Back in the 1980’s people put beer on the bottom shelf of their fridge in reach of the children… (Think about that for a moment).  This is the story of two beings that come from very different worlds that overcome their differences to become friends.  Unlike Enemy Mine, this story is intended for children and in a way serves to be a story about aliens but also how to deal with people who are different.  It doesn’t use narrow language, exclude behaviour or try to enforce rules.  People just “sort it all out”.  While I doubt this is a movie that would resonate fully with kids of today, it does provide some very useful lessons and reminds us that given a chance kids can not only solve their problems, they can surprise us in enacting their beliefs.  All this without the nanny state to make it possible… how can this be.

Highway To Mars

Welcome to Martian Central, please take a ticket, the sheep ray will be with you shortly. Highway to Mars was created by Author Stefan Sawynok as an excuse to ramble his way through Science Fiction that he liked and to shine a light on things such as books that don't get covered all that often in fandom. Mostly covers British and American sci-fi but occasionally steps out to cover pieces from around the world. There is so much Sci-fi out there and so little time. :)

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