Episode 3 of Astra Lost in Space, and Day 24 of our trek through the stars. What will our space explorers find on the next planet, Shymmoor? And who tampered with the communications device?
Something fishy is happening behind the scenes. Funicia was planted in the group, after she was taken from her orphanage to be adopted by the Rafaeli family in just a single night. Who is the man with the sunglasses? What is so special about Funicia. After deciphering the message Funicia eavesdropped, they realize that their group is far from random. They were gathered so they could be taken out in one single swoop. probably by leaving them in space to suffocate. Now we have not one but nine backstories to look forward to, along with the reveal of the main plot (and the twist that is surely coming). Who and why wants them dead?
Kanata, after doing a bit of sherlockholming, decides (with a small prompt by Zack) to reveal the tampering with the communication device. Now that they know their lives are in danger, they need to work together to work this out. And when they start to turn to each other, it is Aries Spring who defuses the situation and gathers everyone over snack plates. That girl should become a mediator when she grows up. Now that the crew knows there is someone who knows the situation (is there, really), what will they do?
In the second half, the crew has to work together not to find the invisible enemy, but to stop Astra from getting destroyed. The deflectors are down and the spaceship is hit by meteor pebbles. That creates an array of problems which can only be solved if the crew follows Kanata’s vague survival tips and on-target orders. As expected, the crew survives the ordeal, lands on the planet, and is ready for its next adventure.
Survival Tips: Kanata’s rules remind me of Star Trek’s Rules of Acquisition, albeit they are too vague to be taken seriously. Unless you really know how to read between the lines.
Roles: ‘Funi, you stay at the bridge’. She looked so determined about not doing anything.
Yunhua: Talked down since she was a child, Yunhua suffers from severe lack of confidence.
Ulgar: He has a gun? Not a novice gunslinger, are we, Ulgar?
Themes & Trivia
Survival Tip No.4: If we all work together and help in different ways, most things can be solved.
Survival Tip No.9: Calmly solve each problem and all problems will eventually get solved
What mysteries does the next planet hold? We will learn next week, so keep your suits ready!
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Astra Lost in Space
Summer 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast