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Moonbase Theta, Out

93 EpisodesProduced by D.J. SylvisWebsite

Moonbase Theta, Out – a sci-fi serial podcast by D.J. Sylvis

93 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Moonbase Theta, Out – Promo Episode!

October 14th, 2018


Welcome to the world of Moonbase Theta, Out with our promo episode! This is a little preview of the world we’re creating, so take a look!

Written and edited by D.J. Sylvis (they/he). Performed by Leeman Kessler (he/him).

MTO S1E1 – “Twenty”

November 12th, 2018


Roger Bragado-Fischer reports from Moonbase Theta, twenty weeks before base shutdown. Included is a staff update; review of tasks for the shutdown …

MTO S1E2 – “Nineteen”

November 12th, 2018


Roger reports on the current status of the base shutdown, including management issues and an expansive discussion of the cosmic phenomena monitored by the radio telescope array. In a personal message to their husband, …

MTO S1E3 – “Eighteen”

November 12th, 2018


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. …

MTO S1E4 – “Seventeen”

November 25th, 2018


A response is received regarding the rocket delay, but no rocket. Roger has concerns regarding the situation both on Base and on Earth. As always throughout time and space, duct tape is important.

Transcript here.

Written …

MTO S1E5 – “Sixteen”

December 3rd, 2018


The supply rocket arrives, but with little information about where things stand on Earth. Roger sends an emotional update regarding their work in the Base hydroponic farms, and how it reminds them of a garden, and …

MTO S1E6 – “Fifteen”

December 9th, 2018


Moonbase Theta comes under new management, and thus come new priorities and new obligations. Roger attempts to push back in the ways they can, …

MTO S1E7 – “Fourteen”

December 16th, 2018


Base management responds by agreeing to hold to the original shutdown sequence – but with a list of new directives, including one that will make …

MTO S1E8 – “Thirteen”

December 24th, 2018


All concerns and conflicts affecting Moonbase Theta are set aside – for an emergency alert that could affect everyone on the planet below.

Transcript …

MTO S1E9 – “Twelve”

December 31st, 2018


While the current emergency has been resolved, the crew of Theta promises continued vigilance. Preparations are made for the forthcoming rocket …

MTO S1E10 – “Eleven”

January 7th, 2019


The supply rocket arrives, and departs again without a very important part of its payload. Roger explains the work they’ve done in crafting the station’s outgoing messages into space, finally provides the requested …

MTO S1E11 – “Ten”

January 14th, 2019


The Moonbase crew receives a memo that changes their priorities for the rest of the shutdown sequence. Science is downgraded; Dairy Milk is appreciated; there is a momentary break due to seismic activity. Roger is …

MTO S1E12 – “Nine”

January 21st, 2019


Roger reports on the current status of the shutdown, and makes a rare pop culture reference. An unauthorized broadcast comes through from Earth, …

MTO S1E13 – “Eight”

January 27th, 2019


Management has sent an updated list of staff tasks and shutdown instructions; they are listed and agreed to, though Roger has concerns regarding the fate of the genetic archives. A statement is read into the record …

MTO S1E14 – “Seven”

February 3rd, 2019


The staff reallocation and updated priorities are being followed. Solar flares are predicted, which may affect communications in the coming weeks. …

MTO S1E15 – “Six”

February 11th, 2019


The solar flares have delayed the expected supply rocket. Roger provides further details on the accident, and a personal message on the ways in which …

MTO S1E16 – “Five”

February 17th, 2019


An update is provided regarding the interstitial supply rocket and the expected offload of resources. On-Base, rumours and personality clashes abound. Roger replies to Alexandre’s report of new puppies.

Transcript here.

MTO S1E17 – “Four”

February 24th, 2019


Communications from Earth have gone silent; Roger has been awake too long monitoring the frequencies with nothing but his thoughts. The dark side of the moon has gotten significantly darker.

Transcript here.

