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The first manned mission from Earth to Mars in 2033 attempts to colonize the red planet.


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Series cast summary:
 Hana Seung / ... (6 episodes, 2016)
 Javier Delgado (6 episodes, 2016)
 Amelie Durand (6 episodes, 2016)
 Marta Kamen (6 episodes, 2016)
 Robert Foucault (6 episodes, 2016)
 Ed Grann (6 episodes, 2016)
 Oliver / ... (6 episodes, 2016)
 Ava Macon (6 episodes, 2016)
Antoinette Fekete ...
 Sam (5 episodes, 2016)
 Leslie Richardson (3 episodes, 2016)
 Ben Sawyer (3 episodes, 2016)
Karen Gagnon ...
 DRB Solutions Senior Board Member (3 episodes, 2016)


The first manned mission from Earth to Mars in 2033 attempts to colonize the red planet.

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14 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Elon Musk's image is shown during the introduction. Elon publicly stated his goal of getting a person to Mars. See more »


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Relevant & Retro ... Both at the Same Time
15 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Was interested to see what Grazer & Howard helped create with this very noble, albeit relatively inexpensive mini-series narrative docudrama, perhaps, created to encourage a renewed interest in what used to be a very successful, highly-supported and admired, if not revered, space program made popular by NASA.

Certainly, the American public is not so adrenaline-addicted that it isn't capable of appreciating a normally- or slow-paced televised program such as MARS or RECTIFY. Episode 1 of any new series, mini- or otherwise, always has the challenge of putting enough story out there in an interesting, if not new, fashion, in order to attract a broad audience to tuning in to view an Episode 2.

I, personally, am not so spoiled that the presence of A-List Actors, overactive CGI or overly-creative sets-props-camera work (a la Abrams' new STAR TREK franchise) are necessary to keep me interested in a good story. After all, an actor's entire reason-to-be is simply to tell "a story".

I enjoyed the time-travel roller-coaster, as well as the real-fiction mash-up. That change-up was as interesting as the space fiction was evenly-paced. Diversity is important in all sorts of venues and mediums; most certainly in our electronic and digital viewing options.

A change-of-pace from 2016-styled television, where mystery and supernatural now run amok, denying viewers good, simple stories about boring and real Reality and Science.

Thanks National Geographic!

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