Commissioned by science journal NATURE as part of its celebration of both the 150 years since the birth of author H. G. Wells, and Star Trek's 50th Anniversary, Try Catch Throw is a intriguing sci-fi motion comic.
Written by Andrew Neil Gray, Try Catch Throw tells the story of Marielle, a woman desperate to prevent her computer scientist lover from discovering a secret that could spell the end of the universe.
To aid her quest, Marielle has been given the ability to "reset" time by highly advanced aliens. Frantic, she travels back in time to multiple periods during the course of her courtship, enacting changes that irrevocably alter her timeline, but not her boyfriend's obsession with his reality-shattering hypothesis.
In her final timeline jump that sees the birth of her beloved child, Marielle can not risk another reset, or she will lose her daughter forever.
Out of options, she makes a fateful choice.
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Try Catch Throw is reminiscent of the most compelling episodes of the sci-fi tv classic The Twilight Zone.
Author Andrew Neil Gray has crafted a story with a heady premise, but grounds it by framing it within an affecting human dilemma.
The artwork and illustrations by Chris Malbon are vivid and highly detailed, with a slight touch of the surreal - a perfect complement to this gripping tale.
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