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The last Moonbase is 20 weeks from being decommissioned. Most of the crew is in stasis awaiting retrieval. In a series of short weekly broadcasts reporting to management back on Earth, Roger shares the stark beauty, the wry humour, the isolation and frustration, the romance, and the tragedy as the remaining crew members see the operation through to its scheduled end.

Moonbase Theta, Out D.J. Sylvis

    • Science Fiction

The last Moonbase is 20 weeks from being decommissioned. Most of the crew is in stasis awaiting retrieval. In a series of short weekly broadcasts reporting to management back on Earth, Roger shares the stark beauty, the wry humour, the isolation and frustration, the romance, and the tragedy as the remaining crew members see the operation through to its scheduled end.

    MTO S2 Bonus – “Nessa”

    MTO S2 Bonus – “Nessa”

    Nessa sends a special postscript to her last message from Moonbase Theta; this one is to all the kids in her family back on Earth.







    This message follows directly from Nessa’s monologue in S2 Episode 7.







    Nessa Cheong (she/they) – performed by Elissa Park (she/her)







    Written / Produced / Edited by D.J. Sylvis (he/they)









    Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon launched last month on our Patreon; the next episode will arrive there January 23rd! Support us at the $5 level or above and get monthly episodes of this flashback miniseries featuring all of your MTO favourites before they left Earth! Details on our website and on our Patreon page!







    Theme music is “Star” by the band Ramp – http://www.ramp-music.net/. Cover art created by Peter Chiykowski – http://lookitspeter.com/.







    You can find more information at https://monkeymanproductions.com/moonbase-theta-out/. You can also find us at Monkeyman Productions on Facebook, and as @MonkeymanProd on Twitter. Also remember you could see Moonbase Theta, Out live on stage in Seattle this April 25th as a part of the WiFiSciFi live show – more info on that at wifiscifi.org, and tickets are on sale now for the early and late performances.







    Thank you again, we can’t say thank you enough, for being a part of our community, on Twitter, or Facebook, on our Discord which is a lot of fun – thanks for listening, for your recommendations and ratings and reviews, your good thoughts and energy. The universe is a better place with you in it.

    • 11 min
    MTO Recommends: Civilized, Episode 1

    MTO Recommends: Civilized, Episode 1

    Civilized – Episode 101 – “Rain”







    Hi folks! Deej here, and we’re bringing you something special while we’re in our little break from MTO – remember, there are still three bonus episodes to come before we’re truly between seasons! But while we’re quiet for the holidays, I wanted to bring you a special present – the gift of another amazing show you could be listening to! Civilized is … there aren’t even words for what it is, it’s completely invented its own thing! It’s a sci-fi story, it’s hilarious and deeply emotional and a wild action ride with great direction and sound design and the part I absolutely can’t wrap my head around is that it’s ALL IMPROVISED. Listen to the first episode, your mind will be boggled too! And then listen to a lot more after that, go listen to all of it. It absolutely stands up to any scripted show I’ve ever heard, but it’s being created by the actors every time and it’s SO SO GREAT. I hope it’ll fill that listening gap for you until we bring more MTO. Happy new year, enjoy the first episode of Civilized, and then go type it into your podcast app and subscribe right away – that’s the only way to hear more! And you’re definitely going to want to hear more.  Civilized – Website Civilized – Twitter

    • 13 min
    MTO S2E10 – “Roger, Ashwini, Wilder” – SEASON FINALE

    MTO S2E10 – “Roger, Ashwini, Wilder” – SEASON FINALE

    SEASON TWO FINALE

    Roger is still on his way back from Moonbase Delta, stopping to share more thoughts on what he found. Ashwini and Tumnus continue their conversation, debating the central point of zir plan and what will happen when ze goes into stasis. Wilder leaves a tense, pained message before she is forced into stasis as well. There are a few surprises.





    Recommended S1 Episodes for context: S1E19 – “Two” (The S1 Finale, “One,” happens after the events of the S2 finale.)



