that extraordinary day. The program examines not only the details of the broadcast itself, but also the wider social context of the frail world in 1938, the kind of world that would give way to even greater hysteria.

"Mars Rising"

2007 Canada / France (Documentary, 6 episodes, 45 minutes each, 270 minutes total) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Objectif Mars," "Wettlauf zum Mars"
A comprehensive examination of the challenges, the obstacles, the fears and the successes of the mission and experts with diverse backgrounds and nationalities contributed their knowledge to this series. Producers Galafilm secured unprecedented co-operation from the NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency and various Russian space agencies and contractors like Energia, gaining access to top personnel and up-to-the-minute prototypes. Over 300 scientists were consulted for the series and more than 60 experts, including former and current astronauts, appear on camera. Critical subjects covered include spaceship design, possible trajectories, rocket fuel, finding new life forms, new thoughts on astronaut selection and training, space suit engineering, medical training for deep space, blasting through Mars' atmosphere, life support systems and robotics.

"The Universe: Mars - The Red Planet"

2007 USA (Documentary, Season 1 Episode 2, 45 minutes)
It has been fifty years since man first ventured into space, but the greatest secrets are yet to be revealed. Mars is the planet in our solar system most similar to Earth despite otherworldly features such as the largest volcano in the Solar System. Rumors of life on Mars may be substantiated as NASA orbiters and rovers discover new evidence of frozen water just beneath the rusty soil. Did alien life exist there? As Earth reels with the effects of global warming, Mars becomes the most likely candidate for eventual human habitation. Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to show what life would be like on Mars, and to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres.

"The Sky at Night: Time Lord"

2007 UK (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 653, 20 minutes)
In an anniversary program, Patrick Moore travels back in time to see the first recording of "The Sky at Night" which took place 50 years ago this month. He talks to his earlier self about astronomy back in 1957, and discusses how things have changed in half a century. He then time travels to 2057 where the 'virtual' Patrick, saved in the BBC computer, is now celebrating 100 years of making "The Sky at Night" and talks to Dr Brian May about the discovery of life on Mars.

"The Sky at Night: Martian Adventures"

2007 UK (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 655, 20 minutes)
In this special extended programme, Chris Lintott goes to the USA to investigate studies of Mars carried out by NASA, whilst Patrick Moore looks into European exploration of the Red Planet.

UFO TV Special Edition "Life on Mars/Peru's Mystery in Stone"

2006 USA (Documentary, 74 minutes)
Scientists announce the discovery of startling artificial structures found among recently released NASA/JPL photos taken by the Mars Global Surveyor and that these artificial structures are stunning proof that Mars once was inhabited by an intelligent civilization.

"Science Fiction Britannia: The Martians and Us"

2006 UK (Documentary series, 3 episodes)
Three-part documentary exploring how UK writers pioneered and remained in the vanguard of one of the most popular literary genres.

"Roving Mars"

2006 USA (IMAX Documentary, 40 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
aka: "Der Rote Planet - Expedition Mars"
ROVING MARS follows the exciting journey of a dedicated team of NASA scientists and engineers as they design, build, launch and land a pair of state-of-the-art, robotic exploration vehicles - Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs) - onto the surface of Mars. Launched in 2003, the rovers, dubbed Spirit and Opportunity, were sent to the Red Planet to bring us closer to answering the timeless question: "Are we alone?"

"The Sky at Night: Return to the Red Planet"

2006 UK (Documentary, 20 minutes)
Britain is going back to Mars on board the European Exomars mission. UK scientists have a key role designing and building many of the instruments, including the innovative 'life marker chip'. Patrick Moore discovers how we hope to find Martian life, while Chris Lintott goes in search of the rover which will be climbing the mountains on Mars.

"Is It Real? Life on Mars"

2006 USA (Documentary, 45 minutes)
As long as we have lifted eyes into space, we have dreamed one day finding life on another planet. Scientists believe Mars may be the planet in our solar system that has life. But could there really be life on Mars? Join the National Geographic Channel as they interview top planetary scientists and amateur researchers, who have dedicated their lives to the subject and separate scientific evidence from flights of fancy.

"Life on Mars: Peru's Mystery in Stone"

2005 USA (Documentary, 53 minutes)
What's the link between Mars and Peru? Life on Mars presents evidence (via Mars Global Surveyor photos) of artificial structures indicating that intelligent life once inhabited the red planet, while Mystery in Stone examines the theory that an advanced ancient society carved humanlike heads in volcanic rock atop a Peruvian plateau. As this two-pack of videos suggests, one ancient civilization may have been responsible for both sets of artifacts.

"The Day That Panicked America"

2005 USA (Documentary, 75 minutes)
On the night before Halloween 1938, Newark - New Jersey more than twenty families in a single block rushed from their homes with wet towels over their faces, fleeing from what they believed was a poison - gas raid. Elsewhere in New York traffic became grid-locked amid scenes of genuine terror as people sought to escape imminent attack. Across America phone lines were overloaded as thousands called the police, newspapers and radio stations, seeking advice on protective measures, with many requiring medical treatment for shock. But what precisely had caused so many normally discriminating U.S. citizens to fear that their world was literally coming to an end?

"War of the Worlds: The Real Story

2005 USA (Documentary, 53 minutes)
This spellbinding documentary examines the H.G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds and the worldwide phenomenon it created when it was first published. The doomsday tale of aliens overrunning Earth has served as inspiration for scores of other sci-fi stories, plus renditions including the legendary Orson Welles 1938 radio play and, most recently, Steven Spielberg's opus. Disc 1: "The War of the Worlds: 100 Years Of Terror." Disc 2: Includes the episode "Mars: 100 Years of Discovery."

"Exploring Space: The Quest for Life"

2005 USA (Documentary, 60 minutes)
Exploring the most recent developments in astrobiology, this intriguing documentary probes the origins of life on Earth and ponders whether it will ever be found in other places. Computer-animated imagery and high-definition camera work takes viewers on a thrilling jaunt around the globe with stops in Greenland, Japan, France and Mexico, ending with a spectacular spin through the galaxy to walk the surface of Mars.

"The War of the Worlds: Breaking News"

2005 USA (Documentary, 132 minutes)
This nod to H.G. Wells's immortal The War of the Worlds presents a simulated live news account of a Martian invasion, delivering plenty of mystery and suspense. And after the tension subsides, you'll enjoy an intergalactic beauty pageant in which the contestants are creepy creatures from classic monster movies. The video also includes the segment "Take Us to Your Leader," a revealing look at those who live and breathe the sci-fi lifestyle.

"H.G. Wells and the War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Documentary, 90 minutes)
H.G. Wells's sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds, in which mankind is locked in a desperate struggle against an alien race intent on conquering humanity, continues to influence contemporary literature and pop culture. This documentary offers insight into the author whose writings challenged the strict Victorian conventions of the day and reveals the politics and sexual views that shaped the creation of Wells's undisputed classic.

"NASA Unauthorized"

2005 USA (Documentary, 71 minutes)
Get an inside look at NASA with this journey into the history of space exploration. The program examines past, present and future projects and features previously unreleased footage of the Apollo Moon Mission, special footage of the Mars Mission, extraordinary telescopic photos of space, commentary on the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters and future NASA projects, and a look at what lies ahead for the International Space Station.

"The War of the Worlds: Science of Mars"

2005 USA (Documentary, 132 minutes)
This nod to H.G. Wells's immortal The War of the Worlds presents an engrossing documentary about the real science of Mars, from the 1965 voyage of Mariner 4 until the present day. This exploration of the Red Planet features exclusive NASA footage, cutting-edge computer animations and new video from Mars. Bonus features include a photo gallery, a comparison of Earth and Mars and a 2004 press conference about water on Mars.

"H. G. Wells' and the War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Documentary, 87 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
An invading alien race bent on conquering humanity. The fear of the unknown. Intelligent insects, apocalyptic musings, time travel, mutant half-breeds, invisibility formulas, and mad scientists—such is the rich fantasy world imagined by H.G. Wells. Explore the motivations, the societal pressures, and the inspirations behind some of Wells' most popular works, including The War of the Worlds. Learn more about the man whose political and sexual views were every bit as revolutionary as his fiction.

"George Pal's War of the Worlds - A Video Scrapbook"

2005 USA (Documentary, 46 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In 1952, George Pal's War of the Worlds thrilled the nation with stunning images of alien invasion. The movie won that year's Academy Award for special effects. And it is generally considered to be one of Pal's most successful efforts. This exciting collection of film and images is a must for any fan of WOTW and George Pal's work. Included is an unfinished TV pilot, special effects outtakes and a photo gallery.

"War of the Worlds"

2005 USA (Documentary, two-disk set DVD)
Two of Hollywood's most bankable talents, Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise, team up in a remake of the classic "The War of the Worlds." You'll learn the story behind the story with insightful interviews and rare footage that discuss the history of this timeless story - from the novel itself to the most notorious radio broadcast of all time to today's major blockbuster. You'll also journey to the mysterious Red Planet and learn about amazing discoveries.

"The Sky at Night: Mars and the Ring of Fire"

2005 UK (TV Series Documentary, 20 minutes)
Look up in the night sky and you will see Mars. It's almost as close as it can get to Earth and will not be as well placed for many years. Join Patrick Moore in his garden for a Mars party and enjoy the exceptional view of the Red Planet. Also this month, Chris Lintott reports from Madrid where he witnessed the dramatic annular eclipse, also called the 'Ring of Fire'.

"Nova: Welcome to Mars"

2005 USA (TV Series, Season 32, Episode 9, 55 minutes)
On January 3, 2004, a compact rover named Spirit, cushioned inside a pyramid of balloons, hurtled through the martian atmosphere and crash-landed on the dusty surface of Mars. Minutes later, Spirit sent its first message home. The elation of the assembled scientists, along with the much more involved engineering story leading up to the landing, were captured by NOVA producer Mark Davis in his popular documentary Mars - Dead or Alive (2003). That elation is the starting point for this sequel: "Welcome to Mars" follows the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity from the second they crash-land on the planet to many months into their ongoing mission. Davis covered the story from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as it unfolded and provided a unique, behind-the-scenes take on this voyage of discovery, whose primary goal is to find evidence that liquid water once existed on Mars.

"The Mars Underground"

2005 USA (Documentary, 84 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
A landmark documentary about renowned aerospace scientist and visionary, Dr. Robert Zubrin, and his struggle to get the first human mission to Mars off the ground.

"The Sky at Night: The Search for Life"

2005 UK (TV Series Documentary, 20 minutes)
The search for life elsewhere in our universe has long been the Holy Grail for astronomers. Planets around distant stars have recently been discovered, and solar systems like our own could be widespread. But is life on Earth unique? With missions to Mars, Saturn's moon Titan and Jupiter's moon Europa, we could be nearing an answer.

"The Sky at Night: Mars Invasion"

2004 UK (TV Series Documentary, 20 minutes)
Space agencies have taken advantage of this year's Mars encounter to shoot probes at Mars. Four space craft are on route to the Red Planet - two Nasa missions, Europe's Mars Express and a Japanese orbiter.

"The Sky at Night: Mars, the Next Frontier"

2003 UK (TV Series Documentary, 20 minutes)
This is the year of the Red Planet, when Mars will be at its closest to Earth. With three probes on their way to Mars, due to land Christmas Day onwards, the hope is we will find out if there is, or has been, life on Mars. In this special programme, Patrick Moore talks to Sir Arthur C Clarke about terraforming and manned exploration, and to Beagle 2's creator, Professor Colin Pillinger.

"Nova: Mars: Dead or Alive"

2003 USA (TV Series, Season 31, Episode 9, 55 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
In early January 2004, two spacecraft carrying identical robotic explorers will touch down on the surface of Mars. On that day, NOVA will present a special television event that climaxes with live coverage as NASA/JPL scientists await the first critical signals confirming that the rovers have landed safely. The show features a gripping behind-the-scenes glimpse of the design, testing, and launch of the mission. The engineers face a tense deadline as Mars approaches its closest rendezvous with Earth; they're stretched to the limit as parachutes rip, bolts fail, and airbags pop and everything that can go wrong does. Watch them apply all their ingenuity to overcome the technical hitches. Then join NOVA's exploration of the latest clues in the ultimate quest for signs of life on the mysterious red planet. Special DVD features include: materials and activities for educators; a link to the NOVA Web site; closed captions; and video descriptions.

