In the future, a ragtag group of space adventurers (using the term “adventurers” as loosely as possible) discuss pop culture, video games and their places in the universe aboard a seemingly endless and unexplored space ship.
The show is 50% improv, 50% nostalgic discussion, and 50% bad math jokes. In few words, the show is about how much we love everything nerdy!
Meet the Hosts
Nick Dunfey Plays Nathan, the only man brave* enough to fly a…whatever the hell The Drake is supposed to be. A ship, I guess. We call it a ship but we don’t really know what it is. The Drake could be a really confusing to run Wendy’s. Anyway, Nathan is the guy who is unqualified to run a Wendy’s but qualified enough to be the pilot partly because he sometimes wears pilot’s goggles as a fashion accessory but mostly because nobody stopped him. Nick is currently working towards a dual major in his two biggest passions: education, and being a goddamn American. He made the curriculum himself for that second major but his professors say he is possibly the most gifted student they’ve ever known. *http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/stupid
Amelia Zimmerman Plays Malik, the errant but lovable salesperson of illicit substances who sometimes stops by The Drake on her way from planet to planet. In real life, Amelia has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from USF and uses her twin powers of research and shushing to perform her library duties in Tampa Bay. She is kind enough to waste her talents running the social media for a dumb podcast where they pretend to be in space. She is currently training to compete in the Librarian Games and win her place as Librarian General. I don’t know anything about libraries.
Cameron Heinssen Plays Captain Jacob Noon, a grizzled veteran adventurer who spends an inordinate amount of time aboard The Drake considering there are surely many better things he could be doing with his time. When asked for his advice regarding a perilous situation, he likes to remind everyone that although he is A captain he is not THE captain and at that point he usually goes back to his own ship and takes off – flipping everyone the bird as he does it. Cameron is a musician and aspiring voice actor who has been behind several of the background characters we have used so far on the show. On the first day of recording he showed up with actual voice acting equipment, and made the rest of his cast mates realize how unprepared they were. He enjoys playing music, watching sci-fi and anime, and beating his friends at Tekken.
Jason Marlin Plays Caine, the re-purposed automaton of destruction that is now friendly towards (and obsessed with) humans and human culture. Caine has a weird way of seeming like the most “alive” member of the crew. Some people might consider him a “wildcard” or “the crazy one”, but I wouldn’t recommend letting him know you said it. Is he an android or a cyborg, you ask? Neither, shut up nerd. Don’t be the kind of person who ruins everything by over analyzing it. Caine is one of a kind – excluding all of the identical copies of him out there conquering the universe. Jason is a a talented amateur voice actor who also loves to create games and entertainment for kids. He loves the Bioshock series, well made toys or gadgets, and cartoons from the 80’s. Speaking of which, an old and powerful psychic once predicted that Jason would find a way to “become Scrooge Mcduck”. We had no idea what she meant by that, but we are definitely stoked.
Stephen Marlin Plays Isaac, the reluctant and de facto mechanic aboard The Drake. Stephen graduated from USF with a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology so that he could put all of that hard work and sacrifice into the lucrative comedy industry. He will be pursuing his PhD any day now. Right after all his millions come in from this comedy thing. He does stand up comedy! Feel free to bring some tomatoes and have a great time enjoying him try to be funny if you’re in the Tampa Bay area.