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episode 4: space is great for sulking

Episode four in which Olivia gasses the crew, Leet’s symmetry is imperiled, and the janitor and the AI debate the relative value of the tooth fairy.

Access the full transcript to episode 4.

Starring

Richard Cowen as Leet
Bonnie Brantley as Jessie
Tim Sherburn as Colin
Eric Perry as Joe and
Richard Nadolny as the Narrator
Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry, who also plays Madeline and Olivia

Our theme music and other incidental music was written and performed by John Faley.

Sounds from Freesound:

https://freesound.org/people/JustInvoke/ (cracked tooth)
https://freesound.org/people/SieuAmThanh/sounds/397787/ (alarm)
https://freesound.org/people/mikaelfernstrom/sounds/68709/ (revving engine)
https://freesound.org/people/audible-edge/sounds/76804/ (squealing tires)
https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ (sounds of the bridge)
https://freesound.org/people/Nexotron/sounds/371282/ (engine hum)
https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ (door)

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episode 3: great heaving chesticles

Have you ever thrown the last of your milkshake out the car window, only to have it splat on the windshield of the car behind you?

Now imagine doing that with liquified human remains, in space, where there are no windshield wipers. Or gas stations with handy squeegee things. What happens next? You might get a really irritated comms call from the next ship in line, who are, incidentally, also about to hit you.

access the full transcript to episode 3

You’re listening to:

Bonnie Brantley as Jessie

Richard Cowen as Leet

Richard Nadolny as The Narrator

Tim Sherburn as Colin

Eric Perry as Joe

Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia

Our theme and other incidental music composed and performed by John Faley.

 

Sound effects available on Freesound:

Spaceship Engine – just noise.wav by Nexotron

Sci fi door by peepholecircus

Electric zap by JoelAudio

Bridge ambient sounds: https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ 

Car handbrake sound by audible-edge: https://freesound.org/people/audible-edge/sounds/76804/

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episode 2: I had a cake all to meself

Something’s gone pretty wrong on the Oz 9, and Olivia, the ship’s AI, doesn’t seem all that keen to fix it. Meanwhile, Colin’s convinced he was the target (despite being the only one in his section still alive), and the mystery of Leet’s missing shirts is being completely ignored, unlike his pecs.

Will they figure out who cranked up the tanners? Or even how to make lunch?

Access the full transcript to episode 2.

You’ve been listening to:

Richard Nadolny as the Narrator,

Tim Sherburn as Colin

Richard Cowen as Leet and interviewer

Eric Perry as Joe and Dr. Friederich von Haber-Zetzer

Bonnie Brantley as Holly Martin Maples

Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry, who plays Madeline and Olivia.

Music composed and performed by John Faley

Sound effects available on Freesound:

Spaceship Engine – just noise.wav by Nexotron

Sci fi door by peepholecircus

Electric zap by JoelAudio

 

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episode 1: welcome aboard! run.

On an otherwise unexceptional Tuesday in 2042, Gated Galaxies fired off 400 of its Oz 8000™ ships, each with 50,000 “resting guests” tucked into stasis pods, plus a skeleton crew of up to half-a-dozen total no-hopers.

It was a win-win for G2, as they’re known, as the Oz 8000 model was about to be declared “unfit for journeying to the nearest 7-Eleven, much less interstellar space” and recalled. G2 had a very large fleet of the 8000s, and a slight head start on the recall, as they’d paid off the head inspector to delay her report by promising the ships would be stripped and sold for parts. Instead, the ships were spit-shined, outfitted with some black market YugoPods™, and space aboard quietly sold to very very rich people on the promise that somewhere up there, screamingly wealthy and privileged lives away from the riff raff of Earth were to be had.

To their credit, there was a lot of screaming, so they had that right.

This is the story of one of those ships, the Oz 9, and the utterly futile attempts of its crew to fulfill its stated mission: to deliver the passengers safely to their new, terraformed planet. At its unstated (and unknown) mission – to make Gated Galaxies even richer by doing some sneaky, underhanded and occasionally homicidal things – it was a massive success.

Access the full transcript for Episode 1.

You’ve been listening to:

Tim Sherburn as Colin/Horace and Senator 1

Eric Perry as Mr. Southers and Joe

Richard Cowen as cheesy ad guy and Leet

Bonnie Brantley as Senator 2

Richard Nadolny as the Narrator and the alarm

Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry, who also plays Olivia and Madeline (and cheesy ad gal)

Our theme music was composed and performed by John Faley.

Sound effects available on Freesound:

Spaceship Engine – just noise.wav by Nexotron

conversation in crowd.wav by btothedub88

Sci fi door by peepholecircus

Flash and a Bang by fredzed

Heathers Gunshot Effect2.wav by okieactor

Crowd Walla, Rijksmusem, Amsterdam, NL by nebulousflynn

Angry _Mob by unchaz

Gavel – 3 Strikes with room reverb by odditonic

Rocket Launch.flac by qubodup

Music from “infomercial”:

I’M ON FIRE by Loyalty Freak Music, available on the Free Music Archive.

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