Since the waste has been exposed to near vacuum, all the water boiled off and also deep frozen, there wouldn't be any bacteria left. At the end of the scene where it displays the China National Space Administration, a green train can be seen passing by slowly. What appears on Watney's screen is "We don't like you.". The lander then bounced at least 15 times inside the airbag cocoon before coming to a rest, while the remaining rocket thrust carried the backshell and parachute away from the landing site. This puts the date at Sol 92 at the absolute earliest. For a Hungarian viewer this pretty much breaks the atmosphere of the movie. Avengers: 10 Infinity War Plot Holes That Hurt The Movie (And 6 That Make Total Sense) Avengers: Infinity War is a certified hit, so natural fans have a lot of questions. The first time Mark uses the rover to chat with NASA, it is nighttime on Mars. See Plot Diagram Summary Stranded. When Watney is recovering his crewmates' waste to use as fertilizer, after opening a bag marked as having come from Dr. Beck, Watney makes a comment attributing the smell to Johanssen. The maximum tether length (to reel Watney in) is discussed to be 214 meters "connecting all that we have". This makes no sense for a few reasons, ending up feeling forced for the sake of plot convenience and drama. Also, according to data from the Curiosity rover, Martian soil contains roughly 30 liters of water per cubic meter. The pressure inside the Hab would always be much greater than the pressure outside, so the rupture would have blown outwards. But considering the sandstorms can knock over a heavy MAV, it's easy to imagine that the Pathfinder toppled at some point, and the panel we see is the one closest to the surface above the buried lander. Many of the scenes aboard the Hermes show astronauts maneuvering around the passageways with somewhat unrealistic changes in direction. He has been on the planet for six Martian days, referred to as sols. The Martian (2015) : Movie Plot Ending Explained In short, Martian is a good film with no major pitfalls but also nothing that makes you go wow. The Martian (2015) : Movie Plot Ending Explained In short, Martian is a good film with no major pitfalls but also nothing that makes you go wow. 30:05. Mark hooks up Pathfinder directly to one of the Hab's batteries. They shouldn't be able to just turn their bodies in midair. The sound would only be audible inside the suit's artificial atmosphere - not in open space. But e-mails can sit unread for hours; this is an emergency, so it's logical for Mindy to contact Kapoor by phone. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. THE MARTIAN. More from. Scott Free Productions Report. Hermes crew members twice use the term "altitude control" when they were talking about "attitude control". However, he would still need water. The Martian (2015) "Dust storms of destructive magnitudes physically cannot happen on Mars, but Matt Damon can still play one hell of a botanist." Therefore, it should be day on Mars in order to enable communication with Earth through Pathfinder. In the book, the explosion happens when the reaction is oxygen-controlled with an abundance of hydrogen. One scene toward the end of the movie shows the Commander making a turn from one passageway to another without touching anything to change direction, which would be impossible in microgravity. While it isn't recommended to use human waste as fertilizer to grow potatoes on Mars, it IS possible. After the HAB's airlock blows up and Mark climbs into the rover, it is cold inside so Mark's breath is visible and he blows on his hands to warm them up, even though the RTG (radioisotope thermoelectric generator) should be still there. | Why suddenly liquid protein cubes would cause an imbalance is also a mystery unless they were bulk packed and able to coalesce into a large fluid mass moving substantially within the rocket. Potatoes usually bush from the surface of the ground. The science is completely absurd with plot holes the size of martian craters and visual effects that make Thunderbirds look like 2001. This is a violation of the United States Code, 4 U.S.C. Adding liquid oxygen (-183 C/-297 F) to room temperature sugar crystals (20 C/68 F) would most likely pre-detonate from any jostling. Before puncturing the glove, Watney says he can control it, and does so during his exit from the MAV. When seen in the long shot, it is instead a zig-zag underline. The editing shows this concurrent with the action above Mars to enhance the drama. For the same reason that Watney's ribs broke during ascent (loss of bone density due to micro gravity), the entire Hermes crew would have suffered debilitating bone loss during the trip home without the use of the now-depressurized gym on the rotating deck. Orbits and gravity assist maneuvers don't take much computing power to calculate, are commonly used for all sorts of interplanetary missions, and are well understood by most people working at NASA. Johanssen should have just called themselves "Hermes.". Moreover, the receptacle for inserting a coffee pod is also at the top of the unit which would be hard if not impossible to get to anyway. Throughout The Martian, Mark Watney must contend with the ideas of isolation and abandonment. American flag positioning at first press conference - Old Glory should have been at our left, not on the right. § 7(k): ..."When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should...