"Eyes on Mars"

2003 USA (Documentary, 168 minutes) The essential companion for the Mars missions. With more than two hours of content, it presents: - An exciting documentary about the ongoing quest to fully understand the mysteries of Mars - 3-D computer-generated simulation of the Mars mission, detailing the launch, flight, and landing of the Mars Exploration Rover - A look at Mars missions of the past -- the successes and the failures -- and the robotics we sent there - A Mars gallery with artists' renderings of Mars landscapes Interviews with 16 guest experts who answer questions about life on Mars, water on Mars, and other enduring mysteries.

"First Steps On Mars"

2003 USA (Documentary, 50 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
What hardships and dangers will the first astronauts who reach Earth's nearest planetary neighbor face? This fascinating speculative documentary looks at what a manned spaceflight to Mars will involve, the latest satellite missions to the "red planet," and the intriguing possibilities of life there.

"Lifequest Mars"

2003 USA (Documentary, 51 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Mars has historically been the source of constant awe and mystery as to whether or not life exists there. The search for life on Mars has been one of the most exclusive goals of humanity over the last several decades. This program presents for the first time all of the current efforts by the US, Europe, and Japan to search for water and life on Mars, as well as what the first manned mission to Mars will look like and how the crew would search for life.

"NASA: The Quest for Mars"

2002 USA (Documentary, 90 minutes)
The next step on Man's quest into space, the mysterious Red Planet is the focus of these documentaries. Footage from Viking and Mariner probes gives a fascinating look at a world similar to, yet very different from, our own.

"Project Redstar - Martian Genesis"

2002 USA (Fantastic Documentary, 119 minutes)
Investigation of another city found on Mars (not Cydonia but in Tithoniaum Chasma). They point out how many of the objects (pentagonal shape) cannot be natural. There are paths and appears to be abandoned ruins on an older city, but it appears a very advanced civilization once existed on Mars.

"Horizon: Life on Mars"

2001 UK (TV Series, Season 37, Episode 11, 50 minutes)
If there's life on Mars, it would be one of the most important discoveries of all time. It would mean life on Earth was not some special unique event - it would mean there's likely to be life throughout the Universe. The search for Martians is now hotting up, and many scientists are becoming more and more convinced that life may have arisen on Mars, and that there may even be something living there now.

"Horizon: Destination Mars"

2001 UK (TV Series, Season 37, Episode 12, 50 minutes)
Mars is back on the agenda. The latest images sent back from the Red Planet have revealed tantalising evidence that there may indeed be life on Mars. There is now a pressing case for the first manned mission to the planet - one that could take place in the next twenty years. In the second of two special programmes on Mars, Horizon traces the course of the planned journey to Mars. It will be one of the most challenging trips humanity has ever undertaken - 96 million miles across the solar system.

"Red Desert Nights: Making 'Ghosts of Mars'"

2001 USA (Documentary, 17 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
This made-for-video documentary treats horror fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Ghosts of Mars, John Carpenter's film about an interplanetary police officer who discovers that the inhabitants of a Martian colony have all been possessed by the ghosts of the original Martians. Includes interviews with stars Natasha Henstridge and Ice Cube, along with the rest of the cast and crew of the film, who share their experiences from working on the project, as well as discuss the special efforts that went into bringing it to completion.

"Vangelis Mythodea: Music For The NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey"

2001 USA (Music Documentary, 76 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Academy Award-winning composer Vangelis ("Chariots of Fire," "Blade Runner") leads a company of over 150 singers and musicians, including members of the London Metropolitan Orchestra, in this breathtaking outdoor concert recorded at the Temple of Zeus in Athens. The music from this magnificent show was selected by NASA for their 2001 Mars Odyssey mission.

"Walker Mars Diary"

2001 USA (Documentary, 95 minutes)
The video diaries of Dr. Henry J. Walker. According to the press release, Walker was as a mission analyst on the 1976 NASA Viking mission to Mars, when he discovered the monumental "Face on Mars" in a couple frames taken from orbit. This endangered the powers that be, forcing the genius to run for his life. Though vanished (and some say dead), Walker lives on in videos, audiotapes and materials collected for his son. Shot on forbidden locations, Walker exposes the forbidden truths of Earth and Mars and our future.

"Visions of Mars"

2001 USA (Documentary, 5 minutes)
A short 5 minute segment featuring Dan McCleese the Chief Scientist, Mars Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratories. He sums up his work and why exploring Mars is important.

"Hoagland's Mars Collection"

2000 USA (Fantastic Documentary)
The Moon/Mars Connection, The NASA/ Cydonia Briefing and The Terrestrial Connection/U.N. Briefing present a powerful scientific case, with NASA data, that the Earth and Solar System have been visited by intelligence from other worlds. In non-technical language using official NASA photos, stunning computer graphics and other video images, Richard C. Hoagland, as head of an independent Mars investigation team, makes a case for crucial connections between ancient structures on the landscape of our moon, the planet Mars, and the ruins of ancient civilizations on Earth.

"Journeys to Mars - The Real Inside Story"

2000 USA (Documentary, 52 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
From the first Mariner Orbiter to send close-up photos of the Red Planet, to the first Viking craft to land, to the monumental loss of the recent Polar lander, "Journeys to Mars" reveals the most spectacular triumphs and darkest tragedies of all the Missions to Mars.

"Mars: The Red Planet Collection"

2000 USA (Documentary, 156 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
This presentation includes a pair of documentaries about Earth's neighbor. The first, "Destination: Mars" chronicles humans' fascination with the celestial body, focusing on pre-Mars rover attempts at exploration and future manned missions. The second film, "Life on Mars," examines the possibility of life on the red planet, focusing on the Martian meteorite recovered in Antarctica that purportedly contains microscopic fossils.

"Life on Mars? New Scientific Evidence"

2000 USA (Documentary, 57 minutes)
A history-making news conference with astronomer Tom Van Flandern, who examines photos from the recent Mars Global Surveyor mission and finds signs of artificial intelligence. On May 8, 2001, a press conference was held in New York City which many are calling a scientific milestone. This event was held to announce the discovery of a new human-like face, strange tunnels, pyramids and signs of current vegetation on Mars from among the 65,000 recently released NASA/JPL photographs taken by the Mars Global Surveyor.

"Mars on Earth: Preparing for Life on the Red Planet

2000 Canada (TV documentary)
One of the planet's largest meteorite impact sites, the Haughton Impact Crater is a prominent feature of the polar desert on Devon Island in the High Arctic west of Baffin Bay. It is a place of natural contradictions and unparalleled ecological marvels. This inhospitable frontier has attracted an international team of scientists preparing to search for life on Mars. The site is considered a Mars analogue, the closest we can physically get to Mars without actually going there. If life can exist in this brutal northern environment, could equally resilient life exist on the hostile surface of Mars?

"Mars: Pioneering the Planet"

2000 UK (Documentary, 120 minutes, 2 parts)
By 2015 humans could be standing on the surface of Mars - a Japanese construction company has already designed the first Mars city and there are plans to roof a Mars canyon to make it habitable. By the process known as terraforming, water will be released from the polar caps on the planet to make rivers flow. Featuring stunning 3D computer animation, interviews and live action, this two-part documentary, concluding next Friday, reveals this potential new outpost for human civilisation.

"Red Planet: Mars, The"

1999 USA (Documentary, 90 minutes)
Explore the beauty, power and mystery of Mars using an unprecedented combination of DVD features! "Mars: The Red Planet" is a unique and trend-setting DVD-Video and DVD-ROM--high quality video and still images from NASA, filmed on the surface of Mars.

"Scientific American Frontiers: Mars Flyer

1998 USA (TV Series episode, 50 minutes)
In 1903, the Wright brothers made their first successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Not quite 100 years later, planetary scientists and engineers are working towards another historic first - flying a data-gathering plane on Mars.

"Scientific American Frontiers: Journey to Mars

1998 USA (TV Series, Season 9 Episode 2, 50 minutes)
With the presence of water, Mars is the only other planet in the solar system where humans could live. This program illustrates how people could be landing on Mars within the next 20 years. Currently, NASA and private enthusiasts are testing spaceships equipped with greenhouses, exercise machines and virtual reality systems designed to support the eight-month flight to Mars.

"Pathfinder: The Race to Mars & The NASA Briefings"

1998 USA (Documentaries)
Go behind the scenes with the only documentary film crew in the world allowed into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's support control room at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and share the suspense and anticipation of the men and women who brought Mars into our living rooms. Two-tape set includes "The Race to Mars" and "The NASA Briefings".

"Martian Mania: The True Story of The War of the Worlds"

1998 USA (Documentary)
Hosted by director James Cameron, this documentary tells the whole truth about the infamous Orson Welles broadcast. Orson Welles sparked widespread panic when the 1938 broadcast of his radio drama "The War of the Worlds" was mistaken for fact by countless listeners. Now, more than six decades later, the true scope of America's reaction to Welles' adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic novel is revealed — and proves truth really is stranger than fiction!

"Mission Mars: A Celebration of Space"

1998 USA (PBS Mini-series, 360 minutes total)
Live broadcast on PBS of the Pathfinder landing on Mars.

"Life on Mars"

1997 USA (Documentary)
Released by International Video Corp. VHS Video Release Date: April 20, 1999. No other information is currently available.

"Discovery Mars"

1997 USA (Documentary, 113 minutes)
See: "Mission to Mars"

Educational video hosted by Charlie Sheen revealing, "Is there life on Mars?" Authentic never before seen NASA footage supports theories that there is ...

"Mission to Mars"

1997 USA (Documentary, 113 minutes)
aka: "Discovery Mars"

Educational video hosted by Charlie Sheen revealing, "Is there life on Mars?" Authentic never before seen NASA footage supports theories that there is ...

"Destination Mars; Discovery Channel School

1997 USA (Documentary, 60 minutes)
Hop on board for the ride of your life! What will it take to land a human on Mars? And what would such a fantastic trip feel like? Find out on a behind-the-scenes trip to NASA where scientists, astronauts and space-age experts reveal the training and technology behine the eagerly anticipated mission to Mars. And then board a virtual spacecraft created through animation and computer graphics to simulate the inaugural vayage to the Red Planet.

"Mars - Is There Life"

1997 USA (Documentary)
Directed by Gregory Dark, distributed by Columbia River Entertainment. VHS Video Released- October 31, 1997. No further information is currently available.

"Mission: Mars"

1997 USA (Documentary 36 minutes) [TMS-SD Library]
Distributed by IVC Collectors Series. Ever since man first set foot on the moon, scientists have been anticipating the next truly "giant leap for mankind" ... a manned mission to Mars. This journey, covering 48 million miles and approximately one full year, will measure the resolve of our space program and astronauts. Without oxygen, useable water or plant life, every molecule the astronauts breath, drink and eat will have to be transported.

"Space Age, Vol. 1: Quest For Planet Mars"

1997 USA (Documentary, 58 minutes)
An intriguing investigation of the Red Planet, featuring an examination of the geography and atmosphere of Mars and a look at future explorations. This movie combines the excitement of space travel with the awe of astronomy, and the passion for space flight which fuels the search for more knowledge. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.

"Newton's Apple: 'Bot or Not?/NASA Robots/Mars VR/Robot Camps"

1997 USA (TV Series, Season 15 Episode 12, 25 minutes)
Segments on robots - including NASA inventions for exploring space and planets - and children making their own devices at a special robot "camp."

"Destination: Mars"

1996 UK (Documentary)
An examination of the feasibility of making the journey to Mars from the physical training through the dangers of interplanetary travel to the difficult landing on the surface of Mars itself.

"Life on Mars"

1996 USA (Documentary)
A completely out of date, inaccurate film full of hype---good to show if you want to debunk it! It came out right after the "Mars Rock" press conferences. Distributed by Finley Holiday Films.

"Mars: Investigation, Findings ... Life?"

