Worlds Apart

MarsMay 2042: Commander Seung is annoyed when the Lukrum mining colony begins drawing more water from Olympus Town’s supply than previously agreed, and she is even more annoyed when it appears that the IMSF’s Secretary General, former Mars expedition member Leslie Richardson, is caving in to Lukrum’s every demand and considers Seung’s complaints to be “petty”. Seung’s sister, the former Secretary General of the IMSF, is en route to Mars on the next IMSF spacecraft, a reunion anticipated by both. Amelie Durand, one of the original Mars landing party, is shocked to discover from her own preflight physical that she is pregnant, opening up a vast number of questions: should she return to Earth as she had already planned to, or remain on Mars to have her baby? Marta Kamen, who has yet to discover further evidence of microbial life on Mars, is enraged to discover that Lukrum has apparently found liquid subsurface water and plans to tap into it, contaminating any samples that could be gained from it, sparking a brawl between the IMSF and Lukrum colonists. Commander Seung is devastated when she learns that her sister, who had been concealing a malignant tumor during the screening process from both the IMSF and her family, will never reach Mars alive.

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by Dee Johnson
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 / Joon 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), Attila Arpa (Volkov), Caroline Boulton (Nurse), Naomi Christie (Zhen Zhen Yow), Emily Corcoran (Ms. Wilson), Nicholas Goh (Gan Chen), Sonia Kaur (Anika Chandra), Laurence Poidatz (Amelie’s Mother), Alexandria Szucs (Abby), Nick Waring (E.U. Rep Davies), Nicholas Wittman (Oliver Lee)

LogBook entry by Earl Green