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    This looks fantastic- a four hour Canadian miniseries with the first two hours airing on the Discovery Channel tomorrow night, written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens of Star Trek: Enterprise.

    Based on contemporary, international research, the Race to Mars mini-series is a key element in this groundbreaking multi-platform television and interactive event that tells the story of the first human mission to the planet Mars. This unprecedented project includes the ambitious miniseries and a six-hour companion documentary series, Mars Rising. The broadcast event will be complemented by an extensive multi-platform Mars Interactive created by QuickPlay Media, and the lushly-illustrated Race to Mars book by Barrons and Madison Press. With a combined budget of approximately CDN $20-million, this original Canadian endeavour is the most expensive science television project in production this year worldwide.
    Hypaspace weekly this week and next are also running some features on it.

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    Sounds Great.
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    is this some sort dramatisation documentry?
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    Yeah it soun-'Enterprise'?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarIII View Post
    is this some sort dramatisation documentry?
    No, it's not done documentary style- it's just a straight on dramatisation- the production values are fantastic, it feels very realistic, very much focused on what it takes for human beings to get there- the psycological effects, risk of injury, on-the-spot decision making, technical problems that may arise, etc. Part I was really neat to watch, I'm looking forward to next week.

    Quote Originally Posted by mappalazarou View Post
    Yeah it soun-'Enterprise'?!

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    They were Enterprise season four writers- they wrote "Terra Prime", the real Enterprise finale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_Girl42 View Post
    No, it's not done documentary style- it's just a straight on dramatisation- the production values are fantastic, it feels very realistic, very much focused on what it takes for human beings to get there- the psycological effects, risk of injury, on-the-spot decision making, technical problems that may arise, etc. Part I was really neat to watch, I'm looking forward to next week.


    They were Enterprise season four writers- they wrote "Terra Prime", the real Enterprise finale.
    it sounds rather like something the BBC did about 2 years ago then.
    i think that was more focused on speculative technologies though.
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    I don't get any of the fancy stations so hopefully one of the lowly Canadian stations will air it! Especially since I keep seeing commericals for it and it looks fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela V View Post
    I don't get any of the fancy stations so hopefully one of the lowly Canadian stations will air it! Especially since I keep seeing commericals for it and it looks fantastic!
    That would be great! I don't know if Discovery Channel is part of a group of channels, like SPACE is with A Channel and City TV, buttt.....if they are.....I'd say chances of a basic channel getting it are good- there isn't much in the way of all-Canadian programming on this scale available, one would think it would get a lot of repeats.

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