This is a Sfi Fi show that is being produced independently, funded 100% by community donations. The disturbing thing about this show is that not only was it funded by donations, but it was premiered as a legal bit torrent download. Disturbing to the powers that be, not to us.
I saw the pilot and I loved it but felt that they would run out of money, so I was damn pleased to learn today that episode two is out. You can download both episodes (100% legally) with this link.
Could this be the solution to the curse of the Friday Night Death Slot for TV Science Fiction? Pioneer One has had over a million downloads already, and there are over 36,000 people seeding it. And yes, it is THAT good. It has really good writing and acting, the photography is great, and the special effects are at least on par to the weekly SyFy Saturday Night feature crapfest movie.