Sunday, April 24, 2011

Monochrom's ISS

Has anyone heard of this comedy series before? I found it on Vimeo via Boing Boing

According to the Vimeo description:
  • In space no one can hear you complain about your job. Monochrom's ISS is a ten-part improv-reality-sitcom about living and working on the International Space Station. The four actors playing the ISS crew must develop strategies on the fly in response to surprise situations, which are loosely based on actual ISS data uncovered by monochrom.
The first episode titled V-Day deals with the crew frantically searching for a wayward mouse before the President addresses the crew. It's a strange show for sure. Funny concept, but maybe the episodes are a bit to long for the joke to hold up. Check it out.

Reading Boing Boing I see episode two is now available.

Here is episode one

monochrom's ISS 2011 / Episode 1 / "V-Day" from monochrom on Vimeo.

And the newest - episode 2

monochrom's ISS 2011 / Episode 2 / "Dump and Circumstance" from monochrom on Vimeo.


JoshM said...

Yeah, I tried watching this a while back when it was posted on IO9. I could probably write a couple pages on what's wrong with it (that's what a Bachelor's degree in film snobbery gets you, I guess). But pretty much what you said; it's too long with not enough humor.

Beam Me Up said...

I haven't even mustered the courage to watch the second episode. But if you want to do a review or even an audio review, let me know and I will run it on next week's program. Always searching for new material, yep yep

the big j said...

Episode 1 was a bit slow, I agree, but it's well worth watching 2 (so far my favorite) and 3. I was very impressed with the way the actors really got into their characters over time.

Beam Me Up said...

Yep, I did finally watch the second and third. The leadup to the call was great comedy and then the ultimate let down of "keep up the good work" and you can't miss with toilet humor... I suspect there is something else they cant hear you do in space...lmao