Originally released March 28, 2011
With the mysterious Martian boy Yuri (Aleksandr Evtushenko) now stable, Taylor and company remain holed up in the Calgary airbase under a two-week quarantine. Unable to get the boy to talk, Taylor is forced to expand his team by bringing Jane Campbell (Laura Graham), a young nurse with expertise treating children, into the quarantined base.
Over the course of one sleepless night, the team starts to contemplate the true ramifications of Yuri really being from Mars. If it’s true…might the impossible just be possible?
…and what happened to his parents?
Pioneer One is an independent drama series written by Josh Bernhard and directed by Bracey Smith. After raising $6000 to shoot their pilot on Kickstarter in March, 2010, the first episode debuted online on June 16, 2010 and was downloaded 2,000,000 times in two weeks and won Best Drama Pilot at the 2010 New York Television Festival. Over the next several months, fans donated $100,000 to fund the rest of the 6-episode first season, which went on to be nominated for a Webby Award for Best Drama and Best Writing in 2012.