The Planet Mars - on the Screen

Red Planet (2000)
Red Planet (2000)

A visual tour of the red planet Mars and it's Martian inhabitants as depicted in the movies.

Some quick facts about the planet – Mars is the 4th planet from the sun - the 7th largest in our Solar System.

Earth is nearly twice the size of Mars – it has two tiny moons Phobos and Deimos – it is named after the Roman God of War.

The first successful flyby was by Mariner 4 in 1965 – Mars has ice caps like Earth.

The first successful mission to land an unmanned spacecraft on the planet was Viking 1 in 1977 - gravity on Mars is just 38% that of Earth.

In 2004 Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, landed and explored the surface.

Nasa Launched the Curiosity Rover on a journey to the Red Planet on November 26th, 2011 and it touched down safely on the Northern Wall of Gale Crater on August 6th, 2012. The sophisticated machine will use a laser to search for the ingredients of life on Mars..

Mars has the tallest mountain and volcano in the Solar System, Olympus Mons stands 16.7 miles above the surface.

Mars has caves and new research suggests there may be liquid water below the surface - alas the Martians (unlike their movie counterparts) are still too shy to come out and say hello.

Aelita 1924 poster
Aelita 1924 poster

It is ironic that the first movie to show an expedition to the Red Planet would be Russian, Aelita - Queen of Mars (1924) was the first Soviet science fiction film. The Queen of Mars falls in love with an Earth scientist after seeing him through her telescope, he dreams about her and goes on an expedition to Mars where he gets involved in a revolution and is thrown in prison, that's Russian sci-fi for you.

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) poster
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) poster



A serial in 15 chapters, Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) was the second Flash Gordon serial starring Buster Crabbe as Flash, Jean Rogers as Dale Arden, Frank Shannon as Dr. Zarkov and Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless.

Flash is up against the Emperor Ming of Mongo and his ally Queen Azura of Mars in this one

Rocketship X-M
Rocketship X-M
Rocketship X-M
Rocketship X-M

A rocketship travelling to the moon malfunctions and they end up going to Mars instead. On landing they discover primitive natives who scurry about throwing boulders at our heroes. Rocketship X-M (1950) directed by Kurt Neumann and starring Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen and Hugh O'Brian.

The film is in B/W, in some prints the scenes on Mars are tinted red (or orange depending on the print).

Flying Disc Man from Mars - poster
Flying Disc Man from Mars - poster




A serial in 12 chapters, Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950) directed by Fred C. Brannon and starring Walter Reed. A Martian arrives on Earth planning to unleash destruction and declare himself Supreme Dictator of Earth.

Flight to Mars - poster
Flight to Mars - poster

Flight to Mars (1951) directed by Lesley Selander and starring Cameron Mitchell, Marguerite Chapman and Arthur Franz. Five astronauts on an expedition to Mars discover the less than friendly inhabitants of a dying civilization.

According to Cameron Mitchell the movie was shot in five days. The Martian Queen is named Alita, a reference to Russian science fiction.

Red Planet Mars - poster
Red Planet Mars - poster

Red Planet Mars (1952) directed by Harry Horner and starring Peter Graves and Andrea King. An unusual film in that it doesn't feature Mars expeditions or Martian invaders, a scientist picks up a transmission from Mars and starts communicating with Martians who give the impression their planet is a utopia. For some reason this news causes panic and chaos on Earth. But are the messages genuine?

Zombies of the Stratosphere
Zombies of the Stratosphere

A serial in 12 chapters, Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952) directed by Fred C. Brannon and starring Judd Holdren and Aline Towne. This serial contains no zombies despite the title, it does feature Martian invaders up to no good as usual.

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy plays one of the Martians (see picture).

Abbott and Costello go to Mars
Abbott and Costello go to Mars
Abbott and Costello go to Mars - poster
Abbott and Costello go to Mars - poster



Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953) directed by Charles Lamont and starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Mari Blanchard as Allura. The comedy duo actually end up on Venus not Mars, there they discover it's only inhabited by women, men having been banished long ago, hmmm.

