Everyone knows Spiderman (A.K.A. Peter Parker) by now. We know he was bitten by a radioactive spider that gave him spider senses and cool web-slinging abilities. We know how he fell in love with Mary Jane, and used his powers to save New York time after time. After all, with great power comes great responsibility right?
Episode three takes us halfway through National Geographic’s Mars, a blend of science and science fiction that spans two planets and the space between. Challenges are contrasted and compared between the future of the human race here on earth as well as the possibility of relocating to the planet next door.
Mars is where fiction and reality collide. National Geographic takes viewers on a journey tackling our planet’s challenges and the possible necessity to relocate to our red neighbor.
In Mars, National Geographic takes a unique look at our red neighbor, blending science, science fiction, and the difficulties surrounding colonizing the planet. The scientist/explorer crew of the ship Deadalus have mostly acclimated to their life on Mars and have established a colony—Olympus Town—as they study potential life in microbe form.
I found many beautiful things to love about this film. Based on a true story, not only does it take its viewer on a journey to Uganda and the realities of many families struggling to survive, but it showcases the strength of the human spirit. Solid determination shines like gold all throughout this story. It’s on vibrant display in Phiona’s concentration on the chessboard, her mother’s constant battle to support her family and even the pastor’s courage to push for opportunities for the village children.