Sci Fi Watcher 187: The First S01E06: Collisions

Bryan and Corey return to look at the fifth episode of Hulu’s original “The First”.  The guys sit down to talk about the questions that have been answered and what’s coming up on the show.

The First: Collisions

Season: 1
Episode: 6
Overall Episode: 6

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: Julian Breece
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Synopsis: Denise wakes up in a jail cell, after she was injecting drugs at a party that was broken up by the police. She calls Laz, who takes her to Tom’s house, and recalls Tom from a training simulation. Tom and Denise argue about what she should do, culminating in Denise staying in Laz’s guesthouse. A reporter interviews Laz about the Providence 2 mission, where she acknowledges the risks of the mission, and states that it is the price of exploration. Despite unsuccessful tests, Laz has the reporter view the research in repairing the Mars Ascent Vehicle.

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