Episode 6: War of the World (Season Finale)

Originally released December 13, 2011

Tom Taylor and Dr. Zachary Walzer believe they have recovered the child of two Soviet cosmonauts who were stranded on Mars in the 1980s. Now Taylor must risk his career to tell Yuri’s story to the world.

His plans spiral out of control, lives are lost, and everyone involved with Yuri has their destiny altered forever.

The future now depends on secrets from the past in this, the tense finale to Pioneer One: Season 1.

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.

2010 New York Television Festival: Best Drama Pilot

2012 IAWTV Awards: Best Drama Nominee

2012 Webby Awards: Best Drama Nominee

2012 Webby Awards: Best Writing Honoree