|Becky Hirschfeld, Daniel Chung, Nora Doane, Adrian Deane & Paul Rodrigues|
Amy wants desperately to be a real astronaut with NASA and keeps questioning if this experiment by Cosmos 1 has any connection to the real thing (for which she only gets vague answers). The fact that her Master’s thesis is about her invented “Muffy, the robotic family counselor” seems legit enough to her to make her a prime candidate. But just to be sure, this ultimate pleaser soon learns to skew all her answers to corporate’s “how’s it going” assessment scales to at least an ‘8’out of ‘10,’ rather than at the ‘3’-‘5’ level of how she actually feels. As Amy, Nora Doane is spastic in a perky sort of way except when she becomes the accuser of Tugg’s chocolate-covered transgression, and then she lets her indignant anger reign. She is also the perfect, fast-talking host to another of the ship’s mediation sessions, this one “Cosmos 1 Sunday,” a simulated talk show where she plunges a hair-brush microphone into fellow crew members’ faces while looking at an imaginary camera, asking probing questions.
Graphics by Nick Flory; Photos by Clive Walker.