Duck Dodgers in the 24½ Century
Duck Dodgers in the 24½ Century

I couldn't resist including one of my favourite cartoons - Duck Dodgers in the 24½ Century (1953) a WB Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones and featuring Daffy Duck as Duck Dodgers, "Eager Young Space Cadet" Porky Pig and Marvin the Martian. Daffy lands on Planet X claiming it for Earth, Marvin arrives soon after and claims it for Mars. The incomparable Mel Blanc supplied the voices.

Invaders from Mars (1953)
Invaders from Mars (1953)
Invaders from Mars (1953) poster
Invaders from Mars (1953) poster

Invaders from Mars (1953) directed by William Cameron Menzies and starring Arthur Franz, Helena Carter and Jimmy Hunt. Young David is woken by a storm looks out of his window and sees an alien spacecraft landing behind a hill. No one believes his story and people start to behave strangely, including his parents.

Filmed from the kids point of view, David's world takes a nightmarish turn as his isolation grows, who can he trust? The film has a twist ending, David wakes up it was all a dream his parents are normal. He returns to bed, thunder wakes him up, he looks out the window and sees the saucer landing behind the hill.

War of the Worlds (1953) poster
War of the Worlds (1953) poster
War of the Worlds (1953)
War of the Worlds (1953)
War of the Worlds (1953)
War of the Worlds (1953)

“No one would have believed in the middle of the 20th Century that human affairs were being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than Man's. Yet, across the gulf of space on the planet Mars, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our Earth with envious eyes, slowly and surely drawing their plans against us.”

War of the Worlds (1953) directed by Byron Haskin, produced by George Pal and starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, based on the novel by H.G. Wells. One of the best science fiction films of the fifties and the first great alien invasion movie. The story had been altered from 1890's London to 1950s California.

Nominated for three Oscars, winning for Special Effects.

Devil Girl from Mars
Devil Girl from Mars

Devil Girl from Mars (1954) directed by David MacDonald and starring Patricia Laffan as Nyah a leather-clad Martian space explorer who has come to Earth searching for men for breeding purposes! Makes a pleasant change from blowing up important landmarks eh?

Conquest of Space (1955)
Conquest of Space (1955)
Conquest of Space (1955)
Conquest of Space (1955)

Conquest of Space (1955) directed by Byron Haskin, produced by George Pal and starring Walter Brooke and Eric Fleming.

An expedition to Mars goes awry when the captain is overcome with space dementia and has religious delusions. This SF classic suffers from risible dialogue but the visual effects were excellent for their time.

It! The Terror from Beyond Space
It! The Terror from Beyond Space
It! The Terror from Beyond Space
It! The Terror from Beyond Space


It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Marshall Thompson and Shirley Patterson. After a landing on Mars an alien creature slips on board the spaceship and starts to kill the crew one by one.

The film and its story of a dangerous alien hiding on board a spaceship was one of the inspirations for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979).

The Angry Red Planet
The Angry Red Planet

The Angry Red Planet (1959) directed by Ib Melchior and starring Gerald Mohr and Les Tremayne. After returning from an ill-fated expedition to Mars the survivors recall what happened to them on the planet, they were attacked by various monsters including a giant spider-bat creature.

The film ends with a warning from Mars - "Men of Earth, we of the planet Mars give you this warning. Listen carefully and remember. Your civilization has not progressed beyond destruction, war and violence against yourselves and others. Do as you will to your own and to your planet, but remember this warning - Do Not Return To Mars!"

Robinson Crusoe on Mars - poster
Robinson Crusoe on Mars - poster
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) directed by Byron Haskin and starring Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin and Adam West. An astronaut is stranded on Mars and has to try to survive, he spots alien mining ships and befriends a runaway slave who he calls Friday. An intelligent sci-fi adventure with clever visual effects.

Death Valley National Park in California standing in for Mars, the sky tinted red, the alien spacecraft are the Martian war machines from George Pal's War of the Worlds turned upside-down.

Quatermass and the Pit (1967) poster
Quatermass and the Pit (1967) poster
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

Quatermass and the Pit (1967) directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring James Donald, Andrew Keir and Barbara Shelley. Workers discover a 5 million year old Martian spaceship buried in the London Underground.