(be displayed) in the position of honor at the clergyman's or speaker's right as he faces the audience. Inside the dome, sunlight won't be enough for potatoes to grow. However, this movie is set 20 years in the future, so things could change. In a voiceover, Mark states that he can salvage unused hydrazine from the MDV. The difference in voltage would have instantly fried the probe. I'm currently working my way through this year's Hugo packet, and thinking of rereading Ringworld. Only when glove puncture is oriented precisely away from his center of mass, he would have flown in a straight line. Nobody notices a giant storm directly in their eyesight until being warned by the mission control. Air escaping a hole in a glove would push with about the same force as a person generates blowing out a candle. Due to Mars' low atmospheric pressure, the effective wind pressure in martian wind storms is much lower than shown in the movie, very unlikely to be sufficient to tip a spacecraft. Continuing, as he did, would have made his speed relative to the commander exceedingly more difficult as it increased moment by moment. The first point is the storm. Marco Inaros is the main antagonist in The Expanse season 5, but his grand scheme to "free" the Belters had a significant plot hole — one that the Amazon Prime show has finally acknowledged and, possibly, answered. Subsequent scenes of the launch of IRIS were taken nearly directly from the launch Atlas-V serial number AV-028 with the Mars Science Laboratory from SLC-41 a few miles up the cape. When Vincent and Bruce are walking into the warehouse, a bicycle rider says hi and rides past them on the side. Quindar tones have not been used since the early 1980s. After deciding to go and rescue Mark Watney, the Hermes crew is evaluating their resources. NASA workers are shown loading the supply capsule using a forklift. The Nespresso coffee machine in the Hab is situated directly underneath a shelving unit. But, on Sol 461, the last day in the HAB, Mark walked out naked with a bath towel on his body. It's likely that Mark just wiped himself off with a damp towel (just like astronauts on the ISS do), or even just a dry towel, to maintain a minimum of hygiene. Much of this water can be extracted by simply heating the soil. When Mark Witney is seen sitting on a hill looking at the Sun after the pressure door has blown off, the Sun looks the same size as it looks from Earth. When Johanssen leaves the control room to get the bomb from Vogel, her shoes go from plain white to ones with the Nike logo. According to some NASA engineers, given the Hermes' stated capabilities as a reusable transport for the entire Ares program, the idea of a resupply and gravity-assisted return to Mars would not be a sudden inspiration by a lone scientist, it would in fact be an obvious solution and be one of the first plans NASA would investigate. Read the book, was disappointed by plot holes and technical errors. Right after the Iris supply probe explodes, Director Sanders walks past behind Annie Montrose, and then he shows the red folder to her and walks past her again. Gravity was visually stunning but I thought the theme went very dark at times while Interstellar was breathtaking in special effects, sound track and story, its plot was riddled with too many holes. They could then just turn into a spoke that's not moving. | When Mark ponders about how to pose for the requested picture, you can see his hydrazine reaction plant in the background still working (flame on top is burning). The long stems of the potatoes show that these were transplanted to the set and had been grown at a proper depth. But in space, no one can hear you scream, or your suit leaking air. Opening the airlock door by overriding its safety mechanisms would have been more effective & safer than destroying the door, and it would have allowed the door to be closed and the compartments re-pressurized. The Martian (2015) Behind the Scenes - Part 2 - Duration: 5:41. All measurements were in metric but the rover cam showed "PSI". Also, it makes navigating the inside of the spacecraft harder for the astronauts because they have to catch a moving spoke. When Lewis has Watney wrapped in the tether, Johanssen reports "Hermes Actual, we've got him." The Martian is a science-fiction film based on Andrew Weir's novel of the same name.Set in the year 2035, the film follows astronaut Mark Watney in his efforts to survive alone on Mars after his crewmates were forced to abandon the mission site believing him dead.Upon learning that Mark is alive, the crew takes a major risk heading back to Mars to rescue him. During text messaging with NASA messages appear letter by letter at the receiving end, just like as if they were being typed. Once the camera was pointed at "Yes", Mark would positively know that communications had been established with NASA. However there are no launch pads in the Johnson Space Center, so such hangers do not exist at the Johnson Space Center. The secret project created to use the Hermes to return to Mars to rescue Watney was called Project Elrond, a reference from the Lord of the Rings (also used in the original book of The Martian). The exposure limit for hydrazine propellant is in the range of 0.05-0.1ppm (parts per million). Weir admits that this sandstorm is the plot’s greatest scientific inaccuracy. When Watney reaches the Hab with the antenna sticking out of his suit, he takes off helmet and upper chest cover. In the microgravity section of the Hermes, astronauts exhibited non-ballistic motion while making right turns from one tunnel to another. The Martian is a 2011 science fiction novel written by Andy Weir.It was his debut novel under his own name. However, while in deep space, a brief shot shows Vogel walking in the background. When Mark Watney is nude and walking away from the camera with a towel around his head, the airlock exit in the large circular portion of the hab is shown directly in front of him. When Watney finds Pathfinder, he