1996 USA (Documentary, 2 hours)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center engineer, and image processor on the famous Face on Mars photos, provides new information on The Search for Life on Mars. For the first time, after 17 years of original research, Vince DiPietro provides a complete visual presentation of his findings.

"From Here to Infinity: The Ultimate Voyage"

1994 USA (Video Documentary, 43 minutes)
aka: "From Here to Infinity"
Join Patrick Stewart for a wondrous voyage through man's final frontier. There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand in all the beaches and deserts of Earth. This documentary uses computer graphics and deep-space photographs to explore the 'macro' universe beyond planet Earth. Leaving Earth orbit, we pass by the outer planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto/Charon. We then pass through the Oort Cloud, reservoir of comets, which extends up to 2 light-years from the Sun. Our Sun's nearest stellar neighbors Proxima and Alpha Centauri are next, but there is probably no life there.

"Destiny in Space"

1994 USA (Video Documentary, 40 minutes)
Explore the far reaches of space with this breathtaking documentary that allows you to board an Earth-orbiting satellite, soar above the surfaces of Mars and Venus and join a crew of astronauts deployed to repair the remarkable Hubble telescope. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, this incredible IMAX experience is the closest thing most of us will ever get to flying among the stars.

"Space Age: Quest for Planet Mars"

1992 USA (TV Series, Season 1, Espiode 1, 46 minutes)
Patrick Stewart of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fame narrates this made-for-TV documentary that provides a comprehensive and compelling look at humankind's exploration of the final frontier. Using footage compiled over the last several decades -- as well as computer animation -- the program looks at satellites, Mars exploration, trips to the moon (with a glance back at the Apollo program), the Hubble satellite and more.

"Voyage to the Outer Planets and Beyond"

1986 USA (Video Documentary, 53 minutes)
NASA images are combined with computer animation and Holst's "The Planets" to produce a voyage from Earth to all the major bodies of the Solar System--first Mars, then the Moon, Venus, the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Isaac Asimov hosts.

"Monsters, Madmen, Machines"

1984 USA (Video Documentary)
Gil Gerard hosts this look at sci-fi movies. Clips include A Trip to the Moon, Metropolis, Phantom Empire, Things to Come, Flash Gordon, The War of the Worlds, Invaders From Mars, The Thing From Another World, Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy, Star Trek The Motion Picture, and Star Wars.

"Cosmos: Blues for a Red Planet"

1980 USA (TV Series, Season 1 Episode 5, 61 minutes)
Astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan uses special effects to travel to Mars, as seen by authors of science fiction novels. He then contrasts this with pictures of the surface of Mars taken by the Viking spacecraft.

"In Search Of... Martians"

2006 USA (TV Series, Season 1, Episode 9, 23 minutes)
Offers the theory that the Red Planet is dying of climate changes and suggests that Earth may face a similar fate.

"NASA Film Library Volume 11: Planet Mars"

1975 USA (TV Documentary, 30 minutes)
During the past decade, we have sent spacecrafts to observe and photograph Mars. This is a story of the exploration of our celestial neighbor. From early investigations by telescope to the latest chapter -- the landing of the Viking robot lander on the Martian surface -- the story unfolds in this film.





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'Game of Thrones' Producer Vince Gerardis Teams With Spike for 'Red Mars' Sci-Fi Series

Reported 24 September 2014

Adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy explores the colonization and transformation of Mars.
Vince Gerardis is moving from Westeros to Mars. The "Game of Thrones" co-executive producer is teaming with Spike TV to develop the sci-fi series "Red Mars," an adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy novels. The trilogy, which has received Nebula and Hugo awards, explores the colonization and transformation of the red planet.
"This series shines a light onto many views of what it means to be human -- and asks if can we sustain our humanity under incredible duress," Spike TV's executive vice president, original series Sharon Levy said. "We are thrilled to partner with such an accomplished producer as Vince Gerardis to tell this incredible and thought-provoking story."

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Ridley Scott to Bring Andy Weir's 'The Martian' to Life in 2015

Reported 14 August 2014

A movie adaptation of the science fiction thriller "The Martian" written by Andy Weir is set to hit the silver screen next year. Director Ridley Scott and actor Matt Damon have reportedly signed on to the project, according to press reports. "The Martian" is scheduled for release on Nov. 25, 2015. Weir's "The Martian" (Crown Publishers, 2014) follows the story of astronaut Mark Watney, one of the first people on Mars. He is left behind by his crewmates after a dust storm tears through the area. His fellow astronauts assume he was killed during the tempest, and Watney has to find a way to survive being stranded on the Red Planet.

More at Space.com

Three-Part Special 'Man Vs. The Universe' to Premiere Wednesday, August 13 on Science Channel

Reported 05 August 2014

Mankind has long been at the mercy of the cosmos - subject to the often violent happenings of the boundless universe that exists beyond the confines of Earth's atmosphere. But today humans are taking huge steps to claim space for their own design, evolution and survival in what is becoming a new race for space. In the all-new three-part special MAN VS. THE UNIVERSE, world premiering Wednesday, August 13 at 10 PM ET/PT, Science Channel is bringing viewers a mind-blowing look at the innovative, high-tech work private businesses, engineers and scientists are doing to occupy Mars, mine the Moon's fertile grounds and keep asteroids from destroying life on Earth.
"Mars Is Ours" (World Premiere Wednesday, August 27 at 10 PM ET/PT): For decades humans have dreamed of going to Mars, and now we're finally on the brink of blasting off for the red planet. SpaceX founder Elon Musk believes Mars is our insurance policy in case Earth becomes uninhabitable. With unprecedented access into SpaceX, viewers will see the engineers making our mission to occupy Mars a reality. Future "Marsonauts" are already learning how to survive on a frozen desert by practicing in the wilds of Utah. An aerospace engineer is designing the spacesuit that will shield us from the harsh Martian environment and give us superhuman strength. SpaceX hopes to get to Mars in about two decades, but another space startup, Mars One, thinks it can get humans there in just ten years. The only catch: it's a one-way trip, with no chance of ever Coming Home.

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Duck Dodgers Serial Partially Released on DVD

Reported 25 January 2014

Warner Bros Home Video released Duck Dodgers: Dark Side of the Duck - Season 1 on DVD on 19 February 2013, and Duck Dodgers: Deep Space Duck: The Complete Second Season on DVD on 23 July 2013.
At present there are NO plans to release the third and final season of Duck Dodgers -- Please write to Warner Bros Home Video to request this final season.

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Actor Paul Mantee Passes Away

Reported 8 November 2013

Veteran actor, writer and long- time Malibu local Paul Mantee died on Thurs., Nov. 7. He was 82 years old. Mantee's first claim to fame was a starring role in the film "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" in 1964. En route to amassing more than 120 film and television credits, he appeared in shows such as "Mission: Impossible," "Batman," "The Streets of San Francisco," "The A-Team" and "LA Law." He was also a series regular on "Cagney and Lacey" in the 1980s.

More at Malibu Times

Alice on Mars - The Movie

Reported 01 May 2014

We all know Alice - one of the most popular female characters in history! Her first adventures were written 150 years ago and nearly every adventure film since then has simply been an adaptation of her adventures in wonderland! Now it is time for a brand new adventure! When Alice is abducted by aliens she begins her biggest and strangest adventure. In a tale told to the boy Robert by his Granddad's ventriloquists' dummy, Alice, together with her loyal and brave flock of performing kiwi birds, becomes embroiled in a twisted epic saga of worlds domination, robot wars and thwarted romance.
We're planning to complete most of the work during 2015, and aiming to have the final movie ready in 2016.

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Wait, The CW is developing TWO Mars-set sci-fi series?

Reported 10 October 2013

The new series is dubbed Colony, and will take a page out of the classic Roanoke Colony legend of the 16th-century British settlement that disappeared seemingly without a trace and baffles historians to this day. Yeah, that actually sounds pretty cool.
The pilot is being written by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) and is described as "a thriller about a group of explorers sent to colonize Mars, willing to leave their lives behind to brave the dangers of another planet, and the terrifying reality they discover."

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CW Buys Mars Drama From 'Mentalist' Duo

Reported 23 September 2013

The CW has put in development Red, a Western/sci-fi drama from The Mentalist creator/executive producer Bruno Heller and the series' executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi. Written by Szentgyorgyi, Red is described as a neo-Western drama about the first human settlement on Mars and life on this new frontier, centering on the relationships between the town's female sheriff, a doctor and a criminal. WME-repped Szentgyorgyi and Heller executive produce for Warner Bros. TV where Heller is under an overall deal.

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Victor Lundin, Esteemed Actor, Dead at Age 83

Reported 06 July 2013

Actor Victor Lundin, best known to film fans for his portrayal of Friday in Byron Haskin's Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), passed away on June 29, 2013 at age 83 after an undisclosed illness. News of his passing first came to Cinema Retro via Cinema Epoch's Director of Acquisitions Douglas Dunning, who was a personal friend of Mr. Lundin's. It was also confirmed by John Sempre, Jr.'s Facebook page (Mr. Sempre interviewed Mr. Lundin and this audio interview can be heard in part one and part two on Vimeo) as well as Zachary Lundin's Facebook page (Victor's son).

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Doctor Who: New Ice Warrior Picture

Reported 05 March 2013

Here's your first good look at the new Ice Warrior design. It'll make its debut in the third episode of Doctor Who series 7b, written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Very faithful, isn't it? Is he wearing old-fashioned 3D glasses in anticipation of November's anniversary special, or is that just a trick of the light?"

More at SFX.co.uk

Traci Lords: "I did a very bad thing" (Princess of Mars)

Reported 09 March 2012

I really didn't mean for it to happen. It wasn't my intention. Somewhere in my heart of hearts I was worried that I might be doing something wrong but I believed the voices of those around me who said "No, it'll be artistic, no it'll be creative. You'll look beautiful. We have a very limited budget but honest, you'll be proud."

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Backyard Mars

Reported 26 January 2012

To what extent do childhood experiences shape who we are today? How do our past circumstances affect our future actions? Backyard Mars is the story of a heroic astronaut who returns from the first manned mission to Mars and attempts to cope with the stressful memories at a dinner party. In the process, he re-lives a childhood memory and makes a decision that will ultimately alter the future of Space Travel.

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War of the Worlds Goliath

Reported 09 January 2012

In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth's tiny bacteria. Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind's first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive fortress complex at the south end of Manhattan Island, the young warriors of A.R.E.S. train under the leadership of Secretary of War, Theodore Roosevelt, and the grim General Kushnirov.

More at HeavyMetal.com's "War of the Worlds Goliath: An Animated Steampunk Epic"

John Carter of Mars Trailer Released

Reported 15 July 2011

From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes "John Carter"--a sweeping action- adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). "John Carter" is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

More at iTunes Movie Trailers

Dr Vornoff vs The Martians!

Reported 01 July 2011

'Dr Vornoff vs The Martians!' will be a homage to science-fiction Hollywood B movies of the 1950's and in particular to the films of Ed Wood (often quoted as the worst film director ever). The story will revolve around naēve housewife Rose, whose over-confident husband Derk is, one night, abducted by Martians. She hires the help of a sceptical private detective to find her lost husband and their search leads them to a treacherous forest where mysterious, shady scientist Dr Vornoff resides in a vast mansion. They soon realise there's something suspicious about the seemingly harmless old man and unknowingly they uncover a bigger conspiracy than they could have ever possibly imagined.

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'Authentic' adventure on Mars

Reported 26 June 2011

'John Carter' director Andrew Stanton seeks to make the off-world Edgar Rice Burroughs tale feel like it's real. 'We tried to make it feel like we're going with the story of what really happened.... This is how those cultures really existed.'

More at Los Angeles Time

Sinbad: Rogue of Mars Film Poster Revealed

Reported 04 April 2011

Morningside Entertainment has optioned Bluewater Comic's "Sinbad: Rogue of Mars" to adapt into an epic action adventure fantasy feature for 2012. A continuation of the Sinbad films that started in 1958 with "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," and followed in the 1970's with "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" and "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger," "Rogue of Mars" is an updated sequel rather than a reboot.

More at BlueWater Productions.com

John Carter of Mars to be 'historically accurate' (HUH?)

