Mars: National Geographic series pulls off pre-enactment
If you enjoy geeking out over space travel and want to experience life on Mars (from the comfort of your couch, of course), then you may want to add National Geographic’s Mars to your binge queue.
In this clip from Bingeworthy, hosts Jessica Shaw and Touré dive deep into the part story, part documentary series about what life will be like on Mars in the year 2033.
“I was worried about this show; I thought it was going to be really cheesy,” says Shaw. “But oh my god, they completely pulled it off. I loved going back and forth between this pretty good scripted story about a mission to Mars and present day, where we’re interviewing amazing scientists and visionaries about how to create this mission to Mars that will eventually happen at some point.”
Touré agreed, and praised the series’ cinematography, calling the show “beautiful.”
“It’s not telling a story, it’s not driving toward anything,” he admitted. “But I enjoy this journey and if you love to geek out on this sort of stuff, if you want to feel what it’s like to be part of the team that has to bring these people to Mars and back, this is really interesting.
Shaw also made note of the show’s diversity and touted it as one of the high points. “I have seen so many documentaries where everyone talking about space is like, an older white man,” she said. “And that is not the case here, which I really appreciate, especially as a woman.”
Watch this full episode of Bingeworthy, available now, on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices.