Sci Fi Watcher 195: The First S01E08: Near and Far

Finally, finale of The First has arrived.  The guys sit down and talk about this episode and how it departs from the last few.  They also look at the sci if aspects in this one and look at the season as a whole.  Questions are flying as they duo try to figure out what was going on with that other character.

The First: Choice

Season: 1
Episode: 8
Overall Episode: 8

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: Francesca Sloane & Beau Willimon
Director: Ariel Kleiman
Synopsis: The crew of Providence 2 prepare for launch. Denise is resistant to attend, but eventually decides to view the launch. Providence 2 takes off, and successfully docks with the Mars Transfer Vehicle in orbit. Denise returns to Tom’s house to close up her studio and move out, but she decides to send Tom a video before she departs. The season ends as the crew prepares for the trans-Mars injection burn.

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