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MarsCorp helps those who help MarsCorp. On joining the MarsCorp mission you can expect to receive your own quarters, which includes a bed that transforms into a toilet and shower, four (4) sets of official MarsCorp overalls, two (2) MarsCorp pens, and a MarsCorp life insurance policy that will ensure your family and MarsCorp are adequately compensated in the event of your expiration during the mission. These perks are afforded to all human capital for devoting themselves to their tasks. However, in the event of an employee going above and beyond the normal expected level of dedication, management can choose to recognise and reward that employee with medals, one extra day of leave, promotion or a bottle of mid-range liquor.
After recent events, including the traumatic experience at ‘Site B’, it’s fair to say that Hob has reached ‘legendary’ status at MarsCorp, and her efforts have not gone unnoticed. Base Manager Martin Mann has keenly watched her progress and wants to recognise all she’s done with the one thing guaranteed to get Hob excited.
Elsewhere on the base, everyone adapts to the loss of key personnel at Site B, which means new roles and responsibilities for some.
Artwork by Eric Chow
OMG, it’s the penultimate episode! We hope you’re hyped to the max as we near the series conclusion. If you are hyped to the max then we advise first having a drink of water, sitting down and doing a breathing exercise to calm yourself. Once you’ve climbed down from your state of delirium you should ask yourself ‘what can I do to support MarsCorp?’ Good question. The main thing you can do is rate us on iTunes (or wherever you got it from). New ratings have a big effect on the show’s chart position, and the reason we’ve dropped so far down – in spite of getting a lot of downloads – is because the new reviews have stopped coming in! Only you can stop the drop!
Of course, you might have already rated the show, in which case, nice one! You can still show some love by spreading the word about MarsCorp. Facebook and Twitter mentions are always much appreciated (and we’ll probably reply with a really, really great gif on Twitter as well), and we’ve found posting it in the various podcast pages on reddit (and upvoting it, obvs) is also a really good way to reach new people. The other way of course is to tell people in real life, although people can forget recommendations so you should either wrestle their phone off them and subscribe to the show or follow them home and write ‘MarsCorp’ on their house in red paint (lawyer’s note: Absolutely do not do this).
If you want to go even further than that you can also give us a bit of financial support (oh boy do we need that!) by purchasing a MarsCorp mug for just £7 (plus p&p). They’re grrrrrreat!
Episode 12 – ‘Resignation / Termination’ – is out next Wednesday.
Episode 11 credits
Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling
E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Steve Church – Graham Vick
Carol Barqawi – Laila Pyne
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Dave Price – David Price
David Knight – David Knight
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Bonnie Clarke – Lexie McDougall
Hayley Barrett – Amelie Edwards
Baxter – Jon Day
Scientist One – Penelope Day
Scientist Two – Piers Hunt
Benefactor – Penelope Day
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
Brian Durrant – Jon Day
Jo Grey – Susanna Gordon
John Smith – David Kallo
Kim Paige – Ailsa Dalling
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
Bernard Egg – Graham Vick
Titan Advert Voiceover – Robert Benedetti-Hall
Eric Chow – Website