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.

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.

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.

mini episode 4: Meanwhile

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

An important message prompts additional resources to be uncovered for the Hephaestus Mission.

Episode 32: Controlled Demolition

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

As the SI-5 tightens its grip on the Hephaestus, Colonel Kepler decides to run a comprehensive job review. Each faced with unique challenges, Eiffel, Minkowski, Lovelace, and Hilbert all struggle to prove their worth, preserve their autonomy, and stay ahead of the new management. Plus, mind-numbing drudgery, the Twilight Zone, Kung-Fu Chess, Geppetto, and very official clipboards.

Episode 33: Don't Poke the bear

Written by Sarah Shachat and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Seeking to prevent another unforeseen Decima outbreak, Eiffel and Hilbert run tests to determine the status of the virus inside the Communication Officer's body. The two men are forced to deal with an unexpected complication, however, when Colonel Kepler decides he wants to sit in on the proceedings. And when Captain Lovelace tries to break into the SI-5's private archive, she receives help from an unexpected source. Plus, brute force, the Medical Mystery Tour, Personal Moron Taxes, wacky misunderstandings, and the farthest point past the bottom of any food chain.

Episode 34: A Matter of PErspective

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

When the Urania's radio picks up and loses the first deep space signal in months, Colonel Kepler puts everyone on high alert. Split into two teams and forced to stay up on an all-night stakeout, the crew must find ways to keep busy and face unique challenges. On the Urania, Eiffel, Jacobi, and Kepler contemplate their place in the universe. Meanwhile, on the Hephaestus, Minkowski, Hera, Lovelace, and Maxwell confront a threat unlike any they've ever encountered. Plus, the wheel of ages, kitchen sinks, nuclear winter rounds, teenage love lives, and Funzo.

This episode features Humoresque no. 7 by Antonín Dvorák. This interpretation of the piece comes courtesy of Musopen

Mini Episode 5: Long Story Short

Written by Sarah Shachat and Directed by Gabriel Urbina

Jacobi reflects on his relationship with Colonel Kepler. 

Episode 35: Need to Know

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

As they struggle with a demanding schedule, an expanding workload, and Colonel Kepler's growing secrecy, tensions amongst the crew members - both old and new - are on the verge of a breaking point. But when a technical glitch gives Minkowski, Lovelace, Hera, Jacobi, and Maxwell a chance to peak behind the curtain, they soon discover they might be in over their heads. Plus, the Dick Dastardly Administration, self-evident statements, basic motor control, pathological fears, and hostile assaults on the senses.

Episode 36: Fire and Brimstone

Written by Emma Sherr-Ziarko and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

An accident leaves Dr. Maxwell in imminent danger and the entire station in a state of emergency. The crew scrambles to mount a rescue, but when Kepler and Minkowski disagree over which is the best way to conduct the operation and which way will get them all killed, long simmering tensions between the current and the former commanders come to a head. Can the fractured crew come together in time to prevent a catastrophe? Plus, towering infernos, strategic advantages, rank insubordination, the crazy train, and a very judicious application of explosives.

Episode 37: Overture

Written by Sarah Shachat and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

When Jacobi repeatedly tries - and fails - to put an additional signal receiver in orbit around Wolf 359, most of the crew writes off the endeavor as a lost cause. However, when the Hephaestus is hit by an unexpected series of stellar flares and the strongest musical transmission to date, they might finally be able to get some hard data on the origin of the deep space signals - if they are able to accomplish that seemingly impossible task. Plus, breakfast burritos, insights from Doug Eiffel, violent decompression, the Death Vortex of Death, and a perfect Sunday afternoon. 

This episode features The 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This interpretation of the piece comes courtesy of Musopen

Mini Episode 6: Once in a Lifetime

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

Air Force Lieutenant Renée Minkowski considers an unusual opportunity. 

Mini episode 7: Rebranding

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Doctor Dmitri Volodin gets a visit from a man who wants to know more about his experimental research. 

Mini episode 8: Language Mapping

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Doctor Alana Maxwell tries to solve an irritating problem.

Mini Episode 9: Greensboro

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Air Force Captain Isabel Lovelace faces an unexpected test. 

Mini Episode 10: Things that break other things

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

Daniel Jacobi celebrates an anniversary.

Mini Episode 11: Decommissioned

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Unit 214 is given a second chance to prove her value as a company asset.

Mini Episode 12: Pagliacci

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

Communications Specialist Douglas Eiffel considers consequences and responsibilities.

