Spring 2142 and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "resting guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. As soon as they find one. IF they find one.
This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.
The "tilslørte bondepiker" maneuver
LOOK. I never said it would be the MORNING of September 19, I just said it would be ON September 19, so I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT.
It's episode 61, and incredibly, it seems our crew might have actually lost some brain cells over the hiatus. I swear, if there's a skull and crossbones on it, this crew wants to eat it, marry it, or at least put it in the garage next to something flammable.
Oz 9 episode X-1
Written by Lee Shackleford of the awesome sci-fi audio drama Relativity, this episode exposes you to yet more of Oz 9 that you were hoping to avoid.
An advanced alien species is coming aboard the ship? Well, yeah — they're in space. But, are they friendly?
HUGE thanks to Lee, who wrote AND produced this despite all our mostly unintentional efforts to thwart him. BTW, Lee is an amazing voice and stage actor, writer, and human being, so if you want to get in contact, go to shacklefordfreelance.com.
Thanks, listener in Zambia (Oz 9 chat, part deux)
To date, there have been 86 downloads in Zambia. We figure that's one fan who listened to every episode, including all the hiatus and bonus stuff, and to him, her, or them, we say a profound "thank you!"
And the same "thank you" to all of you. We know there's more important stuff you can be doing, like thinning out your spatula collection or arranging your vegetable garden in descending order, but you chose to spend it with us.
All the very best, space monkeys.
From yer ever-lovin',
Oz 9 "the hiatus ate us" chat
"The hiatus ate us!" That line, courtesy of the brilliant Bonnie Brantley, is all too true.
We started our hiatus with great plans to do all kinds of fun Oz 9-y things in all that copious free time, only to have our ideas evaporate in the harsh light of real life.
Sorry. But here's some of us talking about stuff. Does that help?
Your breath smells of caramel and butterscotch
This one is a beast. Go to the bathroom, get some water, maybe load up on some snacks. Is your listening device charged?
Get comfy. We have a lot to tell.
Quality control. Also, nibbles.
You've been awesome! No, really. I'd love to be able to reward your patience, but instead I just have an episode. I know it's not much, but I made it myself.
One more episode to close out the season: are you ready?
No. You're not. Sorry, but you are SO not ready.
Good luck with your show
The best and most ridiculous pod ever.
I don’t even know how I came across this podcast but man I’m so happy I did. It is the most bizarre and hilarious podcast I’ve ever listened to (and I’ve listened to a lot). I cannot recommend this highly enough to someone that likes sci-fi and wants a good laugh.
Bonkers and funny!
This podcast is not suitable for the workplace, if you’re trying to pretend you’re working. It’s insanely hilarious! Brilliant writing and fantastic characters!!