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Nolira is an agronomist tasked with establishing agriculture in a new solar system, but when she wakes up on a now- empty colony ship, the whole of her plan disappears. The ship has been set adrift, with numerous mission-critical problems requiring immediate attendance outside of her area of expertise. Nolira is aided by the ship’s malfunctioning AI, which acts as her confidant and companion during the fight for survival.

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Nolira is an agronomist tasked with establishing agriculture in a new solar system, but when she wakes up on a now- empty colony ship, the whole of her plan disappears. The ship has been set adrift, with numerous mission-critical problems requiring immediate attendance outside of her area of expertise. Nolira is aided by the ship’s malfunctioning AI, which acts as her confidant and companion during the fight for survival.

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    Entry 3-01: Lark

    Entry 3-01: Lark

    The Walton Auxiliary Vessels rush toward the stranded Bifrost fleet while Nolira and Sgt. Lawrence are faced with a difficult choice.
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    Credits:
    Written by K.A. Statz
    Produced with Sound Design and Editing by Travis Vengroff
    Executive Producer Dennis Greenhill
    Dialogue Editing by Marisa Ewing of Hemlock Creek Productions
    Mixing and Mastering by Brandon Strader
    Senior Sound Designer Dayn Leonardson
    Script Editing by W.K. Statz
    Translations by Sophie Yang

    Cast:
    Dr. Nolira Eck - Siobhan Lumsden
    Ally – Tanja Milojevic
    Sergeant Lawrence – A.R. Olivieri
    Sanon Onroon – Daniel Demerin
    Captain Sarpon – David Ault
    Commander Graan – Lani Minella
    Auden Barrow – David Devereux
    Captain Park – L. Jeffrey Moore
    Corporal Vince – Ryan Philbrook
    Kenpenin Trun – Peter Joseph Lewis
    Officer Ben-Avi – Travis Vengroff
    W-A-V-2 Pilot Mallory – Graham Rowat
    W-A-V-1 Pilot – Adelaide Gardener
    Misc. Crew 1 – Daniel Muñoz
    Feo Lawrence – Kaitlin Statz
    Walton Guard – Timur Yakhlakov


    Music:
    “Adrift (The VAST Horizon Theme)" Written and Performed by Brandon Boone with Choir Arrangement by Steven Melin, Performed by The Budapest Scoring Choir
    "Lark" written and performed by Dayn Leonardson
    VAST Horizon art by Kessi Riliniki

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    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Tovusound | Sophie Yang | Sean Daniel Francis

    Sound Effects: (attribution licensees)
    "Hardware Beeping" recorded by Sean Daniel Francis 

    CONTENT WARNINGS: None.
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    • 38 min
    Entry 3-02: Decided

    Entry 3-02: Decided

    Auden has an enlightening discussion with Sanon while Nolira and Sgt. Lawrence decide the fate of the Exilarchy ship.
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    Credits:
    Written by K.A. Statz
    Produced with Sound Design, Editing, and Directed by Travis Vengroff
    Executive Producer Dennis Greenhill
    Dialogue Editing by Marisa Ewing and Melissa Pons of Hemlock Creek Productions
    Mixing and Mastering by Brandon Strader
    Senior Sound Designer Dayn Leonardson
    Script Editing by W.K. Statz
    Translations by Sophie Yang

    Cast:
    Dr. Nolira Eck - Siobhan Lumsden
    Ally – Tanja Milojevic
    Sergeant Lawrence – A.R. Olivieri
    Sanon Onroon – Daniel Demerin
    Captain Sarpon – David Ault
    Commander Graan – Lani Minella
    Auden Barrow – David Devereux
    Captain Park – L. Jeffrey Moore
    Kenpenin Trun – Peter Joseph Lewis
    Doctor Nyoto Jemisin Mametja – Binja Zihhalirwa
    Officer Ben-Avi – Travis Vengroff
    Crew 1 – Michelle "Lylia" Tan
    Walton Guard – Timur Yakhlakov
    ZZ – Mimi Chan

    Music:
    “Adrift (The VAST Horizon Theme)" Written and Performed by Brandon Boone with Choir Arrangement by Steven Melin, Performed by The Budapest Scoring Choir
    VAST Horizon art by Kessi Riliniki

    This is a Fool and Scholar Production. 
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Free Transcripts are available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/vast-horizon-27244373
    Check out our Merch: https://streamlabs.com/foolandscholar/merch

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Tovusound | Sophie Yang | Sean Daniel Francis

    CONTENT WARNINGS: References to genocide
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    • 35 min
    Entry 3-03: Adrift

