Followers of the films of Ridley Scott will remember the impeccably produced promos for Prometheus which took place in the ‘real world’ of the film.

Guy Pearce’s TED talk was a fine primer for the scientific ambition which unpinned the film’s doomed voyage while the Weyland company advert for their latest creation, the android David (bearing an uncanny resemblance to Michael Fassbender), was absolutely inspired.

It makes terrific sense then that Scott’s forthcoming film, his adaptation of Andy Weir’s The Martian, is going down a similar route. America’s most famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is front and centre in this fictional celebration of the ARES mission, and this edition of his StarTalk show profiles the history of the mission and sets out the pioneering spirit, as well as the perilous journey, of the mission to Mars.

So much more effective than your average trailer, the marketing for The Martian is top notch. We’re all hoping the film can live up to the hype it is building.

The film lands on the 30th of September.