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The Best Episodes of Mars

Every episode of Mars ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Mars!

The maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the present day, this series blends scripted elements set in the future with documentary vérité interviews with today’s best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars.

Genres:DocumentarySci-Fi & FantasyAction & Adventure

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The best episode of "Mars" is "The Shakeup", rated 7.8/10 from 397 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Shakeup" aired on 12/17/2018 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Crossroads".

  • The Shakeup
    7.8/10 397 votes

    #1 - The Shakeup

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-12-17

    Lukrum pushes its corporate interest too far and unintentionally jeopardizes the safety of both colonies. IMSF springs into action to stabilize the situation, but for some, it will be too late. In the current climate on Earth, human activity has destabilized the natural world. NASA’s Operation Icebridge studies Arctic sea ice in an attempt to bring awareness to global warming and the dramatically changing state of our planet, the only home we have… for now!

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  • Crossroads
    7.6/10 597 votes

    #2 - Crossroads

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-12-19

    In 2037, a devastating tragedy in the colony forces everyone on Mars and Earth to question the mission. In present-day, commercial space company SpaceX again attempts to pioneer the rocket technology that would help mankind reach the red planet.

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  • Novo Mundo
    7.5/10 988 votes

    #3 - Novo Mundo

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-11-14

    In 2033, the first human mission to Mars enters its atmosphere, while currently, SpaceX attempts to land the world's first reusable rocket.

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  • Contagion
    7.5/10 383 votes

    #4 - Contagion

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-12-03

    Marta convalesces as a mysterious illness sweeps through Olympus Town and Lukrum Colony. When IMSF realizes one of its own has died as a result, it races to determine the cause, origin and mode of transmission before time runs out—and more lives are claimed. Back in present day, Vladimir Chuprov, a Greenpeace activist, sheds light on an indigenous health crisis being kept quiet by the Russian state to benefit their Arctic oil endeavors.

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  • Grounded
    7.4/10 781 votes

    #5 - Grounded

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-11-21

    The Daedalus crew battles harsh Martian terrain to reach base camp. NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly undergoes a mission on the International Space Station.

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  • Pressure Drop
    7.4/10 660 votes

    #6 - Pressure Drop

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-11-28

    In 2033, the Daedalus crew struggles to find shelter that can provide protection from radiation. In present day documentary, European Space Agency and Roscosmos partner to launch an orbiter that will help future Mars missions prepare for settlement.

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  • Darkest Days
    7.4/10 622 votes

    #7 - Darkest Days

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-12-12

    In 2037, the psychological pressures of life on Mars reveal themselves while the crew is trapped inside the habitat. In present-day, scientists study the effects of extreme isolation in various long-term analog missions.

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  • Power Play
    7.4/10 376 votes

    #8 - Power Play

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-12-10

    Lukrum strikes a deal with Russia for exclusive mining rights. Uneasiness spreads over Olympus Town as LT. Commander Mike Glenn undermines Hana and endangers the members of Lukrum Colony as a result. And, a new baby – the first-generation Martian – arrives two months early! In the Arctic Circle in present day, nations attempt to work together to reign in corporate interests, protect fragile ecosystems and preserve indigenous lifestyles while fossil-fuel companies prioritize their own profit over the public good.

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  • Worlds Apart
    7.3/10 415 votes

    #9 - Worlds Apart

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-11-19

    IMSF and Lukrum, now sharing a common water and power source, have established a tenuous coexistence that threatens to dissolve when Kurt and his crew make unexpected headway in their mission to mine the planet, and Hana works to maintain diplomacy between the two camps—until tragedy strikes. Meanwhile, on Earth, Dr. Leslie Richardson asserts her authority as the new IMSF Secretary General. In present day, Greenpeace activists take to the seas to protest Arctic oil drilling in the Barents Sea, and the effectiveness of such tactics are examined.

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  • Power
    7.2/10 620 votes

    #10 - Power

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-12-05

    A new crew arrives on Mars four years after the Daedalus landed to help execute plans for expansion and search for life. McMurdo Station in Antarctica serves as a modern example of how humans will settle Mars.

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  • We Are Not Alone
    7.2/10 490 votes

    #11 - We Are Not Alone

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-11-12

    After almost a decade alone on Mars, scientists at the International Mars Science Foundation’s (IMSF) fully developed Olympus Town settlement prepare for the arrival of a group of highly skilled astronauts working for Lukrum Industries, a for-profit corporation specializing in natural resource extraction. In present day on Earth aboard the world’s northernmost oil platform in the Arctic, extreme conditions make for a Mars-like work environment.

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  • Darkness Falls
    7.2/10 369 votes

    #12 - Darkness Falls

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-11-26

    A solar flare knocks out communications on Mars and forces Olympus Town to locate exobiologist Marta Kamen before tragedy strikes. Meanwhile, the colony is bracing for its first-ever pregnancy on the Red Planet; tragedy strikes Hana (Jihae); and Amelie’s plans to return to Earth are thwarted. In present day, a scientist and his team on Earth brave harsh and dangerous conditions in the pursuit of data that will help predict the effects of glacial melt on global sea levels.

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