Space Academy 1.7 – Monkey Business

There wasn’t anything wrong with tonight’s episode – it concerned a solar mirror jammed in the wrong position, pointing down at an artificial planetoid – but I guess I wasn’t in the right mood for it. I just kept questioning things instead of taking this inoffensive story on its own terms. For example, I wanted to know…

It’s 1977. Didn’t we already see a kid and a chimpanzee stowing away on this morning’s repeat of Speed Racer? And…

Why are the hangar bays at Space Academy so incredibly huge? Isn’t that a somewhat inefficient use of space?

Ah, well. My son wasn’t distracted by such boring adult concerns. He liked the story just fine.

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3 responses to “Space Academy 1.7 – Monkey Business

  1. Why is the hangar bays at Space Academy so incredibly huge? Isn’t that a somewhat inefficient use of space?

    The hangar bays could also double as repair facilities and they need the room for the equipment. This particular hangar bay may have been cleaned or something. But you do bring up a valid point…

    • Okay, assuming you’re right… even if they needed that much room for a particularly massive Seeker-repairing machine, there are four of these bays! It would make much more sense to have four small launch bays with a single repair room behind them, I think.

      Well, I overthink, anyway.

      • Christopher

        Maybe there are larger ships than the Seekers which have to park in the bays from time to time. Space buses? Food deliveries? Garbage scows?

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