Mars My Destination: The Golden Age of Red Planet Film

With talk of real Mars missions in the early decades of the new century, cinematic trips to the Red Planet have once again become fashionable. Once again, accuracy has taken a back seat to storytelling. But maybe this new crop of Mars movies will help spur audiences to demand the real thing. And then today’s 5-year-olds won’t have to be satisfied with watching science fiction voyages.