Kip Mooney is back to co-host. He did the Central Track review of The Martian, and he talks about it here. We both like the movie a lot. It’s cool to see smart people at the top of their game pushing themselves to solve some of the most complicated problems. And that’s something cool about space movies: that is our most complicated subject matter.
If there’s anything bad to say about the movie, it’s that the structure doesn’t exactly match up with the themes. But that’s probably not judging the movie for what it is. That’s just wishing it was something else. And that’s not especially fair. What it is is wonderful.