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Posted 9/5/14
From the glimpses we've gotten so far on the show, what are your thoughts on Martian society? It seems rough, and almost archaic with it's monarchy. Also, brutal with the way the knights seem to operate.

Anyone have any more detailed thoughts than that?
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mdmrn wrote:

From the glimpses we've gotten so far on the show, what are your thoughts on Martian society? It seems rough, and almost archaic with it's monarchy. Also, brutal with the way the knights seem to operate.

Anyone have any more detailed thoughts than that?


It definitely falls along the lines of an archaic, dystopian society. The masses are lead to believe that Earth is theirs in order for their hatred of how their lives are to be directed at the Terrans. Their lives suck and somehow it's Earth's fault despite Earth sending care packages to Mars before Heaven's Fall. Sort of how Nazi Germany used the same type of propaganda to justify the dehumanization and eventual genocide of the Jews or the more recent genocide seen in Rwanda.

I'm honestly not sure what the Vers family was thinking trying to colonize Mars before terraforming it. Seriously, in the real world the very first thing we will be doing on Mars and/or the Moon is terraforming the crap out of it with algae, seawater and biodomes to give them a habitable atmosphere before we even think of colonizing the planet. We might just skip terraforming on Mars or the Moon and jump to colony-class ships headed for a different galaxy (nearest habitable planet I believe is theorized to be 20 lightyears away, which given current technology, banned or legal, could be reached in 100 years using a constant acceleration type of travel with the ship in question. Now we just need cryostasis along with the UN putting forth trillions of dollars USD and we'll be good to go. Oh and probably 20 years minimum to build the ship) since Mars' magnetosphere is gone due to the core cooling to a solid iron state, making it get bombarded by gamma rays on the surface 24/7 by the sun.
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It definitely falls along the lines of an archaic, dystopian society. The masses are lead to believe that Earth is theirs in order for their hatred of how their lives are to be directed at the Terrans. Their lives suck and somehow it's Earth's fault despite Earth sending care packages to Mars before Heaven's Fall. Sort of how Nazi Germany used the same type of propaganda to justify the dehumanization and eventual genocide of the Jews or the more recent genocide seen in Rwanda.

I'm honestly not sure what the Vers family was thinking trying to colonize Mars before terraforming it. Seriously, in the real world the very first thing we will be doing on Mars and/or the Moon is terraforming the crap out of it with algae, seawater and biodomes to give them a habitable atmosphere before we even think of colonizing the planet. We might just skip terraforming on Mars or the Moon and jump to colony-class ships headed for a different galaxy (nearest habitable planet I believe is theorized to be 20 lightyears away, which given current technology, banned or legal, could be reached in 100 years using a constant acceleration type of travel with the ship in question. Now we just need cryostasis along with the UN putting forth trillions of dollars USD and we'll be good to go. Oh and probably 20 years minimum to build the ship) since Mars' magnetosphere is gone due to the core cooling to a solid iron state, making it get bombarded by gamma rays on the surface 24/7 by the sun.

Good point. Not sure what the Vers family was thinking. Perhaps they weren't and got so consumed with the power of the equipment they found they failed to think of anything else.

It does have, at times, a Nazi-esque feel in the way the people appear so brainwashed into thinking so highly of themselves and blame the Terrans for seemingly so much.
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