Chaika Transcripts

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SEASON 1

Trailer: I could be the last
Prologue: We breathe, briefly
Episode 1: My mind was going numb

Episode 2: Drying inward from the edge
Episode 3: What portion of me be Assignable
Episode 4: Stripped off the foliage
Episode 5: Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
Episode 6: Sorrow seems to win
Episode 7: The solemnest of industries
Episode 8: Hope is the thing with feathers

Trailer: I could be the last

Subtitled video version of trailer HERE

(Music – Chaika’s theme by Chris Gregory)

VALEN
This is Valen Solarin, engineering lead lunar mining. Seeking urgent status update on… well, earth.

NARRATOR
Chaika. A science fiction audio drama.

(beat)

CHAIKA
Nothing has been heard from the Mars colony since before Earth went silent. Maybe… Maybe they all died too. And all I will find is their bones. I could be the last. The last human. (beat) I cannot stay. (calls) TROST?

(TROST entry beep)

TROST
Chaika.

CHAIKA
Could you… Um, could you prepare the shuttle?

TROST
Affirmative. Long or short range journey?

CHAIKA
Oh, long. Very long.

(Footsteps, spaceship doors opening, HYGGE entry beep)

HYGGE
(in Danish) Velkommen. [Welcome] I am HYGGE. How may I have the pleasure of addressing you?

CHAIKA
It’s Chaika.

HYGGE
Chaika. Russian for seagull. Call sign of Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. The first Earth woman-

CHAIKA
-in space. Yes. My… my mother gave me that name.

(beat)
(LEQU entry pop)

LEQU
Probably time you got to know some non-human people.

CHAIKA: Oh, you mean like you?

LEQU: Yes, I am a delightful acquaintance.

CHAIKA: I… Yes, I am sure you are.

(beat)

HYGGE: You frightened her.

LEQU: Ah, she’ll get over it. (beat) She has other things on her mind.

NARRATOR
Chaika. For more information, please visit y2kpod.com/chaika, that’s C H A I K A.

VALEN: Repeat, priority communication to moonbase- (breath) Get back to me and tell me this is just a glitch, all right? Please.

(Fade out)

Prologue: We breathe, briefly

Episode 1: My mind was going numb

Episode 2: Drying inward from the edge

Episode 3: What portion of me be Assignable

Episode 4: Stripped off the foliage

Episode 5: Time does not bring relief; you all have lied

Episode 6: Sorrow seems to win

Episode 7: The solemnest of industries

Episode 8: Hope is the thing with feathers