Monday, 14 November 2011

Some thoughts on the finale....

I've been doing some thinking about the P1 finale. I've been meaning to post this for ages, and here we almost on the eve of episode 6.

The press release says:

It ends with a sudden burst of jaw-dropping events and a surprise ending that will leave viewers reevaluating everything they thought they knew.

So what can this mean? Well here are a few theories. I should say I have no advance knowledge beyond that which appears in the spoilers.
  1. Yuri's not from Mars. This could mean one of two things: a) He's completely lying and essentially MacLellan's theory is correct, i.e. he is a terorrist or some sort of ne'er do well. Personally I think this is unlikely for a whole host of reasons, not least as it would mean the whole Mars theme would be dropped and give Walzer nothing to do as a character. b) He's from 'space' but not from Mars. This could mean he's from the Moon, but would mean Yuri is a liar as he's pointed out Mars on a map and he mentioned life on Mars, which couldn't exist in the vacuum of the Moon. Alternatively he could be from Deimos or Phobos, Mars' moons. This seems much more likely plot-wise and physically possible. 
  2. Yuri's not lying but not told the whole truth.  This could mean a number of things: a) There's a whole city / village of people up there. b) He's not the only one returning. Either someone else has returned or will do in the last episode of this season.
Extra seasons are planned of course, so it has to be some sort of revelation which will open new avenues, rather than him having brought back mars flu and killing the entire ensemble.

What do you guys think? Stay put for some spoilers.....

More details of episode 6


NEW YORK, New York., November 14, 2011 — On December 5th the viewer-funded dramatic series Pioneer One is excited to debut its season finale with an advance screening at the Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan. The series is independently produced in New York City and is currently distributed online. Details of the event can be found at

Pioneer One has been recognized as a game-changer for original content on the Internet.  It’s been noted for its high-caliber storytelling and engrossing plotline, especially in comparison to other web-series as TV Overmind
 notes: Pioneer One has the look, feel, and length of real TV.  Rather than embracing its delivery medium with self-referential gimmicks, Pioneer One offers a slickness of production and depth of story that blurs the line between ‘web’ and ‘network’ television.”

Logan Rapp of Tubefilter
 says “…Pioneer One just might be the best drama on the internet right now. Are you watching it?”

Pioneer One’s first season proved wildly popular with online viewers and has generated an international cult following. Episodes one through five have resulted in over 8,000,000 complete downloads.

The show integrates the historical realities of Cold War paranoia, nuclear brinksmanship and Soviet space ambitions, imagining a world in which the Soviets reached Mars. Based on that piece of history, Pioneer One’s first season takes viewers through a gripping story of a mysterious object exploding over the skies of North America, and spreading radiation over the US/Canadian border.

Fans are now eagerly awaiting the release of episode six, the finale of the first season. It ends with a sudden burst of jaw-dropping events and a surprise ending that will leave viewers reevaluating everything they thought they knew.

Pioneer One episode six will be released on December 13, 2011.