Vloggers neither mourn nor vlog in this well-intentioned eco-piece. Also, why would you camp in a tip?!
An astronaut returning to Earth is kidnapped by aliens inexplicably hiding out in Hong Kong, but manages to text his unlikely husband and spare-time child-tackler to come rescue him, using a mobile phone he probably doesn’t have. Meanwhile in Peru, the travel blogging duo of Gabriella and didn’t-catch-her-name-but-she’ll-be-dead-soon-anyway discover a beautiful river has been turned into a tip and decide to camp out in it. Also meanwhile, on Madagascar’s only stretch of beach, a submariner washes ashore with some very plasticky eczema. What do these places have in common except for a morality tale about pollution?
Doc and her fam are there, that’s what. Never mind that, though, because birds are falling out of the sky and humanity is about to be afflicted by a global pandemic with deadly consequences. No, not that one, the kind that can be fixed simply by douching the stratosphere. Good thing Doc’s three companions are about to be joined by three further idiots travelling, because how else could the fam possibly tackle such a confluence of calamitous events? When the pandemic in this case is identified as an alien pathogen that metastasises plastic and turns people into dust, Doc and her chums must act fast before it’s too late.
(Vindex Thumbs will be added post-holiday trips. Watch this space! /Leon)