Guy is an experienced British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain’s first manned mission to space. He has trained for this for three years at the height of the Cold War and now he is alone in space with a malfunctioning capsule. He has limited contact with the UK, some unusual communication with the US and some unorthodox communication with Tyuratam deep in Soviet Russia. Who will help him? Will he make the right choice?—Anonymous
The astronaut ‘Guy Taylor” is suffering from severe Hypoxia (Oxygen starvation). Three of the main symptoms of this are confusion, disorientation and acute behavioural change. Brain function can become impaired making is difficult to pay attention, making irrational decisions with poor judgment. After consultation the production team decided to go with these traits of the illness for the character from the moment he wakes up after blacking out. Taking him out of the environment he would normally have complete control of during his test pilot days and throwing him into an environment with little to no oxygen and see his character change from the consummate professional to someone barely holding it together on to the edge of his life.