This Planet Needs a Name

1.01 When the Gravity is Real

January 10, 2020 Evan Tess Murray & Trace Callahan Season 1 Episode 1
This Planet Needs a Name
1.01 When the Gravity is Real
Show Notes

 In Episode One, "When the Gravity is Real," Quill and Zei touch down on the ground, joining Zahava, Cyrus, and James on the planet. Kolian and Mandry watch from above while we discover whether or not anyone is allergic to the air (were we worried about that?). Plants may be planted; power generated; and as always, there will be cheese. But the planet still has secrets for our brave terraformers to discover.

The transcript is available.

Content Note:  this episode is free from sensitive content other than some swearing.  

The showrunner and lead writer for this project is Evan Tess Murray. The sound designer, audio engineer, and composer is Trace Callahan. Sounds and music are her original creations.

This is a collaborative, ensemble project. Many of the character decisions are made by the actors as part of the story and script development process. Please check out the links below to get in touch with them or find more of their work. 

Presenting the Nameless Crew

They're also just a ton of fun to hang out with. Our corner of the internet is very friendly, and you're welcome to come say hello. We'd also love you to join the Ground Crew by supporting us on Patreon, if you can.

The promo at the end of this episode is for Seren, an upcoming show by our friend Nerys

This story is being told by people in various parts of the world. Every episode, we'll give a bit of space in the shownotes to an effort by indigenous people that could use some support.  Our creator is from the Dawnlands, the ancestral and current home of the peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy. Please check out - and support - Nibezun

A great deal of this episode was written and edited at Candy’s, an LGBTQ+ community space in Portland, Maine. Check them out at

And finally, our hearts go out to our Australian friends and family.  Please help if you can - one suggestion is to donate to the Australian Red Cross. In addition, a member of our podfamily has family that have lost their home to the fires - you can help them out here. Keep breathing, Australia.

We tell a story about another world, but we're not giving up on this one. 

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