A piece of NASA’s past makes a surprising return in Decommissioned, which packs genuine sci-fi horror suspense into just six minutes. From the windows of the ISS, an astronaut notices a strange — and horrifyingly familiar — bit of space debris floating in his direction. It can’t be what he thinks it is…can it?
The director wrote to Gizmodo to say he just finished this short last week, and that it was made “using the Unreal Engine technology that The Mandalorian used, albeit old-school rear projection as opposed to the fancy LED wall tech they used.” That explains why Decommissioned looks so damn good, but the truth is that everything here, including Joey Vieira’s performance as the baffled astronaut, is just top-notch. In addition to being totally nightmare-inducing, that is.
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