Claire Scherzinger

Arca-45672: The Podcast

This production is supported by the University of Victoria.


The year is 2172 and the world is dying. A small fraction of the Earth's former biosphere remains. The world is running out of food. During these hard times part of the human population has gone sterile. There has been massive inbreeding and genetic distortions. However, teams of scientists and military personnel tasked with finding a way to save humanity from extinction are confronted with a possible opportunity: an exoplanet near the Proxima Centauri system is discovered.

Over the course of 73 years, this discovery of the exoplanet sparks a series of probe and AI missions--all leading to the realization that a new branch of humanity has arisen on Arca-45672. Now, as the Earth's biosphere collapses, governments and military organizations scramble as they see potential salvation for their dying species in this exoplanet. But should humanity be content to merely survive?

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Dr. Ben Verrinder- Ryan Kniel

Major Roya Khan- Margaret Hicks

Dr. Ariel Drezner- Brendan Sugden

Dr. Margaux Reese- Parker Feenstra

Colonel Schaffer- Nicholas Guerreiro

Lieutenant Johnstone- Kaelan Bain

Private Imani Zain- Taylor Williams

General Hardy- Paul Cridge

Octavia/Sirius- Parker Feenstra and Paul Cridge

Captain Zola- Nicholas Guerreiro

Secretary General Torres- Paul Cridge

First Officer- Brendan Sugden

Production Team

Executive Producer: Claire Scherzinger

Director/Producer: Kirsten Sharun

Writer: Claire Scherzinger

Sound Engineer/Producer: William Lynch

Sound Design: Claire Scherzinger

With special thanks to Cliff Haman, Kirk McNally and the University of Victoria.

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