Sci Fi Watcher 171: The First S01E01: Separation

Hulu’s new original series “The First” is out and the guys get together to talk about the first episode of the show.

The First

Season: 1
Episode: 1
Overall Episode: 1

Air Date: September 14, 2018 (all episodes released at once on Hulu)
Cast: Sean Penn as Tom Hagerty; Natascha McElhone as Laz Ingram; LisaGay Hamilton as Kayla Price; Hannah Ware as Sadie Hewitt; Keiko Agena as Aiko Hakari; Rey Lucas as Matteo Vega
James Ransone as Nick Fletcher, one of five astronauts chosen to be the first people to colonize Mars”
Writer: Beau Willimon
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Synopsis: The crew of Providence 1, the first manned mission to Mars, boards their capsule for the the journey to Mars. Tom Hagerty, the recently replaced commander of the mission, watches from his nearby home. The rocket is destroyed on ascent, killing all of the crew. Hagerty races to the offices of Vista, the commercial company that is running the mission, to provide support for the family members, and confront the CEO Laz Ingram. Hagerty returns home to find Denise, his estranged daughter, came to see him after watching the launch. Vista opens an investigation into the cause of the fatal launch incident.

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