It should be mentioned that this rover and its twin (Spirit, which finally conked out last year) were launched in the summer 2003, and they were designed to fulfill a 90-day mission. They were also launched near the end of a very bad era for NASA projects. From an achievements-surprassing-expectations standpoint, this is arguably the most successful NASA project ever.
Here's a comic:http://xkcd.com/695/
Imperioli has ended his Life on Mars and is now too busy being a complete douchebag on ads for tequila.
I'm not sure that I can look at those pictures. I watched John Carter last week, and am still bitter about how terrible it was.
Jenn the photos might help, actually. They have better narrative flow and a more charismatic protagonist than John Carter did.
The xkcd spirit comic alwayss makes me incredibly and irrationally sad.
Completely enjoyable movie that doens't deserve that reputation by any means.
Thankfully, we have John Simm and Philip Glenister to remember in the real Life On Mars (Non-Astronaut Edition).
I'm a great fan of the John Carter books and just don't have the stomach to watch the movie to see what they did with it...
It should have been amazing and just wasn't very good. It never gave me That Barton Fink Feeling, and I don't know whether it was Taylor Kitsch's fault or just something that might have worked better if plotting or pacing hadn't been bungled in some way.
JJF: I love the Pixar films and quite liked Taylor Kitsch on FNL. So I was hoping that maybe the bad reputation was caused by the known facts related to the bloated budget. So I watched it. And I just hated it. (My primary diagnosis was script problems. I'm open to Taylor Kitsch being better in a movie with a better script.)