Reported 01 February 2011

Andrew Stanton, the director of Pixar's WALL-E, Finding Nemo and A Bug's Life, is getting out of the animation studio and working on his first live-action movie, the upcoming John Carter of Mars. And he's taking his job seriously. Almost too seriously. When asked about the look of the movie, he told MTV, "I really tried to make it its own thing. I really tried to make a very historically accurate Martian film, if that makes sense."

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Morningside Options Comic Book Sinbad: Rogue of Mars for Film Adaptation Due in 2012

Reported 20 January 2011

Morningside Entertainment has optioned the comic book Sinbad: Rogue of Mars for a film adaptation, targeting a 2012 release. Morningside produced the Ray Harryhausen Sinbad films of yesteryear -- The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974), and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977). Bluewater Productions actually launched Rogue of Mars as a continuation of Harryhausen's Sinbad trilogy, so there's more than a hint of Ouroboros in this adaptation.

More at Collider.com

Disney Shifts 2012 Release Date of "John Carter of Mars"

Reported 19 January 2011

Walt Disney Studios has shifted the release dates of two of the studio's 3D films. But there were definitely some raised eyebrows at Fox today at this aggressive John Carter Of Mars vs Prometheus scheduling move by Disney. Dogfight! Prometheus is that Ridley Scott film scripted with Lost's Damon Lindelof from Alien DNA. So now Disney's 3D John Carter Of Mars based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' fantasy series comes off its June 8th, 2012, date and onto March 9, 2012.

More at Deadline.com

Syfy and THQ Original Movie "Red Faction: Origins" Begins Production With All-Star Cast Led by "Stargate Universe's" Brian J. Smith and Film Icon Robert Patrick

Reported 19 January 2011

Red Faction: Origins follows the children of rebel hero Alec Mason, set during a period between the critically acclaimed Red Faction Guerrilla(TM) video game and the recently announced, highly anticipated Red Faction Armageddon(TM) video game, also scheduled for release in May 2011.

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Colin Farrell Suiting Up For 'Total Recall' Remake

Reported 19 January 2011

Hollywood bad boy Colin Farrell is gearing up to fill some pretty big shoes -- Arnold Schwarzenegger's, to be precise. The Irish actor is scheduled to take over the muscleman's iconic role as secret agent Hauser in a remake of the '90s classic 'Total Recall,' the NY Post reports.

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"Mars Needs Moms" Trailer on iTunes Now

Reported 03 December 2010

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli--who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mom when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young.

More at iTunes Movie Trailers

Is Colin Farrell taking over for Arnold in the Total Recall remake?

Reported 21 October 2010

Word around Hollywood is that Irish star Colin Farrell is at the top of the list—which also includes Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender—to play the man who buys a virtual, violent vacation to Mars. Len Wiseman (Underworld) is directing this adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," which was, of course, the source for Paul Verhoeven's 1990 hit Total Recall. Dick's original short story dealt in many of the author's favorite themes - namely, paranoia, delusion and the nature of reality -- and it's unclear if Kurt Wimmer's script will embrace the story's cerebral qualities or turn into another action romp, like the Arnold Schwarzenegger version.

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Development Update: MARS DIRECT (NBC, New!)

Reported 11 October 2010

The Peacock is reportedly developing a new drama about "a mission to the red planet." No specifics beyond that however were given, including any talent involved.

More at TheFutonCritic.com

John Carter of Mars to Reunite X-Men and Rome Stars

Reported 12 August 2010

Anticipating a movie that will be released as far away as 2012 seems ridiculous when that movie doesn't include Harry Potter in the title. But never underestimate the love or obsession of science fiction fans. John Carter of Mars recently finished up major filming in Utah, went into post-production, and Walt Disney Pictures announced a release date of June 8, 2012. The film will have a PG-13 rating.

More at CultureMob.com

Fox developing Bradbury's 'Martian'

Reported 26 June 2010

Fox is developing a feature film based on Ray Bradbury's sci-fi short story collection The Martian Chronicles. John Davis, producer of previous sci-fi adaptation I, Robot starring Will Smith, has optioned the rights to the story, reports the Los Angeles Times. Bradbury's tale follows humans who clash with the natives of Mars while trying to colonise the planet after Earth is ruined.

More at DigitalSpy.com

SyFy channel to produce Red Faction film

Reported 27 April 2010

THQ and the SyFy channel announced a new deal today in which the Martian revolution will be televised, as in made into a feature-length television special. In addition to its status as a TV movie, the program will also serve as a backdoor pilot for a possible series.

More at Destructiod.com

War Of The Worlds Mock Documentary Is Coming

Reported 12 March 2010

A new live-action movie based on H.G. Wells' seminal science fiction alien invasion novel, The War of the Worlds, is in post production, it was announced by Pendragon Pictures. The new movie, titled War of the Worlds - The True Story, has a planned release date of October 2010. Pendragon Pictures is an independent motion picture company that released a previous movie version of War of the Worlds in 2005. Their earlier production grossed $7 million dollars and sold 650,000 copies on DVD, though its critical reception was tepid. Pendragon producer Susan Goforth states, "This is a complete remake, not a re-working of our previous production."

More at SpaceDaily.com

'Mars Needs Moms!' Opens March 11, 2011

Reported 10 March 2010

Walt Disney Studios announced the date for another 3D movie 'Mars Needs Moms!'. The Robert Zemeckis produced film will open March 11, 2011. The film is about a young boy named Milo (Seth Green) who gains a deeper appreciation for his mom (Joan Cusack) after Martians come to Earth to take her away. The movie is based on Berkley Breathed's children story.

More at Disnology,com

John Carter of Mars fires up in London! New details

Reported 15 January 2010

John Carter of Mars, the upcoming live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Barsoom" books, has begun production in London, Walt Disney Pictures announced. The movie, from WALL-E director Andrew Stanton, is slated for release sometime in 2012.

More at SciFiWire.com

Dafoe Gears Up To Start Making John Carter, Next Week!

Reported 06 January 2010

Willem Dafoe revealed to us that next week he's headed off to London to start filming Disney's John Carter of Mars. But how do you go about portraying a 10-foot tall, four armed green Martian? We caught up with Dafoe doing press for his next film Daybreakers, and squeezed in a few roundtable questions on Disneys giant fantasy undertaking, adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Cater Of Mars.

More at io9.com

'Marvin the Martian' prepares for liftoff

Reported 18 December 2009

The Looney Tunes character is getting his own movie -- and now that movie has a director and writers, and could soon even have a star to lend Marvin his voice. Warner Bros. and producer Alcon Entertainment (the company behind the fall sensation "The Blind Side") are bringing aboard a director named Alex Zamm to oversee the misadventures of the cartoon alien. Zamm is an up-and-comer who is also signed on to direct "Hong Kong Phooey," the film version of the 1970s Hanna Barbera cartoon (that movie, from some of the same producers, could still happen, but probably not before the Marvin film).

More at LAtimes.com

Princess of Mars Teaser Trailer, From The Asylum

Reported 24 November 2009

Usually, low-rent comedy genre house The Asylum (Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus, Transmorphers: Fall of Man) waits until just as a movie is released to unleash their own knock-off / parody of the project. But with Edgar Rice Burroughs and A Princess of Mars, the company gets a two-fer. Their new Princess of Mars is already close to finished, and with it the company can perhaps steal a few Avatar-related dollars while creating a product that will be ready on DVD shelves when Disney eventually begins to promote Andrew Stanton's John Carter of Mars. See the first teaser for Asylum's version of the Burroughs novel, after the break. Starring Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Traci Lords.

More at SlashFilm.com

David Tennant: New Doctor Who special is 'one of the scariest'

Reported 31 October 2009

Doctor Who special The Waters of Mars is 'one of the scariest' according to star David Tennant. The forthcoming special which sees the Timelord arrive on Mars in 2059 and battle terrifying zombie like aliens. The episode, which will broadcast on BBC1 on November 15, also shows him facing a moral dilemma about whether to condemn people to their fate or save them and ultimately change the future.

More at DailyMail.co.uk

NOTE: According to SciFiWire.com, Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars will air on BBC AMERICA on Saturday December 19, 9:00pm ET/PT.

Lynn Collins Says John Carter of Mars is in Pre-Production

Reported 29 September 2009

Though the start date of Disney's adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs series is delayed, actress Lynn Collins confirms that pre-production has begun. Disney's John Carter of Mars, a live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume book series about a Civil War veteran (John Carter) who is mysteriously transported to Mars, was originally scheduled to begin shooting in November, but the date has now been pushed back to an early 2010 start. However, according to actress Lynn Collins, who will play the Martian princess Dejah Thoris, pre-production has begun.

More at ComicBookMovie.com

Lynn Collins on playing a princess in John Carter of Mars

Reported 28 September 2009

LYNN COLLINS, who played Wolverine's lover Kayla Silverfox in the recent X-Men prequel, says preparations are under way on the Disney adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars books. Collins will play Martian princess Dejah Thoris - whom she describes as a priestess of science and letters - in the tale of a Civil War veteran mysteriously transported to the Red Planet where he finds warring races vying for control.

More at CoventryTelegraph.net

Lynn Collins Gets 'A Really Great Tan' To Become Alien Princess In 'John Carter Of Mars'

Reported 24 September 2009

From the sound of things, Disney's adaptation of the nearly hundred-year-old sci-fi series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, "John Carter of Mars," is going to start shooting as early as January of next year. The start had previously been pushed back from November. Pre-production continues to move steadily forward nonetheless on the hybrid live action/CGI film. As co-star Lynn Collins told MTV's Josh Horowitz last week on the New York red carpet for "The Burning Plain," she's already seen workups of fight sequences she'll have to film and, last week, some initial effects work kicked into gear.

More at MTV Movies Blog

Dominic West joins the cast of John Carter of Mars

Reported 24 August 2009

English actors Dominic West (300), Samantha Morton (The Messenger) and Polly Walker (Rome) have joined John Carter of Mars, Disney's adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series that Andrew Stanton is directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe are already on board the production, which centers on a Civil War veteran (Kitsch) who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes embroiled with the planet's warring people.

More at SciFiWi.com

Bruckheimer gears up for 'War'

Reported 30 July 2009

Jerry Bruckheimer's going to war. The producer has snapped up feature rights to the graphic novel "World War Robot" from IDW Publishing. Story, penned by Ashley Wood and recounted in war-diary form by participants on both sides, centers on a small band of humans and robots facing off in a battle on Earth, the moon and Mars.

More at Variety.com

Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars - New Trailer

Reported 15 July 2009

David Tennant returns as The Doctor in The Waters Of Mars, the second of four Doctor Who specials being screened on BBC One this year. He is joined by his cleverest and most strong-minded companion yet, Adelaide, played by acclaimed British actress Lindsay Duncan.
Adelaide is head of the Mars Base and doesn't take kindly to an uninvited appearance by The Doctor. Peter O'Brien, star of Neighbours, Flying Doctors and Casualty, also guest stars as Ed, Adelaide's second in command.

More at YouTube.com

Willem Dafoe goes to 'Mars'

Reported 15 July 2009

The actor has joined Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins in "John Carter of Mars," Disney's adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series that Andrew Stanton is directing.
In the story of a Civil War soldier transported to the red planet where warring races vie for control, Dafoe will play Tars Tarkas, a leader of the Thark race who knows that the only way his people can survive is if they turn away from war, a position that may cost him dearly.

More at HollywoodReporter.com

Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins blast off to 'Mars'

Reported 12 June 2009

Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins will star in "John Carter of Mars," the adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series that Andrew Stanton is directing for Disney. The movie is a big step for Stanton, who as one of Pixar's top creators directed the company's animated films "Finding Nemo" and "WALL-E" but will now helm his first live-action feature, and for Disney, which hopes the big-budget production will launch a franchise on the scale of "Pirates of the Caribbean."
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Kitsch will play the title character, Carter, while Collins is playing Dejah Thoris, the heir to the throne of Mars' Helium kingdom.

More at HollywoodReporter.com

Andrew Stanton's John Carter of Mars Shooting in November!

