National Geographic's 'Mars' a Mixed of Fact and Fiction, Attempts to be Scientifically Accurate

Nov 14, 2016 04:20 AM EST

National Geographic is taking docudrama to the next level with 'scientifically accurate' parts of its new series Mars. The docudrama series called "Mars" will explore the idea and imagine Mars colonization including how Martian homes will look like. "Mars" premieres Nov. 14 at 8:00 p.m. in the U.S.

But in order to garner a good amount of followers, NatGeo already released the first episode online, prior to the global release. This means, anyone interested to know what the series is about can do so and watch ahead online.

The series imagines the first batch of humans to land on the red planet. But the interesting thing about the series is that, although it is still fiction, it has very scientifically accurate details embedded on its storytelling.

The docuseries will be interlocked with modern-day interviews and actual scientists and experts that will help explain the current status of the journey to Mars and the possibilities of ideas presented during the show. The interviews with the experts will provide contextual information about the mission status and scientific facts and how it affects the mission to Mars.

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The series is expected to gather a lot of viewers since it has long been established and proven that the public has an interest in Mars, specifically going to the red planet.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that his company might be able to send the first batch of humans to the red planet by 2025. This was followed by a swarm of individuals who would like to go to Mars, including Hollywood actor and environmentalists Leonardo DiCaprio.

"What is really amazing is that people at Radical Media who produced this, and  Ron Howard (Executive Producer) and the people at National Geographic - the one thing they were all on board about was getting this right," Stephen Petranek, author of the book "How We'll Live on Mars said in an interview with

Reports say that compared to the movie The Martian, Mars will attempt to be more scientifically accurate as much as possible with drama and action injected to the formula to make in more exhilarating to the viewing public.


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