Written and …

MTO S1E18 – “Three”

March 3rd, 2019


There is still no response from Earth; Roger invokes the Base Emergency Communications Procedures and makes last-ditch plans to travel to one of the near-side Bases to inspect the towers along the way. There is a very …

MTO S1E19 – “Two”

March 10th, 2019


Roger reports from Moonbase Delta, on the Earth-facing side of the Moon, having completed his trip and found several damaged communications towers which they hope to repair. However, on inspection of the Base, a deeper …

MTO S1E20 – “One”

March 17th, 2019


SEASON FINALE! Roger has made it back to Base Theta and the aftermath of his discovery. He sends a detailed report out on every possible frequency, …

MTO Creator Chat – D.J. Sylvis and Leeman Kessler

March 31st, 2019


Join D.J. Sylvis (writer/producer) and Leeman Kessler (voice of Roger Bragado-Fischer) as they answer your questions, talk about their creative process, and tease a few tidbits for the upcoming bonus episodes and Season …

MTO – S1 Bonus Episode – “Twenty-One”

April 14th, 2019


Welcome to our first bonus episode! Set one week before Season 1, this episode is a personal log from Roger as he adjusts to the news of the forthcoming shutdown, considers his companions for the next twenty weeks, and …

MTO – S1 Bonus Episode – “Minus One”

April 28th, 2019


The final bonus episode for Season 1 finds Roger a week beyond the end of the scheduled shutdown sequence, wandering the Base on his own, coming to …

MTO – Combined Season 1

June 1st, 2019


New to the show, looking to binge, ready to revisit Moonbase Theta? Here's the entire Season One - including bonus episodes - in chronological order! …

MTO – Season 2 Promo!

July 14th, 2019


Welcome to the promo episode for Moonbase Theta, Out Season 2! You’ll be hearing Roger, Alex, Wilder, Nessa, Michell, Ashwini … and revealed here, the surprise sixth character on-Base!

Roger Bragado-Fischer (he/him) – …

New S2 Promo – Meet the Voices!

August 9th, 2019


Only a few days away from the S2 launch now, and we've got a special promo piece for you today - we've asked each of the voice actors to say a few words about how they built their characters. It's fun and fascinating to …

MTO S2E1 – “Roger, Ashwini, Alexandre”

August 18th, 2019


Roger begins his reporting on Moonbase Theta communications by sharing an intimate message to his husband. Ashwini bemoans a quiet night and the general lack of appreciation for zir genius. Alex replies to Roger with …

MTO S2E2 – “Roger, Michell, Wilder”

September 1st, 2019


Roger tries to open up in his reply to Alex, acknowledging their problems and reflecting on the universe they inhabit together. Michell L’Anglois, Security, makes a personal report on the rest of the crew … at times, …

MTO S2E3 – “Alexandre, Nessa, Roger”

September 15th, 2019


In the aftermath of political instability, Alexandre tries desperately to get a message through to Roger. On-Base, Nessa composes a message to her …

MTO S2E4 – “Roger, Michell, Nessa”

September 29th, 2019


Roger vents to himself about the changes in Base management and how they’re likely to affect how others see him. Michell provides an official report that ends in a rant about his own frustrations. Nessa discusses the …

MTO Bonus – “Dr. Just”

October 6th, 2019


Welcome to a bonus episode of Moonbase Theta, Out - originally recorded for International Podcast Month 2019! Set six months before the events of the …

MTO S2E5 – “Roger, Nessa, Ashwini”

October 13th, 2019


It has come out that the asteroid warning was a fake; Roger discusses how it came about and considers possible consequences. Nessa extends an olive …

MTO S2E6 – “Michell, Roger, Alexandre”

October 27th, 2019


Michell is still riding high after Roger’s official reprimand – but receiving Nessa’s message brings him crashing back down. Roger sends a message …

MTO S2E7 – “Roger, Nessa, Wilder”

November 10th, 2019


Roger continues the conversation – and the healing – with his husband. Nessa receives a lovely message from one of her partners, Elena, and squeezes in a response in kind before she has to get to the mines. Wilder …

MTO S2E8 – “Wilder, Roger, Michell”

November 24th, 2019


Wilder tries to put herself back together – quite literally, and gets information from a source on Earth. Roger and Michell’s private concerns erupt into their very public feud. Michell composes a message to Nessa.

MTO S2E9 – “Roger, Ashwini, Alexandre”

December 8th, 2019


Roger is still awake and falling apart, desperate to regain contact. Ashwini fights despair in zir own way, resulting in a long-planned revelation to …

MTO S2E10 – “Roger, Ashwini, Wilder” – SEASON FINALE

December 22nd, 2019


SEASON TWO FINALE! Roger is still on his way back from Moonbase Delta, stopping to share more thoughts on what he found. Ashwini and Tumnus continue their conversation, debating the central point of zir plan and what …

MTO Recommends: Civilized, Episode 1

December 29th, 2019


Civilized – Episode 101 – “Rain”

Here's a special present: another amazing show you should be listening to! Civilized is a Sci-Fi dark comedy. It's a …

MTO S2 Bonus – “Nessa”

January 19th, 2020


Nessa sends a special postscript to her last message from Moonbase Theta; this one is to all the kids in her family back on Earth.