Professor Quatermass investigates and finds the remains of strange insect like aliens inside the ship. An ancient evil has been awakened and London starts to crumble.

Produced by Hammer studios and one of their best films.

Mission Mars (1968)
Mission Mars (1968)


Mission Mars (1968) directed by Nicholas Webster and starring Darren McGavin and Nick Adams.

Three astronauts land on Mars and discover the bodies of dead cosmonauts. They are soon trying to escape a dangerous alien lifeforce.

Filmed on an ultra low budget on one tiny set dressed up as a Martian landscape.

The Martian Chronicles - poster
The Martian Chronicles - poster

A mini-series for TV in 3 parts, The Martian Chronicles (1980) was based on the stories by Ray Bradbury and directed by Michael Anderson, starring Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicut and Roddy McDowall.

It's 1999 and Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars, but a jealous Martian kills the two astronauts after discovering his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. More Martian expeditions are launched.

Invaders from Mars (1986)
Invaders from Mars (1986)

Invaders from Mars (1986) directed by Tobe Hooper and starring Karen Black, Timothy Bottoms, Louise Fletcher and Hunter Carson. A big-budget but generally inferior remake of the 1953 classic with some effective moments and a scenery chewing performance by Louise Fletcher in alien-possessed mode.

Total Recall (1990)
Total Recall (1990)
Total Recall (1990)
Total Recall (1990)

One of the biggest hits of the 1990s and based on the story "We can remember it for you wholesale" by Philip K. Dick, Total Recall (1990) was directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox and Michael Ironside.

After visiting Rekall, a company that implants memories, things go badly wrong and Douglas Quaid is shot at by bad guys and almost killed by his wife. The answers to all his questions are millions of miles away, on the planet Mars.

Remade in 2012 with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and directed by Len Weisman.

Mars Attacks
Mars Attacks
Mars Attacks
Mars Attacks

Based on the infamous Topps trading card series of the 60's Mars Attacks! (1996) was directed by Tim Burton and stars Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Rod Steiger, Annette Benning, Natalie Portman, Jack Black, Martin Short, Danny de Vito and Tom Jones.

Martians invade Earth and target various famous landmarks around the world for destruction, taking snapshots posing next to the devastation for the folks back home. Tom Jones and Slim Whitman may be the only hope for humanity.

Species II - poster
Species II - poster



Species II (1998) directed by Peter Medak and starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen and Marg Helgenberger.

An alien parasite infects an astronaut whilst on an expedition to Mars.

Back on Earth he starts to mutate and the only thing on his mind is sex and murder.

Red Planet (2000)
Red Planet (2000)
Red Planet (2000)
Red Planet (2000)
Red Planet (2000) poster
Red Planet (2000) poster


Red Planet (2000) directed by Anthony Hoffman and starring Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Terence Stamp and Tom Sizemore.

The year 2056 and Earth is dying, colonising Mars may be humanity's only hope.

A team of astronauts land on the planet, their combat robot 'AMEE' malfunctions and goes on the rampage, they also discover Mars isn't as lifeless as they once thought.

Mission to Mars (2000)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Mission to Mars (2000) poster
Mission to Mars (2000) poster



Mission to Mars (2000) directed by Brian De Palma and starring Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen and Jerry O'Connell.

The year 2020 and a spacecraft sets out for Mars to discover why communication was lost on the last mission that landed there.

They find one astronaut still alive and perhaps the answer to one of mankinds oldest questions.

Ghosts of Mars
Ghosts of Mars
Ghosts of Mars - poster
Ghosts of Mars - poster


Ghosts of Mars (2001) directed by John Carpenter and starring Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham and Pam Grier.

The 22nd Century and intergalactic cop Melanie Ballard (Henstridge) is on an assignment to transfer a notorious criminal named Desolation Williams (Cube) to a prison outpost on Mars.

But a mining team near the outpost have accidentally unearthed a Martian device that unleashes ghosts of the planet's original inhabitants.

Doom (2005)
Doom (2005)

Doom (2005) directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and Dwayne Johnson and loosely based on the video game series.

