Space Junk is a surreal trip through outer space and exists as a companion piece to The Quest Inn at the Centre of the Universe.
The original nine episodes released between August-September 2018 have been re-purposed and presented on Youtube as a complete package.
The vacuum of space is a cold and lonely place…
Forgotten and alone, your derelict ship drifts aimlessly in the darkness. Your only company, and last defence against the maddening silence, is the barely functioning radio receiver. Pressing your ear against the speaker, you listen closely and hope for help to drift your way…
Initially set to be only four episodes long, the first half of this series leans heavily into building on lore from the Quest Inn podcast. The Furious Rodent Leader sketches were scripted and performed by Mog in a second session.
Space Junk2 (episodes 5-9) comprises additional improvisations with Charlie Sturgeon alongside scripted material written and performed by Mog.
Episodes 1-4 written and performed by Tom Fahey, Indiana Kiely, Mog Thistlethwaite and Beau Windon.
Episodes 5-9 (Space Junk2) written and performed by Tom Fahey, Charlie Sturgeon, Mog Thistlethwaite and Beau Windon.
Original music featured throughout the series was written and performed by Soul Doubt.
The new year has been around for long enough that all your resolutions will have had the chance to fall by the wayside, and now you are probably back to your same old garbage self once more. This is how it works, right? The holiday period gets you all reflective about where you’ve been and what you’re doing, you fill yourself with cake and optimism, then you ride this sugar-fueled wave of delusion until the New Year’s Eve countdown but as soon as you kiss a stranger, all of those hopes and dreams evaporate along with your dignity and your best laid plans of how to get home without walking through four suburbs at 4am.
Surprisingly, my resolutions are sticking around this time. Is this a sign of maturity on my part or simply a side-effect of pandemic-induced paranoia keeping me away from the unpredictable chaos of other people? Let me get back to you on that one because I have no idea.
I have NOT begun work on the second draft of my novel just yet. I promised a few people a read of the finished first draft, but when I completed it last year, all I saw from chapter to chapter were issues and inconsistencies. And that is why we re-draft, people. If you’re waiting to read it, don’t worry, you will get it soon—just as soon as I’m done with my red pen.
I have not been writing, but I have been keeping relatively busy as I chip away at a couple of other projects—one of those being more episodes for Why Are You Here? I’ve had the pleasure of editing this podcast since the beginning of its second season. I’m quite proud of the fact that I assist in bringing this to life, so do check it out if you like character-driven comedy.
There’s also something bubbling away in the background, which I’m super excited to finally deliver this year (hopefully the end of February). I’ve left a few clues on my Instagram as to what that is, but they are only a tiny suggestion of what’s to come.
On a personal note, my aim for this year is to strike a balance between working on commissioned projects and also my own so that this output will support me financially. Why am I sharing this—I have no idea either, but please do let me know if there’s anything you might like to see as part of a Patreon or something similar if I choose to go down that path.
I’m also going to have to move to a new house at some point, perhaps sooner rather than later, which may make things tricky for a little while. Ah well, we take these challenges as they come.
Stick around and stay tuned. I’ve got more podcasts, writing and other fun things to see and hear just around the corner and I think it’s going to be a very good year.