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* AscendedFanon: In ''Series/TheExpanse'', two ships are named ''[[Literature/AtlasShrugged John Galt]]'' and ''Mark Watney''. The first is just a ShoutOut, but the ''Mark Watney'' is [[https://twitter.com/jamessacorey/status/650382119449964544 confirmed]] by [[WordOfGod all three authors]] to be named for an InUniverse historical figure, making ''The Martian'' backstory for ''The Expanse.''


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* ReferencedBy: In ''Literature/TheExpanse'', a Martian ship is named the ''Mark Watney''. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/7hjh84/i_am_andy_weir_author_of_the_martian_and_my_new/ According to Andy Weir]], it's just a ShoutOut and does not indicate a SharedUniverse.


* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/SeanBean doesn’t A) play the villain and B) doesn’t die.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/SeanBean doesn’t A) doesn't play the villain and B) doesn’t doesn't die.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/SeanBean doesn’t A) play the villain and B) doesn’t die.


* CastingGag: Sean Bean, as Mitch Henderson, is a part of their Council of Elrond, a name jokingly created by NASA adminstrators for a secret committee. In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' he is a member of the actual Council of Elrond as Boromir.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Ridley Scott was against calling the meeting “The council of Elrond” because he felt it was too meta having cast Sean Bean, insting he use some other “nerd reference”, however executives insisted it stay the same as the book.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Ridley Scott was against calling the meeting “The council of Elrond” because he felt it was too meta having cast Sean Bean, insting insisting he use some other “nerd reference”, however executives insisted it stay the same as the book.


* FakeNationality: Aksel Hennie, a Norwegian actor, plays the German Alex Vogel.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Ridley Scott was against calling the meeting “The council of Elrond” because he felt it was too meta having cast Sean Bean, insting he use some other “nerd reference”, however executives insisted it stay the same as the book.
* FakeNationality: Aksel Akew Hennie, a Norwegian actor, plays the German Alex Vogel.


* CastingGag: Sean Bean, as Mitch Henderson, is a part of their Council of Elrond, a name jokingly created by NASA adminstrators for a secret committee. In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Fellowship Of The Ring'' he is a member of the actual Council of Elrond as Boromir.

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* CastingGag: Sean Bean, as Mitch Henderson, is a part of their Council of Elrond, a name jokingly created by NASA adminstrators for a secret committee. In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Fellowship Of The of the Ring'' he is a member of the actual Council of Elrond as Boromir.



* FanNickname: Russian-speaking watchers immediately dubbed Mark himself and the movie in general ''[[NationalStereotypes/EasternEurope The Belorusian]]'', because of ''[[HollywoodCuisine all the potatoes]]''.[[note]]For those who don't get the joke — in Eastern Europe the Belorusians are stereotyped as potato eaters to an even larger extent than the Irish, to the point that the common nickname for a Belorussian is "Bulbash", from "bulba" — "potato".[[/note]]

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* FanNickname: Russian-speaking watchers immediately dubbed Mark himself and the movie in general ''[[NationalStereotypes/EasternEurope The Belorusian]]'', because of ''[[HollywoodCuisine all the potatoes]]''.[[note]]For those who don't get the joke -- in Eastern Europe the Belorusians are stereotyped as potato eaters to an even larger extent than the Irish, to the point that the common nickname for a Belorussian is "Bulbash", from "bulba" -- "potato".[[/note]]



** Drew Goddard was originally going to direct the film in addition to providing the film's script, but got caught up with Sony's failed ''Sinister Six'' project and ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''.

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** Drew Goddard was originally going to direct the film in addition to providing the film's script, but got caught up with Sony's failed ''Sinister Six'' project and ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''.''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}''.
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* CastingGag: Sean Bean, as Mitch Henderson, is a part of their Council of Elrond, a name jokingly created by NASA adminstrators for a secret committee. In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Fellowship Of The Ring'' he is a member of the actual Council of Elrond as Boromir.


* AbilityOverAppearance: Kapoor was Indian in the book but after Irrfan Khan was unable to come on board, he was played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The character was then rewritten to be half-Indian and half-African, and his first name was changed from Venkat to Vincent. His religious background also changed.
—> ‘’’Mitch:’’’ Do you believe in God?
—> ‘’’Vincent:’’’ My father was Hindu, my mother is Southern Baptist, so yeah, I believe in several.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Kapoor was Indian in the book but after Irrfan Khan was unable to come on board, he was played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The character was then rewritten to be half-Indian and half-African, and his first name was changed from Venkat to Vincent. His religious background also changed.
—> ‘’’Mitch:’’’ Do you believe in God?
—> ‘’’Vincent:’’’ My father was Hindu, my mother is Southern Baptist, so yeah, I believe in several.
changed, making him half-Hindu and half-Southern Baptist.


* AbilityOverAppearance: Kapoor was Indian in the book but after Irrfan Khan was unable to come on board, he was played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The character was then rewritten to be half-Indian and half-African, and his first name was changed from Venkat to Vincent, and his religious background to be half-Hindu and half-Southern Baptist.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Kapoor was Indian in the book but after Irrfan Khan was unable to come on board, he was played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The character was then rewritten to be half-Indian and half-African, and his first name was changed from Venkat to Vincent, and his Vincent. His religious background to be half-Hindu and half-Southern Baptist.also changed.
—> ‘’’Mitch:’’’ Do you believe in God?
—> ‘’’Vincent:’’’ My father was Hindu, my mother is Southern Baptist, so yeah, I believe in several.


* AbilityOverAppearance: Kapoor was Indian in the book but after Irrfan Khan was unable to come on board, he was played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The character was then rewritten to be half-Indian and half-African, and his first name was changed from Venkat to Vincent.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Kapoor was Indian in the book but after Irrfan Khan was unable to come on board, he was played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The character was then rewritten to be half-Indian and half-African, and his first name was changed from Venkat to Vincent.Vincent, and his religious background to be half-Hindu and half-Southern Baptist.

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** [[Film/{{Interstellar}} Not the first time]] Creator/MattDamon has played an astronaut stranded alone on a barren planet. It turns out better for him this time.


* FanNickname: Russian-speaking watchers immediately dubbed Mark himself and the movie in general ''[[NationalStereotypes/EasternEurope The Belorusian]]'', because of ''[[HollywoodCuisine all the potatoes]]''.[[note]]For those who don't get the joke — in the Eastern Europe the Belorusians are stereotyped as potato eaters to an even larger extent than the Irish, to the point that the common nickname for a Belorussian is "Bulbash", from "bulba" — "potato".[[/note]]

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* FanNickname: Russian-speaking watchers immediately dubbed Mark himself and the movie in general ''[[NationalStereotypes/EasternEurope The Belorusian]]'', because of ''[[HollywoodCuisine all the potatoes]]''.[[note]]For those who don't get the joke — in the Eastern Europe the Belorusians are stereotyped as potato eaters to an even larger extent than the Irish, to the point that the common nickname for a Belorussian is "Bulbash", from "bulba" — "potato".[[/note]]


** Jeff Daniels

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** Jeff DanielsCreator/JeffDaniels

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* TheMoralSubstitute: By the author himself. As of October 2015, Weir is working on a [[https://www.facebook.com/462962073803090/photos/a.463868883712409.1073741828.462962073803090/812246058874688/?type=3&pnref=story Scholastic Edition]] of The Martian for purchase by school libraries, which involves substituting all the swear words.

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