24 episodes

Down is a 24-part science-fiction series from Definitely Human about an expedition into a newly-discovered Antarctic trench, dubbed The Bottomless Pit. The company-backed research submarine Virgil is elegant, state-of-the-art, and capable of withstanding enormous pressures. The same cannot be said for her crew.
DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit www.DefinitelyHuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us on Patreon at www.Patreon.com/DefinitelyHuman.

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    • 4.3 • 135 Ratings

Down is a 24-part science-fiction series from Definitely Human about an expedition into a newly-discovered Antarctic trench, dubbed The Bottomless Pit. The company-backed research submarine Virgil is elegant, state-of-the-art, and capable of withstanding enormous pressures. The same cannot be said for her crew.
DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit www.DefinitelyHuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us on Patreon at www.Patreon.com/DefinitelyHuman.

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    Part 1: Stasis

    Part 1: Stasis

    At Beckett Station in Antarctica, Global energy company Advantage prepares for an expedition unlike any other. A crew of five will spend two days aboard the state-of-the-art submarine Virgil, as it slowly descends to the bottom of a newly discovered deep sea fissure. The voyage hasn’t even begun and already marine biologist Dr Marion Straker finds herself at odds with the clashing egos and fawning yes-men of the Antarctic base. And worse than that is the doubt. The inescapable feeling that she doesn’t deserve to be there.
    DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.

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    • 14 min
    Part 2: Launch

    Part 2: Launch

    The company-backed submarine Virgil has begun its journey to the descent point, where the unexplored Antarctic trench, dubbed The Bottomless Pit, awaits. Old friends Dr Marion Straker and Dr Stephen Frame prepare to spend two days aboard the vessel, along with the arrogant Captain Charlie Dresden, the laid-back engineer Sam Jansen, and the eager-to-please company man Marcus Wilde.
    DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.

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    • 12 min
    Part 3: Descent

    Part 3: Descent

    The Advantage expedition has only just begun, but it is already facing its first challenge. The Virgil is falling into The Bottomless Pit at an uncontrollable speed. Neither Beckett Station nor the adaptive AI can arrest the submarine’s descent. It is up to Marion and the crew to pull together and solve the crisis quickly, before it escalates. 
    DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.

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    • 11 min
    Part 4: Calm

    Part 4: Calm

    After an exciting first day, Marion, Marcus, Sam and Stephen look forward to exploring the so-called Bottomless Pit and collecting samples with the Virgil’s super manipulators. Marion is especially excited to fill the bio boxes in her lab with marine life, but Captain Charlie Dresden seems fixated on dampening the crew’s enthusiasm. 
    DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.

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    • 15 min
    Part 5: Specimen

    Part 5: Specimen

    There is something in the abyss. Dr Stephen Frame has encountered a lifeform so astounding that he struggles to accurately describe it to his colleagues. Marion and Marcus are thrilled, Charlie and Sam less so, as pursuing the animal will require the crew to go against protocol and descend deeper into The Bottomless Pit. 
    DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.

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    • 12 min
    Part 6: Scream

    Part 6: Scream

    The crew of the Advantage expedition have successfully captured a new species of deep sea animal, a lifeform unlike anything they have seen before. But there is no time to celebrate. Marion, Marcus and Stephen must rush to determine whether or not the Virgil’s newest addition is somehow still alive, as its thrashes and wails intensify.  
    DOWN is a Definitely Human production. Visit http://definitelyhuman.co.uk to see full credits and check out our other shows. You can follow us on Twitter @HumanDefinitely for updates, and support us at https://www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman.

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

LeemoUK ,

Magnus archives meets the despair squid

First of all. Pro tip: skip one minute into every episode to miss that voice saying “definitely human” twice at the beginning and do the same at the end to avoid the painfully slow end credits.

This should definitely be compiled into a feature length episode. It’s good fun, some interesting plot points and characters that grow on you.

Penfold1992 ,

Close but…

This could have been so much better. There’s very few ppl sounding like they are on a very high tech mission in the most advanced sub on the planet. The one thing that’s really burying this is captain pugwash. He’d be better off in charge of a one man toy sub so he can argue with himself all day and not seriously annoy everyone with his useless and wrong decision making, hijacking the entire mission when they are clearly on a scientific one and as a captain he has no business making those decisions in this scenario. Bit ridiculous tbh.

Aren_ ,

Bad writing and hammy acting

I usually have no problems with unlikable characters but this podcast keeps painfully forcing their conflict. It makes the characters act so laughably unprofessional, immature and incapable of sensible rational thinking that it doesn’t fit the premise. These are supposed to be expert professional adults, not a bunch of high schoolers.
The acting is also bordering on karricature.

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