The first footage from The Martian, a sci-fi film coming out this fall from Fox, was released today. In it, we see Matt Damon as protagonist Mark Watney giving a brief video walkthrough on his space vessel, the Hermes, which is about to embark on the Ares 3 mission to Mars. The video includes introductions to his crewmates—a pilot who can’t find Uranus, a German who likes his wurst, ha ha, good times. It’s all so mundane that you have to assume something is going to go very, very wrong. And you know just how wrong if you’ve read The Martian, the novel by Andy Weir that became a digital self-publishing sensation before being made available in print by Crown.