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Get Youh Asss to Mahs…Via Reality Show?

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The MarsOne project, financed privately from the Netherlands, is looking for four good astronauts willing to take a one-way trip to Mars and never return, but rather begin a permanent colony there. Sound good to you? They would encourage you then to sign up for application updates. Once applications are solicited, there will be a four-step process in selecting the team, the third of which will be…an audience-voted reality TV show.

Why reality TV? Because something something blah blah blah the Olympics makes money. I haven’t heard of any of their advisors before, but I’m starting to wonder if they’re secretly Underpants Gnomes. Somehow I don’t think $25 T-shirts will do the trick.

My suspicion is that this could be some really elaborate viral marketing project for an indie film of some kind that we’re not aware of yet. I could be wrong about that, but watch the video after the jump and you tell me.

If it is real…are you game for the journey?

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist