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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:
Jihae ...  Hana Seung / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Alberto Ammann ...  Javier Delgado 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Clémentine Poidatz ...  Amelie Durand 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Sammi Rotibi ...  Robert Foucault 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Anamaria Marinca ...  Marta Kamen 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Nick Wittman ...  Oliver Lee / ... 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Cosima Shaw ...  Leslie Richardson 9 episodes, 2016-2018
Stephen Petranek ...  Self - Author, How We'll Live On Mars 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Olivier Martinez ...  Ed Grann 6 episodes, 2016
Gunnar Cauthery ...  Mike Glenn / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Roxy Sternberg ...  Jen Carson 6 episodes, 2018
Evan Hall ...  Shep Marster 6 episodes, 2018
Jeff Hephner ...  Kurt Hurrelle 6 episodes, 2018
Kata Sarbó ...  Ava Macon 6 episodes, 2016
Elon Musk ...  Self - CEO and Lead Designer, Space X / ... 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Neil deGrasse Tyson ...  Self - Director, Hayden Planetarium 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Antoinette Fekete Antoinette Fekete ...  Sam 5 episodes, 2016
Akbar Kurtha Akbar Kurtha ...  Dr. Jay Johar 5 episodes, 2018
Joel Bourne Joel Bourne ...  Self - Former Senior Editor for the Environment, National Geographic 5 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Goh ...  Commander Chen / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Casey Dreier Casey Dreier ...  Self - Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society 5 episodes, 2016-2018


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

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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 »


Follows Before Mars (2016) See more »

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Documentary or Drama series? Who Cares?
13 November 2016 | by lennybuttzSee all my reviews

I thought this was horrible. I love The National Geographic Channel, they have some amazing programs. This is not one of them. To be fair, I have only seen the premier episode but from slugging through that I am not 1 bit interested in watching another episode.

They tried a new concept of mixing present day education of space travels past, present and possible with a fictional drama of an actual mission to Mars. The show bounces back and forth from documentary or classroom to fiction moving from past present to future, it's very disjointed. I think I would quite enjoy the documentary part on it's own. I would not enjoy the fictional drama on it's own because it's just plain bad. If you want to see a fictional mission to Mars there are several good Hollywood movies that cover this subject and they do a much better job, watch one of those instead.

The dramatic part of the show is incredibly slow moving, things move along so slowly I had trouble keeping my eyes open, it made me want to take a nap. The filming of the dramatic section was weird, the camera was too close to the actors, I suppose the director thought that would impart a feeling of claustrophobia and cramped spaces, I could have gotten the same idea if the camera had been pulled back. Being so close to everything kind of creates a dizzying effect and made me even more uncomfortable watching.

I was so excited to see this series so when I actually saw it and how bad it was it was extra disappointed. I felt like the Drama part was very unrealistic, it seemed like they got a lot of things wrong, I never felt like the actors were actually on Mars, it looked and felt like they were in a desert in Arizona or some such place.

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14 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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