The year 2046 and an unseen alien entity attacks a research facility on Mars. An elite squad of marines are teleported to Mars, their mission - to eliminate the threat and secure the facility. But the threat is a lot deadlier than they imagined.

War of the Worlds (2005)
War of the Worlds (2005)
War of the Worlds (2005) poster
War of the Worlds (2005) poster

War of the Worlds (2005) directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin and Tim Robbins.

There is no mention of Mars or Martians in this movie but it is loosely based on H.G. Wells classic novel The War of the Worlds and thus merits inclusion.

Updated to modern day New Jersey, during a lightning storm alien war machines on tripod legs rise out of the ground and start vaporising the populace. Only Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning stand in their way... or maybe not.

Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Mars Needs Moms (2011)

A Motion-Capture animated film directed by Simon Wells, Mars Needs Moms (2011) stars Seth Green, Dan Fogler and Joan Cusack. Young Milo's mother is abducted by Martians, he stows away on a spaceship heading for Mars and hopes to rescue her. Director Simon Wells is the great-grandson of H.G. Wells.

John Carter (2012) poster
John Carter (2012) poster
John Carter (2012) poster
John Carter (2012) poster
John Carter (2012) poster
John Carter (2012) poster


John Carter (2012) directed by Andrew Stanton and starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Thomas Haden Church, Dominic West, Mark Strong and Willem Dafoe.

Based on the novel A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs and released in 3D in March 2012.

American Civil War hero John Carter discovers an alien device in a cave, he accidentally activates it and is suddenly transported to Mars, called Barsoom by the inhabitants. He has many adventures and falls in love with a beautiful Martian princess.

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30 comments

Breen Bergstrome 4 years ago

I don't even know where to begin, this is a world of discovery you present here.

Fantastic as always, Steve.

Isn't the artwork fabulous..I often wish my talents had leaned towards futuristic and sensational..really exciting and provocative illustrations for the unknown Mars..

Very cool.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Breen, appreciate you popping in and checking it out. It took me ages to finish this, too many films and I had to leave some out. I wasn't sure if there was a limit to the length of a hub and I didn't want to stretch it too far. 50 pictures and 2400 words, might just be my biggest hub so far.


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rabbit75 4 years ago

Wow, once again, great interesting information about the planet mars in movies, and I like the fun historical facts you put in there about Mars. Found it really interesting that a Russian movie was the first to depict Mars in a film. Great stuff again and voted up and interesting!


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thank you rabbit75, appreciate the kind words. Mars is not much bigger than our Moon and yet it's the only planet in the Solar System other than Earth that might just contain some kind of life, even if it's a kind of fungus it'll be an earthshaking discovery.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I will comment on which of these films I have seen in general later as well as the overall hub later. Right now I want to say that I own Red Planet Mars and have seen it multiple times. It is one of the few sci-fi films Graves or anyone of the day made that I can actually watch because of the choice of monsters in those studio era days-in this case, not seen. (umm spiders...and who wants to be watching attack killer bunnies? Janet Leigh-what were you thinking?)

Of course, his brother made one of the best sci-films ever made, regardless of the silliness of the costume.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Hi Flora, thanks for stopping by, your comments and anecdotes are always appreciated.

You had me thinking there with your reference to Peter Graves brother, James Arness of course and the classic Thing From Another World, a film I never tire of watching.

Writing this hub has got me in the mood to watch some 50's sci-fi I've just put on The Angry Red Planet. :)

Btw I couldn't find a way to add Hitchcock to this hub, the closest he ever got to science fiction was The Birds.


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noturningback 4 years ago from Edgewater, MD. USA

Very good and who knows one day maybe we will know/find a Martian ?

I do hope it will not be one like those from Mars Attacks, love that movie though.

Thanks for the hub, fun to read and recall the movies.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

ack ack ack ack! Mars Attacks! was a lot of fun, but it failed at the box office, coming after Independence Day people weren't in the mood for a spoof on alien invasions.

