Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece Alien sure has a lot to answer for. Not only did it (along with James Cameron’s Aliens) kick off a franchise of diminishing return sequels, but it also redefined the sci-fi/horror subgenre in a way no one has ever been able to live up to since. Before Alien, sci-fi horror flicks were cheapies for kiddes. Fun and insubstantial were the name of the game. Then Alien came along and all of a sudden the genre was breeding ground for potential blockbusters and with the exception of John Carpenter’s summertime-bomb-turned-cult-cl assic The Thing, no film has come close to matching it. All of which brings us to the British major-mini indie Last Days On Mars. The title and first five minutes or so suggest a thoughtful science fiction flick, but almost instantly it turns into a simple genre romp that should have been called Space Zombies.