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Stowaway (new Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

March 24, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More

Here’s Stowaway, a new Netflix scifi movie, where on a space mission headed to Mars, a ground engineer becomes an inadvertent stowaway on the ship, and in so doing, accidentally damages the spaceship’s life support systems.

Facing a lack of resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make a nasty decision.

Who is going to get eaten?

Directed by Joe Penna, and starring such notables as Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson, and Toni Collette.

Streaming on Netflix April 22nd 2021.

Stowaway (new Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

Stowaway (new Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

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  1. DMcCunney says:

    And I would bet this is based in Tom Godwin’s story “The Cold Equations”, though the stowaway in it was the teenage sister of one of the folks on Mars who thought it would be a chance to see her beloved older brother.)

    Damon Knight talked about First Order and Second Order idiot plots. The First Order Idiot plot only works because the protagonist is an idiot. The Second Order Idiot plot only works because everyone ion the story is an idiot.

    Godwin’s story is Second Order Idiot Plot because it was *possible* for the teenage sister to stow away without notice. We’ll see whether Netflix can make this a bit more plausible, and avoid the resolution of Godwin’s tale. (Though it might be more interesting if they don’t…)

    • Em Rivas says:

      Just finished watching Stowaway and it wasn’t like Cold Equations where the female stowaway is ejected from the airlock. The stowaway played by Shamier Anderson is a launch pad engineer who gets trapped inside the space craft after not following safety protocol and it ends up knocking him out.

      Spoilers Ahead
      …the stowaway lives and one of the astronauts die attempting to gather more oxygen (dies from the solar radiation since she sacrificed herself to save his life and the rest of the crew.

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