Fired on Mars: new HBO Max animated scifi TV series (trailer).

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could escape the drudgery of your Earth-bound office job and take off for a completely new, otherworldly experience? Well, HBO Max has got just the ticket for you with Fired on Mars, a show that’s essentially The Office meets Total Recall – because why not stick our favorite mind-numbing corporate shenanigans in a far-off, desolate planet, and see what happens?

Fired on Mars follows the “out-of-this-world” misadventures of Jeff Cooper (Luke Wilson), a graphic designer who thought he had it made, only to be promptly fired from his job at Now, he’s stranded on the Red Planet, grappling with the very same corporate BS he’d hoped to escape. Ah, irony, thy name is Mars!

The show boasts a stellar cast, including Leslie David Baker and Stephen Root, who are no strangers to the intricate art of office farce. Guest stars like Pamela Adlon and Tim Heidecker add to the absurdity of this extraterrestrial employment catastrophe. We’re pretty sure they’re all secretly hoping for a Martian invasion to save them from their soul-sucking jobs.

Created by Nate Sherman and Nick Vokey, Fired on Mars promises an existential and irreverent take on the classic office comedy, while also exploring the delicate balance between work and self. Who knew we’d have to travel light years away to have a good laugh at our own existential crisis?

An animated series about the corporate absurdity of life on Mars, airing just when Elon Musk’s SpaceX is pushing to colonize the Red Planet. Coincidence? I think not! Could Fired on Mars be a cleverly disguised, deep-state funded propaganda tool to undermine Musk’s celestial aspirations? Let’s slip on our tinfoil hats and dive into this conspiracy theory for a sec, shall we?

It’s no secret that Elon Musk’s ambitious plans for Mars have ruffled a few feathers here on Earth. But what better way to dampen people’s enthusiasm for an interplanetary move than by showing them that life on Mars isn’t all rocket ships and space adventures? Instead, it’s just another soul-crushing, cubicle-infested office space where dreams go to die, but with less oxygen and more dust storms.

Fired on Mars could be the perfect weapon in this covert war against Musk’s Mars ambitions, painting the planet as a place where the mundane and the extraterrestrial collide to create a cosmic disaster of epic proportions. If the deep state truly wanted to sabotage Musk’s plans, what better way than to make Mars seem as appealing as a dentist’s waiting room?

And who else could be behind this devious scheme but the very people who stand to lose the most from Musk’s Martian migration: traditional automakers, fossil fuel magnates, and even the government itself. After all, if people start flocking to Mars, who’s going to pay for all those Earthly government projects?

So, as you sit back and enjoy the hilarious misfortunes of Jeff Cooper and his motley crew of corporate castaways, remember to ask yourself: Is Fired on Mars just a harmless comedy, or a Machiavellian plot to keep us tethered to our home planet? Only time—and maybe a few more seasons of this show—will tell. In the meantime, don’t forget to keep an eye out for any hidden anti-Musk messages between those belly laughs. Buckle up for some cosmic cringe, and get ready to blast off with Fired on Mars, starting April 20th 2023 on HBO Max.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll thank your lucky stars you’re not stuck on Mars with this motley crew of corporate misfits. In space, no one can hear you scream… but they can sure hear you bicker about printer toner.

Fired on Mars: new HBO Max animated scifi TV series (trailer).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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