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An upper end scifi movie shares a plot description with a terrible, terrible found footage film.

Last Days on Mars

I'm all for cool new science fiction, but there's something in the plot description (script by British TV writer Clive Dawson) that gives me pause. Via Deadline, the description:

As their last day on Mars draws to a close, the astronaut crew is on the verge of a major breakthrough – collected rock specimens reveal microscopic evidence of life. Meanwhile, communication is underway with AURORA, the approaching spacecraft that will relieve the crew of their operations. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to SITE 9, a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars, to collect further evidence of their discovery. But a routine excavation turns deadly when one of them falls to his death and his body taken host and re-animated by the very life form they sought to discover.

So spoilers for Apollo 18, I guess, but this is very similar to the plot of that terrible movie. In that one Moon rocks turn out to be aliens, and the aliens possess or reanimate astronauts. It's pretty unlikely that Clive Dawson was among the 12 people who saw Apollo 18, but I'm just not a fan of that plot.