Episode One: English Opening Scientists came up with the concept of terraforming planets when Earth’s population started to peak in the late 21st Century. The first location that it was test on was Earth’s closest planetary neighbor, Mars. In many respects, Mars is the most earth-like of all the other planets in our Solar system. Indeed, it was thought that Mars once did have a more Earth-like environment early in its history, with a thicker atmosphere and abundant water that was lost over the course of hundreds of millions of years. Over the course of a century of research, the first colonists arrived on the Red Planet and started the progress of change, starting in the polar regions. With the introduction of trees, the carbon dioxide was converted into oxygen. By the 23th century, the transformation of Mars into a planet much like Earth was realized. In this century, the first humans born outside of Earth came into political power. Viewing themselves as a fresh start, they formed their own culture. It seemed like this would be a Golden Age for Mankind. That is until they showed up. Mankind’s first encounter with life forms from another side of the Milky Way. The Antares Eta, or “Scalies” as they came to be known, invaded the militarily unprepared Martian Colonies. From accounts from survivors of raids, the Antares Eta are often considered to have military technology similar to that of the 1990s; Landships are tanks and Speedcraft are supersonic aircraft. The Scalie’s military technology had frozen a hundred thousand years before, when their home world was politically unified and warfare ended. Subsequently the Scalie’s chose to reuse its old war machines only for conquest of other planets, and since these presented no military challenge, the Scalie's war technology stopped advancing. This gives Earth Humans a huge advantage over the Scalies. Upon receiving distress signals from various Colonies, the United Nations has decided to send elite military forces to beat the Antares Eta out of the settlement locations. The first of these units to arrive are the PALMACH. It is now time for two alien species on Mars to meet each other on the battlefield.