I totally agree. That second one doing the double-twist ending was dope. The "loser screws up again, but this time for keeps" plot is a classic from the old twilight zone (most notably in "the librarian" with Burgess Meredith), and it was nice to see it again here.
I'm also sold on Forest Whitaker as host, after being somewhat skeptical at first. Maybe it's the lazy eye.
EDIT: I orginally thought the ending would be that the "something inside you worth redeeming" would end up being his liver, or other interal organ/gourmet alian food. Buit that had also already been kind of done in the original Twilight Zone.
(edited by MoeGates on 7.11.02 1438) Expressing myself EVERY day - but especially on July 22, 2002!
Granted I only skimmed the CNN article, but I thought this flight was ineligible for the X-Prize, since it won't be carrying enough weight to represent three people. Plus, they need to give 30 days notice for that. Click Here (science.slashdot.org).