In the 21st century, Earth begins the colonization of Mars. However, things do not go as planned, at first due to the hostile Martian natives and later because of the self-destructive Earthmen.
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When the Earth is headed toward destruction, a group of humans colonize the planet Mars where they clash with the native inhabitants.

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Series cast summary:
...  Col. John Wilder 3 episodes, 1980
...  Ruth Wilder 3 episodes, 1980
...  Major Jeff Spender 3 episodes, 1980
...  Ben Driscoll 3 episodes, 1980
...  Commander Arthur Black 3 episodes, 1980
...  Sam Parkhill 3 episodes, 1980
...  Father Stone 3 episodes, 1980
...  Genevieve Seltzer 3 episodes, 1980
...  Elma Parkhill 3 episodes, 1980
...  Anna Lustig 3 episodes, 1980
...  Father Peregrine 3 episodes, 1980
Linda Lou Allen ...  Marilyn Becker 3 episodes, 1980
...  David Lustig 3 episodes, 1980
...  General Halstead 3 episodes, 1980
...  Mr. K 3 episodes, 1980
...  Christ 3 episodes, 1980
...  Wise Martian 3 episodes, 1980
...  Peter Hathaway 3 episodes, 1980
...  Alice Hathaway 3 episodes, 1980
Wolfgang Reichmann ...  Lafe Lustig 3 episodes, 1980
...  Ylla 3 episodes, 1980
...  Briggs 3 episodes, 1980
Alison Elliott ...  Lavinia Spaulding 3 episodes, 1980
Vadim Glowna ...  Sam Hinston 3 episodes, 1980
...  Captain Conover 3 episodes, 1980
Derek Lamden ...  Sandship Martian 3 episodes, 1980
...  McClure 3 episodes, 1980
...  Captain Nathaniel York 3 episodes, 1980
Anthony Pullen Shaw ...  Edward Black 3 episodes, 1980
...  Bill Wilder 3 episodes, 1980
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Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are hypnotized into believing that they have landed in the childhood community of their leader and have been reunited with deceased family and friends, and they are poisoned by the Martians. Col. John Wilder leads a third expedition and learns that a chicken pox virus brought to Mars by the first two expeditions has almost eradicated the Martian population. A member of Wilder's team becomes obsessed with protecting Mars from Earthman and murders some of the others in Wilder's party, before Wilder kills him. Colonists arrive on Mars to settle, among them priests seeking God, and a lone Martian masquerades as the most desired persons of various settlers. Global war on Earth reduces man's natal planet to radioactive waste, and most of the settlers returned there prior to the holocaust. Wilder struggles to ... Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The series takes place from July 1976 to March 2007. See more »

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In the opening scene of "The Expeditions", the wires used to slowly lower the Mars probe are visible. See more »

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Maj. Jeff Spender: I just believe in things that were done. And there were so many things done here. Streets and houses and books and big canals and clocks and places with names - things that were used and touched for centuries. And I don't see how we could ever use them without feeling uncomfortable. Oh, we could change the names, but the old names will still be there. So no matter how we touch Mars, we won't be able to really touch it. See, that'll make us angry. We'll get mad at that and just rip it up. We'll ...
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Dated but Cult
9 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Based on Ray Bradbury's short story collection "The Martian Chronicles", this British Mini-Series tells the story of the colonization on Mars by earthlings through three episodes ("The Expeditions", "The Settlers" and "The Martians"). The production is cheese; the travel from Earth to Mars is short and a simple settler is capable to see what is happening on Earth using a telescope; the earthlings are capable to breathe the air in Mars and are not affected by gravity; and there is no explanation of how the settlers have power, fuel and supplies. The best segment is the one relative to the second expedition that seems to be an episode of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone". However, the plot of "The Martian Chronicles" along six hours and three DVDs is confused and is not clear the motivations of the Martians and their powers. But this dated Mini- Series is cult for many viewers that worship it. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil):"Planeta Vermelho" ("Red Planet")


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