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In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government implements a value scale they have determined based on “usefulness” to future society. If you are valued at a 50 or above, you will be chosen to enter the bunker, and, if not, you must stay above ground and face the end of days. “Neuron” (which acts as both a prestigious brain implant and also a software company) is folded into a sanctioned branch of the government called, “The Ministry of Experience.” Their job now is to develop technologies and software that can replicate the human experience above ground. But what is far more pressing is The Ministry must find a way to reduce the use of resources, or they will run out of all survivable assets before being able to relocate to “Eden” - the one place above ground that might be salvageable in a few years time. Whether Eden will be ready in time remains to be seen, but its existence is literally the last hope for the human race surviving. In a drastic effort to cut emissions and resource usage, “The Oyster” is created. The Oyster is Nirvana - A state absent from the mind while being filled with complete pleasure and bliss. What, then, happens when reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains?

The Oyster stars Logan Browning (Dear White People and the Perfection), Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World), Carla Gugino (Haunting of Hill House), Keith David (Greenleaf), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, UnReal), Andrew Santino (Dave) and more.

Created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler

The Oyster The Paragon Collective

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government implements a value scale they have determined based on “usefulness” to future society. If you are valued at a 50 or above, you will be chosen to enter the bunker, and, if not, you must stay above ground and face the end of days. “Neuron” (which acts as both a prestigious brain implant and also a software company) is folded into a sanctioned branch of the government called, “The Ministry of Experience.” Their job now is to develop technologies and software that can replicate the human experience above ground. But what is far more pressing is The Ministry must find a way to reduce the use of resources, or they will run out of all survivable assets before being able to relocate to “Eden” - the one place above ground that might be salvageable in a few years time. Whether Eden will be ready in time remains to be seen, but its existence is literally the last hope for the human race surviving. In a drastic effort to cut emissions and resource usage, “The Oyster” is created. The Oyster is Nirvana - A state absent from the mind while being filled with complete pleasure and bliss. What, then, happens when reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains?

The Oyster stars Logan Browning (Dear White People and the Perfection), Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World), Carla Gugino (Haunting of Hill House), Keith David (Greenleaf), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, UnReal), Andrew Santino (Dave) and more.

Created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler

    Episode 7 - The Cave

    Episode 7 - The Cave

    Trigger warning: This episode contains self harm.

    Ori descends upon the Cave.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp , Care/Of and Headspace.

    • 41 min
    Episode 6 - The New Americans

    Episode 6 - The New Americans

    Trigger warning: This episode contains self harm and references to suicide.

    In this episode, Ori learns about Luca's experience in The Sorting.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, Hellofresh and Helix.

    • 42 min
    Episode 5 - Burdening of the Soul

    Episode 5 - Burdening of the Soul

    In this episode, Ori begins to learn more about the overrides.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, Tushy and Storyworth.

    • 58 min
    Episode 4 - The Overrides

    Episode 4 - The Overrides

    In this episode, Ori begins to learn more about the overrides.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, Headspace and Bright Cellars.

    • 35 min
    Episode 3 - The Final Call

    Episode 3 - The Final Call

    Trigger warning: This episode contains graphic violence and reference to self harm.

    Ori and Luca attend The Final Call.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp , Buffy, and Tushy.

    Enhance this experience with headphones.

    • 39 min
    Episode 2 - The Trial

    Episode 2 - The Trial

    Ori and Christian embark on the first Oyster trial.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp , Buffy, and Hellofresh.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Amazing

Really good, so interesting and always leaving me with wanting more

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