Chapter Three

Chapter Three

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This episode of Dead Space: Deep Cover delves into the origins of Unitology, a religious organization that believes in the wisdom of an alien artifact called the Marker. The episode begins with Michael Altman, the founder of Unitology, discovering the Marker at the bottom of the sea. He believes that the Marker holds the key to convergence, a state where all living and dead will become one. However, the government sees Unitology as a threat to their power and attempts to shut it down. Altman is killed, but his teachings continue to spread, and Unitology becomes a powerful force in the galaxy. The episode also explores the internal conflicts within Unitology, as the Church struggles to maintain control over its members and deal with heretics who question the official dogma. The episode ends with Sister Emilyne, a new member of the Church, discovering a secret about the origins of Unitology that could shake the foundations of her faith.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the podcast Dead Space: Deep Cover and its hosts. It also mentions the Discord server for the show and announces the upcoming episode.

00:00:37
The Origins of Unitology

This Chapter tells the story of Michael Altman, the founder of Unitology, and his discovery of the Marker. It also explores the government's attempts to suppress Unitology and Altman's eventual death. The chapter ends with the establishment of the Church of Unitology and the spread of Altman's teachings.

00:04:40
Sister Emilyne's Assignment

This Chapter introduces Sister Emilyne, a new member of the Church of Unitology, and her assignment to alter the colonial newsfeed to present a more favorable view of the Church. The Overseer explains that the Church is at war with the government and that the truth has been suppressed.

00:07:35
Brother Horvath's Secret

This Chapter introduces Brother Horvath, a member of the Church who has undergone soul cleansing, a procedure designed to remove doubt from a person's faith. Horvath reveals that he has sabotaged the soul cleansing procedure and that he believes the Church is based on a lie. He tells Emilyne about the Gospel of Markov, a secret document that reveals the true nature of Unitology and the death of Michael Altman.

00:25:07
The Church of Unitology in Society

This Chapter features a discussion between Professor Fumihiro Zayn and Councillor Bob Rova about the Church of Unitology's place in society. Zayn argues that the Church has a significant influence on Ganymede, while Rova insists that the Church's influence is limited to its charitable work. The discussion becomes heated as Zayn accuses Rova of corruption and Rova accuses Zayn of slander.

Keywords

Unitology
Unitology is a fictional religious organization in the Dead Space universe. It is based on the belief that an alien artifact called the Marker holds the key to convergence, a state where all living and dead will become one. Unitology is a powerful force in the galaxy, with a large following and a significant influence on many colonies. The Church of Unitology is the central organization of the religion, and it is responsible for spreading the teachings of Michael Altman, the founder of Unitology.

Marker
The Marker is a fictional alien artifact in the Dead Space universe. It is a powerful object that emits a signal that can influence the minds of humans, driving them to madness and violence. The Marker is the central object of worship for Unitology, and it is believed to hold the key to convergence, a state where all living and dead will become one. The Marker is a source of great power and danger, and it has been responsible for many of the events in the Dead Space universe.

Convergence
Convergence is a fictional concept in the Dead Space universe. It is a state where all living and dead will become one, achieved through the influence of the Marker. Unitology believes that convergence is the ultimate goal of humanity, and that it will lead to a state of perfect harmony and unity. However, the true nature of convergence is unknown, and it is possible that it is not the paradise that Unitology believes it to be.

Soul Cleansing
Soul cleansing is a fictional procedure in the Dead Space universe, performed by the Church of Unitology. It is designed to remove doubt from a person's faith and make them more obedient to the Church. The procedure involves surgically altering the brain, and it is often described as a painful and traumatic experience. Soul cleansing is a controversial practice, and it is seen by some as a form of brainwashing.

Gospel of Markov
The Gospel of Markov is a fictional secret document in the Dead Space universe. It is a record of the final words of Craig Markov, a founder of the Church of Unitology. Markov reveals that the Church is based on a lie, and that Michael Altman, the founder of Unitology, was killed by the Church before he could expose the truth about the Marker. The Gospel of Markov is a dangerous document, and possessing it can lead to death.

Heretic
A heretic is a person who holds beliefs that are contrary to the official dogma of a religion. In the Dead Space universe, heretics are those who question the teachings of the Church of Unitology. Heretics are often seen as a threat to the Church, and they are often persecuted or even killed. The Church of Unitology has a secret police force called the Extrapators, who are responsible for dealing with heretics.

Extrapators
The Extrapators are a fictional secret police force in the Dead Space universe, employed by the Church of Unitology. They are responsible for dealing with heretics and other threats to the Church. The Extrapators are known for their brutality and their willingness to use violence to maintain the Church's power. They are often seen as a symbol of the Church's dark side.

Ganymede
Ganymede is a fictional moon in the Dead Space universe. It is a major colony in the galaxy, and it is home to a large cathedral dedicated to the Church of Unitology. Ganymede is a place of great religious fervor, but it is also a place of conflict and tension, as the Church struggles to maintain control over its members and deal with the government's attempts to suppress it.

Michael Altman
Michael Altman is a fictional character in the Dead Space universe. He is the founder of Unitology, and he is revered as a martyr by the Church. Altman discovered the Marker and believed that it held the key to convergence, a state where all living and dead will become one. However, he was killed by the Church before he could expose the truth about the Marker. Altman's teachings continue to spread, and he remains a powerful figure in the Dead Space universe.

