Red Faction: Origins

Synopsis: On a Mars colony in the year 2145, an officer in a rebel militia discovers that his sister, who was abducted a dozen years before, is still alive and has been raised as a soldier whose goal is to bring about the destruction of her brother's faction.
Genre: Sci-Fi
Director(s): Michael Nankin
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 nomination.
88 min

Has been said--

that there are only two dates

that matter to Mars.

The first is the day that

the Earth laid claim to it.

The second is the day

the Earth was driven from it.

Twenty-five years ago today,

Mars became a free planet.

Free from the tyranny

of the Earth Defense Force.

For 200 years,

the E.D.F. ruled Mars

with an iron fist.

Our once proud mining colonies

had become internment camps.

Generations who considered

themselves Martians...

had become slaves

on their own planet.

Until one day,

a small group of rebels

said "No more."

They called themselves

Red Faction.

They were led by Alec Mason,

hero of the revolution.

Hey, it is you.

But Red Faction couldn't

defeat E.D.F. alone.

Man, let me buy you a drink.

They formed an alliance

with the Marauders...

once the E.D.F.

Was destroyed.

The alliance was broken

when Marauders killed

Mason's wife and daughter.

What are you having?

They fought and bled...

red blood

on our red planet--

A solitary moment.

Until the E.D.F.

Was finally defeated.

Forced to leave Mars,

never to return.

My fellow Martians,

I urge you to stop.

Stop and remember.

On this day,

generations ago--

You're just too good to have

a drink with me, is that it?

when dawn broke,

we were in chains.

When our twin moons rose,

we were free men.

Backup is four minutes out.

Do not engage.

I repeat, do not engage.

Copy? Do you--

Alec Mason,

you're under arrest

for drunk and disorderly and

disturbing the peace... again.

Get outta here, you drunk!

Let's go, Dad.

With the computer upgrades

I'm proposing,

I think we can increase

Red Faction's total output

by at least--

Ms. De La Vega, I will

consider your request,

but if you'll excuse me,

Lt. Mason and I have got

things to talk about.

What do you think

you were doing?

What was I supposed to do?

Wait four minutes

for backup like I told you.

Why couldn't you just do--

Is this because

I was born on Earth?

Are you accusing me of being

prejudiced against Terrans?

No, sir.

I just was not sure

if you were aware...

upon which planet

I was born... on.

You could be born on Pluto

for all I care...

so long as you do your job well.


And give me

the proper respect.

Now, can you guess which one

of those...

I think you need to work on?

I'm sure today

was tough for you.

Just a day.

A day when it's a little harder

for you to forget that

you're Alec Mason's son.

I find that very easy.

There's no paperwork

on this one.

I spoke to the saloon.

They've decided

not to press charges.

Aren't you two even yet?

There is no even

for what your dad did for me.

You're free to go.

It's cold out.

Terraformers make

the air breathable.

They don't make Mars

closer to the sun.

Want a drink?

Why don't you

sleep it off?

Sobriety only happens

if you let it, Son.

You really kept

the place up

since I moved out.


This is what Mom

would want for you?

The dead

don't want anything.

It's one of the benefits

of being dead.

Mother, come!

Jake, please, I'm scared!

What's the matter with you?

I gotta go.


Hey, you were really great

outside the saloon tonight.

You reminded me of me.

I hope not.

The E.D.F. Dreadnought Hydra.

We blew it up

on the final day

of the revolution.

The fuselage has been

in a graduated decay orbit

ever since.

The tail section is set

to make planet fall

approximately 1814.

Satellite telemetry

has it crashing

somewhere near Bradbury.

Bradbury? That's--

Disputed territory.

Just on our side

of the Marauders'

defense perimeter.

We're sure the Marauders

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Andrew “Andy” Kreisberg (born April 23, 1971) is an American television writer, producer and comic book writer. He is best known as the creator of the television series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. more…

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