MARS Season 2
MARS season 2 started airing on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Subscribe below for season Two fan alert to get a short reminder email the day of the season finale — Dec 16, 2018. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.
List of Episodes
most recent episode S2E5 Power Play
next episode S2E6 The Shakeup
The season consists of 6 episodes.
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Previously on MARS: In 2037, a devastating tragedy in the colony forces everyone on Mars and Earth to question the mission. While the Olympus Town settlement tries to cope and continue its mission, controlling groups back on Earth struggle with a potential decision to end the mission. In the present-day documentary, commercial space company SpaceX again attempts to pioneer the rocket technology that would help mankind reach the red planet.
The other characters from last season, Robert (Sammi Rotibi) and Leslie (Cosima Shaw) don’t have quite as much to do in this installment, but their developments are still handled expertly. Robert, the team’s engineer and roboticist, even acknowledges several times that his design skills are not being fully utilized, and this fact even brings about an interesting dynamic when Kurt at the Lukrum colony recognizes his talents. Leslie is Earth-side this season as the new General Secretary of the IMSF (Hana’s twin, Joon, has other aspirations that are explored early on), and after some initial insecurities has some moments of true grit that keep her character relevant. That being said, the story of Olympus Town and the new Lukrum colony is an enjoyable one, and the characters from season <...> - by Den of Geek [Michael Ahr]
Meanwhile, back on Earth, we follow environmental justice activists pitting themselves against oil drilling in the Arctic, which the series argues (and I don’t disagree) is the remaining “frontier” environment from which parallels could be drawn to illuminate what Mars colonization might look like. Melting permafrost doesn’t just threaten low lying coastal land: It has serious public health ramifications—anthrax outbreak in Siberia, anyone? Commentary from a remarkably vast and 100% relevant collection of “big thinkers” (including NASA astronauts, psychiatrists, writers, colonization specialists, environmental scientists, infectious disease experts and… Newt Gingrich, among many others) speaks to the massive complexity of what humans would (will) be dealing with on another <...> - by Paste Magazine [Amy Glynn]