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A war we cannot lose. An enemy we cannot defeat. A destiny we will not escape. Join humanity's fight for survival in this epic original sci-fi adventure podcast!

Children Of The Gods CMack

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    • 4.3 • 71 Ratings

A war we cannot lose. An enemy we cannot defeat. A destiny we will not escape. Join humanity's fight for survival in this epic original sci-fi adventure podcast!

    Chapter 11 – Gone to Ground

    Chapter 11 – Gone to Ground

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    Vengeance has arrived home. While the crew is dealing with the fallout of Fido's defection, Corval is tasked with discovering the fate of a lost flight-training squadron on the surface of the planet he had hoped to never visit again: Earth.
    Producer's Comments:
    It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey, but Chapter 11 is finally complete!  Substantial work went into the soundscapes for this extended episode, so grab some headphones and kick back.

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    • 58 min
    Chapter 10-11 Interim 02 (Minisode 2) Released 10.03.10

    Chapter 10-11 Interim 02 (Minisode 2) Released 10.03.10

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    Scott's gift has some unforseen consequences.

    Corval tries to get back on-track with his intelligence reports while trying to keep Fido from breaking everything within reach.

    • 7 min
    Chapter 10-11 Interim (Minisode 1) Released 07.04.10

    Chapter 10-11 Interim (Minisode 1) Released 07.04.10

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    Presenting the first installment of our new mini episodes!

    These "mini-sodes" cover minor events between chapters, and also serve as CMack's "podium" updates.

    Featured: The Leviathan Chronicles (http://leviathanchronicles.com) chapter 25 finale trailer! :)

    • 10 min
    Chapter 10-2 – Furious Consquences, Part 2

    Chapter 10-2 – Furious Consquences, Part 2

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    Vengeance meets up with its sister ship, the Furious, in an effort to get one another back in shape for the final leg of the journey home. The joining of the two massive ships is not without danger, however, as the crew of the Vengeance is about to discover...

    [LOG ENTRY] : "That's it.  Soon as we get back home I'm putting in for a transfer.  Better yet, maybe I'll just walk altogether.  The other night the captain called the squadron together to meet with him during chow.  He told us it would be a good chance to get to know the newbies we brought in to take the gun seats, but when he finally decided to actually show up, he hardly seemed interested in them at all!  In fact he started in with some cockamamie garbage with that flathead he's keeping with him!  He actually believes it's given him super powers or something!  What the hell am I supposed to do with that?  The skinnies were stunned to silence, and I'm pretty sure Trip was just about ready to call med bay by the time Corval pissed me off enough to actually give him what he wanted.  That's something I never want to have to deal with again.  I respected that man.  I considered him a friend.  For him to put me in that kind of position is unforgivable.  I'd go put a bolt through that flathead's eye if I thought it would put things straight again, but everybody upstairs is going completely ga-ga over the sucker, so fat chance of that.  Furious undoubtedly has some slots; maybe I'll see if they could use a stick jockey that knows whose side she's on." - Galos, Kyrie / Cmdr / Wing Three, Nova Squadron, Vengeance
    Producer's Comments:
    Welcome, to Timothy Pinkham (http://timothypinkham.com), our fantastic composer!  Tim's music really adds a whole new layer to the show.  It doesn't just "spice it up"; it kicks it in the tail, and into high-gear!

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    • 42 min
    Chapter 10-1 – Furious Consquences, Part 1

    Chapter 10-1 – Furious Consquences, Part 1

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    Vengeance meets up with its sister ship, the Furious, in an effort to get one another back in shape for the final leg of the journey home. The joining of the two massive ships is not without danger, however, as the crew of the Vengeance is about to discover...

    [LOG ENTRY] : "That's it.  Soon as we get back home I'm putting in for a transfer.  Better yet, maybe I'll just walk altogether.  The other night the captain called the squadron together to meet with him during chow.  He told us it would be a good chance to get to know the newbies we brought in to take the gun seats, but when he finally decided to actually show up, he hardly seemed interested in them at all!  In fact he started in with some cockamamie garbage with that flathead he's keeping with him!  He actually believes it's given him super powers or something!  What the hell am I supposed to do with that?  The skinnies were stunned to silence, and I'm pretty sure Trip was just about ready to call med bay by the time Corval pissed me off enough to actually give him what he wanted.  That's something I never want to have to deal with again.  I respected that man.  I considered him a friend.  For him to put me in that kind of position is unforgivable.  I'd go put a bolt through that flathead's eye if I thought it would put things straight again, but everybody upstairs is going completely ga-ga over the sucker, so fat chance of that.  Furious undoubtedly has some slots; maybe I'll see if they could use a stick jockey that knows whose side she's on." - Galos, Kyrie / Cmdr / Wing Three, Nova Squadron, Vengeance
    Producer's Comments:
    I had a hard time NOT constantly going back in and nit-picking myself to death over little incidental effects. Part 1 features the new CotG theme, and some completely custom music by yours truly! :) It required 22 channels and nearly 200 discrete sound clips to complete, including voices.