Thanks for the comment noturningback.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

What a detailed hub, I imagine you must have had a ton of references to find all of these movies. I am impressed with all of the photos and all of the writing in the hub, you my friend have outdone yourself. Probably your most detailed hub that you have ever put together. Voted up and awesome. I will be back for a deeper look tomorrow and probably the day after that too....lol.


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fordie 4 years ago from China

I'm not really a movie fan but I really enjoyed this hub. A great collection of images - well presented with interesting text. Thanks


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Well, when the actors involved have not worked with hitch, it is hard. :) But at least he is mentioned in the comments ;)


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Cogerson, fordie, Flora thanks for the comments.

Bruce, the kind words are appreciated. I wasn't expecting this hub to get this big and it would have been even bigger if I didn't leave some movies out. 30 films and 50 images is about right for a visual overview of the subject, all the noteworthy films are here.

fordie, thanks for posting, I had 75 images prepared a day before I started on the text and than it was a matter of choosing which ones to use.

Flora, there was an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents from 1959 starring Steve McQueen as a newspaper man investigating a report of a man claiming to be a Martian. It wasn't directed by Hitch.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

I am back for a closer review on your hub, as I was very tired last night when I discovered this excellent hub.

Very interesting that the Russian film, Aelita - Queen of Mars was the first to use Mars as a subject. So is Nimoy the guy on the left holding the black box which is in the picture above the Zombies of the Stratosphere comments?....I have been staring at the photo but not 100% sure.

Invaders from Mars is a movie I used to see on tv all the time growing up....it has been years since I have seen it but it used to freak me out way back then. As did War of the Worlds(1953).

As much as I love Total Recall, I strongly dislike Mars Attacks....it seems like a complete waste of money and talent.....I keep thinking it will get better with time...but it seems to get worse with each viewing...just thinking about Jim Brown's acting makes me shake my head.

Mars Needs Moms...is currently in heavy rotation here at the house...as my 5 year old got the movie and the book for Christmas...I think we have watched the movie at least 20 times already....as for John Carter it seems like a strange Disney movie...but I am seeing a ton of commercials...so I am sure that it will eventually end up in my DVD collection.

Job well done...I like how you put the movies in chronological order...as I you can see how movie special effects have improved over time. Voted up and very interesting...you continue your roll of outstanding hubs.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thank you Bruce. Nimoy is the guy on the left holding the box. I had more pictures from the serial, I should have picked one where it was just him. He still has those Spock eyebrows! :)

I think Invaders from Mars haunted many kids back then, it's quite creepy and the sets are sparse and exaggerated to show the kids point of view and that it may all be a dream, which it was.

I enjoyed Total Recall too I was big fan of Paul Verhoeven, a shame he went back to Europe.

Mars Attacks was one of Tim Burtons few big failures, an all star cast couldn't save it. I thought it was a fun spoof, I mean once you see Tom Jones with a gun in his hand trying to act tough... makes me smile just thinking about it.

Mars Needs Moms was colorful fastmoving animation, the story wasn't that great but it's sci-fi so I will pick it up on Blu eventually, just don't tell anybody. ;)

Looking forward to John Carter, I read the Burroughs stories ages ago, should be fun. Or will it be another Green Lantern?

I'm going to make sure my next hub is easier, um The Planet Saturn in the Movies? ;)


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Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago from Essex, UK

Very good photo collection from a surprisingly large number of films featuring the many Martian monsters. Well, the best of them HAS to be 'War of the Worlds' or 'Quatermass and the Pit' (in my opinion).

When people visit the real Martian world, if there's anything at all, there's probably nothing more than microbes frozen into rock - but I guess a movie about a geologist hammering rock with a pick axe and then staring down a microscope for the next hour probably wouldn't make good box-office!


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks for the comment Greensleeves. I remember you posting a few astronomy hubs have you done one on Mars? It would make an interesting companion piece to this.

I wish they would find something alive on Mars, anything, just to see the reaction here on Earth. The universe is brimming with life we're just unlucky to be so far from the next star system, even at the speed of light it would take years to get there.


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Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago from Essex, UK

I will be writing a page about Mars Steve, but at the rate I write, and with others in the pipeline to finish first, I wouldn't hold my breath!

