Christmas On Mars

Release Date: November 11, 2008

Released by Warner Bros.

The Flaming Lips are Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd, and Kliph Scurlock

Directors: Wayne Coyne, Bradley Beesley, and George Salisbury
Producers: Scott Booker, Bradley Beesley, and Wayne Coyne
Editor: George Salisbury
Director Of Photography: Bradley Beesley
Story: Wayne Coyne
DVD Surround Mix And Execution: Dave Fridmann and The Flaming Lips
Photography: J. Michelle Martin-Coyne
DVD Menus And Authoring: George Salisbury
Packaging Layout: George Salisbury

Official Website:

Eat Your Own Spaceship

Maybe all obsessions go back to the subconscious…? You know you are obsessed but you don’t know why. It’s like an answer looking for the question. But what is the subconscious? … I don’t know, maybe it’s a distant memory of an unanalyzed experience. Or maybe it’s a function of our brain that we cannot be aware of. So maybe I can only speak of things that I can remember… Maybe it is only the unspeakable child world part of the mind that has access to the subconscious.

I have always felt like every time I consider an old memory, that is, get it out and play with it. it would always go back in (into the subconscious) a little different than it came out. My imagination, it seems, would fuck with my memories. Memory and imagination must lie so closely within the workings of our brains that one must, inevitably contaminate the other. So forgive me reader… I have remembered these things and wondered about their possible meanings a billion times throughout the making of this film and even before it.

Track List

Bonus Features:
An Easter Egg "Super Secret Outtake" featuring Adam Goldberg and Modest Mouse's Issac Brock can be accessed by pressing "Enter" on the DVD controller at the 57:52 mark of the film, just after Goldberg's line, "Asshole!"

Zeta Bootis Mega Supersonic Super-Sound Surround Intro

Russian Subtitles

Wayne Coyne Video Interview (12 minutes)
Steven Drozd Video Interview (7 minutes)
Michael Ivins Video Interview (5 minutes)
Kliph Scurlock Video Interview (3 minutes)

Christmas On Mars From Drawings To A Movie: Inside Wayne's Endless Yellow Notepad (11 minutes)

Songs Featured In The Film:
Once Beyond Hopelessness
The Distance Between Mars And The Earth Part 1
The Horrors Of Isolation: The Celestial Dissolve Triumphant Hallucination Light Being Absorbed
In Excelsior Vaginialistic
The Spaceship Comes From Within
Suicide And Extraordinary Mistakes
The Distance Between Mars And The Earth Part 2
The Secret Of Immortality: This Strange Feeling This Impossible World
The Gleaming Armamant Of Marching Genitalia
The Distress Signals Of Celestial Objects
Silent Night
Space Bible With Volume Lumps




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Album Reviews Christmas On Mars Stuart Berman Pitchfork
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Album Reviews Christmas On Mars Heather Phares All Music
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