The mission to mars. Innovative architecture. Cutting edge fashion. Empowering sporting achievement. These are all stories we will share in
our forthcoming documentary series 'Inspiration'.
Written By: Adam Simcox
Directed By: Adam Simcox
If the goal of this new series from Adam Simcox is to inspire people to support the mission to Mars, he's created a winner. As the pilot episode of a new web show, "Inspiration: Mars" hits home on too many levels to write out in one article. Maybe I'm a little bias, because space exploration has always fascinated me. Let's just say I was glad to have watched this one myself. Starting off with a brief history lesson and spinning into present day, we're treated with some quick information that simply put, makes us want to learn more and become Google detectives. Mars has been the key subject in most all forms of media. From early Sci-Fi comics and books, to TV and film. The thought of going and what we'll find has always been on the mind of humanity. Now it seems the time has almost come to find out what's what.
"Inspiration: Mars" is a doc styled production and as such, the usual check-ins production wise simply don't apply. Instead, let me delve into Adam Simcox's editing choices and style. Easily written, they were great. The history segment of the production, right through to present day consists of some great archive footage and some good present day media selections. Edited in with the focal point of the episode, interviews with Ryan Macdonald formed a surprisingly entertaining short film/episode. The pacing, footage choices and feel of the production were just what the Doctor ordered. Inspiring. Even the scoring choices used completely capture the vibe of the episode and serve to pull you in even more.
It's easy to forget the initiative we've all heard about or lived with for so long. Going to Mars. It's simple to allow the amazing details of this project to become the norm and hum-drum. In reality, it's a truly remarkable thing to even have gotten half as far as we have. Can you imagine what the future holds for our children? Pushing that aside, even the things we can/will learn alone are just astounding. Picture a day when the term "Martian" becomes the same as using the term "American" or "Canadian" to describe your birthplace. We may yet live to see that day, but most of us will definitely be around for it's birth in history. Looking slightly past the trip itself, the technology that has been created... and will be created will no doubt also trickle down into our daily lives. All thanks to the dream of a trip to Mars. I'm not totally sure the future of this series, or if this is simply a one-off. No matter how you slice it though, "Inspiration: Mars" is worth a look and easily opens the door to a potential new series. Salute.
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