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Basic Rocket Science 

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.

Director:

Anthony Russo

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Andy Bobrow | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Joel McHale ... Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs ... Britta Perry
Danny Pudi ... Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Shirley Bennett
Alison Brie ... Annie Edison
Donald Glover ... Troy Barnes
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Jordan Black ... Dean Spreck
Richard McGonagle ... Sanders (voice)
Richard Erdman ... Leonard
Brady Novak ... Faculty #1
Michael Montiel Michael Montiel ... Runner
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The opening scene where everyone walks slowly towards the camera in their uniforms is a call back to an iconic scene in the movie The Right Stuff, which tells the story of the start of the US space program. See more »

Quotes

[the study group approaches in a slow motion group march]
Jeff Winger: Do we have to keep walking in slow mo?
Abed Nadir: Twenty more yards.
Pierce Hawthorne: You guys are walking in slow mo?
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Connections

Spoofs Apollo 13 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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Community at it's best!
2 July 2011 | by Red_IdentitySee 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.


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