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National Geographic to Launch new Mini-Series ‘Mars’ that will unfold Mankind’s First Voyage to the Red Planet in Future

The show will depict the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033

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November 13, 2016: After uncountable movies and artworks on space travel and extraterrestrial science fiction, now National Geographic brings to us “Mars” which is set to release on November 14 in the US and online on 13 November globally. This mini-series unfolds mankind’s first voyage to the red planet in the future.

The show is about to depict the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. “Mars” is scripted uniquely and has present day interviews with experts amidst everything. It works constantly with current and historic context to create a very different storytelling.

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We have been obsessed about setting our foot on the planet for a long time. This show not only tells us how heavy, reaching the planet is; but also tells us that survival on Mars will be a much more difficult task.

The six-part depiction of the journey had inputs and advice from experts and space enthusiasts like Elon Musk of SpaceX and the CEO of Tesla motors to make the production as realistic as possible, mentioned PTI. At the premiere of “Mars” in New York, Justin Wilkes, a producer at RadicalMedia revealed that the team had been granted complete access to the SpaceX team and its brilliant minds.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. Wikimedia.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. Wikimedia.

Many other people were interviewed for “Mars” other than the space enthusiasts. The effects of the journey on the human behavior and psyche were discussed by Psychologist Davis Dinges.

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The policy implications of sending colonists to unclaimed territories were revealed by Casey Dreier, the director of space policy for the Planetary Society, and Thomas Kalil, the Deputy Director at the White House Office of Science and Technology. Elon Musk said that humanity will either travel to distant planets and settle down on different planets or remain on Earth and wait for an eventual extinction.

This stellar venture brings great directors like Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg of Imagine Entertainment and Justin Wilkes, Jon Kamen, and Dave OConnor of RadicalMedia and Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout under one roof to work on a semi sci-fi masterpiece.

SpaceX spaceship. Pixabay.
SpaceX spaceship. Pixabay

The production of such magnitude required unfathomable efforts. Even the scripted portions had to be realistic and thus, needed professional inputs and advice. The on-camera efforts are just the tip of the iceberg. Daniela Ciancio, the designer of the futuristic spacesuits revealed that her main inspiration was the BioSuit concept designed at MIT.

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Bobby Braun, a professor from Georgia Tech was the technical aid to keep the show realistic. He designed the spacecraft Daedalus in “Mars”.

The mini-series was shot in Morocco and Budapest. The scripted part stars various actors including Sammi Rotibi , Ben Cotton, Jihae and Alberto Ammann embarking on their maiden voyage to the red planet in 2033.

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Wanted to do something big on small screen: Aditi

"When you play a lead role and the story revolves around you, then the responsibility grows. You have to give more time and dedication to it. I try to present my character in the best way possible and in a natural way," said Aditi

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  • Aditi Rathore is a television actress
  • She is famous for working in the popular TV show, ‘Naamkarann’
  • Aditi wants to do big things on the small screen

Actress Aditi Rathore, best known for playing the lead character Avni in the show “Naamkarann”, is not keen on doing films at the moment. She says she always had a desire to do something big on the small screen.

“I like TV more right now. I want to play good characters so that people remember them forever. It’s not my aim to do films. I always wanted to do something big on the small screen…play powerful characters,” Aditi told IANS.

Aditi Rathore is an Indian Television Actress. Facebook
Aditi Rathore is an Indian Television Actress. Facebook

She is playing one in “Naamkarann”. In the current track of the Star Plus show, Avni, who fought for her family and against the bad guys, has chosen to stay away from her family for their safety and happiness.

Leaving her past behind, Avni will lead a new life as Nilanjana. Her look has also got a makeover. Her character will no longer don saris. The audience will get to see her in western outfits and a pair of spectacles.

“Her past story is over. She has stopped fighting back and has accepted things as they are. She is no longer aggressive. She tries to be happy but she is upset and misses her family,” said the “Ek Duje Ke Vaaste” actress. “Naamkarann” is her first show in which she is playing a lead role.

Aditi Rathore works in famous TV serial 'Naamkarann'. Facebook
Aditi Rathore works in famous TV serial ‘Naamkarann’. Facebook

“When you play a lead role and the story revolves around you, then the responsibility grows. You have to give more time and dedication to it. I try to present my character in the best way possible and in a natural way,” said Aditi.

But daily soaps call for long working hours. Doesn’t she wish to do a reality show or a finite series? “No, not all. We generally work for 30 or 31 days. The shift is for 12 hours or sometimes more, but we chose this,” she said. Bollywood Country