    SEASON TWO MAIN CAST:

    Roger Bragado-Fischer (he/him) – performed by Leeman Kessler (he/him)

    Alexandre Bragado-Fischer (he/they) – performed by Gabriel Tankeko (he/they)

    Michell L’Anglois (he/him) – performed by Cass McPhee (he/they)

    Nessa Cheong (she/they) – performed by Elissa Park (she/her)

    Ashwini Ray (ze/zir) – performed by Tau Zaman (they/them/their)

    Wilder (she/they) – performed by Tina Daniels (she/her)

    Tumnus (they) – performed by Jen Ponton (she/her)

    Written / Produced / Edited by D.J. Sylvis (he/they)



    Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon launches December 26th on our Patreon! Support us at the $5 level or above and get monthly episodes of this flashback miniseries featuring all of your MTO favourites before they left Earth! Details on our website and on our Patreon page!



    Theme music is “Star” by the band Ramp – http://www.ramp-music.net/; today’s episode featured music by Lavender as well, who records under ‘A Rose is a Rose’ and can be found on Bandcamp under that name. Cover art created by Peter Chiykowski – http://lookitspeter.com/.

    You can find more information at https://monkeymanproductions.com/moonbase-theta-out/. You can also find us at Monkeyman Productions on Facebook, and as @MonkeymanProd on Twitter.

    Thank you so much for all your support this season, all the ways you’ve been a part of our community and our work and our lives. We couldn’t do this without you, and we’re looking forward to many more stories to come! We’ll be back with the Patreon miniseries launching on the 26th, then with our first post-S2 bonus episode, “Nessa,” on January 19th! Happy holidays to all, happy new decade only days away, and keep watching the Moon!

    • 28 min
    MTO: Before the Moon – Trailer

    MTO: Before the Moon – Trailer

    Hey there, Moonbase-ians! We’re a week away from our big Moonbase Theta, Out Season Two Finale, but we’re only eleven days away from another huge date on the MTO Calendar – the launch of our Patreon miniseries, Before the Moon! I’m really excited about this and I wanted to talk it up a little, play you some clips and hopefully get you excited too.

    Before the Moon is a six-episode monthly series that will be distributed to our Patreon backers, and it’s going to tell stories of our Moonbase crew back on Earth before they left for their trip above! You’ll hear from every main character and a few special guest stars before we’re done, with some pretty big reveals and touching moments and secret origins, and … why don’t I just play you a little bit of what we’ve got so far! This is from Episode 1, “Revelations,” focused on Michell receiving his assignment:

    CLIP FROM EPISODE 1

    Episode 2, “Adjustment,” captures Wilder in a literally transformative moment – right after she’s been fitted for her new arm! Here’s a bit of the conversation with her physical therapist, voiced by Claudia Elvidge of ‘The Beacon’:

    CLIP FROM EPISODE 2

    We’re actually just in the process of rehearsing and revising the third episode, “Where the Heart,” which is focused on Roger and Alex, finally seeing them together, at home with the dogs. It’s going to be really lovely and admittedly a bit painful, and I recorded our first rehearsal so you could at least get a little taste:

    CLIP FROM EPISODE 3

    And we’ve got so much more from there! We’ll see Ashwini pulling all zir plans together, Nessa and Elena on a lovely, private date together, and the introduction of Dr. Ringling to Dr. Day! And it’s possible there might be a secret seventh episode before we’re done … where’s the audio version of that eyes emoji when you need it?

    It’s an exciting thing and we’re putting a lot of time and work into it. Eventually, there will be a chance for everyone to hear these episodes, but we’re making them for our Patreon backers, and each episode will only be available there at the $5 and up level for the first six months of release. We’re hoping to grow our Patreon support even between seasons – we’re still paying a few bills from Season 2 out of pocket, and there’s a lot we want to build to for Season 3 – this is the way we’re saying thank you to the folks who are making it possible to keep things going, to pay our actors and creators for all their work.

    So there we go – the first episode drops December 26th; you can find a full schedule and more info and who the guest stars will be all on our website, monkeymanproductions dot com, and you can join our backers at Patreon. It’s going to be a deep dive into the history of a really special cast of characters – I hope you’ll join us for Before the Moon!

