THURSDAY THE MARTIAN
WITH LEIGH PAATSCH
6.05PM, FOXTEL PREMIERE Sci-fi is rarely as instantly compelling as it does here. Matt Damon stars as an astronaut accidentally left for dead on Mars who must survive the four years it will take to be rescued. What follows is an involving (and surprisingly plausible) tale of resilience. Crosses to NASA HQ in Houston move with an upbeat urgency that is disarmingly enjoyable.