Outer Places Announces New 'Supply Pod' Mystery Box for 'The Martian'

The Martian
Outer Places Announces New 'Supply Pod' Mystery Box for 'The Martian'
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Here at Outer Places, we're always looking for new ways to take our love of science and sci-fi to a new level. With more sci-fi movies being released than ever before and scientific advancement accelerating at levels the likes of which have never been seen, it can be hard to keep up with everything that's going on. That's why we're today announcing a new mystery box program that will allow fans of science and sci-fi to explore a new sci-fi property or scientific theme, in depth, every other month.

Starting today, Supply Pod will deliver entertaining and enlightening merchandise themed around the biggest and most exciting sci-fi and science events, direct to your door. As a signal of our commitment to bring only the best properties to Supply Pod subscribers, we're working with Random House for our first box, which will be dedicated to the real-life science behind the sci-fi book and movie, The Martian.

Written by Andy Weir, The Martian follows Mark Watney, a NASA astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars after his crewmates are forced to evacuate the planet during a violent storm. What unfolds is a desperate struggle for survival and rescue, which many in the scientific community, including NASA, have lauded for its grounding in hard science. With a big-screen adaptation from Ridley Scott due to hit theaters on October 2nd, The Martian is about to become the most talked-about sci-fi movie on the planet, and our Supply Pod mystery box contains everything you need to become an instant expert on Martian survival.

There are two options available for purchase:

The Essential Pod ($29.99 plus shipping, handling and tax) contains a host of science and sci-fi items that would be great to have if stranded on Mars.

The Deluxe Pod ($39.99 plus shipping, handling and tax) contains all of the items in the Essential Pod plus a paperback version of The Martian by Andy Weir, currently No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

What's more, all those who purchase the Deluxe Pod will be submitted for a chance to receive one of 50 autographed copies of The Martian, signed by Andy Weir himself.

While our Martian Supply Pod is available on its own, we're already collecting great products to put in our next box which is due out just in time for the holidays. To ensure that you're the first to know about it, sign up here and we'll let you know as soon as it's available. 

Watch the trailer for 20th Century Fox's The Martian, below.

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