    Entry 3-03: Adrift

    The Exilarchy ship and its occupants reach the Walton, as a secret meeting takes place aboard the Simek.
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    Credits:
    Written by K.A. Statz
    Produced with Sound Design, Editing, and Directed by Travis Vengroff
    Executive Producer Dennis Greenhill
    Senior Sound Designer Dayn Leonardson
    Mixing and Mastering by Brandon Strader
    Script Editing by W.K. Statz
    Mandarin Translations by Sophie Yang
    Swahili Translations by Hannah Kwirikia

    Cast:
    Dr. Nolira Eck - Siobhan Lumsden
    Ally – Tanja Milojevic
    Sergeant Lawrence – A.R. Olivieri
    Arn Feen Stonin – Tianyi Skarrxin
    Captain Sarpon – David Ault
    Commander Graan – Lani Minella
    Auden Barrow – David Devereux
    Captain Park – L. Jeffrey Moore
    Kenpenin Trun – Peter Joseph Lewis
    Doctor Nyoto Jemisin Mametja – Binja Zihhalirwa
    Officer Ben-Avi – Travis Vengroff
    Corporal Vince – Ryan Philbrook
    Corporal Lee – Lindsay Zana
    ZZ – Mimi Chan
    Officer 1 – Tim Trautman
    Officer 2 – Daniel Muñoz

    Music:
    “Adrift (The VAST Horizon Theme)" Written and Performed by Brandon Boone with Choir Arrangement by Steven Melin, Performed by The Budapest Scoring Choir
    "String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29" written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Performed by Steve's Bedroom Band
    VAST Horizon art by Kessi Riliniki

    This is a Fool and Scholar Production. 
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Free Transcripts are available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/vast-horizon-27244373
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    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Tovusound | Sophie Yang | Sean Daniel Francis

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Bullying, Dead Bodies, References to Genocide
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    • 45 min
    Entry 3-04: Precautions

    Entry 3-04: Precautions

    Auden and Dr. Mametja have an important discussion with Sanon, while Lawrence continues to look for a way to stop Ally.
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    Credits:
    Written by K.A. Statz
    Produced with Sound Design, Editing, and Directed by Travis Vengroff
    Executive Producer Dennis Greenhill
    Senior Sound Designer Dayn Leonardson
    Mixing and Mastering by Brandon Strader
    Script Editing by W.K. Statz
    Mandarin Translations by Sophie Yang
    Swahili Translations by Hannah Kwirikia

    Cast:
    Dr. Nolira Eck - Siobhan Lumsden
    Ally – Tanja Milojevic
    Sergeant Lawrence – A.R. Olivieri
    Arn Feen Stonin – Tianyi Skarrxin
    Captain Sarpon – David Ault
    Commander Graan – Lani Minella
    Auden Barrow – David Devereux
    Sanon Onroon – Daniel Demerin
    Doctor Nyoto Jemisin Mametja – Binja Zihhalirwa
    Physician Yanvonskanyan – Alli Smalley
    Senkan Mjonjen – Danilo Battistini
    Officer Ben-Avi – Travis Vengroff
    Corporal Vince – Ryan Philbrook
    Corporal Lee – Lindsay Zana
    Nurse Unin – Mandy Wong
    Officer 1 – Tim Trautman

    Music:
    “Adrift (The VAST Horizon Theme)" Written and Performed by Brandon Boone with Choir Arrangement by Steven Melin, Performed by The Budapest Scoring Choir
    VAST Horizon art by Kessi Riliniki

    This is a Fool and Scholar Production. 
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Free Transcripts are available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/vast-horizon-27244373
    Check out our Merch: https://streamlabs.com/foolandscholar/merch

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Tovusound | Sophie Yang | Sean Daniel Francis

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Bullying, References to Genocide, Threats of Violence
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    • 32 min
    Entry 3-05: Fears and Ends

    Entry 3-05: Fears and Ends

    The auxiliary fleet begins to exit the "area of influence" while Arn Feen Stonin confronts Nolira.
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    Credits:
    Written by K.A. Statz
    Produced with Sound Design, Editing, and Directed by Travis Vengroff
    Executive Producer Dennis Greenhill
    Senior Sound Designer Dayn Leonardson
    Mixing and Mastering by Brandon Strader
    Script Editing by W.K. Statz
    Mandarin Translations by Sophie Yang
    Swahili Translations by Hannah Kwirikia

