Moonbase 8

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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (3,560)

Moonbase 8 is a SHOWTIME original series that premiered in 2020, starring John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker, and Fred Armisen. The show is a comedy about three astronauts who are sent to a simulated moon base in the desert of Arizona. They must complete a series of tasks and training exercises in order to prove their readiness for a real mission to the moon.

The three astronauts, Skip (Reilly), Rook (Heidecker), and Cap (Armisen), each have their own unique quirks and personalities. Skip is the leader of the group, but struggles with a lack of self-confidence and a desire to be recognized for his accomplishments. Rook is a devout Christian who is constantly battling with himself over his faith and his duty to the mission. Cap is a former helicopter pilot and conspiracy theorist who often veers off on tangents about government secrets and cover-ups.

The show's humor is driven by the interactions between the three astronauts and their struggles with the challenges presented to them during their training. These challenges include everything from repairing a water filtration system to conducting a mock spacewalk in a cramped and uncomfortable space suit. The simulated moon base is also full of surprises, such as the appearance of a group of tourists who mistake the base for a real moon landing site.

Throughout the series, the astronauts must also deal with conflicts both internal and external. Skip has a strained relationship with his family back home and struggles to keep his emotions in check. Rook's faith is tested by the isolation and uncertainty of the mission. And Cap's conspiratorial tendencies put him at odds with the rest of the team.

The show is notable for its attention to detail in depicting the challenges of living and working in a space environment. From the cramped living quarters to the complicated space suits, Moonbase 8 captures the reality of what it would be like to live on the moon. But the show also has a lighthearted and comedic tone, never taking itself too seriously.

The performances of the three main actors are a highlight of the show. Reilly, Heidecker, and Armisen all bring their unique comedic talents to their roles, playing off each other in a way that feels natural and genuine. The supporting cast is also strong, with actors such as Tom Green and Travis Kelce making appearances throughout the season.

Moonbase 8 is a unique and entertaining comedy that offers a fresh take on the space genre. The combination of humor and scientific authenticity makes for a show that's both funny and informative. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves space or enjoys a good laugh.

Moonbase 8 is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on November 8, 2020.

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6. Beef
December 13, 2020
When an angry group of ranchers threatens the team for invading their land, they're forced to decide between abandoning the mission or standing their ground. With a cattle drive coming their way, Skip hatches a risky plan that requires them to use all their training to pull it off. Season finale.
Move the Base
5. Move the Base
December 6, 2020
When Cap becomes an unwitting participant in a psychological test created by Skip's father, it leads to friction between the two of them. Rook proposes a game night as a team bonding exercise, but Cap has a more extreme solution in mind - to move the base.  
4. Visitors
November 29, 2020
The team learns about the program's budget cuts and what impact they will have on their mission going forward. When Elon Musk's SpaceX sets up camp right next door, Cap, Skip and Rook invite them over for a welcoming tour and to make a mutually beneficial proposition.
3. Quarantine
November 22, 2020
When Cap and Skip both get sick it leads to vastly different quarantine experiences for each of them. Rook is left alone with a new female member of the team. When he finds himself attracted to her, he's forced to confront his feelings and must decide whether to act on them.
2. Rats
November 15, 2020
Rook's video correspondence with his family leads to a serious case of homesickness that has him contemplating leaving the team. Meanwhile, Cap becomes obsessed with catching a prowler and Skip comes up with some creative solutions to help the team suit up more efficiently.  
1. Dry
November 8, 2020
Stationed at NASA's Moon Base Simulator in Winslow, Arizona, three dedicated astronauts (and one football champion) attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission. When the team is faced with a water shortage, an unorthodox solution leads to unintended consequences. Season Premiere.  
Where to Watch Moonbase 8
Moonbase 8 is available for streaming on the SHOWTIME website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Moonbase 8 on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, FuboTV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 8, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (3,560)