‘The Martian’ Clip: Donald Glover Uses a Stapler for Science
The Martian premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last night, and we’ll have a review from our own Matt Singer shortly (spoiler: it’s a good movie), but until then you can enjoy this new clip from Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi offering, featuring a delightful Donald Glover using a stapler to explain his ambitious space-plan.
In the clip above, Glover explains the mission of the Hermes, which will be sent to retrieve astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who was presumed dead and abandoned on Mars during the Ares 3 mission. Using a stapler and clearly annoying Jeff Daniels, Glover’s elaboration shows off some of the comedic elements of the film, which have also been showcased in a couple of the previous viral videos from The Martian.
Based on the novel by Andy Weir, The Martian is officially described as follows:
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.