Sept. 4, 2020

Space Oddity

Space Oddity

Be Spooked Podcast launches with Space Oddity.

Did you know that before the start of humanity, the only thing you could see at night from space was lightning, fires and volcanos? 

What happens if an astronaut in the international space station realizes that he no longer sees any human activity at night and mission control isn't talking to him anymore?

"Space Oddity" was written and produced by Kenn Delbridge
Performers are Kenn Delbridge & The OMZ Project
Sound Design and Mix by SPLiCE Studios


Transcript

Astronaut - Male Voice


SFX - Night sounds: crickets, owl, etc.


Music


SFX - Thunder and rain 


Astronaut: “wow, that’s bright”


SFX - Fire 


Astronaut: “I guess that’s how you get forest fires”


SFX - Volcano erupting
                                                    
Astronaut: “Oh, that’s an active volcano”


Astrobaut: “Man... Planet Earth at night”


SFX - Button click as sappy music turns off
SFX - Wide spaceship ambience, switches in stereo, various bleeps


Astronaut: (Sniffs) “… it's so beautiful from space… "


SFX - Radio static, futz noises


Astronaut: (Serious tone) “computer - open comms link”


SFX - Computer Beep


Astronaut: “This is Commander Ray, sole occupant of the International Space Station, hailing Mission Control..... (exhale) Is anyone there?”


SFX - Static 


Astronaut: “Computer - End comms,  scan frequencies again for activity”


SFX - Processing. Error tone / engage tone


CO2 Alarm


Astronaut: (under her breath): “shit…” or long defeated exhale


Astronaut: “Computer - start audio recording, transcribe to the Station Log: Listen, It’s been 31 days since I last heard from Mission Control... I’ve been looking at Earth at night, and I don't see any human activity. I don’t see cities, no highways, nothing. Just lightning, fires and volcanos. On the 19th of June, some unknown global event occured, and it seems to have wiped out all human life…. "


Astronaut: “I just wanna go home” (whisper)


Alarm pings. 


Astronaut: “so… the unmanned resupply craft is 3 weeks late. I’m OK for rations, but the CO2 scrubbers have failed… that’s the CO2 alarm going off, CO2 at 1% and is rising. I’m starting to feel drowsy and disorientated, and I’ve got a fucking headache you wouldn’t believe…  I’m injecting myself with morphine from the medical bay, for a fatal overdose, cos no fucking way I’m going out suffocate to death… 


SFX - heart beat slows 


Astronaut: “This is Commander Ray, signing off.”


SFX - flatlines… 


Static


Mission Control: “This is Mission Control, hailing the international space station…. sorry we’ve been silent… the planet was hit by an electromagnetic pulse, it basically knocked everything out.... Listen - the resupply craft is on its way, it'll reach you in about 3 hours…. swap out the CO2 scrubbers… then we have hundreds of GPS satellites we need to reboot, we can’t do that from Earth. No GPS means no navigation, and priority is to get transportation going again …. uh…. Commander Ray, are you there?"