THE OUTER REACH: Stories from Beyond, is an anthology series inspired by pulp science fiction of the mid-century. In this distant future, space travel is common and colonies span hundreds of different planets - but humans still struggle with the small stuff: love, jealousy, ambition, failure and what it all means.
Rangers Leon and Michael are the only residents of The Topiary - a tiny tourist planet near the edge of the galaxy, lush with exotic plant life. But due to budget cuts The Topiary is shutting down. So Leon decides to document their remaining time together. When their final visitor arrives, things go much differently than Leon expected.
Larry is down-on-his-luck until GalCom awards him free passage on a luxury space cruiser. The experimental craft is designed to travel faster than any previous ship of its kind. On board, Larry is surrounded by strange, well-to-do people who won't talk to him. But slowly he starts to hear a flood of mysterious voices in his head.
On a lunar outpost, former news anchor Cadi Al-Basr hosts a nostalgic radio program meant for registered colonists. When the moon's native residents start calling in, Cadi and her producer Nisma have to figure out what they're trying to say and whether to put their message on the air.
What do you say to the residents of a planet facing imminent destruction? How do you convince them to leave their homes? Find out on this training tape intended for representatives of the Department of Frontier Affairs.