The Martian premiered on HBO this weekend, giving a wider audience a chance to see the award-winning film. (And if you haven’t seen it yet, please do yourself a favor and see it.)
One of the things that really sets The Martian apart from other science fiction is its attention to science. (And yes, I know that it comes from the book, and yes I know that the book has a lot more science and math in it. But that’s basically true about all of this week’s entries, so just work with me here, okay?)
Last Week’s Winner
Turns out our readers are really passionate about Bond, as last week’s poll got the most responses to any weekly poll to date. What isn’t at all surprising is that our readers are equally passionate about Agent Scully, as Gillian Anderson was the clear winner with 52% of the votes–a whopping 202 of them. (Are you listening, MGM?) Idris Elba gave a good showing with 94 votes, but that’s only 24%. Tom Hiddleston was in third with 65 votes (17%), while Aiden Turner and Damian Lewis got 11 and 10 votes respectively. Seven of you want to see James Norton get the license to kill, while one voter is apparently a big fan of Billy Elliot.