A little context

WOLF 359 SERIES OVERVIEW

Wolf 359 is a science fiction audio drama podcast about Doug Eiffel - a lazy Communications Officer - and the rest of the U.S.S. Hephaestus Station's crew on a seemingly routine science survey mission orbiting Wolf 359, a red dwarf star eight light-years away from Earth. Their mission? Find signs of alien life. But not all is not as it seems aboard the Hephaestus. Goddard Futuristics, the missions ominous corporate sponsors, have big, life-threatening plans for these people.

It certainly doesn't help that the Hephaestus is a pressure cooker even without Command's evil plans. Anxious to be impeccable, mission Commander Minkowski resents Eiffel's half-assed approach to... well everything. And she has limited patience for the ship's inexplicably buggy Artificial Intelligence System, HERA. In turn, HERA has little patience for the relatively "slow" humans she must serve. Meanwhile, Dr. Hilbert, the station's medical officer and Goddard's secret operative, has been actively experimenting on Officer Eiffel with a lethal virus in the pursuit of a panacea and even tries to kill HERA and Minkowski when his work is threatened.

Everyone discovers they're in for more than they bargained for when an alien force actually appears, along with the commander of a previous Hephaestus mission, Captain Lovelace. Presumed dead for years, Lovelace is consumed with exacting revenge on Goddard Futuristics for betraying her and murdering her crew - even if she has to kill everyone on board to do it.

For more on the show, check out our About & Character pages.

PREVIOUSLY ON WOLF 359...

In the Season 2 Finale, Communications Officer Eiffel saved the U.S.S. Hephaestus from falling into Wolf 359 by piloting the dangerously unstable escape craft Captain Lovelace forced the crew to build. But just when they thought they were safe, an accidental explosion on the craft sent Eiffel hurtling off into deep space, alone, and left the Hephaestus in critical condition.

Without further ado: our episodes

We're submitting the first three episodes from our third and most recent season for your consideration, starting with:

EPISODE 29: PAN-PAN

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina

Pan-Pan. (noun) An international radio distress signal, used to signify a state of urgency on board a craft. Plus, very simple instructions, Space Yukon, adventures in grease monkeying, Disney table manners, and killing everything and everyone.

The disastrous events of Season 2's Finale left the crew of the U.S.S. Hephaestus Station in a ragged state. With Eiffel missing in action and presumed dead, everyone else is forced to reevaluate their options as their ability to cooperate seems to be degrading even faster than their ship's structural integrity.


EPISODE 30: MAYDAY

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Mayday. (noun) An international radio distress signal, used to signify a state of emergency on board a craft. Plus, complete operational breakdown, better ways to fly, mathematical realities, an idle mind, and the big blue wrecking ball.

We rewind to the moment of the deadly explosion that sends Eiffel hurtling off into deep space, only this time we're hearing his side of the story. Trapped and alone in a barely functional tin can, our Communications Officer's life is very literally on the line as he desperately tries find safety.


EPISODE 31: SÉCURITÉ

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Sécurité. (noun) An international radio signal, used to convey messages concerning safety of navigation or important warnings. Plus, sensitive information, sun tanning opportunities, surreal nightmares, bunny slippers, and the end of the known universe.

We return to The Hephaestus with our newfound friends from Goddard Futuristics - if you can call them that. After reuniting Eiffel with his crew, the elite SI-5 unit begins setting things straight on-behalf of Command.


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