Film Theory: Is The Martian's POOP SCIENCE Full of CRAP?

  • Published: 02 January 2016
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    Today's episode promises to be CRAPPIER than ever - because we're talking about The Martian. That's no judgement on the movie, it's just that the film is ACTUALLY full of poop and poop science. But the question the poop science actually a load of crap? Hold your nose and dive in to discover if it is actually possible for Watney to survive on Mars like the movie portrays.

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Comments • 15 221

  • WDLV
    WDLV  3 hours back

    No shit.

    • Eric Duranti
      Eric Duranti  24 hours back

      Night soil?? Bio solids?? I always called it humanuer.

      • Jin p
        Jin p  1 days back

        Thats just a theory...i almost vomit

        "Severly" injured. You have a very different definition of being severely injured

        • Thomas Pickens
          Thomas Pickens  1 days back

          8:20 not to mention irradiated.

          • Volga Wolfhounds
            Volga Wolfhounds  1 days back

            Hey Einstein! THIS was a MOVIE, not a fucking documentary. Get a grip. Your vid is pointless.

            • Thomas Pickens
              Thomas Pickens  1 days back

              4:08 he didn't eat nothing but potatoes. Some were fried, some were processed chips, some were salted. It's more accurate to say that he ate foods that predominantly featured potatoes for the duration of the experiment. The journal entry even mentioned that he took communion and ate potato chips. Not to mention the fact that you can't make hashbrowns without oil.

              • curiouzful
                curiouzful  1 days back

                Doesn't the soil radioactive?

                • XD_Patato'sYT Naylor
                  XD_Patato'sYT Naylor  1 days back

                  my dad
                  bruh moment

                  • Lehvak Kal
                    Lehvak Kal  2 days back

                    Do a Bionicle movie theory or something :/

                    • Lehvak Kal
                      Lehvak Kal  2 days back

                      Lol perfect

                      • Piotr Żwirowski
                        Piotr Żwirowski  2 days back

                        Here’s a loophole: given the low density of Martian atmosphere and the insufficient magnetic field the planet produces Matt Damon would’ve been fried with cosmic radiation like a piece of bacon.

                        • general zod
                          general zod  2 days back

                          matt damon is synonymous with CRAP!💩😆

                          • Kieran Joshi
                            Kieran Joshi  3 days back

                            Mat leaves the bathroom with his hand on his face, if that is his only pose, he go to the bathroom with one hand

                            • michelle mcveigh
                              michelle mcveigh  3 days back

                              8 seconds into this video and i realized this dudes a moron. but hey that's just a theory

                              • José Hunter's EW&F Remixes

                                This quickly becomes unwatchable because of the annoying animation and PewPeeDie level humor. You people are pathetic _ignoranuses._

                                • 優さん
                                  優さん  3 days back

                                  Change title to say, is "...poop science shit?"

                                  • Nick Dannunzio
                                    Nick Dannunzio  3 days back

                                    How about getting through the Van Allen Radiation Belts... at 3k + F no human would survive... steel melts at 29k... rockets do not work in a vacuum (nothing to push against)...

                                    • Kali Southpaw
                                      Kali Southpaw  1 days back

                                      Nick Dannunzio another fucking moon landing denier idiot.
                                      So is the earth flat, too? Space a "hoax"? Jerkoff

                                  • inabluemoon1
                                    inabluemoon1  3 days back


                                    • Alex Holts
                                      Alex Holts  3 days back

                                      Samwise Gamgee approves of this video

                                      • Stephen Marsh
                                        Stephen Marsh  3 days back

                                        Sometimes it is just nice to enjoy a movie for what is just a bit of fun without analysing the shit out of it

                                        • Dead Skin Rippers
                                          Dead Skin Rippers  3 days back

                                          Even Apollo 13 bulshit was crap just to get ppl tuned in to the moon movies.

                                          • Furlock Furli
                                            Furlock Furli  4 days back

                                            I love the moment, in a not so far away future, when people look at Nasa and Hollywood as one company.

                                            • Arijit Kumar Haldar
                                              Arijit Kumar Haldar  4 days back

                                              Being on another planet has a little bit of advantage. If you did your homework correctly, you'd find that the daily soil intake data doesn't hold on Mars, since you can't breathe outside without the spacesuit. Only a tiny amount remains inside the farming lot, which is obviously in the safe zone. And normal data doesn't hold on extreme conditions. You won't be able to hang from your hands for more than 2 mins normally. But if there's a snake down there, you'd hang on for dear life more than 5 mins. Theories - 0 , Facts - 1

                                              • Robert
                                                Robert  4 days back

                                                You Sr are actually dumb... The Martian got so many things wrong and yet you tried picking apart the one thing it did correctly.

