It’s a Tough Life for a Space Toaster in Mars Machines

Award-winning writer Lavie Tidhar has a brand new challenge, and it’s not a ebook. Mars Machines is a seven-part animated collection created by Tidhar (who wrote it) and Nir Yaniv (who animated and scored it). It stars an endearing pair: a cranky toaster and his persnickety espresso pot pal. Because the synopsis explains:

A grumpy toaster and a fastidious coffeepot uneasily cohabit in a kitchen on Mars. Their proprietor is gone, out on a case. The toaster was once a spaceship, the coffeepot a burglar working for the Robo-Pope. Past the window ice-meteorites fall, and the enigmatic Dr Novum haunts their goals, attempting to get into their hidden shelter – and their minds. When a brand new answering machine seems to be Bianca, a undercover agent from Earth lengthy on the path of the inhuman Novum, their worlds collide.

Mars Machines was created “on the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic,” a press launch says. It stars Russell Wilcox as Buddy, Digger Mesch as Toaster, and Anne Wittman as Bianca. Tidhar, Yaniv, and these three actors (together with a bigger solid) additionally created the brief movie Loontown, launched final fall. Co-creator Tidhar is an award-winning writer whose work consists of Osama (winner of the World Fantasy Award), Central Station, and The Circumference of the World.

The trailer is beneath; the primary episode is offered now on YouTube and on the collection’ web site. icon-paragraph-end


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