Mission Backup Earth

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Mission Backup Earth
Created byAlexander Pfander
Directed byAlexander Pfander
Music byHans Hafner, Mike Rooke (Ep3), Kiriako Nedelkos (Ep5)
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Running time5-15 minutes

Mission Backup Earth is a science fiction web series written and directed by Alexander Pfander.[1] This award-winning series began airing in 2014, in a series of 5 to 15 minute YouTube episodes.

Mission Backup Earth uses modern scientific methods and concepts, and integrates them into a story, intending to give a realistic view of space travel and colonization, while questioning and exploring the evolution of mankind, cosmic disasters, and philosophical questions about humanity's existence.

Actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the Star Wars films, has made a cameo in the show.

Actress Monika Gossmann, who was Designer #1 of the movie Iron Sky is a regular actress in the show as Dr Weir.

Actor Anthony Straeger is known for his role in the movie Land of Mine for the role of Officer Garth.


  • 2014 LAWebfest: Outstanding Directing, Visual Effects, Editing & Cinematography in a Sci-Fi series.


Mission Backup Earth has been the subject of several articles published by online and print media organisations, mainly with a Science fiction focus, including Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand,[2] SF Crowsnest,[3] Starburst (magazine)[4] and Contactmusic.com[5]

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  1. ^ "Mission Backup Earth |". missionbackupearth.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. ^ "Award-Winning Sci-fi Web Series "MISSION BACKUP EARTH"". SFFANZ News. 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  3. ^ "SFcrowsnest". SFcrowsnest. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  4. ^ "MISSION BACKUP EARTH". www.starburstmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-14.
  5. ^ "Darth Vader character David Prowse at Mission Backup Earth fan event at Catalyst42". Contactmusic.com. 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2017-11-15.

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