A mix of real-life stories and interviews about exercises designed to further the cause of colonizing Mars and a fictional tale of the first manned mission to land there in the year 2033 takes viewers on a simulated journey into space.
Mars: Darkness Falls
When a solar flare strikes the planet and knocks out communications between and within the colonies, the Olympus Town team races against the clock to locate Marta, who becomes stranded.
On Mars, a mysterious illness leaves one dead and in the present, an activist reveals a Russian cover up benefitting their Arctic oil endeavours.
Mars: Power Play
On Mars, uneasiness spreads over Olympus Town while in the present, a battle between nations protecting ecosystems and fuel companies is raging.
Mars: The Shake Up
Lukrum pushes their corporate interest too far and jeopardises both colonies. In the present, NASA is focused on our planet and global warming.