“It’s a relaxing place- still, I wouldn’t trust the server as far as i could throw them” “Why? They seem friendly-” “Don’t like how they carry a knife where ever they go.” “They serve food here-” “…” “I think you’re just paranoid.”
I just find it so strange and beautiful, that each morning we see the same sunrise, the same sunset, we all see that beautiful orb of sunshine in the sky. When night comes? We all see the same stars, the same moon, and I think that’s beautiful.
I sweat when they stuff me in the pressure suits Bubble helmet, Nowhere up there in gravity zero
- from the song “Please Mr Kennedy” featured in the film Inside Llewyn Davis
I’ve been feeling really nostalgic really, so I’ve been sort of been binge watching nearly everything I used to love, and for some reason, I felt like rewatching this not only to see how well it holds up as a fanwork, but also to take what I’ve learned from analyzing this series and applying it when working on my next project. Reviewing to me is just as much about gaining knowledge on how stories work well and what doesn’t as much as it is about providing feedback and useful criticism. So maybe from time to time I’ll make a loooonnng post like this one about my thoughts on, well, anything I feel like talking about. And if you were wondering, yeah, I have a season 2 review planned in mind hopefully soon.
SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN THE SERIES
This is the recently released microbudget movie from the guys at Red Letter Media.
Space Cop is a cop from the future of space, stuck back in time in 2015 with a Cop from the Past of the 1940s. Comedy ensues as they unravel a plot involving aliens and brains in jars trying to destroy the world.
So I really enjoyed Space Cop, but I think you have to have an appreciation for low budget and microbudget films. They made almost everything themselves, they recast actors or themselves in multiple roles or as extras. Their limitations, and their dedication to making things on their own terms without ever crowdfunding or playing fast and loose with the money or expectations of their fans, is what makes supporting them and their work a real joy.
I should say this: it’s not a capital-G Good Movie. I don’t think any microbudget movie has the capacity to do this, and trying to make one is pretty much impossible unless it’s a pretentious art film. What RLM is good at, they do, and what they’re good at is their particular sense of humour, lots of improv, and creating the sheer charm behind their limitations and how damn hard they work for it.
“Were you thinking of joining the Mile High club?”
Jay flat-out asks the other and looking him directly in the eyes. “—or were you already a member?” The corner of is lips twisting up to form a smirk as a scoff left Kentarou’s lips and he turned his attention away from Jay, now focusing on his portfolio.
Leaning over so he could squish their cheeks against one another, brown optics looked at the photographer’s work. “I like this one.” He said as a finger reached out and pressed against the photo that had a bokeh effect on it. “I like the colors and y’know.. the focus upfront with the scenery mixed with the bokeh in the background.” Although he didn’t know much about photography or what looked good, he trusted in his own personal tastes and what he liked.
Moving away from Kentarou and giving him some space now, Jay huffed and looked around in the packed business class. “What even are you going to be doing in Seoul anyway?” Another question leaving him as he knew he was only going back to visit his parents and spend some time with them.
Part of him hoped the photographer wouldn’t bark at him for talking so much, it was just that he had a bit of a fear of flight and he needed to distract himself.