Friday, 17 June 2016

Moonbase 3.2

Monster! On the moon!

I like this episode in that it takes the very basic premise of hysterical overreaction and runs with it. We start with little moments of two people disappearing, and then a death with unexplained rendering, and from there we get a monster on the moon attacking people. It even stretches out to other moonbases. And yet the true explanation is just as amazing as the idea of there being a monster.

This is a basic idea that builds well and we can easily see how people leap to conclusions on a monster. Indeed, when I first watched this, I had no idea where it was going, and it was entirely a possibility that they would bring in some kind of creature. As it is, there is a more scientific explanation, although I'm not sure how plausible it is.

The shaky production is still there (it feels like it was a two camera system, shot live and with one take). Decent performances, and there are still elements to come back in later episodes.

There are only six episodes, but these are great episodes.


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