                                                • Gregory Thoman
                                                  Gregory Thoman  4 days back

                                                  It is a fucking movie. Stop criticizing.

                                                  • Highlander
                                                    Highlander  4 days back

                                                    this is completely inaccurate, there is no A in a potato and E is not absorbed. please educate yourself

                                                    • Xavier Fong
                                                      Xavier Fong  4 days back

                                                      Did anybody else think the potato looked like a face?

                                                      • Fhappers
                                                        Fhappers  4 days back

                                                        The “potatoes only” test has already been tested in’s called “Ireland”

                                                        • gus bisbal
                                                          gus bisbal  4 days back

                                                          What I couldn't accept is that on one potatoe for that long he would have been like he was in a prisoner of war camp. A horrific existence. This would have spoiled the movie so they left it out.

                                                          • INFANOTYz FaNOm
                                                            INFANOTYz FaNOm  4 days back

                                                            Oh wait. He forgot how mars has thin atmosphere that dont protect uv radiation and not enough magnetosphere to protect from solar winds so i guess this movie IS a lie?

                                                            • Ian P
                                                              Ian P  5 days back

                                                              If double

                                                              • The Awesome Homestead
                                                                The Awesome Homestead  5 days back

                                                                @The Film Theorists your missing one fatal piece of the puzzle. the Humanure takes at least a year at normal earth temperatures to break down from bio-solids and requires certain bugs and bacteria to do so. i actually process my own, along with that of my family, for the use in our garden. everything else is spot on though.

                                                                • Greg Swartz
                                                                  Greg Swartz  5 days back

                                                                  Just looking at this now, but your Firefly "We couldn't even survive two seasons" comment tipped me over the edge. I was an awesome show. And for reference, Star Trek only went 3-ish seasons as well. But yet, still happening today.

                                                                  Firefly rocked! Sorry you don't get it.

                                                                  • Maddie McClure
                                                                    Maddie McClure  5 days back

                                                                    Andy Weir, when writing the book researched a TON about this book... it's less of science fiction and more realistic fiction

                                                                    • WaynesWorkVlog
                                                                      WaynesWorkVlog  5 days back

                                                                      12:36 Science Fiction...? Don't you mean Comedy?

                                                                      • WolfPride Knight
                                                                        WolfPride Knight  5 days back

                                                                        Santoo if you are watching this i was blown away

                                                                        • cyromartinsbicudo
                                                                          cyromartinsbicudo  5 days back

                                                                          Excellent work. Very funny. Subscribed.

                                                                          • cdeford
                                                                            cdeford  5 days back

                                                                            I don't know about the science. I just found it a huge bore.

                                                                            • Flying Dog
                                                                              Flying Dog  6 days back

                                                                              There are so many bogus things in that movie. Try wind and air pressure, traps and other horseshit.

                                                                              • Mike Smith
                                                                                Mike Smith  7 days back

                                                                                How about the suit and the temperature. Explain that to me

                                                                                • 0623kaboom
                                                                                  0623kaboom  7 days back

                                                                                  only one problem with the martian ... the plants he had and was able to grow were not enough to provide sufficient oxygen for him to last long enough to be rescued .... he would have needed a plot of taters 4 times larger than what they showed .... and NONE of them on the same grow cycle ... also even using his bodily fluids and any left over water reserves he didnt have enough water with him to start enough potatoes to provide enough O2 to allow him to breath until he can harvest his first tater ...

                                                                                  • dj33036 .dj63010
                                                                                    dj33036 .dj63010  7 days back

                                                                                    I don't think there is enough sunlight to produce a crop of potatoes.

                                                                                    • Raymond J
                                                                                      Raymond J  7 days back

                                                                                      The Irish survived for many many years on taters lol

                                                                                      • Jakob plays gaming
                                                                                        Jakob plays gaming  7 days back

                                                                                        The button in your room is an eye scanner like the one in the secret lab

                                                                                        • Armastat
                                                                                          Armastat  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Glad to see a show that doesn't only show only episodes of "I am smarter than everyone else" lol. refreshing.. On the third hand you missed the influence of different atmospheric pressure and ambient radiation on plants and simple chemistry.

                                                                                          • MoneyGod vG
                                                                                            MoneyGod vG  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Maybe it was kept secret but they've always known water was on mars and maybe other planets have signs of a livable planet but we just dont go there but instead just extract resources from the 2nd planet

                                                                                            • Alex Smith
                                                                                              Alex Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Doesn't the light power diminish as the inverse cube of the distance, not just inversely proportional?

                                                                                              • Alejandro Sintes Ruiz de la Escalera

                                                                                                If just the iron man part was fixed... the movie could work for me. It is not about if it is possible, is about showing it correctly.