Mini Episode 13: Kansas

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Captain Warren Kepler undergoes an evaluation.

Episode 38: Happy Endings

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

Preparations are underway to deal with the next contact anomaly from Wolf 359. But the old crew of the Hephaestus is still unsure what preparations they should make to deal with Colonel Kepler and his team, and the divide in strategies is only getting sharper. Hoping to bring an end to the standstill, Dr. Hilbert decides to try a more radical approach, and seek help from an unlikely source. Plus, the Midnight Society, botanical incidents, inane military mantras, perfectly equitable solutions, and a little Easter Egg.

Episode 39: All Things Considered

Written by Sarah Shachat and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

After a technical mishap causes Jacobi's latest experimental gizmo to discharge within the Urania, a number of the SI-5's personal items are vented into space. A furious Colonel Kepler assembles everyone who was involved, hell bent on determining which of his underlings is at fault. But when Minkowski, Jacobi, and Eiffel each present wildly different accounts of the event, he and Captain Lovelace discover that determining the why, the how, the when, and the who is responsible for this snafu might be trickier than it first appears. Plus, willful destruction of property, outright libel, Thunderdome, excellent opportunities for science, and Exit 101. 

Episode 40: Limbo

Written by Sarah Shachat and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

While most of the crew tries to enjoy a rare moment of downtime, Doctor Maxwell discovers some previously undetected flaws in the station's systems. When her suspicions about these faults are proven right, the crew is forced to have a series of unexpected and difficult conversations. Plus, the Cybermen Appreciation Society, Cold Shower September, the master of the prank, everlasting funstoppers, and a big pink Heffalump that only you can see. 

Episode 41: Memoria

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

With Hera out of commission, Doctor Maxwell attempts a difficult reconstructive procedure on the unresponsive autopilot program. Before she can even begin, however, she will have to navigate through the shifting landscape of Hera’s memory banks, a task infinitely more complex than it might appear at first glance. Plus, subjective realities, really loud pinball machines, deleted scenes, attempted crew member homicide, and a backdoor into the subconscious.

Episode 42: Time to Kill

Written by Sarah Shachat and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

In order to better study the properties of an incoming solar storm, Eiffel, Lovelace, Jacobi, and Maxwell are assigned to collect data on board a small experimental module. Separated from the Hephaestus and the rest of the crew for four days, they must find ways to occupy their minds and stave off boredom. But as time goes by and the storm draws closer, they soon discover that their expedition may be more exciting than they expected. Plus, responsible scientific surveys, vaguely horrific people, Cthulhu, episodes of The Twilight Zone, and doing things by the book. 

Episode 43: PErsuasion

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

With just over a day left before the long-anticipated alien contact event, Colonel Kepler keeps the crew working overtime to get the Hephaestus ready for anything - and everything - that might happen. As they work around the clock, however, the crew finds that Wolf 359's turbulent air space and a side project of Doctor Hilbert's might offer some unique challenges and some unexpected opportunities. Plus, Q-branch gizmos, Santa's Workshop, studly, manly things, bedtime reading, and the latest in Hephaestus Fashion. 

This episode features voice work by Lauren Shippen.

Episode 44: DEsperate Times

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

Part one of two. Still reeling from recent revelations, the crew plans to neutralize Colonel Kepler and the SI-5. But it's not long before different factions insist on conflicting ways to overcome their enemies - and about the level of force the situation calls for. Plus, clinical descriptions, war crime fuel, different approaches to weasel-popping, situations of absolutely elephantine proportions, and a lovely set of steak knives.

Episode 45: Desperate Measures

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

This episode of Wolf 359 contains gun violence. Listener discretion is advised.

Part two of two. The crew desperately tries to salvage their mutiny and escape the wrath of the SI-5. But as both sides try to out-maneuver each other, the danger of drastic actions causing irreparable damage becomes more and more pronounced. Plus, the hands of the enemy, disciplinary tools, recreational monster hunting, warning shots, and disgusting pieces of human garbage.

Episode 46: BolÉro

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

As Eiffel, Minkowski, and Hera reel from the results of their mutiny, it soon becomes clear that even worse dangers might be right around the corner. With everyone's psyche in a delicate state and the chances of survival mounting against them, the crew has to decide how to spend their last hours before the alien contact event. Plus, the Grand Ol' Opry, ooga-booga, evolution, the oncoming alien-pocalypse, and getting by with some help from your friends. 

This episode features Boléro by Maurice Ravel. This interpretation of the piece comes courtesy of Wikipedia Commons