Mars Mission 1 approaches the surface of Mars and gets permission from Mission Control to land. Captain Black brings the ship down and goes out onto the surface with Hinkston and Henley. They confirm that the atmosphere is breathable and remove their helmets. They hear a rooster crowing in the distance and look toward the noise. They can see trees in the distance and notice that they're standing on grass. They move toward the forest and find birds, and then hear the sound of a lawnmower. Continuing on, they find a small midwestern town that Hinkston identifies as Green Town, Illinois. Henley suggests that they somehow circled around but Black insists that they confirmed their course every inch of the way. Hinkston wonders if they hit a time warp and returned to Earth, but Black points out that they know they were in orbit above Mars before landing. Black contacts Larson aboard the ship and tells him not to let anyone leave the ship...Read the full recap
Skip: Come on, Blackie, what is it?
Captain Black: What if we really did land on Mars? This small Midwestern town isn't a small Midwestern town at all. The people are not friends and family.
Skip: Not family?
Captain Black: What if the Martians knew we were coming? How would they prepare for our arrival? For our invasion, as they would see it.
Captain Black: Telepathy, hypnosis. Suppose the Martians could borrow our thoughts, our feelings, our memories. And use them as weapons against us, with telepathy and hypnosis. My God, they could become our aunts and uncles, mothers and fathers.
Skip: Then all of the people in this town...
Captain Black: Are Martians disguised as Earth people.
Skip: Where you going, Blackie?
Captain Black: Just going to get some water.
Skip: But you're not thirsty.