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The Crypt Book 01: The Crew

It is the best-kept and worst-kept secret in the Planetary Union navy. The PUV James Keeling, a warship that does things that no other ship can do. It is a weapon, and a liability. The rumor is that eighty percent of the people assigned to the Keeling die before their two-year stint is up. That rumor is the reason for the ship's nickname -- The Crypt, a vessel full of the dead.Those with a promising career, those with connections, those that can can avoid service on the Keeling do just that. But still, the ship must fight, and for that, it needs a crew. The navy assigns the worst of the worst: cowards, thieves, murderers, rapists or those with nowhere else to go, no way to opt out. Your choice is simple: be executed for your crimes, or serve two years on the keeling. If you make it out alive, your record is wiped clean and you get a fresh start. For this crew of just over 100 souls, it will be the longest two years they have ever faced. What is this ship? Where did it come from? And why, oh, why, won't everyone stop screaming ...

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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01 - ?1puvjk

Meet Travis Ellis. His legal troubles force a Hobson's choice upon him.

9mins

4 Jan 2010

Rank #1

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02 - error3 reconstruct

Meet Nitzhans Shamdi and Aramis, two hulking interplanetary marines. Bad things tend to happen when these boys drink too much.....

12mins

4 Jan 2010

Rank #2

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03 - dualism-destruct

Meet Sergeant Maya Whitaker, Private Jim Perry, and Private Mark Bennett. What could compel someone to volunteer to serve on The Crypt?

15mins

4 Jan 2010

Rank #3

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04 - restraint-ascension

Meet Master Gunnery Sergeant Francis Sands, head of Marine security for the PUV Goshawk. He goes against his inherently strict nature and winds up putting his head in the figurative noose while walking his rounds.

26mins

5 Jan 2010

Rank #4

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10 - Private Pippa Remic

Death surrounds some people. It follows them and shadows their every move.For Private Pippa Remic, it's something she just can't seem toescape. You can't really run from death when you are the one who is always dishing it out -- intentionally or not.

40mins

25 Jan 2010

Rank #5

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13 - Washington, D.C. Part 1

The stealth attack ship Washington D.C. is on a mission which must be completed, regardless of the cost. Everyone is expendable. All that matters is that they succeed in their task. They must learn what Professor James Keeling of the Planetary Union is working on out here in deep space.The DC is a highly advanced "ugly" from the League of Planets. Silence and stealth are the Washington's weapons of war. Every emission, whether it be electromagnetic, heat, light, or sound can place them in immediate peril. Detection means death.Deaths noted in Captain Plaunt's log this episode: Mae Breakall, Justin Crumpler,  Sharla Keslar, Shawn Keslar, Christian Mullane, Patrick Mullane, Rory Nuchtchas, Bobby Ruks, Joey Ruks, Kathy Ruks, Kate Vidrine, & Fred Wolfe.

21mins

28 Jan 2010

Rank #6

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14 - Washington, D.C. Part 2

The stealth attack ship Washington D.C. is on a mission which must be completed, regardless of the cost. Everyone is expendable. All that matters is that they succeed in their task. They must learn what Professor James Keeling of the Planetary Union is working on out here in deep space.The DC is a highly advanced "ugly" from the League of Planets. Silence and stealth are the Washington's weapons of war. Every emission, whether it be electromagnetic, heat, light, or sound can place them in immediate peril. Detection means death.Deaths noted in Captain Plaunts log this episode: Katie Adams, Jehan Aziz, Connor Logan Bailey, Marc Bailey, Mikey Beacom, Kevin Blackerby, John Coard, Avla Crumbler, James Jossard, Jonathan Kalmes, Tyler Kuebler, Brian Maupin, Tee Morris, Laura Mullin, Rob Morris, Patrick O'Keefe, Jeremy Parsons, Ben Press, Julie Press, Aaron Reed, Mary Alice Reisse, Blade Ronetz, Phil Rossi, Heather Welliver, Richard Woodworth.

26mins

28 Jan 2010

Rank #7

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21 - Dr. Erun Wellingtun

Dr. Erun Wellington is about to find out exactly how important continuing to live really is to him. We also meet the unusual life form known as a Grizzit.

32mins

28 Jan 2010

Rank #8

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15 - Washington, D.C. Part 3

The stealth attack ship Washington D.C. is on a mission which must be completed, regardless of the cost. Everyone is expendable. All that matters is that they succeed in their task. They must learn what Professor James Keeling of the Planetary Union is working on out here in deep space.The DC is a highly advanced "ugly" from the League of Planets. Silence and stealth are the Washington's weapons of war. Every emission, whether it be electromagnetic, heat, light, or sound can place them in immediate peril. Detection means death.Deaths noted in Captain Plaunts' log this episode:  No casualties reported.

25mins

28 Jan 2010

Rank #9

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16 - Washington, D.C. Part 4

The stealth attack ship Washington D.C. is on a mission which must be completed, regardless of the cost. Everyone is expendable. All that matters is that they succeed in their task. They must learn what Professor James Keeling of the Planetary Union is working on out here in deep space.The DC is a highly advanced "ugly" from the League of Planets. Silence and stealth are the Washington's weapons of war. Every emission, whether it be electromagnetic, heat, light, or sound can place them in immediate peril. Detection means death. Deaths noted in Captain Plaunts' log this episode: Peter Blix-Bryant, Chris Butera, Greg Butera, Steve Hilley, Diana Landl, Marcus Noble, Jason Northrop, Waleed Ovase, Kent Vidrine.

23mins

28 Jan 2010

Rank #10