The Hyacinth Disaster

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A very interesting sci-fi audio drama, definitely worth listening, especially if you’re a fan of shows like We Fix Space Junk, SAYER, Among The Stars And Bones and other such goodies. I haven’t read up on the worldbuilding yet, but I’m excited to check out more on the website when I find the time (which by the way looks really cool, clearly all that web development knowledge is paying off). [Spoilers for the rest of this review, you've been warned] I really liked the sound design for the asteroid-scanning device and I also greatly appreciated the detail of air audibly escaping to the vacuum of empty space. I actually expected the crew to discover a much more standard, flesh-alien (akin to the homonymous movie, Alien) and was pleasantly surprised to find it was the asteroid itself. I was also very impressed when I saw that both Grimm and Con were voiced by the same person, I really couldn’t tell when I was listening, so good job on that! More kudos for making all the deaths meaningful and impactful, especially Blue’s, I thought that was a strong point writing-wise and it was well-acted. I do have a few minor nitpicks with regards to some lines (namely Blue’s “Lucky lucky lucky!” one and her rant) in that they felt a bit out of place and briefly took me out of the story, but I’m not sure if it was an issue with the writing or the actor’s delivery. Overall this is a good show which I’d recommend and I would be really interested to see more stories set in this universe.
there's something magnificent about stories with scientists in a remote location going through some shit. i started listening to this podcast under the impression it was a comedy, imagine the shock wave i went through! and yet that's my favorite kind of surprise; when you go into something expecting lighthearted and humourish story and get a heartbreaking tear-jerking motherfucker. the humour is on point and so nuanced and balanced with the tragedy of it all i couldn't help but laugh through the tears. and the characters! good god, i felt like i knew them for years. from now on this is the only genre/trope i crave for i gave it 4 out of 5 stars only because the story felt very unfinished, like i've listened to the preview, or rather, a summary of it all
A little faster paced than I would have liked, but it was well-written and well-acted. I didn't expect the ending and binged all at once.
This podcast was done very well, but that last episode was heartbreaking. ? I would love to hear more from this world, though, especially to learn what's up with the astroid. Great show, and great job, voice actors ?
I gave this podcast a try after finding it on Podchaser. I found that I really liked it! It took me a few minutes into the first episode to get a grip as to what was happening and getting use to the characters and their voices. It turned out to be a podcast that was well put together. I encourage listeners to give it a try.
A fantastically heartbreaking full cast story filled with memorable characters you can't help but root for through the entire limited run series.
Fantastic drama. Sad and beautiful. Filled with quality characters. They make you yearn for more time with them. If you enjoy Marsfall you will enjoy this.
Tense and exciting! Really enjoying this show! Update upon finishing: ouch, but so glad I listened!
A wonderful short series show. Everything about this is super well done and while the ending was great I would love more. Do not skip on this one, if you are a fan of the Expanse this might just be right up your alley.
I'm glad I listened to this. While other sci-fi audio dramas just don't know when they overstay their welcome (Wolf 359), this one was written with a specific ending in mind and told the story it wanted to tell. The voice acting is very decent and so is the production value in general.
Voice acting was great, but sometimes there were too many noises that made it hard to listen to. Also, I feel as though it was unfinished, like we didn't actually get to the real story.
Good space story, but it ended and it felt like there was more to tell.
I'm not a science fiction fan, but this one was a great binge listen
This podcast owes me at least a year's worth of Kleenex. This is an incredible limited-run drama, with some stellar sound design that drives home a sense of place and location. In 8 episodes, you will somehow become extremely attached to these characters, through not just clever and emotionally devastating writing, but a set of performances that will make you laugh and make you cry. I still can't believe how much I laughed in a podcast with the word "disaster" in the title. A must-listen for anyone who lives deep space science-fiction.
Massive and bittersweet SciFi audiodrama, that leaves you a bit shattered. The rich soundscape draws you in, and you find yourself right there, in space, making impossible decisions and ultimate choices. A must listen for all space nerds and SciFi lovers.
Absolutely fantastic in every aspect from storyline to sfx!
An excellent hard sci fi tale that doesn't pull its punches. Well written, acted and produced with solid sound design. Well worth a listen
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Podcast Details

Created by
David Carlson
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Nov 23rd, 2017
Latest Episode
Nov 24th, 2017
Avg. Episode Length
25 minutes
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