Transcript here.

Written / Produced / Edited by D.J. Sylvis.


Nessa Cheong (she/they) – …

MTO S2 Bonus – “Roger”

February 2nd, 2020


Roger attempts to follow the recorded instructions he’s discovered regarding the stasis pods – with much profanity and without much luck. One last …

MTO S2 Bonus – “Moddy Sarah”

February 16th, 2020


Moddy Sarah, who sent a message in the middle of Season 1, is back with an update. While we’ve been looking to the Moon, many things have changed back on Earth …

Rogue Transmissions: Tal Minear

March 8th, 2020


Welcome to Rogue Transmissions: a nonfiction interview series about supporting creativity! Our guest today is Tal Minear. Learn more about Sidequesting at

Theme song is “Gestar” by the band …

The Poetry of Moonbase Theta, Out

March 29th, 2020


D.J. Sylvis (they/them), creator of Moonbase Theta, Out, reads a selection of poems featured throughout season one. A full transcript is available …

Rogue Transmissions: Talon Stradley

April 5th, 2020


Welcome to Rogue Transmissions: a nonfiction interview series about supporting creativity! Our guest today is Talon Stradley. Learn more about his projects at

Theme song is “Gestar” by the band RAMP:

Rogue Transmissions: Dwayne Farver

April 19th, 2020


Welcome to Rogue Transmissions: a nonfiction interview series about supporting creativity! Our guest today is Dwayne Farver. Learn more about Manifestations at

Theme song is “Gestar” by the band RAMP:

MTO Creator Chat II - Deej and Cass

May 28th, 2020


The co-producers of Moonbase Theta, Out, D.J. Sylvis (they/he) and Cass McPhee (he/they), answer your questions about the production of Season 2, and give some hints about what's upcoming for Season 3!

Transcript is …


May 28th, 2020


Hey there, Moonbaseians! Okay, no question, Leeman Kessler is absolutely amazing as Roger Bragado-Fischer. But have you ever wondered what it would …


May 31st, 2020


Welcome back to Moonbase Theta, Out: Remixed! Today we bring you the second half of Season 1 (episodes 11 through 20), courtesy of another batch of …

Rogue Transmissions: Claudia Elvidge

June 14th, 2020


Rogue Transmissions is a nonfiction interview podcast, hosted by Cass McPhee. Our guest today was Claudia Elvidge (with bonus appearance from Polly …

MTO: Before the Moon - Starting Here Soon!

June 21st, 2020


Starting this June 28th - Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon!


Hello there, residents of Earth! It’s been a while since the end of Season Two. But it’s still gonna be a while until Season Three! How will you get …

MTO Before the Moon - Episode 1: Revelations

June 28th, 2020


Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon is a six-episode miniseries, revealing new details about the crew's life on Earth. Brought to you by our backers on Patreon!

In Episode 1: Revelations, Michell L’Anglois is brought up …

MTO Before the Moon - Episode 2: Adjustments

July 12th, 2020


Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon is a six-episode miniseries, revealing new details about the crew's life on Earth. Brought to you by our backers on Patreon!

In Episode 2, Wilder has a session with her physical …

MTO Before the Moon - Episode 3: Where the Heart

July 26th, 2020


Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon is a six-episode miniseries, revealing new details about the crew's life on Earth. Brought to you by our backers on Patreon!

Roger and Alex come to terms with Roger's need to leave …

MTO Before the Moon - Episode 4: Sweetness

August 9th, 2020


Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon is a six-episode miniseries, revealing new details about the crew's life on Earth. Brought to you by our backers on Patreon!

In this episode, Nessa's partner Elena steals her away …

MTO Recommends: Facing Fate - Luna Corp - Day 01

August 16th, 2020


This week, we're bringing you a special treat: the first episode of Facing Fate, Season 1, an improvised audio fiction podcast, by Dumb Dragons Productions. Much like our show, this season - titled "Luna Corp", takes …

MTO Before the Moon - Episode 5: Hearing Voices

August 23rd, 2020


Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon is a six-episode miniseries, revealing new details about the crew's life on Earth. Brought to you by our backers on Patreon!

Transcript is found here.

