22 December 2019 | rjwcs
Lost opportunity For All SciFi
The premise of the first episode was gripping. The suspense and disappointment of the public when the first voice from the moon was speaking Russian was a brilliant setup.
It hurts me so much that this series is fumbling this for the sake of the activism of their writers that want to punch their morals directly into your face. Its just too blatant and the only people not caring about it are the ones that agree, in the same way a religious fanatic would not notice or mind a whole series throwing quotes from a holy book all the time.
Its a shame because the production values are great, the cgi is great, the music is great, the stage of the story is great... and it goes nowhere.
The series gets bogged down spending scene after scene justifying how women and immigrants are the future, how men cheat and fumble what has been "given" to them instead of "working hard" like the women and "facing the inhumane hardships" of the immigrants. If only "someone" "gave" them a chance.
Meanwhile a climatic moment of launching a crashed ship on the moon gets cut down to a 30 second scene like it was nothing special, not even the return of the vessel was dramatized, the technical teamwork needed shown, the feelings of uncertainty shown (think: the opposite of Apollo 13). It seems it was far more interesting for the writers to spend their time to deux ex machina a main character to the sidelines by blabbing like a child to a reporter.
By the second episode things are so slow and bogged down you can hardly tell this is a series about space exploration.
Another lost opportunity. This one goes the way of Ad Astra, a pretentious soap opera disguising as scientific fiction. If you are into activism you will love it, if you are into Scifi you will hate it.