In DC Comics, beings from Mars have one weakness, fire.  But in ‘The Martian’, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) isn’t a real Martian and therefore has an altogether different weakness.

In this latest clip from Ridley Scott‘s next surefire hit, the crew back on Earth, Vinkat “Vincent” Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Annie Montrose (Kristen Wiig) and Director of NASA Theodore Sanders (Jeff Daniels) discover there is intelligent life on Mars, scientist Watney who was believed to have perished on the red planet and left behind by the “surviving” crew who are now on their way back to Earth.

Meanwhile, Watney is cataloging his days alone and we discover his greatest fear.  In space, no one can hear you scream.  But maybe they can hear a syncopated beat.

You can watch the clip below:

As you can see, despite Watney’s dire predicament, the movie– like the Andy Weir novel that it is based on– balances action and drama with a healthy dose of humor and humanity, which helps the viewer invest in what becomes a desperate mission to rescue the stranded astronaut.

On ‘The Martian’ Facebook page, one of the fun promotional extras is a series of comics which adapt elements from the novel, detailing Mark Watney’s life including his childhood before the events in the movie.  In most cases, these seemingly unrelated vignettes lead to his actions later, once he is stuck on Mars.  But, it seems there is no stopping the dark forces of disco.

Check it out below:

Are you ready to blast off?

The movie opens this weekend, on October 2, 2015.  It also stars Jessica Chastain, Aksel Hennie, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Jonathan Aris, Naomi Scott, Mackenzie Davis, Lili Bordán and Nick Mohammed.