The Martian Kinotypes were created by the Cosmic Baseball Association in December 1996. The Kinotypes will be playing in the CBA Underleague during the 1997 Season.

The Kinotypes consist of films that have the word "Mars" in the title. The available draft pool for the team excludes those films that use Mars in the plot but do not include Mars in the film's title. Therefore, the movie version of H.G. Wells' book, War of the Worlds, is not eligible as a player. Wells himself, however, is the team's field manager.

Every image on this plate contains a hypertext link. Most of the links are to Mars-related sites on the World Wide Web. There are over 40 links to other sites. The idea is to let you randomly hyperhike around the environment in search of more Mars information. You will need to use your browser's BACK or maybe the BOOKMARK function if you want to return to this site.

The roster is organized in chronological order based on the film's release date.




A Trip to Mars, Pitcher

1910

A short film made by Edison





A Message from Mars, Thirdbase

1913





Aelita: Queen of Mars, Infield

1924

Soviet-made film depicting Mars as a bastion of Capitalism





Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars, Pitcher

1938

Stars Buster Crabbe





Flight to Mars, Catcher

1951





Flying Disk Man From Mars, Infield

1951





Red Planet Mars, Pitcher

1951

Stars Peter Graves





Abbott & Costello Go To Mars, Outfield

1953

They crash on Venus, and never get to Mars





Invaders from Mars (Original), Pitcher

1953

Martian leader is a tentacled orb





Devil Girl from Mars, Secondbase

1954

Mars is ruled by women





A Martian In Paris, Pitcher

1961

French romantic comedy





The Day Mars Invaded Earth, Firstbase

1962

Martians stop humans from exploring Mars





The Twelve-Handed Men of Mars, Pitcher

1964

Italian/Spanish comedy





The Maid and the Martians, Infield

1964

Stars Annette Funicello





Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Pitcher

1964





Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Outfield

1964

Martians kidnap Santa Claus





Mars Needs Women, Leftfield

1966

Martians need human women to repopulate Mars





Don't Play With Martians, Pitcher

1967

French comedy





Mission Mars, Centerfield

1968





Invaders from Mars (Remake), Pitcher

1986

Remake of the 1953 version





Lobster Man from Mars, Infield

1989

Martians send the evil Lobster Man to steal Earth's air.





Martians Go Home, Rightfield

1990





Mars Attacks, Pitcher

1996

Stars Jack Nicholson as a human






H.G. Wells, Manager

Wrote War of the Worlds





Ray Bradbury, Coach

Wrote The Martian Chronicles





Tim Burton, Coach

Directed Mars Attacks Film





Orson Welles, Coach

1915-1985

Produced War of the Worlds Radio Program



Edgar Rice Burroughs, General Manager

Science Fiction Writer





Percival Lowell, Owner

1855-1916

Astronomer





Cydonia Fields Home Park

Seating Capacity: 120,009


The now-defunct Cosmic Outer Space League fielded two Mars-related teams in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Marsville Marchmen took the field for the OSL in 1988 and were deactivated when the league was liquidated in 1993. The Marchmen played undistinguished cosmic baseball.

The second OSL team was created in 1992. The Barsoomtown Explorers consisting of Martian exploraton craft were a popular albeit performance-deficient team that competed in the league for two years. A Special Archive Plate detailing the 1992 Barsoomtown Explorers has been published.

The Martian Kinotypes are a team in the spiritual tradition of the earlier two teams. In fact, the Martian scopophiliac, Lowell Percival, who was the Explorer's General Manager now owns the Kinotypes. Edgar Rice Burroughs, the science fiction writer, was the Explorer's Field Manager and is now Kinotype's General Manager. So the links to the past exist in very tangible ways. Hopefully the Kinotypes will perform better on the not-so-level Cydonian fields than their predecessors.






1997 Martian Kinotypes Roster
URL http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/97mkr.html
Published: December 29, 1996

© 1996, 1997 by the Cosmic Baseball Association
Email: editor@cosmicbaseball.com

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