Dr. Ashwini Ray needs the perfect …

MTO Before the Moon - Episode 6: The Interview

September 6th, 2020


Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon is a six-episode miniseries, revealing new details about the crew's life on Earth. Brought to you by our backers on Patreon! Dr. Ringling is conducting interviews for a position on …

MTO Before the Moon - Episode 7: Escape

September 20th, 2020


Moonbase Theta, Out: Before the Moon is a six SEVEN-episode miniseries, revealing new details about the crew's life on Earth. Brought to you by our backers on Patreon! In our secret seventh episode, two mysterious …

MTO Season 3: Prologue Preview!

October 11th, 2020


A special sneak preview!

When we left Moonbase Theta at the very end of Season 2, all that was left was Roger and Tumnus, meeting for the very first time. A man at the end of his rope. An artificial consciousness who has …

MTO S3 - Prologue 1: One For The Money

October 25th, 2020


Roger and Tumnus introduce themselves, discussing poetry, pronouns, Narnia, and what comes next.

Transcript here.

Written by D.J. Sylvis. Featuring Leeman Kessler and Jen Ponton. Sound design & editing by Will …

MTO S3 - Prologue 2: Two For The Show

November 1st, 2020


Tumnus and Roger join forces and make their way into the simulation for the first time, with a risk of kablooey.

Transcript here.

Written by D.J. …

MTO S3 - Prologue 3: Three To Get Ready

November 8th, 2020


This time, Roger and Tumnus really get down to it. Together, they fight crime.

Transcript here.

Written by D.J. Sylvis. Featuring Leeman Kessler and Jen Ponton. Sound design & editing by Will Gianetta. Produced by …

MTO S3 - Launch Trailer - Coming Nov 22!

November 15th, 2020


A trailer for Moonbase Theta, Out - Season 3! Coming November 22, 2020!


Theme music is "Star" by the band …

MTO S3 - Episode 1: "Moonwatch"

November 22nd, 2020


The season begins with an old-fashioned Roger monologue, then he joins Tumnus at the stasis pods - no more simulations. On Earth, Cas and Pol have a …

MTO S3 - Episode 2: "Comeback"

December 6th, 2020


“Don’t call it a …” On the moon, they begin revivals within the most chaotic department. Meanwhile, Alex works on fitting in with Moddy Sarah and the rest of the Free Zone.

Transcript here.


Leeman Kessler as …

MTO S3 - Episode 3: "Changeover"

December 20th, 2020


We get our first glimpse at the state of things inside the Consortium; sadly, no supervillain trap doors. On the moon, the Science Bros are already …

MTO S3 - Episode 4: "Reclamation"

January 3rd, 2021


Roger regrets his decisions. On Earth, Addie takes Alex on the inside with the technos and shocking discoveries are made. Back on the Moon, Wilder wakes up, and is very Wilder.

Transcript here.


Leeman Kessler …

MTO S3 - Episode 5: "Strategies"

January 17th, 2021


A crew meeting is held on Base Theta to attempt to determine next steps. The Science Bros have things all planned out, but Wilder and Jaxon have a plan of their own. Though it didn’t start with them…

Transcript here.

MTO S3 - Episode 6: "Pivot"

January 31st, 2021


We return to the Consortium where the plot is … definitely thicker. On the Moon, various parties pick up the pieces after the tempestuous Base Meeting last episode. Wilder sings. 

Transcript here.


Jen Ponton as …

MTO S3 - Episode 7: "Arrival"

February 14th, 2021


Roger wanders the base at night and has a few encounters, while Tumnus reconnects with her past. On Earth, Alex meets someone else who is connected to a loved one on the moon.

Transcript here.


Leeman Kessler as …

MTO Bonus - Wilder Rambles and Michell Messages

February 28th, 2021


In this special semi-canonical bonus episode, Wilder rambles about a meme and Michell makes fun of Roger.

Part 1: Wilder Ramble - "Doggo!" (Transcript) - written and performed by Tina Daniels

Part 2: Michell Message - …

MTO S3 - Episode 8: "Exposure"

March 14th, 2021


Alex and Elena have a conversation in the garden. On the Moon, the scientists are taken to task; Tumnus is introduced to someone new; and Roger has some of his own garden conversations.

Transcript here.


Leeman …

MTO S3 - Episode 9: "Release"

March 28th, 2021


Monica and the Enclave Officer have a final visit; while on the Moon it’s another meeting, and a tempestuous awakening. In the Free Zone, Elena makes her case. 

