DM – Ep 001: The Specimen

Dark Matter – Ep 001:  The Specimendark matter: an anthology of science fiction audio

Consider the possibilities if earlier experiments by nature had taken hold, and humanity as we know it today had evolved in an entirely different way. In such a world, the notion of what it is to be human would be entirely alien to us, and what is human in our eyes would indeed be a strange … specimen.

Written by Paul Mannering.
Original theme composed and realized by Kai Hartwig

Featuring the voice talents of:

Perry Whittle as Doctor Phary Ngula
Danielle McRae as Doctor Cyan Hexel
Mark Kalita as Bishop Colonel Altrum

The series was produced and directed by Paul Mannering
Post-production by Matt McLaren

Inspired by the article, “Reinvention”, by PZ Myers, posted to his blog, Pharyngula at

The executive producer of Darker Projects is Eric Busby.

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