Dark Star."Let there be light"
That is the one I was trying to remember, John Carpenter production.Super low budget.
...There was another firm with that had a human surviving alone on Mars doing things like living in caves and heating rocks to release oxygen. It was a predecessor to the recent The Martian starring Matt Damon, the name of the original film escapes me though (maybe I am confusing things with Enemy Mine)....
Robinson Caruso on Mars?
Hi,I've been thinking, I do a lot of that now and nothing springs to mind that I'm looking for, but finally this did.Ex MachinaBefore the latest incarnation of Westworld.Tom...
That sounds like it, though I think it is spelt Crusoe. Did you remember seeing it or are you a Google guru? I was certain it was set on Mars but I could not remember anything about the title so I did not bother to search.Ex Machina was good.Although I enjoy films I think books have had the most impact on me. Robert Heinlein's tale about Ganymede being terraformed comes to mind. Gollancz used to publish Sci-Fi in books with plain yellow covers which I would borrow from the library. I would always scan the shelves for yellow covers in the hope of finding one I had not read.
Halt and catch fire