Reported 12 June 2009

Time flies. It feels like just yesterday when Wall-E director Andrew Stanton would answer every John Carter of Mars question with "we're just working on the script right now." A year later and now it looks like the script is ready. Fortunately it won't take four years to make like at Pixar. The news comes from the NBC station KSL in Salt Lake City, Utah (via SlashFilm). They report that thanks to a new tax incentive in the state, Disney will bring 400 cast and crew to Utah and shoot John Carter of Mars for seven months. While we never got any official confirmation, word is that this will be Stanton's first live-action feature.

More at FirstShowing.net

And Here Comes the 'Total Recall' Remake

Reported 03 June 2009

Go ahead and get that "AARGHHH!!!!" out of your system now. You'll feel better. (I have done so as well.) The remake that our own Eugene Novikov refused to believe a few short months ago is now moving forward. Total Recall will receive a "contemporized adaptation," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kurt Wimmer has been hired to write the script, which may or may not be based on "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale," the Philip K. Dick story that inspired the original.

More at Cinematical.com

'Mr. Nobody' International Trailer Released

Reported 27 May 2009

Mr. Nobody, said to be the most expensive english speaking Belgian film of all time (US $47M), is a new and thought provoking sci-fi/fantasy drama from director Jaco Van Dormael. It is supposedly a highly cerebral film that will make you think deeply about life and so we've been looking forward to it. At last the international trailer has been released and it looks exactly as we were expecting - a beautiful, thought provoking film.

More at SciFiScoop.com

Michael Chabon Polishing 'John Carter' Script For Disney/Pixar

Reported 15 April 2009

Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Chabon has been hired to polish a script by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) and Mark Andrews for the Pixar/Disney adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars. Chabon was quoted on the Amazing Website of Kavalier & Clay confirming the deal, "I've been hired to do some revisions to an already strong script by Andrew Stanton and Mark Andrews."

More at ICV2.com

"Mars Needs Moms!"

Reported 01 March 2009

Seth Green joins the cast of "Mars Needs Moms!", the motion capture/animated feature film from Disney and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers production banner, per The Hollywood Reporter. Directed by Simon Wells, the movie is based on author Berkeley Breathed's kid's book of the same name, which revolves around a boy who stows away on spaceship to rescue his mom after she is abducted by aliens. "Mars Needs Moms" will also feature the voices of Mindy Sterling, Joan Cusack, and Dan Fogler. Breathed is best known for his "Bloom County" comic strip.

More at Cynopsis.com

"DUCK DODGERS Animated Series DVD"

Reported 11 October 2008

DVDcellar/eCrater.com is currently offering the complete series run of "Duck Dodgers" on 4 disc DVD featuring all 3 seasons of hilarious episodes. Featuring 4 discs (39 episodes) in NTSC format, all region, interactive menues, and full disk art for $39.99 plus shipping.

More at eCrater.com

"Christmas On Mars!"

Reported 11 October 2008

The long-awaited movie by The Flaming Lipsis finally coming on 11/11! Get the DVD plus a CD with the film score by pre-ordering at their store!

The latest trailer can be seen here.

More at The Flaming Lips

"AMC Developing Red Mars"

Reported 03 October 2008

AMC is developing Red Mars, a series based on Kim Stanley Robinson's 1982 novel, from writer/executive producer Jonathan Hensleigh (Armageddon), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Robinson's acclaimed book chronicles the first human colony on the Red Planet. Hensleigh is the writer and will executive-produce, alongside Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein of Jaffe Braunstein Entertainment and Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and Eli Kirschner of Created By.

More at Sci Fi Wire

"New Look For Carter Of Mars?"

Reported 26 September 2008

Andrew Stanton, who is writing and directing John Carter of Mars, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' books, told SCI FI Wire that he and co-writer Mark Andrews will be putting their own spin on the iconic story, and a Pixar manager added that the film will have a unique look as well. "I'm going to do what I remember more than what they exactly do" in the books, Stanton said cryptically in a group interview at the Emeryville, Calif., headquarters of Pixar on Sept. 25.

More at Sci Fi Wire

"Fox Developing Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Feature Film!"

Reported 22 July 2008

All your Faye Valentine fantasies are finally going to come true... if you have any at least! Following Akira and Ghost in the Shell announcements, apparently Cowboy Bebop is in for a live-action adaptation as well. IF Magazine talked with veteran producer Erwin Stoff (via AICN) and discovered that he's working on making a live-action Cowboy Bebop movie with Fox. Apparently it's very fresh news: "I'm really excited to be working on it, and it's in the really early stages. We just signed it the other day." If you're not so familiar with Bebop, it's an incredibly popular Japanese anime TV series that first aired back in 1998 and has become a hit here in the US as well as Japan. I'm not exactly a big fan myself, but considering Hollywood is caught up in the anime trend, I'm definitely excited to see this one come to life as well.

More at FirstShowing.net

"Carter Of Mars Not Live Action?"

Reported 23 June 2008

Writer/director Andrew Stanton, who is reportedly working with Disney/Pixar to develop a film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars, denied to SCI FI Wire that a decision has been made on whether to shoot the movie as an animated feature, a live-action film or a mix. "Everybody's asking that, and we are not going to make that decision for about a year," Stanton (Finding Nemo) said in an interview while promoting his upcoming animated SF film WALL•E in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 20.

More at Sci Fi Weekly

"Pixar's Andrew Stanton Currently Writing John Carter of Mars"

Reported 07 June 2008

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I was just heading out to the pool to begin David Price's The Pixar Touch, when I saw that writer/director Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo) has confirmed via the Pixar Blog that he's currently writing John Carter of Mars. Go figure. This isn't surprising news, we've known since 2007 that Pixar is developing a trilogy of films based on the epic sci-fi fantasy material-the first of which is due before 2012-but Stanton's confirmation drives it closer to reality. And that's not only awesome but sort of miraculous for this project, innit. There was no clarification by Stanton on whether the film will be live-action (like Brad Bird's 1906), animated or a secretive cocktail as rumored. I'm hoping for the former or the latter, what about you?

More at SlashFilm.com

"Moore Remaking Capricorn"

Reported 04 June 2008

John Moore is attached to direct a remake of the 1978 SF conspiracy thriller Capricorn One for New Regency, Variety reported. Peter Buchman (Che Guevara) wrote the screenplay, which is described as an updated re-imagining of the story about a group of astronauts on an abortive mission to Mars.

More at Variety

"Pixar Mulling Live-Action Mars?"

Reported 18 March 2008

The Disney insider news site JimHillMedia reported a rumor that Pixar's first foray into live-action filmmaking may be a film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars series. Citing anonymous sources, the site reported that "WALL•E" director Andrew Stanton told the staff at Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. in October of last year that Disney/Pixar is gearing up to do a trilogy of films based on the books.

More at Sci-Fi Wire

"John Carter Of Mars" Cartoon

Reported 28 January 2008

Animated test footage for John Carter of Mars project worked on by Bob Clampett in the 1930's.

More at YouTube.com

"Pixar Gearing Up Carter of Mars"

Reported 15 October 2007

ERBzine.com, a Web site devoted to Edgar Rice Burroughs and his books, reported that Disney/Pixar is gearing up preproduction on its upcoming computer-animated version of Burroughs' John Carter of Mars, the first of a trilogy of movies.

More at Sci-Fi Weekly

"Going big on Mars -- Discovery series look at race to red planet"

Reported 21 September 2007

Michael Riley is relieved there are no Martians in Race to Mars. "There are no drooling aliens to be thwarted running around the ship," said Riley, the veteran Canadian actor who stars in Race to Mars, a new and expensive dramatic mini-series that debuts Sunday on Discovery. "There is no Monolith on the surface when we land. There are no apes, no Statue of Liberty. And I like that. It's a straight-ahead account of man meets technology." I ndeed, Race to Mars arguably is the biggest endeavour in the history of Discovery.

More at Toronto Sun.com

"'Man Conquers Space' based on Colliers Magazine"

Reported 25 August 2007

In March 1952, Colliers Magazine began a series of articles by a team of 23 contributors, headed by the German-American rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. The team of experts, scientists and space-advocates used the magazine to vividly illustrate their dramatic vision of the near future, and how humans could exploit the seemingly endless possibilities found in space. Over the course of the series, various subjects such as spacecraft, spacesuits, planetary science, orbital trajectories and even the finer details of Lunar and Martian exploration were presented.
Man Conquers Space is now designed as a theatrically released feature film, chronicling the major space exploration and exploitation events of the 20th and early 21st century in an alternative history timeline. The release date of Man Conquers Space is yet to be announced.

More at Man Conquers Space: The Conquest of the Moon and Mars

"Mission Control, We Have Lift Off" - Discovery Channel Presents the World Premieres of "Race to Mars" and "Mars Rising," Starting Sept. 23

Reported 01 August 2007

Discovery Channel's most ambitious project ever is ready for lift off. As the scientific and space communities mark the 50th anniversary of the Space Age initiated by Sputnik, Discovery Channel blasts into Fall with an unprecedented and daring multi-platform exploration of the Red Planet: Mars. Experts suggest we could see a successful human voyage to Mars in our lifetime, and when it happens, it will be the most ambitious, complex and dangerous expedition ever undertaken. The cornerstone of Discovery Channel's 2007-2008 Season, this landmark television event - featuring the World Premieres of "Race to Mars" (Sept. 23 premiere) and "Mars Rising"(Oct. 7 premiere) - celebrates the innovation, technology and passion that will bring the voyage to fruition.

More at www.newswire.ca

"'Robinson Crusoe on Mars' DVD releases in September"

Reported 18 June 2007

In September, The Criterion Collection will release a special edition DVD of the long-awaited 1964 fantasy classic, ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Audio commentary featuring screenwriter Ib Melchior, actors Paul Mantee and Victor Lundin, production designer Al Nozaki, Oscar-winning special effects designer and Robinson Crusoe on Mars historian Robert Skotak, and excerpts from a 1979 audio interview with director Byron Haskin.

More at Criterion Collection

"Golden Age Restores Edison's 1910 film 'A Trip to Mars'"

Reported 19 February 2007

The Golden Age Archives is making Thomas Edison's 1910 4-minute film, 'A Trip to Mars' available on DVD. "I bought an original copy of the film on eBay last year," says Golden Archive's Robert Quesinberry. "It was in the early Edison Home Kinetoscope format. I scanned the whole thing (over 4000 frames) and reconstructed it using Adobe Premiere. It is taken from frames that are even smaller than 8mm -- the results are worthwhile. It is a terrific and very well done film, a fitting tribute as Americas first Science Fiction film. We are lucky that it is still in existence in any form."
'A Trip to Mars' (Catalog #M00780149) is available from The Golden Age Archives.

More at The Golden Age Archives

"Capricorn Two?"

Reported 9 February 2007

Director Peter Hyams is said to be in development on a remake of his 80s sci-fi piece, 'Capricorn One'. The 'Time Cop' and 'Sound of Thunder' helmer will produce, and Dave Dobkin ('Shanghai Knights') will direct. The remake, imaginatively titled (hmm) "Capricorn 2," has apparently been in the early development stages for about six months now, with a late '07 start date being eyeballed.

More at Moviehole.net

Disney to Take on John Carter of Mars

Reported 17 January 2007

Disney is optioning rights to the Edgar Rice Burroughs sci-fi series "John Carter of Mars" as a potential franchise for the studio, reports Variety. Paramount had previously owned the rights to the epic and had set the project up with Jon Favreau directing and Sean Daniel and Jim Jacks producing. But Paramount's option expired and now Disney has jumped aboard and is in talks with Burroughs' estate.

More at ComingSoon.net

What Might Have Been: "John Carter of Mars"

Reported 02 November 2006

The Artists in Action Series Presents Zack Petroc, Art Director of Unit 11 on "John Carter of Mars," presenting his philosophy of character design for 15-ft tall green Tars Tarkas. A video lecture for ZBrush software.

More at ZBrushCentral.com

Paramount Pictures have not renewed their option with ERB, Inc. on the John Carter of Mars film project"

Reported 29 August 2006

Paramount Pictures has chosen not to renew its option on the JOHN CARTER OF MARS series. Paramount have recently gone through many major and somewhat baffling shake-ups. Numerous other film companies have long been interested in the John Carter property and Edgar Rice Burroughs fans can look forward to ongoing and exciting new developments.

