Station Obscura's first story, What Lies Beyond, premieres August 2020. Are you ready to find out what lies beyond?
Drs. Eliza Rodriguez and John Parry have been tasked by Cage Corporation to assess the readiness of the world's most intelligent, most human AI robot. Following their story to Mars and making contact with the AI, writer Zak Adams has created an immersive and emotional story that looks at what it means to be human in this vast universe.
What Lies Beyond follows doctors Eliza Rodriguez and John Parry as they navigate the cosmos on behalf of the illustrious Cage Corporation to assess the readiness of the world’s most intelligent, most human AI robot. Released over three weeks, we’ll accompany these scientists as they risk finding out what lies beyond.
The finale: The safety of our astronaut uncertain, his fate in the hands of Dr. Eliza Rodriguez. She stands before the executive board of the Cage Corporation - a collection of the most powerful business people and innovative scientific thinkers on planet earth. They hang on her every word as she delivers her plea for a 34 million mile mission to rescue Dr. John Parry from Mars. Will she save Dr. Parry or will she discover what lies beyond?
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Get to know the creator and writer of What Lies Beyond, Zak Adams. Zak talks with Station Obscura editor Devon Hoar and tech man Greg about his writing path, favorite movies, inspirations, and tips for other writers.
Adams is the creator and writer of What Lies Beyond, a Station Obscura story. He grew up in Charlotte, VT, and studied Film & English at the University of Vermont. Adams’ passions include writing and making films. Currently, he is studying for a Master’s degree in Film Production from the University of Southern California. Adams hopes to one day make satirical films that embody the regional quirks of Vermont and New England. Listen to the interview to learn more!
Zak mentions the following as inspiration for What Lies Beyond:
Dracula by John Harper
Nice Try! podcast, Biosphere 2: The Theater of Utopia (listen here: https://megaphone.link/VMP8096854668)
"Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw
Moon (2009), directed by Duncan Jones
The cover art for Silent Running (1972), directed by Douglad Trumbull