Space Janitors: Episode One

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A beter render would be nice. Some "fume FX" or "afterburn" effects also would be good. If you are doing this in blender - there's a lot of stuff to do everithing look beter. Though the actors are good and that's the most important. Good luck with this!

Pretty good, but why the Inception Horn at the end?

I think i smell the tale tale hints of teh awesome coming towards my computer

I liked this a lot. Seems like my kind of show, so I'll keep watching. They could use a better graphics engine, though. It gets the job done, but doesn't look very good.

Hell of a title.
Keep it up.

Alright, I'll give it a chance. Those ReBoot patches were the tipping point.

The ship the janitors are on looks like a giant hearing aid.

I'm willing to tune in every week, lots of interesting ways this can go.
Just don't have either of them join the rebellion. New characters can be introduced that are rebel plumbers.
Also:
Exploding alien toilet clogs/interstellar sewer monsters.
Just throwing that out there.

It felt a little flat, but it's hard to tell from just 3 minutes worth of footage. I'm optimistic that it gets better.

Yeah, I'm being cautious as well. It seems pretty polished and big budget by comparison, but none of that can replace the jokes that I guess aren't my taste or maybe I've just seen too many Star Wars parodies (1). For example, "show don't tell" could've been applied to the rebels, like the Janitors trying to get their attention but being outright ignored. Or maybe let the more down-to-earth Janitor continue cleaning despite the firefight and miraculously not getting shot, emphasizing he's not part of this world of action and maybe providing a snarky comedic contrast to the fierce action, in addition to his fellow janitor's "only sane man" contrast to the situation.

Also, only rely on a lot of 3D if it actually looks really good. It's fine to have so-so 3D in the background, but it's not good once it grabs attention. That includes the outro.

/two cents

Oh. Wow.

This looks gooood.

I like it. Good job, Escapist Crew! <3

i kinda liked it but i am still not getting around the fact that the ads annoyed the hell out of me this last week

That didn't even make me smile once.

Not very promising but I'll wait for more episodes I guess.

Reminded me a lot of early Red Dwarf (not the hideous US versions) so it'll be interesting to see where they go with it.

Hopefully it's more than just a Star Wars parody...

Wew, looks great! Very curious to see where this is going, especially considering the fact that the first few episodes usually can't stand in the shadow of the later ones. I can see why this one got all that marketing attention.

|'m hoping there's going to be some progression maybe even a little plot, but whereever you go this was a nice intro and all the actors really felt the part, you know it's a good job when you end up thinking, wow these people even look right for the characters

Well, this is something to keep my eye one. Fail and you'll get your wish of being important enough to shoot at and I wont miss.

Hmmm... Well, I wasn't amazed, but I most certainly didn't think it sucked. I actually kid of liked it!

This show has a lot of potential, I'll most definitely keep watching!

looks like it will be a solid show. i will keep an eye on it. surely got my interest.

Its like Space Station 13. Except that the rebels didn't slip in the janitor's mop-water.

I thought this was real boring. Like the fact they are janitors in space is the only joke they had and used the entire sketch.

StreetBushido:
Liked the Soylent Green reference!

That immediately made me a fan.

I... wasn't blown away I'll admit.
BUT, I gave the Jimquisition a chance, and this one deserves more than that did on the basis of the first episode.

...So will the incredibly, INCREDIBLY annoying advertisements stop now? Please?

That was four minutes I'll never get back.

I feel unwowed, unimpressed, and a little disappointed. For all the ads on the site I seriously expect more. At least Computer effects from this Decade.

Dialog was strong and well delivered. Very, very quotable. Agree w/ the Red Dwarfesque comments. To me, web series are a lot like sketch comedy, "Buy the Premise. Buy the bit. And throw out everything that isn't that." The episode was 3:52 and the before establishing the premise, the protagonist's love life is established and then dropped. If the show has only got 4 minutes and she's not going to be in them, then save that info for later episodes. On the event front, he only thematic development was the "rebels" not shooting at the protagonists. Which was a great "show, don't tell" moment that got stepped on by heavy-handed explanation. Off-the-top-of-my-head, better to have:

Throws down mop, big sigh, two finger "look at me" gesture. "A little eye contact would kill you? We're important, you know! Got access to the giant laser...and the hyper drive." (voice trails off at the end, which flows nicely back into the snarky comment about urinal cakes.)

But really anything that juxtaposes the character's impotence with actual desire would work. It shows promise, and I will definitely look forward to future episodes. Normally, it feels unfair to complain about a small webisode but if they're gonna put up a 20 second back-out shot demonstrating the technical cost and production value of the show (I assume to give the audience an overt sense of perspective of the characters vs. their world....btw a small piece of fairy cake off to the side would have been genius). I'm going to nitpick on dropping the ball with the story. Anyway, an excellent concept, good dialog, and solid acting is gonna make a lot of people (including me) watch and there's lots of reason to expect this group will only get better.

MorganL4:
Anyone else immediately think Red Dwarf? Because the whole time that was all I could think of.

I know, right?
It's nowhere as good as RD, but it does show potential. Too bad new episodes don't come until April.

Also, I agree that with all the ads being shown recently my expectations were slightly higher, especially in the special effects department.

total crap, dull, not interesting or original in anyway. improve the scrpit

You have me interested, keep it up.

So, you've basically re-made red dwarf?

this an interesting move escapist.. we'll see how it pans out allot better than some content you've had either way

Ill keep watching, i love looking for all the little easter eggs. my favourite so far was the Reboot logo on their arms.

This was pretty funny. Looking forward to more.

Monoochrom:

Fine

The effects are bad. I didn't want to say it, because it's obvious that they put effort into it, but they ended up with effects that obviously aren't real but are just good enough as to not get a pass by me.

The acting was stale

It wasn't funny, I didn't so much as smile. For instance, they could have had the Camera follow the Rebels for a moment longer to further underline how boring they are, that could have been funny. Seriously, if the joke is that they are so insignificant, then have the rebels practically become front and center the moment they enter, have them talk, have the janitors in the background talking to each other or generally being annoyed by the rebels, something like that. I get that Janitors are insignificant, simply pointing that out doesn't make it funny.

It didn't make much sense. So we have this go getter, who is just looking for a opportunity, yet when said opportunity presents itself he just stands there...yeah.

And the first shot also kind of annoyed me, it's obviously supposed to mirror Star Wars, the problem is that for the spray bottle to be in that perspective he would have to be holding it in a way that is anything but practical. Why would he do that if not to get that precise shot? It's as if they broke the fourth wall unintentionally.

You wanted me to be Nitpicky and go into detail, so there you have it.

I personally didn't think it sucked (wasn't enamored by it, but didn't think it sucked) but HERE are some good ideas.

Now that you point it out, the focus following the rebels for a bit longer down the corridor, getting the pace up and then suddenly breaking from the action back to the two janitors, back to just cleaning. That would have been priceless. A real missed opportunity for a sharp comedic contrast.

Keltrick:

I personally didn't think it sucked (wasn't enamored by it, but didn't think it sucked) but HERE are some good ideas.

Now that you point it out, the focus following the rebels for a bit longer down the corridor, getting the pace up and then suddenly breaking from the action back to the two janitors, back to just cleaning. That would have been priceless. A real missed opportunity for a sharp comedic contrast.

To say it sucked was a little strong, that was my general annoyance with the commercials for it lately coming through.

It wasn't terrible, it just wasn't any good either. I'll be giving it a second chance, I however don't really have high hopes for it.

N T S : Not Too Shabby :p

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