Community: Season 2, Episode 4

Basic Rocket Science (14 Oct. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 1,257 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 3 critic

Everyone in the study group except Abed is stuck in a crude 1980s space simulator as it is towed off campus, and Abed leads the team given the difficult assignment of bringing them home.



(created by), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

« Previous Episode | 29 of 110 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview:
Sanders (voice)
Brady Novak ...
Faculty #1
Michael Montiel ...


Dean Pelton decides that Greendale Community College must have its own flight simulator and cannot be bested by the competition, "City College," which is planning its own flight simulator. He enlists the study group to clean and refurbish the Greendale Community College simulator. As Jeff, Pierce, Britta, Annie, Shirley and Troy wash the tattered simulator down, they end up accidentally launching it - sending everyone on an unexpected journey into "outer space." Abed is left behind to try and navigate a safe "return" for everyone. Written by NBC Publicity

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

14 October 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


At the end of the episode Abed's ship has 1.21 gigawatts written on the back. A reference to the DeLorean from Back to the Future. See more »


Jeff Winger: We earn the right to pick on Greendale by going there every day. Our school may be a toilet, but it's our toilet. Nobody craps in it but us.
See more »


Spoofs Apollo 13 (1995) See more »


At Least It Was Here (Community Main Title)
Performed by The 88
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Community at it's best!
2 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Basic Rocket Science, the fourth episode of Season 2, proves why Community IS the best comedy on television right now.

Not only is it cinematic in it's approach and look, but it's ambition is sky high. This episode especially was quite magnificent, and probably amazing the show's best. I still have the rest of season two to watch and the last few episodes of Season One, but already I feel like this is at the top, even higher than what I considered an unstoppable comedy- Modern Family. I cannot wait for this season to come out on DVD, and hopefully the rest of this season is this imaginative and this funny and entertaining.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Most annoying character rithicp
D you guys really want a movie? AkiraDLuffy
Community successfully predicting the future thermobaric
Season 4 Pierce oxford-oliveira
1.16 - Communication Studies oxford-oliveira
Mnemonic devices Hazzer182
Discuss Basic Rocket Science (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: