final space

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Final Space is a show that really kickstarted my internet presence and it’s the reason why I am where I am today. It has inspired me endlessly for the past three years. The news of its cancellation is a devastating blow but I could not be more grateful for the memories and the adventure that it gave us while we had it…

Godspeed everyone and so long Final Space…

Final Space 3×13

Oh, it ended on a cliffhanger before we even know if the show is getting renewed! Arrrrgh.

Ash’s journey from cute little kid to unhinged murderous adult has been an interesting ride but I still feel there ought to be more to it. “Good guy joins forces with the bad guy even though it’s very clearly the bad guy fucking everything up” has never really made all that much sense to me. The lack of Evra in the finale also baffles me, where is she? Is she that disconnected from human affairs? I don’t think Ash’s story can feel complete without her.

Thankfully, despite coming close to the edge there with Little Cato, Ash was not successful in turning anyone else to the dark side. I’m going to start calling her Ashakin Skywalker. (Actually I already have.)

Gary and Quinn were perfect in this episode as usual, oh man it never actually occurred to me they hadn’t said “I love you” yet. Also I loved that little moment at the beginning where Gary is just sitting on the bed contemplating and waiting for the action to start. It seems so rare that adult animation shows just like… slow down and stop and let an animated character “act” you know?

I’m not actually afraid for Mooncake (assuming another season does materialise) simply because he’s the character on all the merchandise, the cute little pet of the cast, and even a show as willing to break the rules as Final Space is probably isn’t going to kill off, you know, the “puppy.”

Man, please let there be more of this show. In the meantime why not go congratulate Olan Rogers on all the amazing work he’s done so far:

Final Space 3×12

Oh the timeslot has moved has it? Well that doesn’t bode terribly well for a fourth season I suspect, sigh.

The penultimate episode and everything has gone as wrong as it possibly could have. (But, no more Tribore, thank god.) Little Cato now knows the truth and Ash has gone full-on Anakin Skywalker, come-to-the-dark-side speeches and everything. I’m not so sure about her about-turn here, she seemed to be improving since meeting Evra so it feels like there’s a scene missing here. Just something more to bridge the gap between Good Ash and Evil Ash, I guess.

Everything between Gary and Quinn was very sweet here, it’s just a shame we haven’t really spent a lot of time delving into Quinn’s innermost thoughts this season. I really thought we’d get to know more about her past and her sister but we didn’t, and with one episode to go we may never will. I did love the little detail of Gary’s prison sentence holding the key to (what was almost and I guess still might be) the way out of Final Space though, it was a nice little way of tying his and Quinn’s relationship into the bigger picture.

Sheryl doesn’t deserve to be called anyone’s grandma as she’s still done very little to earn her redemption. Also she’s seemed so surplus to requirements this season I wonder if she’ll just die in the season finale. I assume somebody has to after all.

I wonder if Little Cato’s mother/the Queen of Ventrexia really was named “Apricot.”

Final Space 3×11

Jeez Avacato is a bit of a dick in this one isn’t he? That sounds like a bit of an odd thing to say about a character who has commited multiple murders and assassinations but there ya go. One tends to overlook his war crimes because he’s a cat and cats are just like that.

Elsewhere we meet a dead Gary in a horrific and yet IMHO rather touching scene, and also Bolo gets his head ripped off before the opening credits have even rolled! Yikes. Sorry I spent this whole season thinking you were bound to be revealed as super evil, Bolo. This whole episode was a great tribute to zombie movies and I note it had very few out-of-place jokes, excellent.

I was convinced this episode being called “The Dead Speak” was a reference to the now-infamous opening crawl of The Rise of Skywalker. Perhaps it is? Also upon seeing the title I was hoping Fox would be the dead person who got to speak, but no, awwww. :(

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Because there’s so much focus on the intense roller coaster ride of emotions in the final scenes of this episode, I didn’t want the beauty of the animation of Ash and Mooncake flying out into space to be overlooked.

Also, even though it was a very dark moment, the animation of Kevin Van Newton’s final moments deserves recognition too.

From what we’ve seen in the BTS videos, the animators care deeply about doing a fantastic job and it shows in the results.

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It’s raining Garys! Hallelujah!

A very tense, EXTREMELY aesthetically pleasing episode there. Lemme just find some more shots so I can show you what I mean.

So this was a “The characters think everything is going to be finally okay but then it gets even worse than it was before” episode, always an emotional rollercoaster but even more so now since no-one knows if the show will be renewed. :/

I spent this whole episode expecting Sheryl to die (I don’t think she really deserved that hug. I miss the days when I loved to hate her) but poor Kevin Van Newton bit it instead. RIP Kevin, we hardly knew ye. What a great death scene though.

And… his last words were interesting? “Salvation comes in the blink of an eye,” was something Quinn said to Gary when no-one else was around, and yet… Oh dang was Kevin a future Gary all along?! I always really liked that theory. Godspeed (or Goodspeed?) Kevin.