Murder in Space review.
Welcome everyone, to a very special episode of S&I reviews! I encourage all who are reading this to play along because I think you guys would be interested in this little game. Today we are reviewing a murder mystery, and so I decided to let you guys play along! All you have to do is pay attention to all the evidence in the review, and in the comment section say who you believe was the murderer! Or perhaps, murderers? The answer will be revealed at the end of next week’s review! And the best part, the reward will be me personally buying you any steam game or combination of games not exceeding $20. Are you clever enough to untangle the web of murders that happened on the International Space Station? Let’s find out!
Neal is innocent, depending on your morals
The film begins in the not so distant 1980s future. No longer is space just full of Americans and soviets! On board the ISS is an american named Neal, who is the captain, a soviet lady named Olga, a canadian named Guy, a soviet man named Alexander, a british lady named Irene, an italian lady named Dominica, an american lady named Pamela, a german man named Mitch and a Dutch named David.
Alexander, being a cosmonaut, is apprehensive to having an american captain ruling over him. Olga however is very interested in having Neal in command if you get what I mean! Olga however is married to the current soviet premier, so Neal doesn’t wanna get busy with her. Olga isn’t the only one horny on this space station, as Guy is allll over Dominica. After a bit of filler, Olga is suddenly found dead with fur on her!
The scientists don’t know exactly why she’s dead, but they do know they need to get back to earth before an autopsy can happen. However cleverly the americans are able to find a way to give her a full body scan using both computers on the space station and on earth, in order to make sure it’s not some kind of “Space disease”. Of course, there is no space disease, but they do find out one troubling thing, Olga was recently made pregnant!
After some questioning, Neal finds out that Guy wasn’t just after Dominica but when they first got to space guy was making moves on Irene. Questioning is cut short, however, since David has his wife on the video call. Guys wife is also there, and he gets a nasty shock when Guy comes stumbling out poisoned! After scanning him, they find out that he was poisoned with Cyanide, which they say is used commonly by soviets.
All this time back on earth, the head of NASA, played by Wilford “Diabeetus” Brimley, has been talking with a high ranking Soviet official, who is now talking with the current soviet premier, who hears that his now dead wife was pregnant. He orders the Soviet official to make sure the ship lands in soviet territory.
Back on the space station, it’s revealed that David and Mitch are actually both gay lovers! Mitch is worried that David killed Olga since she found out that they were gay lovers. Remember folks this was the 80s, they had to keep that under wraps. They both believe each other that both of their hands are clean. It’s also established here that Mitch has a lucky scarf. Will this be an important clue or is it simply a red herring? That’s for you to decide.
Remember earlier in plot where I explained our characters nationality? That’s their characters. Aside from them, there’s the head of nasa and the two soviet officials, but they’re not really important. The acting is also pretty bad, and Wilford “How am I still alive in 2019” Brimley is always entertaining, but yeah pretty bad.
The (partial) Ending.
After a bit more back and forths between the Americans and Soviets, Mitch is found, murdered! His scarf was found still wrapped around his neck. At this point everyone is getting worried and ready to board the escape pod and just go back to earth. Suddenly the Soviet official gets on the video phone and talks with Alexander, with the americans refusing to leave. He asks him if he thinks Neal should be in charge, then leaves him with the message, “Soviet premier Gorbachev sends his regard.” The americans question why they’re talking about a premier who is dead, and think it might be code.
Suddenly Alexander grabs his bag from under his bed and pulls out a gun! Suddenly the ship is damaged somehow, possibly due to the gun, and everyone who can rushes to the escape pod since they’re running out of oxygen. David is found injured and Alexander is nowhere to be found. The survivors get on the escape pod and make it back to earth! They land safely, and the only people who survived the ordeal are Neal, Irene, Dominica, David, and Pamela.
Well here we are folks, all the facts are yours, the ones who died, the ones who lived, and all in between. Tell me readers, are you clever enough to figure out who done it? While you think it over, let me get my conclusion here.
More than one
This film had bad acting but, for the most part, is actually a pretty interesting murder mystery. No really, I actually think that if this were a bit shorter and the acting was better, this would be a pretty interesting film. At the very least I’d read it if it were in book form. The acting is what kills it though, it’s very bad but not in the fun way, the very boring and uninteresting way. Personally I don’t recommend it, but hey if you like who done it stories you might like it. To all our wanna be detectives reading this, good luck! And who knows, there might be a few clues hidden in this very review.
Mitch would do anything for his lover