Maybe because the Mars mission is so far the most disastrous one? I mean the worst thing that happened on the Moon was a matter of politics and human behaviour, not technological problems (Jamestown incident). Yes, there were now and then mishaps and failures, but they were dealt with and losses... well, they were not so big and spread over time. After eliminating political problems both US and Soviet space programs work just fine and bring prestige and profits, especially with Helium-3.I definitely agree.
I’ve been having that feeling creeping up on me ever since the disaster on the Soviet Mars mission earlier in the season. And as things just continued to get worse and worse, I couldn’t help but think "How on earth are these space programs still operating?"
Yeah, I know they’re much more important and independent in this timeline. But if we just keep throwing people into the meat grinder eventually people are gonna get sick and tired of failure, no? Even with "the space race" at stake.
People like to say "Oh the G11 wasn't adopted because Germany had to pay for Reunification with the East" or some other similar reason. The reality is that the G11 was never going to be adopted for the simple reason that NATO wasn't interested in it, and the entire point of it was as the ultimate development of a series of projects from NATO in the 60's/70's to try and maximize the number of hits on target achievable by the average rifleman.Warum denn nicht? From what I know it was canceled because the Cold War ended.
I seriously think part of this is because of how the Soviets have been portrayed as "The Other".I don't understand the comments that say "the Soviets" are being portrayed as assholes and then pointing to the actions of one particular asshole on Mars. The mission commander probably has orders to be an asshole in the form of, "be the first one out that door or we might just lengthen your post-mission debrief by 4-6 months." It's true that first impressions last a lifetime, and this was ours of the mission commander. But since then, we've seen some nuance from him. The toasting game. His fairly utopian conversation with Ed about the future of Mars.
All the other Soviets on Mars have collectively evinced zero assholery.
In terms of the Soviets frisking Americans as they enter Star City- a closed city- of course they would. They certainly frisked the cosmonauts as well.
They were detected which is why the crew was there. It's just obvious that nobody knew what they sent. But... what the hell were they using for Deep Space Communications? I guess the North Koreans encrypted their telemetry and comms and they are known for being secretive so nobody batted an eye. Also a bit of a stretch considering the consumable issue. Definitely a Pilgrim-style one-way trip tho.Spoiler below
Please someone convince me that the North Koreans could make it to Mars without detection. Please
AFAIK it is not the final episode. There is still one. The seaon 3 is supposed to have 10 episodes.Certainly didn't expect THAT ending and cliffhanger for the final episode!
Er, you misunderstood me. Ciffhanger FOR the final episode.AFAIK it is not the final episode. There is still one. The seaon 3 is supposed to have 10 episodes.
And if at the end Ed Baldwin wakes up in his bed home and realizes it was all a dream... I will be very annoyed.