Space Brothers episode 60
Finally another episode that I actually enjoyed watching. Those are getting rare nowadays in Space Brothers. No more nostalgic flashbacks, recaps or stupid fillers that try to make you laugh. This is how it should be!
So yeah, it was time for the launch, but there was a problem with the weather. It had rained so the ground was wet, which could prove to be a problem when you’re using sponge tires. It’s a well-known fact that sponge absorbs liquids, mud is no exception. It would stick to the wheels of their rover, causing it to slow down or stop altogether until the battery finally dies.
Its times like these were Mutta really shines, isn’t it? He came up with yet another brilliant idea to coat the tires in some kind of silicone, making them more water-resistant. You can definitely tell that he would be a better engineer than an astronaut. He’s quite old for an astronaut in training, but then again, so is Kenji.
It was quite sad that Mutta’s team didn’t win, although it made me a little happy, because Mutta’s been having too much luck lately, but what got me smiling was when old man Naoto actually spoke to Mutta on the phone after his team ended up winning the contest. He was an interesting character and it´s nice to see that he´s landed on his feet. Space is no place for men as old as he is. He would probably get a heart attack during the launch.
Next episode is probably going to be about him. I´m not sure I like that. I hate it when they focus too much on one thing. It´s nice to know that he´s doing okay for himself, and knowing a little bit more about what he does would nice too, but don´t exaggerate by wasting an entire episode on one side character.