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Transmissions From Colony One

John W. Richter

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.

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Aug 21st0:59

Audio teaser for upcoming 4th season of Transmissions From Colony One. - - - - - You can find the first three seasons of Transmissions From Colony One at tfco.us or anywhere podcasts are heard. You can follow Transmissions From Colony One on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! If you like the show and want to contribute, TFCO has a Patreon! Visit patreon.com/tfco and sign up today!

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Transmissions From Colony One now has a Patreon, where for only $2 a month, you can help support the best scripted podcast about Mars exploration this side of an RSS Feed! To become a Patreon, visit patreon.com/tfco and support the show for only two stinkin' dollars a month. That’s it. Creating TFCO is such a wonderful creative endeavor for me…though, the production side of has proven to be an immense challenge. How immense? Well, I am in charge of writing/producing/directing (an international cast of 85 men and women)/designing, mixing and editing the sound, and composing, recording, performing the musical score. Aside from the cast, everything you hear in TFCO I create myself, which as you can probably understand demands a LOT of time, especially with a full-time position producing literally hundreds of TV shows every year.  Here’s the deal: I want Transmissions From Colony One  and the other exciting scripted podcasts I have planned to be my full-time position. I want the show you love to be the priority it needs to be. I want you to enjoy the highest quality scripted audio drama podcasts without 3+ year delays. Your help, friends, will help me achieve that goal, and more! What do you get out of this? Well, for starters you get a special thanks from me, your name listed as a contributor at the end of the next episode, and EARLY ACCESS to the latest episode of TFCO. Now what about big-picture benefits? The first season of Transmissions From Colony One premiered in 2013. Season 2 in 2014, and Season 3 in 2015…It’s now 2018. The benefit of your contribution makes Transmissions From Colony One my full-time job, all but ensuring its release for 2018, along with related projects (such as a long-awaited graphic novel adaptation) as well as my next big sci-fi podcast series Sirena - again, with your help. Not only do the shows get made and released in a timely manner, but I can potentially bring in extra hands for marketing and advertising, and hit the road to podcast conventions around the nation, highlighting a show you have helped get made!    patreon.com/tfco   Again, go to Patreon.com/TFCO or search for Transmissions From Colony One and support the show for only 2 dollars.    Thank you all for your support, and hope to see you in Colony One soon!

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Audio Teaser for Season 4 of Transmissions From Colony One

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Teaser for the upcoming 4th season of Transmissions From Colony One.

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20570101-000413-MECTIDXB119.51

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Complete Season Three

Dec 24th, 20154:50:24

Complete third season of Transmissions From Colony One.

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Episode 309 - Alamo

Nov 1st, 201540:20

The crew of Colony One faces off against Commander Tim Conrad, with a result that may deliver the fate of the human race.

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Episode 310 - Martians

Nov 1st, 201540:20

In a pronounced fractured state, the humans of Colony One struggle to find a way to build a future on Mars.

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Episode 308 - Chandrasekhar

Oct 17th, 201535:51

The fierce rule of Commander Tim Conrad leads the crew to the point of no return.

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Episode 307 - Anzû

Oct 4th, 201532:18

While Connor, Paul and Elina head out on a salvage mission to the Wasp ruins, Commander Conrad attempts to regain his crew's trust and morale.

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Episode 306 - Forsaken

Sep 20th, 201541:52

Coping with the loss of Orlando De Luca and Jennifer Simmons, the crew of MECTI moves ever closer to the brink of mutiny against the command of Tim Conrad.

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Episode 305 - Tartarus

Sep 6th, 201523:16

The MECTI crew works to rescue Jennifer Simmons and Orlando De Luca, who are stranded on a cliff in Tartarus Montes, while Commander Tim Conrad re-establishes his authority in Colony One.

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Episode 304 - Contamination

Aug 30th, 201526:27

Animosity towards Commander Tim Conrad continues to build as his orders and leadership complicates matters more and more for survival on Mars.

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Episode 303 - Colony

Aug 23rd, 201528:19

Eight months later, Colony One is nearly built, yet tension continues to grow between the crew and the colony's leader, Commander Tim Conrad.