    Cast:
    Dr. Nolira Eck - Siobhan Lumsden
    Ally – Tanja Milojevic
    Sergeant Lawrence – A.R. Olivieri
    Arn Feen Stonin – Tianyi Skarrxin
    Captain Sarpon – David Ault
    Commander Graan – Lani Minella
    Sanon Onroon – Daniel Demerin
    Captain Park – L. Jeffrey Moore
    Kenpenin Trun – Peter Joseph Lewis
    Doctor Nyoto Jemisin Mametja – Binja Zihhalirwa
    Officer Ben-Avi – Travis Vengroff
    Simek Officer – Narana Cober-Baman
    Dr. Wu – Sophie Yang
    Dr. Jiang – Ewan Chung
    Dr. Antwi – Jordan Cobb
    Dr. Bashar – Rob Harrison
    Constance – Sam Yeow

    Music:
    “Adrift (The VAST Horizon Theme)" Written and Performed by Brandon Boone with Choir Arrangement by Steven Melin, Performed by The Budapest Scoring Choir
    VAST Horizon art by Kessi Riliniki

    This is a Fool and Scholar Production. 
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Free Transcripts are available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/vast-horizon-27244373
    Check out our Merch: https://streamlabs.com/foolandscholar/merch

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Tovusound | Sophie Yang | Sean Daniel Francis

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Bullying, Cannibalism, Death, Murder, Peer Pressure (familial), References to Genocide, Threats of Violence
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    • 29 min
    Entry 3-06: In My Mind

    Entry 3-06: In My Mind

    Nolira and Arn Feen Stonin deal with the consequences of Lawrence's actions while technocracy forces gather information on their adversary.
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    Credits:
    Written by K.A. Statz
    Produced with Sound Design, Editing, and Directed by Travis Vengroff
    Executive Producer Dennis Greenhill
    Senior Sound Designer Dayn Leonardson
    Mixing and Mastering by Brandon Strader
    Script Editing by W.K. Statz
    Mandarin Translations by Sophie Yang
    Swahili Translations by Hannah Kwirikia

    Cast:
    Dr. Nolira Eck - Siobhan Lumsden
    Ally – Tanja Milojevic
    Arn Feen Stonin – Tianyi Skarrxin
    Captain Sarpon – David Ault
    Commander Graan – Lani Minella
    Sanon Onroon – Daniel Demerin
    Auden Barrow – David Devereux
    Captain Park – L. Jeffrey Moore
    Doctor Nyoto Jemisin Mametja – Binja Zihhalirwa
    Admiral Lau – Su Ling Chan
    Simek Officer – Narana Cober-Baman
    Simek Officer 2 – Lex Ellett

    Music:
    “Adrift (The VAST Horizon Theme)" Written and Performed by Brandon Boone with Choir Arrangement by Steven Melin, Performed by The Budapest Scoring Choir
    "Dr. Mametja's Ringtone" - Written and performed by Careless Juja
    VAST Horizon art by Kessi Riliniki

    This is a Fool and Scholar Production. 
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Free Transcripts are available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/vast-horizon-27244373
    Check out our Merch: https://streamlabs.com/foolandscholar/merch

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Tovusound | Sophie Yang | Sean Daniel Francis

    Sound Effects: (attribution licensees)
    "Hardware Beeping" recorded by Sean Daniel Francis

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Bullying, Death, Murder, References to Genocide, Reference to Gaslighting, References to Abuse (neglect), Threats of Violence
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Boomshakalakaaaa ,

Decent story…

…the random Chinese dialogue is…bizarre? Confusing..? Don’t know what to make of that or what the writers were going for but it’s hard to follow what’s going on when 20% of it is in a language I don’t speak lol otherwise good story

Hendel2131267 ,

A fan of other creations but this?

Have to say that I am a huge fan of Liberty and other similar podcasts like Theatre of Tomorrow and this podcast seems to have promise. The concept is solid and the sound effects are very good. The voice actress for the protagonist though not so good. It seems like she doesn’t know what accent she wants to have. She switches from British to Scottish and then throws in some random Chinese. It’s like she went to a buffet and couldn’t decide what she wanted to eat so she threw a bunch of random stuff on the plate and called it a night. I just finished season 3 and I’m honestly glad I stuck with it. Season 1 was hard to get through but seasons 2 and 3 were worth it.
The characters became more engaging and I eventually became invested in Nolira’s plight. I really hope they do another season.

Kris10cashmonii$$$ ,

Sci-fi podcast obsessed aficionado

PHENOMENAL!!!! Took me a sec to get pulled in but oh my was it worth it. Just listen! Love love love thank you!

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