Nerds As Heroes

10 08 2016

The Martian has become my current obsession (I get that way, wanting to watch a movie or movie series repeatedly). Despite a couple technical flaws, the movie feels like something that actually happened, and this despite being set in the future. But what really struck me about the movie is that all of the central heroes in the movie are nerds. Geeky, slightly pedantic at times, but nerds nonetheless.

Spoiler alert: this piece discusses important plot points that may gave away the ending or expose key parts of the story. Read at your own risk.

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