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Transmissions From Colony One

By John W. Richter

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In 2057, the international space exploration conglomerate MECTI (Mars Exploration, Colonization and Terraformation Initiative) sends the first two manned missions to Mars, in an attempt to not only land the crew safely on the surface, but to have this small collection of humans establish the first permanent foothold on another planet. Transmissions From Colony One tells the story of these first humans, who volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars, and constantly struggle with their decision to give up everything about their past lives for a harsh existence in the most unforgiving environment imaginable.

Customer Reviews

I really wanted to like it a lot more

I wanted to love this believe me. However, I found the story hard to follow it seemed the continuity needs work. I thought the actors needed more development, coaching etc. Their hearts are in it but the execution just does not get there.

I thought the story lacks an authenticity, i.e., this expedition is the entire world's gift to itself, the epitome of all of the planet's strengths and the pinnacle of global achievement but the crew sounds poorly disciplined and as if they had never trained for absolutely every contingency which if they and their equipment and training and planning represented the very best of all of us would be the case. Instead they sound as if they were thrown together and just hoping for the best. I think a couple of older voices who conveyed gravitas and a sort of military discipline would be accurate given the back story.

Looking forward to colony 2.0

Hopeful, then disappointed

Great production and cast, but the character development might as well belong to a soap opera. Wish the story was more faithful to the spirit of space exploration and survival. Why have all the leaders been turned into murderers? Ridiculous, and when there was so much potential...


I’ve been on a audio drama kick for about 6 months now and because podcasts are my main source of entertainment I have listened to a lot of them. I’m very surprised this show hasn’t had more listeners or reviews as so far it has been one of my absolute favorites. I’m halfway through season three and hope there will be more seasons and if not that I can find more shows written and produced by the same group. An easy 5 stars

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