I’m a huge mark for National Geographic Channel. I love their programming and they’ve always treated me well. They throw great season premiere events at their DC HQ – it’s “glamorous” once you get there, but fighting 2 hrs of DC Traffic ain’t fun! Sadly I’m in Fla now and can no longer partake, but Nat Geo brought their hit show Mars to SDCC with a special panel called with the panel “When Earthlings Become Martians: National Geographic’s Mars, Season 2.” The crowd looks like they loved it. I’m so sad not to be in San Diego this year.
The packed crowd in Room 7AB got an exclusive first look at a brand-new trailer for season two, which premieres Nov. 12, 2018.
Panelist and former NASA astronaut and author Leland Melvin captured a selfie from the stage with fellow panelists Dr. Stephen Petranek, award-winning author of How We’ll Live on Mars; Andy Weir, bestselling author of The Martian; Susan Wise Bauer, historian and author of the History of the World series; cast members JiHae (Mortal Engines) and Jeff Hephner (Chicago Med, Code Black), and series showrunner and executive producer Dee Johnson.
The session was moderated by author and Forbes.com contributor Jennifer Kite-Powell.