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MarsCorp is a clean and efficient oasis of technological innovation that is perpetuated through exemplary teamwork. Thanks to the foresight and hard work of Martin Mann, the base now operates with record levels of output and efficiency. Staff satisfaction, happiness, harmony and attractiveness are at all-time highs and Project Awesome continues apace. We hope to share this progress with Earth in the near future.
At last, everything’s great at MarsCorp 😊
Artwork by Eric Chow
Here it is folks, the end of series one of MarsCorp. We’ve had some fun, haven’t we? Haven’t we? Uhhh… moving on.
We want to say a big thank you to everyone who’s downloaded the show. We worked our arses off on this so it’s nice that people actually want to listen to our insane creations. If you’ve enjoyed the horror, then please, please leave a rating on iTunes or wherever you got the show from, it really helps the show reach more people (which is what we really need at this stage).
And for those who have already rated the show, an even bigger thank you to you! (Also a bigger thank you if you’ve shared it on social media or IRL) Those little stars and those shares have really helped the show reach more people. We also want to say a big thank you to the guys on the MarsCorp sub-reddit (we love reading your thoughts on the show!) and those who spread the MarsCorp name on other sub-reddits, like an evangelical army.
Finally, a special thank you to all the heroes who backed our Kickstarter for MarsCorp all the way back in April 2015 (Jesus Christ that seems like a long time ago now…) We quite literally could not have made this show without your generosity and support.
The show has done really well downloads wise and we’re now past 70,000 downloads, which we think is pretty darn good for 12 weeks (it took the Bunker 12 months to do those numbers!) We’re also seeing more people pick up on it now, with the show getting more mentions on Twitter and Reddit. We also had a very nice boost on Monday when MarsCorp was selected as one of Wired’s podcasts for the week.
Also, after a few weeks away, MarsCorp has steamed back onto the UK iTunes frontpage, slam dunking into the top carousel, alongside the big dogs from the BBC, NPR and the Barbican (how does a concrete complex make a podcast? Whatever).
(MarsCorp by Percy Shelley)
MarsCorp has also picked up a few nominations for the Audio Verse Awards. We’ll have more on that soon.
*Takes a drag on a cigarette and looks to the sunset* I guess we just… live now. One day at a time…
And do more podcast stuff, obvs. Like a CIA operative collaborating with violent guerillas in a south American jungle trying to overthrow a communist government, we’re being secretive about what we’re up to. If you follow us on Twitter you might have seen some mentions about recording. We don’t want to reveal what it is just yet, but we plan to have a few things for you to listen to before the end of the year. Oooo, we’re such teases!
“Will there be a series 2?”
Hahahahahahaha! Ahem, sorry. MarsCorp was conceived as a 24-part show (seriously. We’re nothing if not ambitious/stupid), which we initially planned to write and record all in one go. But then we stopped sniffing glue and decided to break it into two series, which reduced the chance of us dying during the production.
However, we have no immediate plans to put the second series into production because money. Making MarsCorp took literally thousands of hours and basically became a part-time job for David, Tom and I, at the end of which we were pretty spent. If we’re going to do another series we need more resources so we can a) live half-way normal lives, b) get some other people in to help with the production, and c) pay the actors, musicians, artists and ourselves properly. We have some ideas about how me might do that, which we’ll hopefully be able to tell you more about soon.
So to answer the question “will there be a series 2?”, the answer is, “maybe”.
“What can I stuff into the void with now that there’s no more MarsCorp to fill me up?”
You can try the following fiction podcasts:
The Bunker – lol, jk.
The Monster Hunters – Written by and starring Jim Lake, aka young Christopher Lee, aka Matthew Woodcock.
Tin Can – A new show by David Devereux (great first name there) about a damaged space ship floating through space.
Hector vs The Future – Sci-fi and funny and kind of sad. Our kind of show!
Alcohol – Available in all good shops.
Until next time.
Episode 12 credits
Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling
E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
Colin Denham – Mark Desebrock
David Knight – David Knight
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Dave Price – David Price
Johari Ismail – Luke Georgewill
Bonnie Clarke – Lexie McDougall
Baxter – Jon Day
Kim Paige – Ailsa Dalling
Jo Grey – Susanna Gordon
Chip Dalling – Emma Stirling
Hayley Barrett – Amelie Edwards
Brian Durrant – Jon Day
Steve Church – Graham Vick
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
Jess Horn – Molly Small
Angelica Kingsley – Pippa Caddick
Eric Chow – Website