The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9 is Jake Armstrong‘s thesis film from 2009: it’s a darkly humorous science fiction misadventure. There are just so many things I could say about it, but I shouldn’t say any of them till you’ve seen it. And I can’t tell whether you’ve seen it; therefore, I say nothing at all.
Armstrong is a cartoonist and animator based in New York whose name makes it pretty much inevitable that he’ll draw spacemen. I mean, Jake Armstrong? What else could he do?
Oh, well, plenty. But you know what I mean.