If you still intend to see Interstellar unspoiled, maybe think about not reading this post and just clicking ahead to the trailer.
The Martian actually isn’t related to Interstellar at all in any legal sense, but there are unfortunate coincidences – Christopher Nolan’s film featured an uncredited Matt Damon as the lone survivor of a mission to an alien world, driven insane and slightly incompetent (a brilliant astronaut who now has no idea how airlocks work). Now, in this movie, we see how that could have begun, with Damon as…a brilliant astronaut stranded on an alien world, albeit one that’s slightly closer, in Mars.
Thank goodness we already figured out that they key to his survival is to send messages in the dust back in time through five-dimensional space. That’s easy enough to do, right?
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