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The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture - Stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember how they arrived and who they are. Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The human survivors and the artificial intelligence, GeoFFRy, must learn to work together as they fight for their lives in this alien wilderness and uncover the truth of what lies beyond.

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The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture - Stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember how they arrived and who they are. Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The human survivors and the artificial intelligence, GeoFFRy, must learn to work together as they fight for their lives in this alien wilderness and uncover the truth of what lies beyond.

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Suuuper British

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U got a loicense fer that WOT m8???

Digging it

By Sassquachcomics - Dec 23 2017
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I got into The Facility before listening to the original. Great stuff!

iTunes Ratings

161 Ratings
Average Ratings
136
20
2
1
2

Suuuper British

By Mandoog006 - Apr 25 2019
Read more
U got a loicense fer that WOT m8???

Digging it

By Sassquachcomics - Dec 23 2017
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I got into The Facility before listening to the original. Great stuff!
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The Orphans

Updated 12 days ago

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The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture - Stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember how they arrived and who they are. Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The human survivors and the artificial intelligence, GeoFFRy, must learn to work together as they fight for their lives in this alien wilderness and uncover the truth of what lies beyond.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

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!

Rank #1: Mistakes

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 After exposing themselves, the team must fight off an attacker that is not all it seams to be. With their new shelter discovered and destroyed, the survivors are forced to regroup. Some splinter further, others try to make amends as supplies grow low and tensions grow high. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2016/06/the-orphans-episode-iii-mistakes/ ‎ 


Written & Directed by: Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Aimee Kember as Nora 

James Barbarossa as Geoffrey 

Alex Bird as Baz 

Gavin Richards as Richard 

Declan Galpin as William 

Ruby Parker-Harbord as Valerie 

L C Girling as Olivia 

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Jun 06 2016
19 mins
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Rank #2: Fallen

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Tragedy strikes! One of the team sustains a life-altering injury and it all rolls downhill. In the worst of times true natures are revealed and a struggle for power begins. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2016/06/orphans-episode-iv-fallen/


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Aimee Kember as Nora 

James Barbarossa as Geoffrey 

Alex Bird as Baz 

Gavin Richards as Richard

Declan Galpin as William 

Ruby Parker-Harbord as Valerie 

L C Girling as Olivia

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Jun 12 2016
17 mins
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Rank #3: Into the Dark

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The group split up. One team breaks off to investigate the mysterious facility that has haunted them since they arrived. Meanwhile, the others care for their injured member, wondering if they'll ever be the same again. As the survivors venture deeper in the lion's den, they discover few answers and myriad new questions. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2016/06/the-orphans-episode-v-into-the-dark


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Aimee Kember as Nora 

James Barbarossa as Geoffrey

Alex Bird as Baz 

Gavin Richards as Richard 

Declan Galpin as William 

Ruby Parker-Harbord as Valerie 

L C Girling as Olivia 

Introducing: Jodie Stedman as Stella

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Jun 19 2016
17 mins
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Rank #4: Investigation :: The Apology

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This expansive third series in The Orphans' Saga, journeys deeper into the universe than ever before.


Space is divided between The Collective, a totalitarian interstellar government that manufactures a workforce of clone slaves, The Alliance, a resistance of clones fighting for freedom, and Wild Space - a neutral zone caught in between the opposing forces.


Richard Hart, a clone and private investigator, works the turbulent alleyways of Wild Space one job at a time. His job is already dangerous, but takes a turn for the worse when he's tasked to find the former leader of The Alliance: Nora Evers. To help him on the hunt, he's got to make nice with Alliance General, Diana Strange, and dig into old wounds that haven't yet healed.


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Credits:


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 


Starring: 


Gavin Richards as Richard Hart 

Brooke Parrot as Diana Strange & Diana Blonde 

Emily Rowan as Delilah Mallick 

Fiona Thraille as Sandy 

Felix Trench as Charles Eros 

Matt Penson as Xavier Blake 

Aimee Kember as Nora Evers 

Sarah Golding as Minister Orsham 

Ruby Parker-Harbord as Valerie Steele 

Tanja Milojevic as Mrs. Phillips 

Michael Hudson as Gregory 

Karim Kronfli as Freighter 


Additional Voices by: Alex Bird 


Music by: James Barbarossa 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2018/07/the-orphans-investigation-episode-i-the-apology


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Jul 10 2018
29 mins
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Rank #5: Hostile Takeover

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Episode VI :: Hostile Takeover


In the face of anger, deeper mysteries, and uncertainty... who will lead? The group struggles for order as sides are taken and decisive actions are made to seize a chance for real answers, perhaps even salvation.


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


For links and more info, head to the main episode page:

http://nerdyshow.com/2016/06/orphans-episode-vi-hostile-takeover/


Credits:

Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring:

Aimee Kember as Nora 

James Barbarossa as Geoffrey 

Alex Bird as Baz 

Gavin Richards as Richard 

Declan Galpin as William 

Ruby Parker-Harbord as Valerie 

L C Girling as Olivia 

Jodie Stedman as Stella

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Jun 27 2016
22 mins
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Rank #6: Sacrifice

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The season 1 finale! 


The answers surrounding the team's disastrous arrival are finally revealed and they must face their greatest challenge yet. Can they stay alive long enough to tell their story?


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2016/07/orphans-episode-vii-sacrifice/


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Aimee Kember as Nora 

James Barbarossa as Geoffrey 

Alex Bird as Baz 

Gavin Richards as Richard

Declan Galpin as William

Ruby Parker-Harbord as Valerie 

L C Girling as Olivia 

Jodie Stedman as Stella

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Jul 04 2016
37 mins
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Rank #7: Facility :: Arrival

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In this prequel spin-off of The Orphans, we go deeper into the history of the mysterious facility from Season One.


