MN SFS's Red Planet Display
Nov 10th-12th, 2000


Not a sound.
Not a warning.
Not a chance.
Not alone.

MN Space Frontier was invited to put up a table display at the Twin City opening of the movie 'Red Planet'. We were at the Muller Family Theaters White Bear Township 17 Theatre in White Bear, MN.

MN SFS Asst. Dir. Ben Huset, Star Huset, Jim Cran, Jeff Root and George Anderson staffed the display for MN SFS.

Much interest was expressed in the display by the movie audience and the remote controlled Mars rover model was its very popular self. Many Mars Society Flyers and Space Station Lithos were passed out.

Our thanks to the Grubb-Cleland Agency for their donation of several Red Planet movie posters and to Pioneer Planet for the two free 'sneak prevue' movie passes.

Also see the movie, at least once or twice.

Good Story, Great Eye Candy and fairly realistic space hardware. The usual (hand waving on some of the tech/science) but they got the 'FEEL' right.

The web site at http://www.redplanetmovie.com/ has a fairly nice selection of pre-production art and behind the scenes pics. They even mention the Mars Society and Flashline Station on Devon Island

In the year 2050 AD, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity's only hope. A team of astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and ideologies for the overall good of the mission. When their equipment suffers damage from a solar flare and the crew must depend on one another for survival on the hostile surface of Mars, their doubts, fears and questions about God, man's destiny and the nature of the universe become defining elements in their fates. In this alien environment they must come face to face with their most human selves. Things get even worse for the team when their robot assistant malfunctions and begins stalking them. While they struggle to survive and escape they also make an amazing discovery: Mars may not be uninhabited after all!

Cast:
Val Kilmer .... Robby Gallagher
Tom Sizemore .... Dr. Quinn Burchenal
Carrie-Anne Moss .... Commander Kate Bowman
Benjamin Bratt .... Ted Santen
Simon Baker .... Chip Pettengill
Terence Stamp .... Dr. Bud Chantillas

--Ben

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White Bear Township Theatre

Setting up

Jim and Jeff decide which pictures to display

Andy and Ben @ 'Red Planet' Display

Display is ready to Go

Jeff Root staffs 'Red Planet' display

White Bear Township Theatre @ night

Mars Pathfinder Rover explores 'Red Planet' display

Jeff Root and Jim Cran staff 'Red Planet' display

Jeff Root and Jim Cran staff 'Red Planet' display

ISS Alpha section of 'Red Planet' display

Jeff Root staffs 'Red Planet' display

Jeff Root and Mars books @ 'Red Planet' display

Mars Society stuff @ 'Red Planet' display

Kid Coloring handouts @ 'Red Planet' display

Jim Cran explains 'Red Planet' display

Mars Art Display Panel @ 'Red Planet' display

Flashline Station on Devon Island @ 'Red Planet' display

Jeff Root, Jim Cran staff and Ben Huset @ 'Red Planet' display

Visitors to 'Red Planet' display

Visitors to 'Red Planet' display

Visitors to 'Red Planet' display

Visitors to 'Red Planet' display

Visitors to 'Red Planet' display

Visitor to 'Red Planet' display

Visitors to 'Red Planet' display

Theater Mgr Andy and George check out display

Photos by Ben Huset

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