1972. Tasmania. A small introverted island community is emotionally divided between the goal of industrial progress and the vision of a pristine environment. A unique environmental wonder, the alpine Lake Pedder is on the verge of destruction by the largest hydro-electric power scheme in the southern hemisphere. Brenda Hean - one of the leaders of the first environmental political party in the world - and her pilot, Max Price, are flying in an ageing Tiger Moth to petition the Australian Prime Minister in Canberra in a last ditch effort to save the Lake. The plane disappears without trace. The battle for Lake Pedder is lost. The plane is never found.
Masters privately treats a couple for infertility, without revealing his relationship to them. Johnson realises her work with Masters can be used to help people suffering from sexual dysfunction but quickly gets in over her head when she attempts to treat Barbara Sanderson on her own. Libby is unnerved after witnessing a hate crime that is then whitewashed by the police.
What if we could explore the vastness of space? Science fiction has always fed upon our need to explore - to wonder what is out there. Space journeys from Jules Verne's earliest ideas about attempts to leave our planet, to Nichelle Nichols revealing how her groundbreaking role as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek led to her participation in the recruitment of NASA's astronauts.
As the remaining six contestants pass the halfway point of the 12-day mission, they are starting to toughen up, but with one suffering from mosquito bites and another requiring treatment for trench foot, life in the jungle is beginning to take its toll.
Inspired by the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man abandons his life of comfort to pursue the freedom of life on the road, a quest that leads him to the Alaskan wilderness and the ultimate challenge of his life.