Apparently NASA’s elite never saw the episode where the unmanned probe was rebuilt and reprogrammed!  Will we never learn?!

And yet, here we go!  Unlike the Vikings and previous rovers, this one shoots lasers!

As a side note, I guess I didn’t notice it as a kid, but don’t the two red shirts who get zapped in the video look like twins?

Addendum:  Check out the squid robot!

Second addendum:  (Sigh).  More “boring” stuff from Hubble.