The series follows Baz Guilroy at his first major posting: installing a new reasoning unit in a remote cloning facility. With only the A.I.s GeoFFRy and Stella for company, Baz must struggle to keep his wits about him and complete his mission - a simple assignment, until things turns sinister. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Credits: 

Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Alex Bird as Baz Guilroy 

James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy 

Aimee Kember as Nora Vass 

Michael Hudson as Gregory 

Jodie Stedman as Stella 

Gavin Richards as Richard Riley 

Music by: James Barbarossa 


The Orphans: Facility is brought to you by Rode Microphones 

For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2017/07/orphans-facility-episode-arrival/

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Jul 05 2017
22 mins
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Rank #8: Facility :: Error

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The cloning process is well under way, and in the isolation of his solitary posting, Baz turns to the GeoFFRy unit for friendship. After coming face-to-face with the cold-heartedness of the A.I., Baz wonders if perhaps, with a little tweaking, he can make this new GeoFFRy model more sympathetic to human emotions. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Credits: 

Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Alex Bird as Baz Guilroy 

James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy 

Music by: James Barbarossa 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2017/07/orphans-facility-episode-ii-error/

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Jul 16 2017
18 mins
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Rank #9: Investigation :: Addition

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Diana and Richard visit a mysterious outpost on the far side of the planet on the hunt to find the elusive Nora Evers. Tensions are ever-mounting between the two investigators, and so are the stakes, as the nearby Collective Officers realize that the clone who payed them a visit may not have been all he appeared to be...


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Credits:


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 


Starring: 

Gavin Richards as Richard Hart 

Brooke Parrot as Diana Strange 

Aimee Kember as Nora Vass & Nora Taylor 

Jack Gouldbourne as Axel 

Alex Bird as Baz Harrold & Baz Hopps 

Elizabeth Benbow as Kathryn Foster 


Music by: James Barbarossa 

For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2018/09/the-orphans-investigation-episode-vi-addition

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Sep 18 2018
28 mins
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Rank #10: Facility :: Emotions

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GeoFFRy continues to discover what having emotions truly means under the tutelage of Baz, and Baz realizes that his quest for computer companionship may have unlocked more than he bargained for. A life or death crisis at the facility brings these musings to a head. Meanwhile, higher up the chain of command, the insubordination of clones is under much scrutiny. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Alex Bird as Baz 

Guilroy James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy 

Elizabeth Benbow as Kathryn 

Aimee Kember as Nora Vass 

Matt Penson as Xavier Michales

Jodie Stedman as Stella 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2017/08/orphans-facility-episode-iii-emotions

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Jul 30 2017
18 mins
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Rank #11: Facility :: Kathryn

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Kathryn has many questions about how life works, and what it means to be a clone. As the only other flesh and blood being in the facility, it's up to Baz to show her what living is all about and what comforts closeness can bring. Meanwhile Baz and GeoFFRy come to blows when they receive troubling news from Command. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Alex Bird as Baz Guilroy 

James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy 

Elizabeth Benbow as Kathryn 

Aimee Kember as Nora Vass 

Jodie Stedman as Stella 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2017/08/the-orphans-facility-episode-iv-kathryn

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Aug 15 2017
19 mins
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Rank #12: Facility :: Evers

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Drama unfolds in the facility as Kathryn uncovers the truth and struggles to forgive Baz and GeoFFRy for the life they've thrust her into. In the meantime, a mysterious signal from a Nora unit warns Baz that their upcoming inspection may be even more sinister than they previously thought... 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Credits: 

Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Alex Bird as Baz Guilroy 

James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy 

Elizabeth Benbow as Kathryn 

Aimee Kember as Nora Evers 

Jodie Stedman as Stella 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2017/08/the-orphans-facility-episode-v-evers

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Aug 29 2017
15 mins
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Rank #13: Facility :: Suffering

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Baz and Diana narrowly survive their crash only to be captured by Xavier Michael - the clone sent to inspect the facility. As the truth finally comes out, and the consequences hit, all parties find themselves fighting to survive in the explosive finale to The Orphans: Facility. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Alex Bird as Baz Guilroy 

James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy 

Brooke Parratt as Diana Strange 

Aimee Kember as Nora Vass 

Matt Penson as Xavier Michaels 

Jodie Stedman as Stella 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2017/10/orphans-facility-episode-viii-suffering

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Oct 09 2017
20 mins
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Rank #14: Facility :: Inspection

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The once warm friendship between Baz and GeoFFRy has broken down and as the dust settles from the recent violence, the rogue AI attempts to recruit the human to deceive the incoming inspector. Their survival depends on what comes next. Can Baz stall long enough to make his getaway or will he loose his life when GeoFFRy’s horrible acts are discovered? 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Alex Bird as Baz Guilroy 

James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy 

Aimee Kember as Nora Evers 

Matt Penson as Xavier Michaels 

Brooke Parratt as Diana Strange 

Jodie Stedman as Stella 


For links and more info head to the main episode page:

https://nerdyshow.com/2017/09/orphans-facility-episode-vii-inspection

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Sep 26 2017
18 mins
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Rank #15: Facility :: Mess

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A week has passed since the mysterious Nora Evers offered to help Baz and Kathryn to evade the detection of their inspector. No communication has been received since. Tensions are high, and Baz and GeoFFRy's growing resentment for each other finally reaches a breaking point. 


Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence, and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 

Starring: 

Alex Bird as Baz Guilroy 

James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy 

Elizabeth Benbow as Kathryn 

Aimee Kember as Nora Evers & Nora Vass 

Matt Penson as Xavier Michaels 

Ruby Parker Harbord as Valerie

Jodie Stedman as Stella 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2017/09/orphans-facility-episode-vi-mess/

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Sep 11 2017
17 mins
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