San Diego Mars Movie Night presents: THE MARTIAN CONSPIRACIES
Friday, November 16,[masked]:00pm - 11:00pm (approx)
(USA, 1972) 72 minutes
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.
(USA, 2078) 123 minutes
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 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 ...
MY FAVORITE MARTIAN: AN OLD, OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY
(USA, 1964) 25 minutes
Mrs. Brown is taking a course on how to be a private detective, and her first assignment is to prepare a dossier on an unsuspecting person. Her choice of subject is Martin. Of course, Martin knows what she's up to, but he is still a bit concerned about her discovering his Martian identity.
Series Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7piG2V17cH8
Showtime is 7:00pm at Studio 106 in the San Diego Reader Building at 2323 Broadway 92102 (the Golden Hill area just east of downtown San Diego).
Admission is FREE, and popcorn is provided (you can bring snacks or drinks to share).
Please RSVP to FILMIST MAC.COM or at https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Space/events/ as seating is limited.
For more information, visit: http://MarsMovieGuide.com