More at JOHN CARTER OF MARS Unofficial Fan Site

"Transformers" Trailer synopsis

Reported 30 June 2006

The trailer depicts the launch of the "Beagle 2 Mars rover," which was announced "crashed" 2003. The trailer claims this was a cover-up to keep the public unaware of its final transmission, which was decreed Top Secret. The teaser then shows the rover's final transmission where it moves off its landing pad and onto the ground where seconds after it has scouted about a bit a shadow falls across its field of view. The camera turns to the object and for a brief second, one can see the outline of a large mechanical humanoid whom promptly attacks the rover and cuts its transmission. Then a blank screen with the words "It was the only warning we would ever get" comes up. This is followed by a view of the Earth from space. As the camera pans backwards, the movie logo 'transforms' onto the screen. It then changes again into 7.4.7 (July 4th 2007 - the film's release date), then transforms again into the Autobot insignia and the teaser ends with the credits.

More at TransformersMovie.com

"John Carter of Mars" On Indefinate Hold

Reported 15 June 2006

Director Jon Favreau says: "Unfortunately, due to the 2008 Paramount production of Star Trek, it looks like Carter is not going to happen in the near future. I assure you that the script and artwork were very well received, but they've got a lot of "similar" stuff in the pipeline at the studio. I am trying to help position the film to get made and remain committed to seeing it through. That said, it's not going to happen this year. Sorry for the disappointment. Believe me, after spending six months trying to make this my next film, I too am disappointed."

More at John Carter of Mars website

"Race to Mars" Begins Production in Montreal

Reported 09 May 2006

Scientists have set their sights on the human exploration of Mars within a generation - but Discovery Channel and Galafilm Inc. will bring the Red Planet experience to audiences across Canada and around the world even sooner than science, announcing today that principal photography has begun on Race to Mars.
This landmark three-hour docudrama imagines and simulates with breathtaking realism the first human mission to Mars based on the science being developed and tested today. Production on Race to Mars, starring Michael Riley (Supervolcano, This is Wonderland) as astronaut Captain Rick Erwin, commenced today in Montreal and St-Hubert, Quebec, and will continue through mid-June.
The Race to Mars mini-series is a key element in Discovery Channel's groundbreaking multi-format television and interactive event that tells the story of the greatest human exploration of this century - the first human mission to the planet Mars. This unprecedented project will see both this ambitious docudrama and an exhaustive six-hour companion documentary series, Mars Rising (also produced by Galafilm Inc.), premiere on Discovery Channel in 2007. The broadcast event will be complemented by extensive multi-platform Mars Interactive elements created by Quickplay Media. With a combined budget of approximately CDN $20-million, this original homegrown endeavour is the most expensive science television project in production this year worldwide.

More at ChannelCanada.com

"John Carter of Mars" Delay Confirmed

Reported 05 May 2006

Director Jon Favreau confirmed to Sci-Fi Wire that Paramount has put the the long-gestating film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars on hold, pending the success of his next directing project, Iron Man, and the upcoming eleventh Star Trek film.

More at DarkHorizons.com

"Negadon: The Monster from Mars" Lands on Retail Shelves July 11th

Reported 27 April 2006

Award Winning CG Film To Be Released On DVD And Priced At Only $19.95 SRP

NEW YORK, NY (April 27, 2006) Central Park Media announced the much anticipated DVD release of NEGADON: THE MONSTER FROM MARS, the world's first completely computer-generated monster movie. Directed by Jun Awazu from his original script and rendered in staggeringly realistic computer graphics, NEGADON: THE MONSTER FROM MARS pays homage to a wide variety of 1950's and 60's Japanese monster movies such as Godzilla and Mothra. This film, which was almost 3 years in the making, won the Outstanding Production Award at the 2006 Digital Contents Grand Prix and was named a Jury Recommended Work at the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival.

The Negadon DVD, which will be priced at $19.95 SRP, will be loaded with many bonus features including an interview with Director Jun Awazu, the Making of Negadon: The Monster from Mars featurette, two short films by Mr. Awazu, and digital liner notes. In addition, a replica newspaper identical to the one included in the original Japanese release will be inserted into each DVD case.

More at NegadonAttacks.com

"Jon Favreau Of Mars -- Exclusive: Director talks sci-fi epic"

Reported 03 January 2006

Empire recently spoke to Zathura director and one time Swingers star, Jon Favreau, about his upcoming projects and got the full story on his proposed move into grown up action territory, John Carter of Mars ... what do you mean you've never heard of it? "It was written by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan) close to a hundred years ago," says Favreau for the unitiated. "It's actually been a bit of a creative well spring than influenced Star Wars a great deal and Superman can kind of be traced back to it. Basically any science fiction goes back to the grandfather, which is John Carter. It's about a civil war veteran - a cavalry captain - who finds himself transported to Mars and finds himself in the nexus of all these warring tribes on this dying planet with diminishing resources ... He also finds himself with what I guess you would call super powers. At the time it was written we didn't understand anything about going to planets with lower gravity and so the way it was expressed was that he had superhuman strength and leaping abilities. So he's the guy who finds himself at the end of a war that was pretty meaningless, basically, and wasteful on Earth and ends up showing up on this planet as a super warrior who can actually make a difference. So it's a bit of a fantasy in that respect."

More at EmpireOnline.com

"Defenders of Mars"

Reported 20 December 2005

Defenders of Mars is a new live-action kids sci-fi drama being launched here that unites the UK's Zenith Entertainment and Fox World Australia. The show comes from veteran TV scribe Stephen Gallagher, who previously wrote Rosemary & Thyme and Oktober, with the exec producer team including Zenith's head of kids drama and animation Julian Scott, plus David Maher and David Taylor from Fox TV Studios' Sydney unit. The show, which follows a bunch of kids who are left behind on Mars after the failure of a colonisation project, continues Fox World Australia's strategy of partnering with UK indies on stand-out properties.

More at Stephen Gallagher.com and C21Media.net

"Negadon: The Monster from Mars"

Reported 8 December 2005

A 25-minute totally computer-generated Japanese Monster movie. Scheduled to be screened at the Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival 2005 on October 16th, and to receive a limited-tariff release at the Theatre Ikebukuro in Tokyo from November 5th-11th.

More at the Negadon website.

"Favreau to Helm John Carter of Mars"

Reported 7 October 2005

Paramount has hired Elf and Zathura helmer Jon Favreau to direct John Carter of Mars, the epic adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs sci-fi series. Variety says the film begins with a Civil War veteran whose retreat into a cave to avoid capture by Apache Indians takes an otherworldly turn as he's transported via time portal to the planet of Barsoom and taken prisoner by 12-foot-tall green men. Burroughs wrote 11 volumes of Carter's adventures and the studio is hoping the film will launch a franchise. Ehren Kruger rewrote a script by Mark Protosevich, and Ain't It Cool News creator Harry Knowles is co-producing. Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) and Kerry Conran (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) were each attached to direct at one point.

More from ComingSoon.net.

"H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds Descends On Australia, Japan And More"

Reported 13 September 2005

Pendragon Pictures announces the international release of the Director's Cut of H.G. WELLS' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. The never-before-seen Director's Cut features new enhanced special effects, new scenes and faster pacing. Director Timothy Hines comments, "I had the opportunity to re-cut the film for the foreign release and subsequent U.S. distribution and I'm proud of the end result. Virtually every scene in the film has been reconceived and retimed from the original Summer release. It plays remarkably better." Running time is down to 135 minutes from 180 minutes.

More from MarsNews.com.

"War of the Worlds: Complete First Season"

Reported 09 August 2005

Paramount Pictures is also releasing a 6-disk DVD set from its 1988 television series starring Jared Martin on November 1, 2005, the same day as the 1953 "The War of the Worlds - Special Collector's Edition" goes on sale. The second season can not be far behind.

More from Amazon.com.

"The War of the Worlds - Special Collector's Edition"

Reported 01 August 2005

Paramount's classic War of the Worlds: Special Collector's Edition is tentatively expected to street on 11/1/2005. The title had originally been set for a Summer 2005 release, but we've learned that director Steven Spielberg asked for it to be delayed until AFTER his re-imagined War of the Worlds arrived in theaters (on 6/27). Presumably, you can expect the revised street date to coincide with the DVD release of Spielberg's version of the alien invasion epic.

More from The Digital Bits - The Rumor Mill!

"Defenders of Mars"

Reported 28 June 2005

Nobody was interested in Mars until we got there, and then it was like the dotcom boom all over again - rash levels of investment, an entire infrastructure thrown in all at once, instant collapse when reality bit ... now its unfinished cities and roads that go nowhere and empty airship terminals and a terraforming program that never even got started. All the workers shipped back. Now all you'll find there is the scum of the solar system and a small group of young people who were purpose-bred and can't come 'home'.

More from Defenders of Mars.

"The Mars Underground" Website

Reported 10 March 2005

The official website for the documentary film "The Mars Underground" is now up. Check out the image gallery for new images and a larger trailer.

More from The Mars Underground.

A Summer of W.O.W.

Reported 05 March 2005

This summer the aliens are coming. Not only on the big screen with Steven Speiberg's redux of War of the Worlds but also on DVD. Paramount will be issuing a special edition DVD of the original George Pal classic. This is long overdue in this fans opinion. Here is what rumor has will be on the disc. Audio commentary by stars Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. A historical commentary by Joe Dante, genre expert Bob Burns and Fango contributor Bill Warren. On-camera interviews with other War of the World veterans and additional special features to be announced. No concrete release date was given but it was mentioned that it will be in conjunction with the release of Speilberg's version.
by Dave Dreher

More from Creature-Corner.com.

Test Animation of Jeff Wayne's CGI Martian War Machines

Reported 03 March 2005

War of the Worlds Online have been in touch with Jeff Wayne's camp who have seen the incredibly positive reactions to the release of their Martian Fighting Machine test footage last week. The response has truly been an overwhelming Thumbs Up, with over 1,500 views of the thread in under one week! As a result of this, Jeff has authorised the release of a 60 second sequence (also R&D) of the Martian Flying Machine. So here it is - enjoy!! It's hotter than the Heat Ray itself...

More from War of the Worlds Online.com.

Spielberg Japanese Trailer Released

Reported 23 February 2005

A Japanese version of the War of the Worlds movie trailer has been released. This new release shows some new footage not seen in the Superbowl TV spot. To view the clip please follow this link.

More from War of the Worlds Online.com.

Pendragon Pictures' "The War of the Worlds" Websites

Reported 24 February 2005

A collection of news articles (mostly from late 2004) have been assembled in newspaper style for Pendragon Pictures' "H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds" film, set for theatrical release on Wednesday, March 30, 2005.

Additionally, the official Pendragon website has posted links to a second Teaser Trailer, a "Message from the Cast" video, and a Theatrical Trailer.

More from The War of the Worlds Movie News and at
Pendragon Pictures' "H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds" websites.


Worlds Secrets Revealed

Reported 14 February 2005

Filmmakers, including director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Cruise, revealed key details to SCI FI Wire about their upcoming SF epic movie War of the Worlds during filming on location in the Los Angeles suburb of Piru, Calif., on Feb. 10. Among the secrets revealed about the film, which is based on H.G. Wells' classic martian-invasion novel:
- The aliens are not Martians.
- The aliens will appear in the massive mechanical tripods described in Wells' book, and not the boomerang-shaped flying saucers from George Pal's 1953 movie of the same name. The tripods will be largely computer-generated.
- Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, stars of Pal's 1953 movie, will have cameo appearances.
- Spielberg's film will hew closely to themes and events in Wells' novel, featuring such elements as the red weed and the black smoke, as well as a cellar sequence right out of the book.

More from SciFi News of the Week

War of the Worlds - New Trailer Premiering

Reported 04 February 2005

Based on H.G. Wells' classic SF novel, this film reunites director Steven Spielberg with star Tom Cruise in a contemporary update of the most famous martian invasion story of all time. A new trailer, featuring scenes from the film, goes live at 10 p.m. PT on Feb. 6.