Transcript here.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains a …

MTO S3 - Episode 10: "Volatile"

April 11th, 2021


On the Moon and in the Consortium offices, things are heating up - with significant consequences. The Reception Bot shows its linguistic versatility; …

MTO S3 - Episode 11: "..."

April 25th, 2021


Base Theta deals with the aftermath; Michell and Tumnus team up to investigate the cause. In the Free Zone, the rocket launch is closer than ever; but a visitor finds cause for concern, which causes a change of plans …

MTO S3 - Episode 12: "Go, Cat, Go" - SEASON 3 FINALE

May 9th, 2021


In the expansive season finale, all three plotlines come to their climax. The Enclave Officer puts all his cards on the table; on Base Theta, the …

Season 3 Interview Special

May 30th, 2021


At the end of Season 3, we sat down with a few of the newer cast members featured this season to chat about the process, their characters, what they thought was most interesting in their storylines, and more!

Transcript …

MTO S3 - Bonus 1: "Maria"

June 13th, 2021


We hear from the final days on Moonbase Gamma, where Maria L'Anglois is desperately trying to reach her brother Michell.

Transcript here.


Cat Blackard as Maria L'Anglois

Consortium announcer is Evan Tess Murray. …

MTO S3 - Bonus 2: "Gladys"

June 27th, 2021


Doctor Day sends one last message back to her contact on Earth, teetering on the edge.

Transcript here.


Sarah Rhea Werner as Dr. Day

Consortium announcer is Evan Tess Murray. Written and edited by D.J. Sylvis. …

MTO S3 - Bonus 3: "Tumnus"

July 11th, 2021


Tumnus is ready to talk things out - with a very special someone she's never actually met.

Transcript here.


Jen Ponton as Tumnus. (And of course, as Jen Ponton.)

Consortium announcer is Evan Tess Murray. Written …

MTO Presents: The Wanderer

July 18th, 2021


Hey there, folks. Today we'd like to introduce you to a recent show that we've really loved, The Wanderer. It's a really lovely, and deeply …

MTO S3 - Bonus 4: "Patrick"

July 25th, 2021


Just after the events of the Season 3 Finale, we return to the residents of the Patrick Free Zone. 

Transcript here.

CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of death; character death.


Corey Spruill as Stephen, Robin Regalado …


August 8th, 2021


All your base, from Alpha to Theta! Eight Moonbases, eight monologues, eight flashback stories from crew members you’ve never heard!

I guess we’re …

MTO Presents: Windfall

August 15th, 2021


Hi folks, this is D.J. Sylvis, your creator - well, the creator of Moonbase Theta, Out - which is not at all what we're bringing you today! We're …

MTO All Your Base - Episode 1: Alpha

August 29th, 2021


Administrator Pearle Hart manages operations and expectations on Moonbase Alpha. But she’s getting too old for this shit.

Episode Transcript:

MTO All Your Base - Episode 2: Beta

September 12th, 2021


“Moonbase Beta – we’re always second best!” Maintenance Operator Ursula Francisco talks life, love, her little robot buddy Weeble, and keeping it …

MTO All Your Base - Episode 3: Gamma

September 26th, 2021


Moonbase Gamma is well into their shutdown sequence when Dr. Andie Kashyap decides to make a desperate move.

Episode Transcript:

Moonbase Theta, …

MTO All Your Base - Episode 4: Delta

October 10th, 2021


As a health crisis shakes the Moonbase Delta crew, Medic Keegan struggles to keep it together.

Episode Transcript:

CONTENT WARNING: This episode …

MTO All Your Base - Episode 5: Epsilon

October 24th, 2021


Managing resources on the Moon is managing stuff – and there’s no one better at keeping track of their stuff than Quartermaster Val Narváez. So when critical supplies on Base Epsilon go missing…

MTO Presents: Orphan Black Season 2

November 1st, 2021


Today’s episode is brought to you by season 2 of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter from Realm.

(Content warning: depictions of domestic violence and …

MTO All Your Base - Episode 6: Zeta

November 7th, 2021


Moonbase Zeta lies at the South Pole of the Moon, within a crater of eternal darkness. On a final inspection tour, Mining Supervisor Trina Haugen …

MTO All Your Base - Episode 7: Eta

November 21st, 2021


Field Journalist Barnett Bell has been traveling the Moonbase network. When her Rover breaks down near Base Eta, she muses on the stories she’s told …

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