…or, “GURPetology 101.” Here we bring you our first ever episode of The Adventures of the USS Carpathia in Outer Space. Originally broadcast on KJHK in September 2013, it introduces the intrepid crew of the Carpathia as they seek to unravel the mystery of heroic Chaz Remmington’s disappearance while testing Dr. Tobayashi’s vaunted Ambition Drive.

As these posts are being backdated after doing the show for seven months, it bears noting that this first episode was originally written for a science fiction literature class – part of our focus was playing up the tropes and cliches of the genre. So beyond the usual episode one clunkiness, there’s some questionable racial/gender humor intended to satirize the stereotypes we found in a lot of older SF. It doesn’t really play if you aren’t “in on it” and we’ve happily developed beyond that as we’ve continued.

Also, Faye says “Star Fleet” which is really embarrassing.

Written by Scott Ross, Justin Wilson, and Phil Garland

Scott Ross – Captain Jack Derby
Phil Garland – Lt. James Perry/Schwarzy
Justin Wilson – Ollie/Chaz Remmington/Dr. Tobayashi
Sara Leavens – Engineer Faye Chinsky