The Martian title image with spaceman

The Martian, by Andy Weir

“In space, no one can hear you scream … like a little girl.” Yup, the Martian is so upbeat, it makes Ghostbusters look like The Exorcist.

Rocket doodle

The sci-fi scale: what makes a film ‘science fiction’?

What is science fiction all about? The sci-fi scale is my attempt to answer the question, and understand why it’s particularly tricky to pin down.