More from Sci-Fi Wire Trailers

War of the Worlds - Behind the Scenes Clips

Reported 22 January 2005

Watch star Tom Cruise and director Steven Spielberg answer fans' questions about their latest film, 'War of the Worlds.' I Always Had 'War of the Worlds' in Mind - Steven and Tom talk about why they chose to make 'War of the Worlds.' My Heart Was Pounding - Tom Cruise talks about what appealed to him about the film.

More from Yahoo Movies

Graveland becomes Crimson Force

Reported 17 December 2004

The movie is nearing completion, and will make its world premiere on a Saturday night on Sci Fi sometime in the spring. It will be released on DVD late in 2005 or early in 2006. Its new title is CRIMSON FORCE, replacing the working title of Graveland. Check SciFi.com for updates (in the original movie section of the site), and we'll be sure to give you exact air times when we have them.

From Thomas Vitale, SVP Programming, Sci Fi Channel

War of the Worlds looses Dummies

Reported 17 December 2004

Connecticut police were alerted by makers of Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds that two life-sized mannequins were lost in a local river over the weekend during location shooting, Zap2it reported.

More from Sci Fi Weekly's News of the Week

Graveland

Reported 16 December 2004

In the near future, when the first manned mission to Mars crashes, the crew find themselves fighting against hostile Martians and rugged terrain to survive. As they race against time to repair their space shuttle, they discover the ancient civilization of Martians may just hold the secrets to the origins of man.

More from PhobosWeb.com

Graveland

Reported 14 December 2004

Phobos Films is working with the SCI FI Channel to produce an original TV movie called Graveland. This story of a deadly mission to Mars was the first science fiction screenplay optioned by Sandra Schulberg and Moon Cho when they formed Phobos two years ago. Production is being handled by Phobos strategic partner Meyer Shwarzstein and his production company Brainstorm Media.

More from Science Fiction Weekly

Cruise/Spielberg's "War of the Worlds"

Reported 12 December 2004

Cruise/Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" now has an official website and a teaser/trailer up.

More from War of the Worlds - Summer 2005.

War Speeds Into Production

Reported 22 November 2004

Steven Spielberg will make his upcoming H.G. Wells adaptation War of the Worlds in a breathtaking eight months, from the start of filming Nov. 7 to the June 29, 2005, release date, Variety reported. Shooting in New York and New Jersey, the director will film the movie's big action sequences first, to give Industrial Light & Magic time to complete the estimated 500 visual-effects shots, the trade paper reported. Principal photography will take 75 days.

More from SciFiWire.

Interview: Timothy Hines (Director, Pendragon Pictures' upcoming The War of the Worlds)

Reported 02 November 2004

It's not every day you get to talk to someone whose dreams are coming true - but that's exactly what's happening to Timothy Hines.  A 20-year veteran of commercial/industrial filmmaking, Hines is best known in cult-cinema circles for writing and directing Bug Wars, a straight-to-VHS babes-versus-monsters flick that impressed investors with its creative use of desktop CGI.  This opened the door to Hines' newest project: an authentic big-screen adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic 1898 novel The War of the Worlds (WotW for short).  Told as a first-person narrative by an anonymous Englishman (often referred to simply as "the Writer"), WotW tells of an invasion of Earth by Martians armed with heat-rays and 100-foot-tall walking machines.  With WotW properly funded, Hines set aside another sci-fi project (Chrome, a futuristic, CGI-laden adventure), and turned his full attention to completing his lifelong dream.  Produced by Pendragon Pictures, Hines' WotW is scheduled for a Spring 2005 release.

More from SciFiDimensions.com.

Cruise Shooting War

Reported 01 November 2004

Tom Cruise revealed to fans at UCLA that he has already begun shooting scenes for the upcoming film adaptation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg, Zap2It reported. In a three-hour "Conversation with Tom Cruise," sponsored by the American Film Institute and run by DreamWorks, Cruise said that he has already shot an emotional scene as Justin Chatwin, an estranged father in the middle of a Martian invasion of Earth, the site reported. "As I was looking at a photograph I found of my son in the scene, Steven told me to think of the good times I had with my own son, and to get into the mood that way," Cruise reportedly said. "Things like that really help."

More from SciFi.com.

Sancho And Pele vs. The Vampire Women From Mars Production Announced

Reported 16 October 2004

Pantsless Productions announced today pre production has started on their first feature film, "Sancho and Pele vs. The Vampire Women From Mars." Scheduled to be shot on location in Adams County Ohio. Filming is slated to begin in early November.

More from XTVWorld | Media Junction.

"Robbins, Otto Join War"

Reported 13 October 2004

Tim Robbins and Miranda Otto have been added to the cast of Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Robbins will play an astronomer named Ogilvy, while Otto (Lord of the Rings) will play the wife of the main character, to be played by Tom Cruise. Dakota Fanning (Taken) is also set to appear as their daughter, the trade paper reported.

Newcomer Justin Chatwin is in talks to star opposite Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, Variety reported. Chatwin beat out several young actors for the role of Cruise's son, whose strained relationship with his father is a significant plot point in the film, the trade paper said.

The Paramount and DreamWorks co-production is the latest adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells novel of the same name, which deals with an alien invasion of Earth. The film is scheduled to begin filming in mid-November for release in 2005.

More from Science Fiction Weekly.

"Ehren Kruger is Hired for 'A Princess of Mars'"

Reported 11 October 2004

Ehren Kruger ("The Ring" and "The Ring 2") has taken on the job of writing the script to "A Princess of Mars." "A Princess of Mars" will be the first movie of the "John Carter of Mars" franchise and will follow the storyline from Edgar Rice Burroughs' first book of that series.

More from RomanticMovies.About.Com.

"Spielberg beaten to War of the Worlds by secretly shot English rival"

Reported 09 September 2004

Pendragon Pictures surprise Spielberg with shock new movie based on H.G. Wells novel.

In news fit to set Steven Spielberg's hair on end, Pendragon Pictures has just announced the completion of principal photography on their take of H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds. Set in Wells' intended turn-of-the-century English locale, the movie is the world's first authentic adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic 1898 novel.

The live-action production, lensed in complete security under the cover title The Great Boer War, taking two and a half months to complete on location in England and the Pacific Northwest. The picture wrapped almost three years to the date when Pendragon's original updated version of War Of The Worlds was shut down due to the events of September 11th.

More from The Computer Crow's Nest and Pendragon Pictures.

"Conran Talks Princess of Mars - The scale is almost unimaginable."

Reported 25 August 2004

Sci Fi Wire caught up with director Kerry Conran (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow ) who talked about his next film, "A Princess of Mars." The Paramount/Alphaville production is a long-in-development adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' pulp classic, which Conran feels has been an underrated influence on a number of later and even more celebrated works.

More from Filmforce

Burbank to Produce Zubrin's "First Landing"

Reported 24 August 2004

A major sensation was caused at the Mars Society 2004 Conference by the announcement from award-winning filmmaker Sam Burbank that he would be making a theatrical motion picture based on Robert Zubrin's novel "First Landing." Listing the various Hollywood horror pictures or shoot-em-ups nominally featuring Mars, Burbank drew a sharp distinction between those efforts and the kind of movie "First Landing" will be. "There never has been a movie actually about t he human exploration of Mars. This will be the first." Burbank said, adding: "It will not be set in the glorious science fiction future, but in our own time, and it will show the mission done with all the grungy realism of the kind of space travel we can really do. It's not going to show the Mars mission as being easy. It's not going to show it as being impossible. It's going to show it as being really tough, but doable, by a group of people who have what it takes to do it."

From Mars Society Newsletter

"Spielberg and Cruise to Pick up the Welles' Tradition?"

Reported 12 August 2004

Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise will bring the classic H.G. Wells alien-invasion novel, "The War of the Worlds," to the big screen, with Cruise expected to star , according to Variety magazine. The movie version has been accelerated onto a fast track, with only 10 weeks of pre-production scheduled before the film goes into shooting later this year. DreamWorks and Paramount are co-financing "War of the Worlds" which is expected to cost around or over $100 million --with both Cruise and Spielberg opting out of fees in favor of a share of the gross. "War" is now on track for a November start date and a 2005 release.

From Astrobiology Magazine

"Conran tapped for 'Princess'"

Reported 30 July 2004

Alphaville's sci-fi adventure-action picture "A Princess of Mars" is closing in on a new captain: director Kerry Conran. Conran, whose "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," is set for release Sept. 17, is in negotiations to direct "Princess," a Paramount-based production, as his next project. Conran entered the picture after former "Princess" director Robert Rodriguez resigned from the DGA earlier this year, making him ineligible to direct the Paramount tentpole. Based on the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume "John Carter of Mars" series, the property is being developed as a major franchise. Alphaville's previous forays into the fantasy and f/x arena include "The Mummy" franchise and its spinoff "The Scorpion King." (Liza Foreman)

From The Hollywood Reporter.com

"War of the Worlds"

Reported 28 July 2004

Now, the granddaddy of all alien invasion tales will be adapted for a second big-screen treatment (the first was in 1953, starring Les Tremayne and Gene Barry). And who better than to put his name on a big-budget special effects extravaganza than the master himself, Steven Spielberg? The eminent director of such modern classics as Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and Minority Report will team with Really Big Star Tom Cruise to bring the film to the big screen. Currently, Spielberg is expected to join Cruise in producing the film. It is anticipated that Cruise will also take the starring role. The two will be expected to settle on a production start date once screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Secret Window) delivers an acceptable script.

From Box Office Prophets

"Hurd manages RED MARS - Veteran SF producer takes off to the red planet"

Reported Friday, June 6, 2003

ALIENS, TERMINATOR and HULK producer Gale Anne Hurd has her sights set on a new horizon: Mars. More specifically, Kim Stanley Robinson's RED MARS. Hurd will serve as executive producer on The Sci-Fi Channel's six-hour mini-series adaptation of Robinson's novel, who will also get credited as a consultant on the show. The script for the mini is being written by Gregory Widen (THE PROPHECY, HIGHLANDER).

From Cinescape.com

"A Princess of Mars"

Reported 21-March-04

It has been confirmed that Director Robert Rodriguez has left the production of Paramount Pictures John Carter: A Princess of mars. The studio was unable to work with him after his resignation from the DGA, and his refusal to join it again.

From The Z Review

Spielberg & Cruise Teaming on "War of the Worlds!"

Reported 17-March-04

Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise will bring The War of the Worlds to the big screen, with Cruise expected to star, reports Variety. David Koepp (Secret Window) will rewrite a Josh Friedman first-draft script based on the classic H.G. Wells alien-invasion novel.

From Variety/ComingSoon.net

"A Princess of Mars"

Reported 01-March-04

Paramount Pictures has signed Robert Rodriguez ("Spy Kids" series and the trilogy of "El Mariachi," "Desperado" and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico") to helm sci-fi adventure-actioner "A Princess of Mars," with an eye to developing a tentpole franchise for the studio. Plans are to begin shooting early next year. Pic is based on the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume "John Carter of Mars" series.

From Entertainment Tonight on Yahoo!

"Christmas on Mars"

Reported 17-October-03

The Flaming Lips' first Feature Film, 'Christmas on Mars' will be available in time for Christmas in 2003. Written and directed by Wayne Coyne, and featuring all of the band and many of their associates, the film tells the story of the experiences of Major Syrtis during the first Christmas on a newly-colonized Mars. Wayne has compared the film to, "Maybe 'Eraserhead' or 'Dead Man' crossed with some kind of fantasy and space aspects, like 'The Wizard of Oz' and maybe '2001: A Space Odyssey,' except done without real actors or money, and set at Christmas-time." and the story that unfolds is intended to hint at 'childlike' magic within a tragic and realistic situation.

From The Flaming Lips website.

"Total Recall 2: The Governator"

08-October-03

Arnold Schwarzenegger won the historic California recall election after voters agreed to recall Gray Davis just 11 months after the Democrat had begun his second term. Obviously this puts Schwarzenegger's movie career on hiatus, including "Total Recall 2" and "Terminator 4." Schwarzenegger says, "Obviously I will not be able to do movies anymore because I will be busy for many many hours every day working on the mess that is out there in California. It will be a lot of work and a huge challenge. So my movie career I will have to put aside. But this is much more important to me now."

