I've been following a great series called The Expanse recently. I was showing the show to a friend and we started it from the beginning,
There's a scene in the very first episode where the main character James Holden (played by Steven Strait) goes into the original Executive Officer's (played by Jonathan Banks) dorm to find him going crazy and stepping in dirt. They also mention he had been talking to his plants for months.
I don't know how I decided there could be a link between the two but it just triggered something. I thought they could be referencing main character from The Martian (the book) to whom gets stranded on Mars for 550+ sol, and he studied Botany at University (which could explain him talking to his plants)
Also in the scene he's walking around barefoot trampling dirt and in The Martian he used over 100 square ft of The Hab to grow potatoes. Meaning he would have walked around in dirt for a long time.
The guy literally goes crazy in the scene and shoots his weapon at the screen and starts sobbing, wouldn't years in isolation on Mars send you crazy?
Could there be a link between the two?