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MTO S1E3 – “Eighteen”

Episode description

Shutdown is at eighteen weeks. The scheduled rocket, expected with fresh supplies and to offload the base’s Helium-3 stores, has not yet arrived. Roger tries to stave off anxiety with a report on the decommissioning of crew quarters, which reveals a variety of odd and illicit activities.

Written and edited by D.J. Sylvis; performed by Leeman Kessler.

Theme music is “Star” by the band Ramp – Cover art created by Peter Chiykowski –

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