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Discover the treasures of international cinema through the analytical lens of two media industry professionals from Finland, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki.

What sets this podcast apart is its straight-forward Finnish spirit, the varied guests from around the globe, whether industry professionals or fascinating people from the film's target country. Gain unique insights, knowledge and surprising looking glasses from the world of film.

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Sep 23, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, we focus on the fourth rock from the Sun. Mars has been a fascinating celestial body for millennia, but how has it been portrayed over the last 100 years of cinema? Karri, Henrik, and Zach will discuss more than a dozen films that feature the red planet with the hope of figuring out why Earthlings are so fascinated by Mars.

Films covered in this episode:

A Trip to Mars (1910) (USA)
A Trip to Mars (1918) (Denmark)
Aelita (1922) (Russia)
War of the Worlds (1953) (USA)
The Angry Red Planet (1959) (USA)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1965) (USA)
Mission to Mars (2000) (USA)
Red Planet (2000) (USA)
Stranded (2001) (Spain)
War of the Worlds (2005) (USA)
The Last Days on Mars (2013) (USA)
The Martian (2015) (USA)
Space Between Us (2017) (USA)

Hosted by Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki and Zachary Pen. Edited by Karri Ojala. 

The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala. "Feels" by Hectorino Martinez.

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