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Syndication

Episode 15: What's Up, Doc?

Still rattled by their recent discoveries, Eiffel and Minkowski try to force Hilbert to reveal what he knows about the Hephaestus's mysteries and the details of his secret mission. But will they find some way to get their prisoner to cooperate with them? Or will their formidable opponent succeed in breaking them apart before they break him? Plus, pet monkeys, bad cop territory, winning personalities, irrational needs, and hammer time. 

Direct download: Whats_Up_Doc.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 1:49am EDT

Episode 14: The Kumbaya Approach

Unsure of who or what to trust after the events at Christmas, Eiffel and Minkowski make contact with Mr. Cutter, their liaison to Goddard Futuristics and the mission's direct supervisor. But given Hilbert's actions, how wise is it to inform Command about their discovery of the mysterious deep space signal? And how much does Mr. Cutter already know about what is happening on the Hephaestus? Plus, long distance calls, exponential emergencies, showing and telling, extreme prejudice, and Hephaestus Mystery 340.  

Direct download: The_Kumbaya_Approach.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

Episode 13: Gas Me Twice

Part two of two. The repercussions of the crew's discovery and Dr. Hilbert's actions continue to disrupt the station's Christmas plans. Cut off from Minkowski and with limited time to act, Eiffel decides to take a risk. Plus, Smokey Bear Mode, Mr. Kettle, giant fireballs, laughing gas, and crazy plans. 

Direct download: Gas_Me_Twice.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

Episode 12: Deep Breaths

Part one of two. It's Christmas Day on the Hephaestus. While Minkowski does her best to approximate a traditional holiday dinner, Eiffel decides he's going to try to smoke his last cigarette. Both plans are put on hold, however, when Dr. Hilbert stumbles upon a major discovery. Plus, impenetrable darkness, the blunt approach, sanitized pagan rituals, caller ID, and the last of the real turkey.

Direct download: Deep_Breaths.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

Episode 11: Am I Alone Now?

In a set of short stories, we get to see what the Hephaestus crew does when they are by themselves. Doctor Hilbert tells a joke and ponders a question. Hera plays a game. Eiffel takes a test. Minkowski sends a message. Plus, floating on a tin can, magic lamps, disappearing terrarriums, programming loopholes, and the HAL 9000 touch. 

Direct download: Am_I_Alone_Now.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 1:29am EDT

Episode 10: Extreme Danger Bug

Eiffel decides that he wants to step up his game and play a more active role in documenting life on the Hephaestus. His newfound enthusiasm is soon tested when an unscheduled explosion puts a hole in one of the station’s walls and uncovers a mysterious, concealed laboratory on board the spacecraft. As the crew explores the hidden room and uncovers data on its previous occupants, Eiffel is forced to confront one of his fears. Plus, mobile reportage, Charlotte’s lab, the Creepus Maximus, slimy, hairy, and extremely high levels of toxicity. 

Direct download: Extreme_Danger_Bug.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Episode 9: The Empty Man Cometh

As the Hephaestus begins a hazardous passage through an ion wind cluster, Eiffel is surprised to discover a message from the mission higher-ups waiting for him in the Communications Room. When the decoded message turns out to be a cryptic and unintelligible warning about something only identified as the “Empty Man”, the crew struggles to pick an appropriate course of action. What is Command trying to tell them? And who, or what, is the “Empty Man”? Plus, designation alpha, crazy wamajama, riders on the storm, flying blind, and going Big Bad Wolf on a straw house.

Direct download: The_Empty_Man_Cometh.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

Episode 8: Box 953

In accordance with protocol and the need to maintain crew morale, Minkowski insists on holding another of her infamous talent shows. Both Eiffel and Hilbert come up with schemes to weasel their way out of having to participate, but neither of their plans goes quite as expected. The resulting day is more dangerous, more mysterious, and more musical than either one of them could have ever expected. Plus, eye-less Russian dolls, biochemistry, unnamed megafauna specimen 58, classics of 19th century opera, and homemade ice cream.

 

Direct download: Box_953.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 12:04am EDT

Mini Episode 1: Are Space Suits Itchy?

Eiffel takes some time from his busy schedule to answer third graders' questions.

Direct download: AreSpaceSuitsItchy.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

Episode 7: The Sound and the Fury

When Minkowski and Hera get into a fight, Eiffel decides to stay out of the way until the dust settles. But the station’s deadly mutant plant monster stowaway somehow gains control of Doctor Hilbert’s mind, and it soon becomes clear that the crew has an emergency on their hands. Can Eiffel and his dubious interpersonal relationship skills patch things up between the Commander and the operating system before something goes disastrously wrong? Plus, Olympic obstinacy, wire-tapping, the peril-o-meter, mustard, and Doug’s Swiss Ass.

 

Direct download: The_Sound_and_the_Fury.mp3
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT