The Unified Republic of Stars is a storyworld, a large complex place in which many stories can be told sharing a common background setting and history. We try to deal with the ramifications of working in a storyworld so big.

2.2 – The Republican Fleet

This week, we go into detail about exactly what the Republican Fleet is, what made it up, and some of the cultural aspects of serving within the Fleet itself.

By Colin Andrew Ferm February 4, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: The 100

It’s a show about teenagers ejected off a space station to see if Earth is again habitable 97 years after a nuclear war. But, despite that premise and being on the CW… it’s actually really worth watching.

By Colin Andrew Ferm November 19, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Supplemental – Economics

A quick mid-week supplemental in which we discuss a character that has barely been touched on but which is a hugely important character driving much of the action: Economics!

By Colin Andrew Ferm October 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,
Supplemental – Maybe The Best Era

A short supplemental on why I believe that the colonization era we’ve been discussing for the last several episodes is probably my favorite era to tell stories set within the world.

By Colin Andrew Ferm October 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Supplemental – Cheap Energy

A short supplemental episode in which the ion-plasma engine is discussed in more detail, what it is, how it was invented, and how it’s used within the world.

By Colin Andrew Ferm September 21, 2014 Tags: , , , ,