    • 5 min
    MTO S2E9 – “Roger, Ashwini, Alexandre”

    MTO S2E9 – “Roger, Ashwini, Alexandre”

    Roger is still awake and falling apart, desperate to regain contact. Ashwini fights despair in zir own way, resulting in a long-planned revelation to Tumnus. Alexandre sends a final message to Roger, knowing there’s little chance it will arrive but unable to wait any longer.





    Recommended S1 Episodes for context: S1E17 – “Four”; S1E18 – “Three”



    Roger Bragado-Fischer (he/him) – performed by Leeman Kessler (he/him)

    Ashwini Ray (ze/zir) – performed by Tau Zaman (they/them/their)

    Tumnus – performed by Jen Ponton (she/her)

    Alexandre Bragado-Fischer (he/they) – performed by Gabriel Tankeko (he/they)

    Written / Produced / Edited by D.J. Sylvis (he/they)

    Portuguese Translations – Mary Anne Matos





    Theme music is “Star” by the band Ramp – http://www.ramp-music.net/; today’s episode featured music by Lavender as well, who records under ‘A Rose is a Rose’ and can be found on Bandcamp under that name. Cover art created by Peter Chiykowski – http://lookitspeter.com/.

    You can find more information at https://monkeymanproductions.com/moonbase-theta-out/. You can also find us at Monkeyman Productions on Facebook, and as @MonkeymanProd on Twitter.

    Don’t forget our new hopepunk anthology series, MonkeyTales, launches tomorrow, December 9th!

    You can also support us on Patreon for behind the scenes info and special perks – including a Moonbase prequel miniseries called “Before the Moon” which we just announced, and will be launching late in December to our backers there. You can also donate to us through Ko-Fi, or buy some of our merch. We couldn’t make the show happen without you!

    I think that’s all for now – hope you’ll add MonkeyTales to your podcast apps, check out our Patreon, and we’ll see you in two weeks here on Moonbase Theta for the Season 2 finale!

    • 23 min
    MTO S2E8 – “Wilder, Roger, Michell”

    MTO S2E8 – “Wilder, Roger, Michell”

    Wilder tries to put herself back together – quite literally, and gets information from a source on Earth. Roger and Michell’s private concerns erupt into their very public feud. Michell composes a message to Nessa.





    Recommended S1 Episodes for context: S1E15 – “Six”; S1E16 – “Five”



    Wilder (she/they) – performed by Tina Daniels (she/her)

    Roger Bragado-Fischer (he/him) – performed by Leeman Kessler (he/him)

    Michell L’Anglois (he/him) – performed by Cass McPhee (he/they)

    Nessa Cheong (she/they) – performed by Elissa Park (she/her)

    Ashwini Ray (ze/zir) – performed by Tau Zaman (they/them/their)

    D.J. Sylvis (he/they) as Enclave Officer

    Special appearance by Chad Ellis (he/him) as Enclave Tech

    Written / Produced / Edited by D.J. Sylvis (he/they)





    Theme music is “Star” by the band Ramp – http://www.ramp-music.net/. Cover art created by Peter Chiykowski – http://lookitspeter.com/.

    You can find more information at https://monkeymanproductions.com/moonbase-theta-out/. You can also find us at Monkeyman Productions on Facebook, and as @MonkeymanProd on Twitter.

    You can also support us on Patreon for behind the scenes info and special perks – including a Moonbase prequel miniseries called “Before the Moon” which we just announced, and will be launching late in December to our backers there. You can also donate to us through Ko-Fi, or buy some of our merch. We couldn’t make the show happen without you!

    Thanks as always for your support, your ratings and reviews, your comments and accusations when we break your heart. It all means so much. See you all in two short weeks.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Drewby53267 ,

Damn fine drama

This is a short story told from the perspective of a man on a moon base station as it closes down ready to return to Earth.

There is drama, intrigue and a love story that underpins the whole story and brings the main protagonist to life and gets you fully immersed in his struggles and frustrations.

Moksa95 ,

Intimate and compelling

I can't recommend this show enough. It has a wonderful protagonist (well-written and well acted), excellent world-building and an emotional punch.

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