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We’re trying something new here at Couch Geek. We’re calling it Saturday Shorts. We will scour the internet every day for our favorite short films, then on Saturdays you get to see our top pick. This one is called “The Ark” by Grzegorz Jonkajtys of Poland. Watch it and you’ll see why we picked it as our favorite. Let us know if you like it and if want to see more. Enjoy!


Normally I love me some Guillermo Del Toro, but right off I see Transformers, Aliens, Voltron, Mechassault and Just about every giant robot movie, comic book or video game. Even though I’m rating this a maybe I will check it out because it is after all Guillermo Del Toro and he can’t do any worse than that Battleship disaster from last summer. No amount of washing will ever clean the stink from that one.

In this movie it looks like civilization is under attack by another cranky alien creature bent on destroying the planet, and the survival of our species depends on the actions of an elite group of special people with special weapons and special skills.

Check out the trailer and tell us what you think.

The internet is littered with abandoned comedy web shows, and for good reason! Most web series bore me, and the production value, acting and quality of writing is somewhat lacking in many of the shows. However a web series has come along, which has pushed my previous favourite to the side, so move over ‘The Guild’, for Space Janitors is comedy gold, set in space!

I’m not knocking ‘The Guild’ by the way, it is a pretty great web series, but ‘Space Janitors’ is more my type of show. I’ve grown up reading science fiction books, love Star Wars, as well as the Red Dwarf TV series, so when I stumbled across Space Janitors, it was love at first sight. Wait? What?

Like most web series, the cast is small, the action centered around a few locations, but what the show sets out to do, it does well. The writing pulls on the fondness many have for Star Wars, but it is also carving out its own identity as the series goes on.

So let’s get down to specifics, the two key characters are ‘Janitors’ working in ‘Space’… did you already guess that? Gold star, if you did. They are supported by three other characters: an android, a ‘squall’ trooper, and a computer psychologist.

So here is the twist, they work for the other side… you know ‘evil’. They all work on an evil space station’, basically a death star, which keeps being attacked by ‘rebels’. So this is basically ‘Star Wars’, with references to ‘Star Wars’, but not Star Wars, do you know what I mean? Mainly though it is about five friends, getting into all sorts of situations and trouble on a space station.When you watch sci-fi movies you see the troops, the officers, the androids all moving around, but who mops up the floors, tidies up the messes, and keeps the computer systems functioning? Well these guys do!

Each episode typically last between 3 – 10 minutes, and so far they’ve released eight episodes already, and I believe season two will shortly start production. They’ve recently started to re-release the episodes on the ‘Geek and Sundry’ network, and their official website is here. Being on the ‘Geek and Sundry’ network, should hopefully bring the show to the attention of more people, so it is a good move.

Space Janitors is a welcomed web series, and I recommend you check it out.

About the author: Andrew is a geek, who loves to write about a variety of topics, whilst drinking tea.