As far as life is concerned, maybe one of the moons of Jupiter is a possibility, because scientists think there may be water on a couple of the moons. But even if there is something there, it sadly probably wouldn't come to light in our lifetimes. We'll just have to be satisfied with science fiction!


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

This will be a short post due to my poor showing with Martian films:

Here are the movies you feature that I have seen at least once (as well as attempted but could not finish-I will identify those):In the order listed:

Red Planet Mars - I know I've mentioned it already, but it is the first one I've seen

Duck Dogers...Century - I love Marvin the martian

Mars Attacks - had to abandon this partway through. Seeing talking heads like Pierce Brosnan was too bizarre

Ouch. Three!

Will be back later to talk about films I am interested in seeing.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

I love the stylish designs in some of the WB cartoons, especially the space based ones. I've collected remastered sets of the cartoons on DVD over the years. No one does hubs on cartoon shorts here, maybe I should do one.

The only films on this hub I haven't seen are two serials - Flying Disc Man from Mars and Zombies of the Stratosphere. I watched the Russian silent a couple of years ago, not as good as Fritz Lang's Metropolis, that's in a class of it's own.


Indigital 4 years ago

What a large menagerie of Mars based films, nice work collecting these. Voted up!


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thank you Indigital, appreciate the comment and vote.

Mars is the most popular alien planet in sci-fi, next might be Venus? Or Vulcan? ;)


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Hey Steve...thanks for the Nimoy clarification....I did see the Nimoy eyebrows. Have you ever heard of the show Fringe? He has only been in 3 episodes...but Nimoy's presences seems to be a major character in the show...they even turned him into a cartoon last season.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Really? I should be watching that series if Nimoy appeared in some episodes. How did they turn him into a cartoon? I thought it was a spooky late night sci-fi show, hmmm interesting, thanks for the info.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

I think you would get a kick out of Fringe....see if this sounds familiar.....Spock/Nimoy/William Bell dies ....but he leaves his consciousness in another person...so they are trying to figure out how to get Spock/Bell/Nimoy back into a proper body so he can continue to live and cheat death....sounds a little like Star Trek 3 The Search For Spock....J.J. Abrahams is one of the producers, J.J. is also the director of the new Star Trek movies....pretty strange coincidence do you not think.

Anyway in one episode....all the characters enter the mind of Leonard McCoy/Olivia Dunham to find Spock/Bell's consciousness ...as soon as they enter the consciousness the show becomes an animated show with Nimoy providing his voice as William Bell....it is confusing but worth checking out. Live long and prosper.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Fascinating as Spock would say. I'll definitely be checking it out. Thanks Bruce, time I caught up with some TV shows. [attempts Vulcan salute, gives up]


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

For this next visit to your page, here are the movies I am interested in seeing/likely to watch if and when I can find them without buying them:

Aelita Goes To Mars

Rocketship x-M for Bridges

Zombies of the Stratosphere for Nimoy

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

War of the worlds because it is famous - the original only

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

The Martian Chronicles for several actors in it


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

War of the Worlds and Robinson Crusoe on Mars are genuine sci-fi classics Flora, well worth watching.

I haven't seen The Martian Chronicles in ages, if they repeat it on TV I'll definitely give it a watch. I might like it more now than I did then. Post-Star Wars it looked so TV-movie-ish.


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Robwrite 4 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Hi steve; Another comprehensive, well reasearched list. I've seen most of these. Good to see "Flash Gordon" and Abbott and Costello on the list since they're two of my sentimental favorites. (I'd have added "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians", too.)

I'm looking forward to the John Carter of mars films. I hope they'll be good.

Great pictures. Nice job all around.

Rob


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Rob, appreciate that. I had to get rid of a few films because as usual the page was getting too long. I left out Santa Claus, Queen of Blood, World Without End, Rocketman, My Favorite Martian (1999) and Stranded.

Santa Claus conquers the Martians did make it into my Santa in the Movies hub. :)


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Markeli 9 months ago from Italy

interesting list of films about Mars, you could now add "The Martian" starring Matt Damon

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