99 on 99: “The Last Sunset”

99on99011bAn alien probe gives the Alphans an atmosphere on the Moon, but the joy is short-lived. Did you really think this was going to have a happy ending? The surreal set-up leads to a much grittier survival scenario with a crashed Eagle…that’s right, another one. There are nice character touches like the developing relationship between Paul (Prentis Hancock) and Sandra (Zienia Merton), and a rare show of anger from Koenig, but the last act is all Paul as he lets hope and some trippy ‘shrooms get the better of him. The aliens’ motivation is best summed up as “meh.”

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