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How ‘Good Night Oppy’ Uses Ingenious VFX to Capture the Surface of Mars

The story of Opportunity, the Exploratory Rover that was sent to Mars in 2004 for a 90-day mission but ended up conducting work on the planet for 15 years, is told in an inspiring and emotional documentary that’s generating buzz this season. Amazon’s Good Night Oppy, directed by Ryan White and narrated by Angela Bassett, […]

‘Good Night Oppy’ Wins Top Prize at Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Amazon Studios and Amblin Entertainment’s Good Night Oppy was named best documentary feature at the seventh annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. Overall, Good Night Oppy won a total of five awards during the night, including best director for Ryan White. For the first […]

‘Good Night Oppy’ Trailer Teases Mars Rover Robots Surviving Against All Odds

The trailer for Good Night Oppy unveiled by Amazon Prime reveals the bond between NASA scientists and two Rover robots they sent to Mars for a 90-day mission, only to see the machines survive for many years on space missions. “I don’t think anyone expected the Rover to survive all these disasters,” a scientist says […]

NASA and Hollywood Shoot For the Stars With Mars Rover Documentary ‘Good Night Oppy’

NASA missions and movie productions have more in common than you might think, according to Steve Squyres, a scientist who was the principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. “There are way, way more good ideas for movies than there are movies that actually get made,” Squyres tells The Hollywood Reporter. “And there are […]

‘Good Night Oppy’ Review: A Lively and Heartwarming Mars Rover Doc

With a major technical assist from ILM, Ryan White's new documentary premiering at Telluride goes from Pasadena to Mars following the life and work of rovers Spirit and Opportunity.