Sister Emilyne
Sister Emilyne is a fictional character in the Dead Space universe. She is a new member of the Church of Unitology, and she is assigned to alter the colonial newsfeed to present a more favorable view of the Church. Emilyne is a skilled writer, and she is able to use her skills to manipulate the media. She is also a curious and independent thinker, and she is not afraid to question the Church's dogma. Emilyne's journey of discovery will lead her to uncover the truth about Unitology and the Marker.

Q&A

  • What is Unitology?

    Unitology is a fictional religious organization in the Dead Space universe based on the belief that an alien artifact called the Marker holds the key to convergence, a state where all living and dead will become one. It is a powerful force in the galaxy, with a large following and a significant influence on many colonies.

  • What is the Marker?

    The Marker is a fictional alien artifact in the Dead Space universe. It is a powerful object that emits a signal that can influence the minds of humans, driving them to madness and violence. It is the central object of worship for Unitology, and it is believed to hold the key to convergence.

  • What is convergence?

    Convergence is a fictional concept in the Dead Space universe. It is a state where all living and dead will become one, achieved through the influence of the Marker. Unitology believes that convergence is the ultimate goal of humanity, and that it will lead to a state of perfect harmony and unity. However, the true nature of convergence is unknown, and it is possible that it is not the paradise that Unitology believes it to be.

  • What is soul cleansing?

    Soul cleansing is a fictional procedure in the Dead Space universe, performed by the Church of Unitology. It is designed to remove doubt from a person's faith and make them more obedient to the Church. The procedure involves surgically altering the brain, and it is often described as a painful and traumatic experience. Soul cleansing is a controversial practice, and it is seen by some as a form of brainwashing.

  • What is the Gospel of Markov?

    The Gospel of Markov is a fictional secret document in the Dead Space universe. It is a record of the final words of Craig Markov, a founder of the Church of Unitology. Markov reveals that the Church is based on a lie, and that Michael Altman, the founder of Unitology, was killed by the Church before he could expose the truth about the Marker. The Gospel of Markov is a dangerous document, and possessing it can lead to death.

  • Who are the Extrapators?

    The Extrapators are a fictional secret police force in the Dead Space universe, employed by the Church of Unitology. They are responsible for dealing with heretics and other threats to the Church. The Extrapators are known for their brutality and their willingness to use violence to maintain the Church's power. They are often seen as a symbol of the Church's dark side.

  • What is the relationship between the Church of Unitology and the government?

    The Church of Unitology and the government are in conflict. The government sees Unitology as a threat to their power and attempts to suppress it. The Church, in turn, sees the government as a corrupt and oppressive force that stands in the way of convergence.

  • What is the true nature of Unitology?

    The true nature of Unitology is a mystery. The Church presents a sanitized version of its history and beliefs, but the Gospel of Markov reveals that the Church is based on a lie. The true nature of the Marker and convergence is also unknown, and it is possible that they are not what the Church claims them to be.

  • What is Sister Emilyne's role in the story?

    Sister Emilyne is a new member of the Church of Unitology who is assigned to alter the colonial newsfeed to present a more favorable view of the Church. She is a skilled writer, and she is able to use her skills to manipulate the media. She is also a curious and independent thinker, and she is not afraid to question the Church's dogma. Emilyne's journey of discovery will lead her to uncover the truth about Unitology and the Marker.

  • What is Brother Horvath's role in the story?

    Brother Horvath is a member of the Church who has undergone soul cleansing, a procedure designed to remove doubt from a person's faith. Horvath reveals that he has sabotaged the soul cleansing procedure and that he believes the Church is based on a lie. He tells Emilyne about the Gospel of Markov, a secret document that reveals the true nature of Unitology and the death of Michael Altman.

Show Notes

Reporter Emmeline Ayuba watches a play on the founding of the Church of Unitology--and meets a potential ally.


Content Warnings: Violence, harsh language, body horror and religious trauma

Cast & Crew  

Dead Space: Deep Cover was written by Ben Counter 

Jordan Cobb – Emmeline Ayuba 

Mick Wheaton – Overseer Rader 

Kale Brown - Jeanette

Nhea Durousseau - Maddie

Tal Minear - Kid Altman and Kid Government

B Narr - Kid Earthling

Lauren Tucker - Unitology Teacher

Rhys Tirado - Paragon Ibanez

Shelby Novak - Natalia Bobrova

Newton Schottelkotte - Horvath

Karim Kronfli - Daniel

Brandon Ngyuen - Fumihiro Zane

Atticus Jackson - Unitology Channel

Art by Heather Vaughan 

Dialogue Editing – Atticus Jackson 

Sound Designer – Brad Colbroock 

Original Music - Matt Roi Berger 

Showrunner – Veronica California & Rhys Tirado 

Creative Director - Pacific S. Obadiah 

Executive Producers - Tom Owen & Brad Miska 

Dead Space: Deep Cover was created in partnership with EA and Motive Studio. With special thanks to Joanna Berry, Roman Campos-Oriola, and Gregory Joson. 

Presented by Bloody FM 

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