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    • 40 min
    Chapter 9 – Mindgame

    Chapter 9 – Mindgame

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    New background music makes this show one of the most engaging, exciting episodes yet! Grab your headphones and crank up the bass boost. Some popcorn might be a good idea too, because this chapter ended up being much longer than usual!

    [LOG ENTRY] : "Just call me 'Freak Show Corval'.  It still boggles my mind how it's even possible, but thanks to Fido's limited understanding of the nuances of our language, I've somehow ended up being taken under his wing while he guides me through some kind of rehabilitation procedure that his people use with those among them who have been injured and unable to feed.  He seems to think that if he's able to connect with me enough to feed, then there must be more to us humans than the Tarthet believe.  I think he's right.  Through the link he's been able to create between us, he's unlocked something in me that could very well be laying dormant in many of us!  For example, I spent an entire nightwatch moving a mug around a table without actually touching it!  I've done it so much that it's almost second nature now, and yet I still find it impossible to believe.  Frighteningly, that's just one of the things I've been learning about!  How am I ever going to get anybody else to understand this?  Skipper and Marshall are understandably miffed about it, but my team is another matter entirely.  Hell, I'm not so sure I understand how this came about myself, how can I be expected to explain to them how inevitable this outcome apparently is?  Fido says it's what I call "the luck", doc says its probably genetic, and everybody else makes tracks in the opposite direction.  If any of them knew how far this is likely to go, I think I'd have to start watching my back.  I'm concerned that the situation is about to get out of control very quickly if I don't do something drastic to compensate.  My friends don't know about any of this yet, but I think I'm going to have to open up to them if I expect us to be able to continue on as a team.  Hopefully I don't end up shooting myself in the foot..."

    - Corval, Kevin / Cpt MPlt / Wing Cmd, Vengeance
    Fun Facts: This is the longest episode yet, thanks to a scene that was added just prior to giving the greenlight to the voice talent. The episode length is usually determined by the number of pages in the script, but there were so many sound effects and additional material that the extra time was unavoidable.
    Over 200 sound clips were used in this chapter, not including voices, voice effects and music.
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    Adam Ketterman


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    JMack (http://hoodhype.com)



    Bridge Engineering Officer


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    JMack (http://hoodhype.com)



    Bridge Helm Officer


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    JMack (http://hoodhype.com)



    Chief Medical Officer


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    J.T. Shea (http://gigcast.nightgig.com/)



    Damage Team Lead


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    TestMAD



    Damage Team 1


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    GamerGoddess



    Damien Treskot


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    Carl Cubbedge (http://cubbysdiscgolfworld.blogspot.com/)



    Deck Boss


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    Karak Sindru (http://www.karakspeakstrue.com/)



    Emu Three


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    Doug Biggers



    Emu Four


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    BarbaraJ



    Fedrin Delacroix


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    Wesley Clifford (http://planetretcon.com/)



    Kevin Corval


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    CMack (http://deadweasel.net)



    Kyrie Galos


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    Ali



    Medic 1


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    Cody Christian (http://codypchristian.net/)



    Medic 2


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    Karak Sindru (http://www.karakspeakstrue.com/)



    Michael Hutsford (Skipper)


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    Steve Riekeberg (http://geekcred.net)



    Scott Liaj


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    Michael Peco



    Sergei Petrov

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

YogiDBear ,

Bittersweet

WARNING WARNING WARNING
*this review has one very minor spoiler*

I’ll get the negative out of the way first, so that I will finish on a high note.
This is an incomplete story that was left off on a cliffhanger in the eleventh episode. I hope that some day the writer will find a way to finish the story, but after so many years of waiting I’m doubtful it will happen.
Now to the positive stuff. COTG is a fantastic Sci-Fi adventure, that is well written, and voice acted, along with production values that are truly top notch. The sound effects combined with professional sounding voice talent help to make your listening experience immersive and fun. Even without a complete story the eleven episodes that do exist are well worth listening to. There are also a few locations online where you can find a few “mini” episodes (about 2-3) where you are able to hear a few tidbits of additional information on the main character and the Alien he comes to know as Fido*.
If you are in the mood for some excellent Sci-Fi story telling and can live with the possibility of never hearing the stories end then COTG will scratch your story-telling itch.

PhelineCat ,

Poof! Vanished!

One day this just stopped. I was out with my dog and suddenly there was no more. Is there a sequel I can't find?

At least tell us what's going on and when/if you will return. A quarantine sounds like a good time to get back to incomplete projects.

acbigbear ,

So what happened

That’s it? What happened after chapter eleven?

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