The Martian: 8 Easter Eggs, In-Jokes And References You Need To See
5. Donald Glover's Community Face
OK, now for one that's a little more tongue-in-cheek and likely stems from an actor's style rather than anything intentional on Ridley's part, but is still so humorous and internet friendly it's silly to not mention. In a movie that's full of circumstantial humour, Donald Glover's Rich Purnell is perhaps the single most "comic relief" character. Glover is, of course, best known (aside from Childish Gambino) as Community's Troy, who's been assimilated into popular culture primarily thanks to his rather distinct, recurring shocked expression - wide eyes, tilted head and motionless face. It's such a prominent meme that it's hard to miss that, during his introduction as the super-genius who will go on to save Mark Watney, Glover pulls the face for a second of shock. Cheeky. Now where's the LeVar Burton cameo?