first finds the parachute. The technology for this is a pattern of dots which are black on both faces, then : selected ones are coloured on one face for the "inside" view, and different selected ones are coloured on the other face for the outside view. The American flag hanging inside the JPL building is displayed with the blue background to the observer's right, which is a violation of the U.S. Pathfinder requires direct line of sight in order to broadcast its signal to Earth. Even if Watney was insistent on using ASCII, he could have used decimal representations of ASCII (three-digit ASCII is only used for lowercase letters and characters he'd have no need of, so NASA could still represent any value with two characters), where he'd only need ten characters plus a question card and hence could have 33 degrees of separation instead of 23, increasing his disambiguation by 50%. If the Hermes crew could create an explosive to be used as a bomb, it would be far safer & more-effective to use it as propellant fuel to slow the ship, rather than to intentionally damage the hull. Such a joint would be very complex, expensive and a high risk of failure. Especially in 2035. Title: The Martian Release: October 2, 2016 Rating: 8/10 Country: United States of America Movie Length: 134 minutes Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi Please make sure to properly capitalize and punctuate your entry =), We've lovingly mined 1,939 movies for 54,195 learnings, This list was started on 20th January 2016 by, This list was last updated on 24th January 2016. They should be simple slabs with rounded tops. Out of all of those other things that would certainly have been able to "phone home". Matt Damon (Mark) is the Martian by the way, in case the various posters didn’t make it quite clear already. It was first published serially in 1897. However, text files are static and do not play the text as was shown. In the video recording shot, however, Mark's hand is at his chest and there are maps on the table. It was well written grammatically and had a very ridged beginning, middle, and end without major plot holes. | The film seemed to imply that NASA communicates with deep space probes by working with identical spacecraft on Earth, as seen in all of the Pathfinder scenes. When placing the bomb on the VAL Door it is attached and Beck says the bomb is set, and a flashing light appears on the bomb. Martinez announces that he's shutting down the MAV's 2nd-stage engines, even though he knows the capsule isn't high enough and there's still fuel in the tanks. The launch of the IRIS probe shows an Atlas rocket with a payload faring that is wider than the all-white rocket body (the footage is the launch of Mars Science Laboratory, the "Curiosity" rover). Other wise, the crew would never been able to greet Watney when he came back aboard the Hermes. This leaves only the engineering problem of catching the water and condensing it for use by the Martians. As the MAV ascends with Watney the MAV altitude is shown as 1843 m/s, altitude is measured in m not m/s. Harvesting should wait at least until the plant starts to die off. When Watney gets out of the Rover when he first arrives at the Pathfinder site you can see the rover through a gap between the bottom of his helmet and his suit when you look through the face plate of his helmet. During his exit from the MAV, air can be heard hissing from the punctured glove. All the hatches in the Hermes are operated remotely, so apparently there was no need to use explosives to breach the ship. Hence the bags content wouldn't smell. During the shot, we can clearly hear Vincent starting to say "Oh Jesus Christ..." but Vincent is not seen moving his lips or gesturing. And also the flight time not consistent with the altitude what is appear from the on-board camera. They never show him shorting out the Pathfinder lander and losing communication with Earth in the movie, so it should have therefore been possible for him to get permission. When Mark Watney first attempts to establish communications with NASA and JPL via the Pathfinder, he has a whiteboard panel with, "Are you receiving me?" When planted shallow as seen in the movie, there is a much higher risk of new potatoes growing too close to the surface, being exposed to light and turning green. First to justify leaving Watney behind and then as the astronaut's rescue ship. When Watney finally controls his perforated glove, the puncture is oriented towards the side. ... then slowing down to match the MAV's velocity by blowing a hole in the Hermes front airlock with an improvised sugar-and-liquid-oxygen oxyliquit bomb. The smell comes from bacteria decomposing the organic matter. On Sol 19, when Mark Watney is walking back to the hab after the storm, the rover is shown about 100 feet from the hab partially obscured by a small hill. When Vincent and Mitch are discussing the weight reduction on the Ares 4 MAV, Bruce is in the background removing all the items from the model. If the bomb is to be electrically detonated by supplying current via a lighting panel connection, there should be no power flowing to the device prior to detonation, and no flashing light. In all exterior and aerial views, the airlock exit is positioned 90 degrees to the right of where shown, parallel to the other airlock. So revealing it would be a Politburo decision, not one that scientist-administrators could make on their own. His body axis is pointing straight upwards, indicating external gravity, when it should be pointing towards the rotation axis of the midsection as seen in other shots, making his body appear to be "tilting". The individual NASA facilities have directors. 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