Moonbase 8: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Moonbase 8

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Despite a talent central trio and a few great moments, Moonbase 8's portrait of monotonous mediocrity may be too low-key for some viewers to achieve comedic lift off - though that may be exactly the point.

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Critic Ratings: 32

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User Ratings: 67

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Air date: Nov 8, 2020

Stationed at NASA's Moon Base Simulator in Winslow, Ariz., three dedicated astronauts -- and one football champion -- attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission; faced with a water shortage, the team comes up with an unorthodox solution.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2020

Rook's video correspondence with his family leads to a serious case of homesickness that has him contemplating leaving the team; Cap becomes obsessed with catching a prowler; Skip comes up with solutions to help the team suit up more efficiently.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2020

After Cap and Skip both get sick, it leads to vastly different quarantine experiences for each of them; left alone with a new female team member, Rook finds himself attracted to her and must decide whether to act on his feelings.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2020

The team learns about the program's budget cuts and the impact they will have on their mission; when Elon Musk's SpaceX sets up camp next door, Cap, Skip and Rook invite them over for a welcoming tour and to make a mutually beneficial proposition.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2020

Cap becomes an unwitting participant in Skip's psychological test and it leads to friction between the two of them; Rook proposes game night as a team bonding exercise.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2020

The team must decide between abandoning the mission or standing their ground when an angry group of ranchers threatens them for invading their land.

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Cast & Crew

John C. Reilly
Cap

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Tim Heidecker
Rook

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Fred Armisen
Skip

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Adam Lambert
Billy

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Joe Abraham
Pastor Nadler

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Fred Grandy
Bob

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M.C. Gainey
T-Boy

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Travis Kelce
Self

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Joshua Davis
Wally

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Tina Landon
NASA Official

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Thomas Mann
Cooper

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Janet Hoskins
Jeane

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Jordan Rodrigues
Christopher

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Caden Dragomer
Caden Sloan

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Alia Shawkat
Aiix

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Diandra Lyle
Alisha Patterson

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Amanda Maddox
Sue Sloan

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Adalei Mostellar
Caleb Sloan

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Critic Reviews for Moonbase 8: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Moonbase 8: Season 1

  • Dec 15, 2021
    Moonbase 8 is a funny sitcom that airs for only 22 minutes per episode, but it's very funny and includes one of my favorite actor/comedian!!!
  • Nov 05, 2021
    Much like its very likable crew, waiting for a shot at the Moon which may never come, the audience might find waiting for this show to take off tests their patience. It's a quiet little show about three mild-mannered guys living in a big tent. It's not a riotous comedy, but it has a few funny moments. I think by now we all should know enough to know these three actors are not trying to be slapstick comedians. The premise of a NASA-funded moonbase simulation - in a desert also inhabited by apparent meth heads, competing private moonbase simulations and cattle ranchers - is a lush playground for fun storylines. The astronauts have to put on their space suits to exit the habitat, drive an overly cute moon buggy (which is identical to the ones the Banana Splits drove, what 40 years ago?), and occasionally have to deal with Earthly problems not present on the Moon, such as a scorpion crawling into their helmets. Not to overlook the bad-smelling but tasty beef-style stew and the canned bagels the wannabe astronauts live on. Some of the writers' choices betray a very low budget. For example, there is a cattle drive in the last episode which is supposed to include 250,000 head of cattle. The crew spends the whole stampede inside the habitat, so we only get to see one cow. It is oddly a milk cow, not a steer, but, hey, this is a fictional and somewhat goofy show, not a documentary. What do city people know about cattle, anyway? Not a whole heck of a lot. In another episode there are numerous references to the luxe Space X habitat just over the hill from Moonbase 8. It could have been fun, after the much younger, definitely cooler Space X crew came over for a visit, to bring the Moonbase 8 crew over to Space X to see what they've been missing, but that would have meant the costs of another set. Alas. Though Alia Shawkat and Adam Lambert are always welcome sights. Episode 6 is the "season finale", such as it is, and the fact that it's only Episode 6 combined with the very un-final feel of it makes me think production of this show got cut off by the Covid hammer which dropped mid-March 2020, and the intention had been a more likely 10 or 12 episodes. I enjoyed all six, but maybe not enough people at Showtime network liked it enough to give it the nod for a second season. A shame, because to me watching this show is like tearing into a bucket of leftover Halloween candy. An unexpected treat which completely hits the spot. John, Tim and Fred, well done.
  • Oct 28, 2021
    3 of my favorite actors doing what they do best, being awkaward. If you don't get it then yeah it's terrible. Comedy is largely subjective, but they pulled it off. Hope to see more soon
  • Jul 16, 2021
    As of July 16, 2021, season 1 of "Moonbase 8" has only generated a 58% rating on this website.... this is absurd!!!! The people who have given this show a rating below at least 100% are obviously either (1) stupid children or adults without a single clue about who the legendary comedic actors in this show are, (2) very stupid without a sense of humor, or (3) all of the above. Suffice to say, I personally give Moonbase 8 a five-star rating not only because of its cast but because it's a very original. smart, endearing, and addictive comedy. I cannot wait for Season 2 and I hope people give this series a chance because it's very original and unlike anything else on TV at this time.
  • Jul 07, 2021
    Genius. 3 guys who have the talent to lean into awkward like no one else on earth or the moon. Wonderfully funny.
  • May 06, 2021
    It's relaxing, and different. It's so different from other comedy. The three guys expressions are enough to crack me up and when I'm not laughing I'm entertained for sure. And kinda start to care about the main characters they're very endearing. I really want to see them get to the moon! At least I'd like to see more...
  • Feb 06, 2021
    A lot of fun. Good to binge!
  • Dec 30, 2020
    SO FUNNY and clever and just an enjoyable watch altogether. loved it !
  • Dec 11, 2020
    I liked it, it's hilarious and the acting is well-done!
  • Dec 07, 2020
    Moonbase 8 is a Showtime original series with Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly who are in training somewhere in Arizona to create a base on the moon. Other astronauts come and go while these three goof balls are rolling around the base expecting they will eventually end up on the moon. The storyline was dull, pointless and not worth your time. With these three great actors you would expect something better, something that says we are trying to achieve their goal. Skip this series just not worth the time or energy to watch it.

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