Chapter 1 is the first episode in the Final Space series. It premiered online on February 15, 2018 and on TBS February 26, 2018.
Gary carries out the final days of his lonely, five year prison sentence aboard the Galaxy One, when he meets Mooncake, a little green alien, who has the galaxy’s most dangerous bounty hunters chasing after it. Gary swears to keep Mooncake safe from anyone who would do it harm. Little does Gary know, Mooncake is the world’s most adorable planet destroying super weapon.
- Olan Rogers as Gary
- Fred Armisen as KVN
- Tom Kenny as H.U.E.
- Coty Galloway as Avocato
- Tika Sumpter as Quinn
- David Tennant as Lord Commander
- John DiMaggio as additional voices
- In the scene where Gary goes to the bathroom to steal an Infinity Guard pilot uniform, there is an advertisement on the mirror for "Dart Juice". This is a reference to the YouTube video, "Dart Juice" by BalloonShop, a YouTube trio Olan Rogers was a part of.
- The night Gary met Quinn, he was running away from Dr. Bluesteen and Derek for stealing a jewel of some kind. Derek's name is likely a reference to a character named Derrick (played by Olan) in a popular BalloonShop video entitled, "I'm Enjoying A Treat, Derrick!"
- "DVO was here" Can be seen in the bathroom stall. DVO is the name of the Art Director of Final Space.
- Gary can be seen watching "The Princess Bride" after fixing a satellite.
- Gary calling Mooncake a "Face Hugger" is a reference to the Alien series.
- HUE refusing to open the door for Gary is a reference to the "Space Odyssey".
- Gary's captains logs are a reference to "Star trek" where Captain Kirk often makes logs.
- "The Penitent Man Shall Pass." Which Gary whispers after getting his hand caught in the cookie dispenser is a reference to "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade".
- "Sweet Grandors Glove" and Chookity" are both references to Gary Space Shorts by Olan on Youtube.