Moonbase Theta, Out - The Final Season

Toronto, Canada | Radio & Podcasts


Cass McPhee

2 Campaigns | Ontario, Canada

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Join the crew of Moonbase Theta as they make their last stand, on the Earth and on the moon. We need YOUR HELP to see how the story ends! Share the beauty, the isolation and frustration, the humour, and the tragedy, as they all count down to the operation’s end - and hold on to what remains.

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Mission Statement

Monkeyman Productions produces queer-centered stories, and lifts the voices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals. We are committed to featuring characters who are queer, ethnically diverse, disabled and neurodivergent, and those from other marginalized groups - in strong, positive, enduring roles.

The Story

"It is... quite the moon."

It is 2098. The Moonbase program, owned and operated by corporate enclaves back on Earth, has been determined unprofitable and the last base, Theta, slated for decommission. Most of the crew is in stasis awaiting retrieval. The rest count down the weeks in official broadcasts and personal logs.

One crewmember - communications lead Roger Bragado-Fischer - delves deeper, and uncovers a horrifying truth.

Now the crew of Base Theta must rally against the corporate forces that stranded them on the moon. Can they work together and hold back the darkness? Or will their individual struggles pull them apart?

Find out - in the fourth and final season of Moonbase Theta, Out!


Moonbase Theta, Out is an emotionally-loaded Sci-Fi story about the last moonbase shutting down. The first two seasons each showed a different side of the same twenty week countdown - Roger's official broadcasts in Season 1, and personal logs and messages home from all of the active crew in Season 2. In Season 3 we moved forward, watching the forces on Earth desperately try to make contact with the Moon, while the crew of Base Theta struggled to come together for the greater good.

But why is telling this story about Feelings in Space so important?

The world of our show is not always a pleasant one - much like the real world. But within this imagined future of ours, we are committed to telling stories featuring queer characters, ethnically diverse characters, disabled and neurodivergent characters, and those from other marginalized groups in strong, positive, enduring roles.

As we dive into production our final season, we are using all of our available resources to amplify marginalized voices. 

Our total expenses are budgeted at $7,775.00. Our goal through this campaign is primarily to pay our actors (see the big blue section of the chart below). We have grown from one (sometimes two) actors in Season 1 to 30+ actors in our final season. We are paying at minimum a small honorarium for every actor, based on the number of lines expected across the entire season.

Pay for the Production team (including writing, audio editing, and more) will be funded through continuing support by our amazing Patrons, and through ad revenue from the Fable and Folly Network.

Ever wondered how our resident Pining Husbands met? All of our supporters will get an EXCLUSIVE BONUS MINI-SODE showing the first meeting of Alexandre Bragado and Roger Fischer!

This special flashback isn't available anywhere else - it's our way of saying THANK YOU for joining us on this wild ride.

Our physical rewards tier (and all of our higher tiers, too!) will get exclusive shiny MTO stickers and exclusive magnets as well! (images incoming!)


* * * BONUS EPISODES! * * *

Currently our season includes five prologue mini-sodes and twenty full episodes, the last of which will be a season finale.

For every $500 raised over our goal, creator D.J. Sylvis will write a bonus episode: a monologue by an MTO character voted on by the community!

This will show a little more insight about what happens to them - or, if they don't make it, a flashback to show us where they came from. (Yes, Deej actually reminded us that some characters might not make it. Yes, they're a monster.)

Funds raised above our goal will go to increasing honorariums that are paid out to our actors.

Raising funds is never easy - particularly now, when so many vital causes need your action and your support. This includes crises that are both recent (COVID-19) and ancient (violence against Black and Indigenous peoples in North America which has been ongoing for centuries). A portion of our monthly Patreon revenue is always paid back to communities that could use a boost, and we strongly encourage you to support and uplift people in need in any way you can.

But we also know that, now more than ever, stories are important. They allow us to imagine hardships that are new and alien, problems that are familiar and unthinkable; worlds that are utterly beyond hope and yet whose characters never stop fighting for freedom, justice, and love.

We have a lot of amazing friends in our network, but we'll only succeed if we expand our reach.

You can make the difference!

Please share our campaign with:

  • people who would love our little sci-fi emotional rollercoaster
  • folks who share our values of diversity and inclusion
  • friends who need more pining husbands and science bros (of varying genders) in their lives
  • individuals who love puppies and tardigrades

You can grab one of the examples below! Feel free to alter them or use your own words entirely. Thank you for supporting independent audio fiction!


It's the last season of the emotionally loaded sci-fi podcast @MoonbaseThetaOu - and they're crowdfunding now! Support indie audio fiction by joining them at @seedandspark:


Haven't listened to @MoonbaseThetaOu yet? Now's the time - they just announced their final season! How does it all end?! Join them on @seedandspark and help close out the series!


Tardigrades are awesome! Claim one of Dr. Just's tardigrades on @MoonbaseThetaOu and support their final season in the process. Join their quest over at @seedandspark -


“Going into Monkeyman Productions’ inaugural fiction podcast, knowing that it concerns a decommissioned corporate Moon base counting down its final weeks of operation, one would expect a bleak science fiction story about loneliness and the evils of capitalism. Instead, it’s hopeful. This is a credit to creator D.J. Sylvis’ scripts and lead Leeman Kessler’s performance as Roger Bragado-Fischer.” – 8 Sweet, Funny, Thrilling Queer Fiction Podcasts, June 2019

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“Moonbase Theta, Out is a masterclass in invention, writing and acting.”
“Leeman is utterly convincing here as a decent, put upon man in an impossible situation. it’s one of the best podcast performances I’ve ever heard.”
“Moonbase Theta, Out is everything science fiction likes to say it is. Character driven, action defined, intellectual and concerned with the human condition as well as the unfolding plot.”

Alasdair Stuart – The Full Lid, May 28, 2019
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About This Team

D.J. Sylvis has been involved in theatre for over 25 years, and for the last ten years has been Monkeyman Productions’ Playwright-in-Residence and Business Manager – but this is his first foray into podcasting! Where do D.J.’s ideas come from? D.J. is inspired by monkeys, robots, cats, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bigfoot, that theme song from The Greatest American Hero, Arthur Kopit, 80s-era Justice League comics, various dystopias from his childhood (including Bible School), Lego spacemen, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (mostly the host segments), potato chips, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, yellowed sci-fi paperbacks, friends, enemies, strangers in the night … and all things strange and wonderful in this world.


Cass McPhee is a trans voice actor / writer, with a pinch of dungeon master thrown in for good measure. A graduate of UNB for English / Communications, Cass cut his theatrical teeth with the Saint John Theatre Company before moving to Toronto. After swindling a President’s Medal out of Humber College by way of their Comedy Writing and Performance program, Cass studied voice acting under the inimitable Tracey Hoyt, and improv with the Bad Dog Theatre Company. His voice is heard in podcasts such as Sidequesting and Sticks Shift Incorporated, and in ESL learning materials and instruction videos across the globe. Cass still lives in Toronto with Joey, his sourdough starter.


Tina Daniels is an aspiring voice actress with a deep-seated hatred for biographies. She lives with her family in Oklahoma, including her three cats that inevitably find their way into every recording session she does. As well as portraying Wilder in Moonbase Theta Out, other credits include Witches of the City, The Beacon, A Ninth World Journal, and MonkeyTales, a hopepunk anthology. To hear more about future projects, both in and outside of voice acting, you can visit her website,, or find her on twitter!

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