Prisoners are sent down to Earth 97 years after humans had left the planet after a nuclear fall-out. They're sent from a space station where humans now live, but they do not have resources and supplies to live and survive in space station much longer. The 100 are therefore used in order to determine if Earth is habitable once more, the 100 must learn to adapt to their new surroundings quickly but factions begin to emerge amongst the 100 and not everyone is playing ball. Written by
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In the pilot, Murphy scratches a threat to Wells on the dropship. When Wells sees this, he turns to Murphy, who rubs his nose. This would later become a signature move that Murphy does (in 1x12, for example). Richard Harmon improvised this tic; the director wanted him to show that he was holding a knife, that he was dangerous, but it was such a close shot that all he could really do was the nose rub. See more
When a spacecraft is re-entering Earth's atmosphere, passengers are not weightless and cannot "float." Astronauts actually experience the highest g-forces of the entire mission during re-entry, before the parachute opens, as the spacecraft decelerates from orbital speeds to about 200 mph in only a few minutes. See more
I felt the sun on my face. I see trees all around me, scented wildflowers on a breeze. It's so beautiful. In this moment I'm not stranded in space. It's been 97 years since a nuclear apocalypse killed everyone on earth, leaving the planet simmering in radiation. Fortunately there were survivors. Twelve nations had operational space stations at the time of the bombs. There is now only the ark, one station forged from the many. We're told the earth needs another hundred ...
Written by Alexander Grant, Ben McKee
, Joshua Mosser
, Daniel Platzman
, Dan Reynolds
, and Wayne Sermon
Performed by Imagine Dragons See more