Darkness Falls

MarsAugust 2042: After the death of her sister Joon, Commander Hana Seung withdraws into her duties in Olympus Town, but even then she seems distracted and distanced from the colony’s day-to-day problems. Still fuming over the discovery that Lukrum Industries is actively drilling into liquid water that may contain samples of active microbial life, Marta Kamen takes it upon herself to “borrow” one of the colony’s rovers to trespass on Lukrum’s land claim and collect water samples herself. A powerful solar flare disrupts power and communications planetwide, plunging both Olympus Town and Lukrum, as well as the Chinese orbital station, into darkness. With satellites and other systems silenced, Marta has no contact with Olympus Town, as well as no navigational aid to keep her headed in the right direction. Unless she can be located, she won’t last the night on the Martian plains.

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by David Gould
based on the book “How We’ll Live On Mars” by Stephen Petranek
directed by Everardo Gout
music by Brian Reitzell

MarsCast: Jihae (Hana Seung), Sammi Rotibi (Robert Foucalt), Alberto Ammann (Javier Delgado), Clementine Poidatz (Amelie Durand), Anamaria Marinca (Marta Kamen), Cosima Shaw (Dr. Leslie Richardson), Gunnar Cauthery (Lt. Michael Glenn), Roxy Sternberg (Jen Carson), Evan Hall (Shep Marster), Akbar Kurtha (Dr. Jay Johar), Jeff Hephner (Kurt Hurrelle), Levi Fiehler (Cameron Pate), Naomi Christie (Zhen Zhen Yow), Nicholas Goh (Gan Chen), Adam Lannon (Man), Nicholas Wittman (Oliver Lee)

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