Final Space is an American animated space opera comedy-drama television series developed for cable network TBS. The show was created by independent internet filmmaker Olan Rogers with David Sacks serving as showrunner. The series involves an astronaut named Gary and his alien friend, Mooncake, and focuses on their intergalactic adventures as they try to solve the mystery of the titular “Final Space.”
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Series 1 (2018)
✅ Final Space 1×01 – Chapter One
Gary, after five lonely years in a space prison, meets an alien he calls Mooncake, and vows to keep it safe. What Gary doesn’t realize, however, is that Mooncake is also a planet destroyer.
✅ Final Space 1×02 – Chapter Two
Gary and Avocato must stop a bounty hunter named Terk from telling the Lord Commander that Mooncake is on the Galaxy One; meanwhile the former has a disastrous first encounter with the Lord Commander.
✅ Final Space 1×03 – Chapter Three
Gary and Avocato try to hide Mooncake safely away on the planet Yarno, but end up trapped in a terrifying mind-puzzle; Mooncake is forced to fight in a combat arena called the Deathcropolis; Quinn investigates the gravitational disturbance.
✅ Final Space 1×04 – Chapter Four
After the Galaxy One is hacked, Gary has to harvest energy from a nearby star to reignite the engines and escape; the radiation poisoning from the star sends Gary into a trance of painful memories; Gary and Quinn are finally reunited.
✅ Final Space 1×05 – Chapter Five
Gary, Quinn, and Avocato trace the cause of the gravitational disturbance to an eerie bioluminescent planet, and must put a stop to whatever is causing it.
✅ Final Space 1×06 – Chapter Six
Gary and Avocato go on a mission to save Avocato’s son, Little Cato, from the Lord Commander’s prison planet.
✅ Final Space 1×07 – Chapter Seven
Gary grapples with his future when he learns that his prison sentence is up.
✅ Final Space 1×08 – Chapter Eight
Gary and his crew encounter a Titan named Bolo, who tells them how to close the breach in the fabric of space.
✅ Final Space 1×09 – Chapter Nine
The crew of the Galaxy One returns to Earth to find an anti-gravitational bomb that they hope can save the universe.
✅ Final Space 1×10 – Chapter Ten
Gary, Quinn and the team engage in a final duel with the Lord Commander to decide the fate of Earth and the universe.
SERIES VERDICT: ★★★★