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Episode 302 - Amalgamation

Aug 9th, 201524:24

Crews from MECTI-1 and MECTI-2 unite under the command of Tim Conrad and set a plan in motion for the future.

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Episode 301 - MECTI-2

Aug 1st, 201527:55

As MECTI-1 begins its landing sequence on Mars, the crew of MECTI-2 makes final preparations for launch.

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Complete Season One

Aug 22nd, 20141:26:28

Complete first season of Transmissions From Colony One.

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Complete Season Two

Aug 22nd, 20142:17:35

Complete second season of Transmissions From Colony One.

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Episode 211 - Vitality

Aug 15th, 201416:08

Sam and Neda race for the Emergency Return Vehicle to stop Fedor and Rachel, as the rest of the crew question the purpose of survival.

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Episode 210 - Decimated

Aug 8th, 201412:26

Morale reaches its lowest point as the remaining crew weigh whatever options for survival they have left.

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Episode 209 - Aftershocks

Jul 25th, 201416:18

The crew finds themselves scattered, confused and lost in the aftermath of the eruption.

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Episode 208 - Extirpation

Jul 18th, 201410:52

The crew of MECTI-1 fights for survival as Olympus Mons unleashes its wrath.

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Episode 207 - Landslide

Jul 11th, 201412:35

Revelations surface and emotions run high as Mars lies on the brink of eruption.

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Episode 206 - Viscosity

Jul 4th, 201412:19

Crew members will be tested as events are set in motion that will produce dire consequences.

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Episode 205 - Walter

Jun 27th, 201418:46

As members of MECTI-1 prepare to make a secret EVA to their Emergency Return Vehicle, crew member Walter Langston marches blindly across the Martian void in search of shelter.

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Episode 204 - Crevasse

Jun 20th, 201412:47

MECTI-1 tries to regroup and plan their next step following the EVA incident.

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Episode 203 - Fissures

Jun 13th, 201414:41

Walter, Paul and Hiroku embark on a long-distance EVA to detonate the North Pole Thermo-Nuke Array, while tensions flare between Commander Sam Flynn and his second-in-command, Andrew Wood.

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Episode 202 - Diagnosis

Jun 6th, 201411:44

As evacuation procedures are underway, new problems arise that complicate both the mission and the lives of the MECTI-1 crew.

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Episode 201 - Lifeboat

May 30th, 201412:20

Reeling from Sam's news as well as increased seismic activity on the surface of Mars, the crew of MECTI-1 finds itself with limited options.

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Episode 110 - Earth

Aug 29th, 201314:58

EVA-10 returns to the Wasp, as Commander Sam Flynn reveals his findings to the crew.

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Episode 109 - Coincidence

Aug 22nd, 20138:45

Sam further investigates the communications blackout, while EVA-10 works tirelessly to salvage the mission and themselves.

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Episode 108 - Rover

Aug 15th, 20138:52

EVA-10 embarks three kilometers into the Martian void to retrieve Food Capsule-1 and Rover-2.

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Episode 107 - Anomaly

Aug 8th, 20138:16

Members of the crew gather in the Wasp observatory to examine certain aberrations in the night sky.

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Episode 106 - Questions

Aug 1st, 20138:23

Crew members during the first nighttime walk on Mars encounter an odd phenomenon, while those inside discuss the future.

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Episode 105 - Coordinates

Jul 25th, 20138:28

EVA-2 embarks on its mission, while Sam investigates the communications blackout.

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Episode 104 - Sam

Jul 18th, 20138:40

A search and rescue mission is dispatched to retrieve MECTI-1′s lost commander.

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Episode 103 - EVA

Jul 11th, 20137:10

Sam, Paul and Beth conduct EVA-1 on the surface of Mars.

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Episode 102 - Home

Jul 4th, 20139:07

The MECTI-1 crew discusses their next move after landing, and EVA-1 sets out.

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Episode 101 - Landing

Jul 4th, 20139:39

The crew of MECTI-1 attempts the first manned landing on the surface of Mars.

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Season 1 Teaser

Jul 1st, 20132:00

Teaser for the upcoming first season.

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