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Monocyte




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Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Both a parody of, and homage to, classic series such as Star Trek, Buck Rogers, and Space:1999, Monocyte tells the stories of the intrepid crew of the GMC (Galactic Medical Cruiser) Monocyte as they travel the universe, doing good and aiding the needy. Except their Captain is narcissistic, ignorant, overly-confident, and just possibly clinically depressed. Touching on topics such as toxic masculinity, colonization, and mental health, Monocyte will have you laughing even while you think. 


Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents of: Chris Davis, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, Rae Hamilton-Vargo, Rue Dickey, Andrew Pond*, and Serina Johnston*

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member


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Episodes:

EP #15 The End (or "Conversations)

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

In the season finale, Chalke is determined to undo the damage he's done....no matter how many times he has to try, and the true nature of the Monocyte comes to light.

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #14 The Last Temptation of Fralgon

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

While the Monocyte attempts to thwart Chalke's plan, it reaches out to an unlikely ally--Emissary Fralgon...

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #13 Unforgivable

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 05:42:34 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Chalke regains consciousness, Fralgon learns the truth about Montana's death, and the Commander has a plan...

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #12 Progress Must Progress

Wed, 26 May 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Phineas Q Progress discovers the downside of being a "fan favorite"....

Written by

Nina Ki and Donaldson Cardenas

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #11 “The Curious Case of Dr. Evelyn 'Montana' Trixie”

Wed, 19 May 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Trying to find a cure for his nightmares, CHalke has a long talk with Crewman #7...or is it Crewman #7? And the Monocyte makes Doctor Montana an offer she can't refuse. Or can she?

Written by

Nina Ki and Donaldson Cardenas

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #10 Time Travel Made Easy

Wed, 12 May 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

The crew of the Monocyte is rocked by a sudden death; Chief Murtaugh and the Monocyte both come to realizations about themselves.

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #9 PROGRESS' PILGRIM

Wed, 05 May 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Phineas Q. Progress returns to the Monocyte with a companion in tow, looking for a favor. Then all hell breaks loose.

Written by

Nina Ki and Donaldson Cardenas

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #8 Maybe It's You (or, "My Dinner with Fralgon")

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Fralgon invites Chalke to their quarters for drinks and, it turns out, Fralgonese therapy. Meanwhile, The Monocyte has a heart-to-heart with the Auto-Translator. Did we mention there were drinks?

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #7 Welcome to the Monocyte (or "Get the Lead Out III")

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Fralgon, Montana, and Chalke all have moments where they remember their first time aboard the Monocyte. With music and everything. And that memory offers up a BIG revelation for Chalke.

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #6 Get the Lead Out II (or, "Everything Else is Unexplainable")

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Somehow, things get both better AND worse simultaneously. Chalke's nightmares continue, and the Monocyte ends up in both the film The Black Hole AND Groundhog Day....

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #5 Get the Lead Out, part 1 (or "E.L.V.I.S")

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

The crew's return to Grange doesn't go well for Ambassador Shala; We learn more about Chief Security Officer Murtaugh, and the influence of Fralgon on Earth entertainment.

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #4 Homecoming

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Transphobic Microagressions, Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Feeling underappreciated on the Monocyte, Emissary Fralgon makes the decision to go back to Fralgon, where they and Doctor Montana run headlong into the most powerful force in the universe...sibling rivalry!

Written by

Nina Ki and Donaldson Cardenas

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #1 How Do we Get Out of This? (or This is Fun)

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150


The crew of the Galactic Medical Cruiser Monocyte is tasked with an aid mission to the planet Grange (the second g is silent). But tragedy strikes, and the stalwart (yet not overly capable) Captain Paul Allen Chalke, second in command Dr. Evelyn "Trixie" Montana, and Emissary Fralgon, along with the rest of the crew, must avert disaster.


Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki


Directed by Natividad Salgado


Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, Rue Dickey, and Andrew Pond*

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #2 The Peace Bringers (Or Those Damn Darns)

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

The crew of the Galactic Medical Cruiser Monocyte, having averted disaster, are tasked with escorting peace delegates back to Grange from Earth. Security Chief Murtaugh gets a lesson in boxing strategy from Commander Chalke that's a little hard on the old solar plexus.

Written by

Donaldson Cardenas and Nina Ki

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, Rue Dickey, and Andrew Pond*

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

EP #3 What Price, Progress?

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 05:00:00 +0000

Content Warning: Mental Health issues, including depression and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is out there. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and needs help, contact NAMI at 888-958-7150

Fan Favorite Phineas Q. Progress visits the Galactic Medical Cruiser, Monocyte. There's nothing we can tell you about that that Phineas can't tell better himself.

Written by

Nina Ki and Donaldson Cardenas

Directed by Natividad Salgado

Starring the voice talents ofRae Hamilton-Vargo, Chris Davis, Serina Johnston*, Luis Bermudez, Andre Luc Martinez, Aryn Rozelle, and Rue Dickey

Sound Design by Andrew Pond*

*Denotes EFCT Company Member



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

Oh Director, My Director!

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 01:47:21 +0000

A chat with Monocyte director, Natividad Salgado, about her love for science fiction, space, and directing via chat windows Monocyte Launches March 24th!



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations

 

Countdown to Launch with the Writers!

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 06:25:20 +0000

An interview with the writers of Monocyte, Donaldson Cardenas and Nina ki, as they talk about the process, fan service, and sad poetry...



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/monocyte/donations