From The Oprah Winfrey Show

"Hurd Goes To Mars"

Reported 06-June-03

Producer Gale Ann Hurd (Hulk, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) has signed a deal with the SCI FI Channel to produce the six-hour mini-series, Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars. Based on Robinson's best-selling novel of the same name, Red Mars chronicles the epic adventure of the first hundred colonists on Mars and their perilous mission to create a new world. Author Robinson, a member of NASA's Mars Committee, will consult on the project, which will be written by Gregory Widen (Highlander, Backdraft). Currently in development, the project is slated to air in late 2004.

From www.scifi.com

"Total Recall 2"

Reported 15-November-02

Ain't it Cool News reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger is cast to play Doug Quaid in a "Total Recall" sequel. Though this might just be a false rumor, it's still interesting. "Original scribes Ronald Shusett and Gary Goldman penning the script. And the possibility that Paul Verhoeven will return to direct." They report it will hit theaters Summer 2004.

"The Martian Child"

Reported 17-October-02

New Line Cinema will develop "The Martian Child," a dramatic film with SF overtones by screenwriters Jonathan Tolins and Seth Bass, based on a short story by SF author David Gerrold, Variety reported. David Kirschner, Corey Sienega and Ed Albert will produce the film; the screenwriters will co-produce. The film tells the story of a single man who adopts a 6-year-old boy, then begins to believe the child's claim that he is a Martian.

"The War Of The Worlds"

Reported 10-May-02

Paramount Pictures will partner with Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner's Cruise/Wagner Productions on a new feature-film adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic SF book "The War of the Worlds," Variety reported. Cruise and Wagner will produce, and the studio is hoping the former will star in the movie, which is scheduled for production in 2003, the trade paper reported.

Paramount Heads To Mars

Reported 12-April-02

Paramount Pictures has acquired the film rights to Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic SF novel series John Carter of Mars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Alphaville will produce a movie based on the 11-book series, about a Civil War officer from Virginia who is transported to Mars and becomes a hero of the Red Planet, the trade paper reported.
The studio is said to be especially excited about the first three books, "A Princess of Mars," "The Warlord of Mars" and "The Gods of Mars," the trade paper reported. Paramount hopes to be in production next year. No writers are yet on board to adapt the books.

Flaming Lips Spew About Martian Christmas Movie

Reported 2-Jan-2002 (MTV)

Few alternative rock musicians have challenged themselves quite like the Flaming Lips. As mind-blowing as the group's next record promises to be, the project that's really twisting Coyne's synapses is a full-length motion picture he and his bandmates are writing, directing, scoring and acting in called "Xmas on Mars" -- tentatively scheduled for release next Christmas and is about people on an isolated colony on Mars who are suffering from depression and becoming suicidal. To ease his comrades' suffering, one resident, played by Lips drummer Steven Drozd, decides to put on a Christmas pageant to celebrate the birth of one of the colonist's babies.

"War Of The Worlds" On Hiatus Due To WTC Disaster

Reported 12-Sep-2001

Pendragon Pictures announces that, due to many story similarities of their production of "War of the Worlds" to the tragic and horrific events surrounding the World Trade Center attack, production is forced to go on hiatus. For at least one to two weeks the principles at Pendragon Pictures will assess the project's potential effects on the spirit of the world. "War of the Worlds" direct Timothy Hines comments, "I don't, in any way, wish to potentially contribute to the pain and grief of those affected by this senseless act of terror."

"War of the Worlds"

Reported 5-Sep-2001

The new version of the HG Wells classic "War of the Worlds" is gearing up to start shooting on October 15, and the filmmakers have been taking advantage of an act of God to get some nice FX shots for the film: they traveled to Washington state to get footage of real forest fires. Says producer Susan Goforth: "I've never seen anything like it in my life. There are just no words to describe the experience of being so close to a curtain of fire rising into the sky and stretching on for miles. Wafts of heat constantly remind you of forces that are greater than our own. [Director] Timothy [Hines] was so excited. He kept moving in closer and closer with the camera. I was very worried as to how far we were pushing those boundaries. I had to keep reminding Timothy that we didn't want to announce that the principals of the new "War of the Worlds" movie perished while filming forest fires."

Cameron Still Aims At Mars

Reported 18-July-01

James Cameron told SCI FI Wire that he still intends to create a television mini-series and related projects centered on a fictional account of the first human exploration of Mars. "This is a project that I've been working on for a long time," Cameron said in an interview while promoting his Fox TV show "Dark Angel" to the Television Critics Association. "It's currently in a dormant phase while I'm doing some other things, but it's one that I absolutely intend to do. And I'm still working on the writing side of that."
Cameron had originally intended to adapt Kim Stanley Robinson's trilogy of Mars books; instead, The SCI FI Channel is developing Robinson's trilogy as "Red Mars" an original mini-series. Now, Cameron said, he is writing his own script and wants to deal with the subject matter in several venues at once. "It's the same story told in different media," he said. "There's a five-hour mini-series [and] a 45 minute 3-D Imax film--using the same sets, props, actors and different scripts, but telling the sort of rough story ... and a novel. If you were telling an event in history from two different perspectives--if you're doing it as a mini-series, or you're doing it as Imax film--they would look very different. They'd be valid separate expressions of that same event."
Cameron added, "It's about the first human landing on Mars and the subsequent surface expedition, told in extremely realistic terms. Like, really to the point where, like in Apollo 13, there are times when you don't even know what the actors are saying--it's all just NASA acronyms. But it'll look like the footage they shot of themselves on a real mission, cut together." The mini-series, which is code-named "The Mars Project," will eventually air on Fox, he added.

"Robots of Mars"

Reported 2-Apr-00

"Robots of Mars" features Judge Reinhold, Tim Curry and Jeffrey Jones voicing robots who are on a comedic quest to save the galaxy. Don Fox and Michael Sarley are slated to direct.

Bradbury Still Writing

Reported 12-Jan-00

As for movies, Bradbury says a new big-screen version of his classic novel "Fahrenheit 451," to star Mel Gibson, is in its 10th rewrite, as is a new Feature Film, version of Bradbury's collection of stories "The Martian Chronicles."

Cameron Working On Two Mars Projects

Reported 17-Aug-99

James Cameron is working on a $30 million Imax 3-D film about Mars in addition to the Red Planet TV mini-series he is developing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron told members of the Second Annual Mars Society conference that he will direct the Imax film, while he will write and produce the TV series.
The Imax film is being penned by Mars Society founder Robert Zubrin and Gary Goddard, the writer for Cameron's Terminator 2: 3-D theme ride. The two Mars projects will be developed simultaneously and will share the same design team as well as some special effects components.
The mini-series is being directed by Martha Coolidge and will take place in the near future, during the first manned mission to Mars. Cameron said it will chronicle the days leading up to the voyage as well as the mission itself and its long-range impact on society.
Cameron is also at work on a book about his Mars exploits, which he is co-writing with SF author Charles Pellegrino.


COMING ATTRACTIONS are courtesy of Science Fiction Weekly, Cinescape, EOFF: The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television, MarsNews.com and others.




MARS MOVIE GUIDE


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For listing in ALPHABETICAL ORDER
For listings of SHORT MARS FILMS
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September 14, 2014 -- The Space Show: Broadcast 2315 (Special Edition)
Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. A variety of space topics were discussed by listeners, including Gerry Williams from San Diego. Gerry called to talk about the Mars Movie Guide. We talked about classic Mars sci-fi films as well as the newer Mars films. I asked him about the first ever Mars film which was a four minute 1910 film "A Trip To Mars" made by the Thomas Edison group. You can view this silent film here. I strongly suggest you take a look at it. Thanks to Gerry for bringing this and other information to our attention.
Gerry's segment of the show can be heard from 1:22:15 through 1:33:15 here.

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July 15, 2014 -- Chatting with Sherri: Gerry Williams and Mars in the Movies
Award nominated author Sherri Rabinowitz chats with writers, actors and other artists about their work -- a fun relaxing chat with exciting creative people. This week on Chatting With Sherri we welcome back Gerry Williams, a filmmaker with 16 feature films as Director of Photography, he produces corporate/industrial films and commercials. He is a human spaceflight advocate, a founding member of Mars Society - San Diego and the San Diego Space Society. He publishes the MarsMovieGuide.com, and hosts a monthly Mars Movie Night and a monthly Vintage Sci-Fi movie night.

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August 3, 2012 -- Mars Pop Culture Check: 6 Things You Need To Know:
KPCC reporters have been talking to Southland scientists and engineers and counting down the days until NASA's most ambitious rover yet -- Curiosity -- prepares to land on the Martian surface. The excitement and anticipation for science fans is nearing fever pitch as Sunday's planned landing of the Mars rover Curiosity approaches. But what about the casual follower, whose knowledge of the Red Planet comes from, uh, less exalted sources? But, really, who has time to learn actual science about the Curiosity expedition? If you're like me, with your DVR backed up with hours of a shirtless Michael Phelps -- swimming shirtlessly -- consider this a guide to How to Talk about Mars Through the Artifice of Pop Culture, and Influence People. Where to start?

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July 15, 2012 -- Life on Mars: Total Recall Released to Blu-ray:
To celebrate the release of Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi classic: Total Recall on Blu-ray we thought we'd find out a little bit more about life on Mars and question the experts about whether a real-life Total Recall situation could ever come to pass. Amazingly they didn't laugh in our faces! I spoke to Gerry Williams from The Mars Society San Diego about the film and the possibility of the fourth rock from the sun ever becoming our new home.

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March 9, 2011 -- My Favorite Martian ... Movies:
Quick, now: What planet in our solar system has had the most movies made about it? Okay, obviously the answer is Earth. Coming in a distant second--but still considerably ahead of the other six (sorry, Pluto, you don't count anymore)--is our cosmic neighbor, Mars. Beginning with the 1910 fantasy A Trip to Mars from Thomas Edison's studio, the red planet has been featured in various ways in nearly 200 feature films and short subjects.

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August 10, 2010 -- Movies About Mars and Why We Love Them:
One hundred years ago the first movie about Mars awed audiences. Produced in 1910 by Thomas Edison, A Trip To Mars was a 4 minute sojourn to the red planet. It involved a scientist, magic powders and a giant. Hey, it was 1910. (snip) The San Diego chapter of The Mars Society (oh yes, it's real), maintains the Mars Movie Guide which goes all the way back to Mr. Edison's little gem and stays updated. The list includes television movies and foreign films.

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June 2, 2009 -- IEEE Spectrum magazine features an article, "WAITING FOR THE GREAT MARTIAN MOVIE," which mentions the "Mars Movie Guide" times. Its quite a romp, and features a companion slide show as well.
This is part of IEEE Spectrum's Special Report: Why Mars? Why Now?

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December 20, 2007 -- The feature story on the first page of the Events section of the San Diego Reader is an article titled, "A NIGHT ON MARS - ENTHUSIASTS OF THE RED PLANET," which discusses our December 2007 TMS-SD Mars Movie Night event, as well as the human exploration of Mars.

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June 17, 2004 - Check out the San Diego Reader magazine this week for a feature article on The Mars Society - San Diego's monthly Mars Movie Night, and the "Mars Movie Guide" called: "PLANET CELLULOID - Mars Movie Night".






OTHER MARS MOVIE LINKS:

Amazon.com
The Internet Movie Database
Mars in Silent Films
Movies and TV Shows about Mars
Mars at the Movies
SF Timeline




NOTES:

This document is a work in progress. I've collected mostly English-language feature films at this point, but am expanding internationally.

Please drop me an e-mail if I've missed any films that have a Mars-related plot.

All commentary is courtesy of The Internet Movie Database, Amazon.com reviews, and SF Timeline, plus whatever I can glean from the World Wide Web, with an occasional editorial supplement by myself.

For more specific details (cast, crew, studio, ISBN number, and availability on VHS or DVD) on these films, please check out the titles on both The Internet Movie Database and on Amazon.com.

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