A monthly science fiction audio drama {{Podcast}}, produced and distributed by [[http://www.whoisnemo.com/ An Art Lawful Productions]], that both honors and subverts the classic SpaceOpera genre. The series itself has been canceled due to changes in the creator's life, though it's been continued with a series of (apparent) prequel novels, which the link above now leads to.

''The Endless Night'' follows the rough-and-tumble crew of the interstellar cargo freighter, [[CoolSpaceship The Unconstant Lover]]. Unlike similar premises aboard Franchise/StarTrek’s Enterprise or {{Series/Firefly}}’s Serenity, the crew of the Lover are successful pirates, hardened criminals and remorseless murderers. The show gleefully subverts the ethics of traditional space opera, detailing the criminal exploits of the ship’s somewhat hapless crew as they raid, pillage and plunder across the galaxy.

The show keeps a delicate balance between comedy and drama and is set in a grim and bloody galaxy ruled by [[TheEmpire The Endless Empire]]. Most of the show’s episodes, thus far, deal with the crew’s employment under the terrorist faction known as the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Watchers of the Dawn]]. Subplots mostly center on the often rough inter-crew relations.

Notable characters include the impulsive, rash and thrill-seeking [[TheCaptain Captain]] Nemo; his dour, mirthless bounty hunter first mate Moira Quicksilver; the mercenary and untrustworthy cut-purse Flask; the big furry otter-like mechanic Odisseus; the reluctant, kidnapped navigator Bel8, the sexy automated weapon system "Ishmael"; and the personality-less, nearly robotic six-year-old Gideon.

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This show provides examples of:
* AllWorkVsAllPlay: Moira and Nemo, respectively
* AnnouncerChatter: 46th Annual Khali Rhon Classic in “The Coming Dawn”
* AnimalsHateHim: Flask (more specifically Odisseus)
* AnsweringEcho: The Watchers of the Dawn in “The Coming Dawn”
* TheApprentice: Gideon’s tutelage under Bel8
* AsteroidThicket: “Calm Waters Won’t A Skillful Sailor Make”
* AvengersAssemble: “The Coming Dawn”
* Backstory
* BadassCrew
* BadassDriver: Flask
* BadassLongcoat: Moira
* BaddieFlattery: [[spoiler:Griffon]], despite current sentiments, seems to really admire Nemo.
* BashBrothers: Nemo and Moira
* TheBattlestar: Imperial Cruiser Asterius in “My Heart As A Stowaway”. Another cruiser, the ''Exacting Counterattack'', pops up in the first novel.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Most of the crew can play this trope opposite Nemo (with the exception of Ishmael.)
* Berserk Button: [[spoiler:Implying he works for the Empire]] seems to do this to Nemo in “Mantled In Mist”
* BlankSlate: Gideon
* BlindJump: Alluded to in several occasions – Bel8 uses “dirty jumps”, implied to be blind jumps that don’t use warpgates, the standard means of faster than light travel in the galaxy.
* BloodBrothers: Nemo and Odisseus refer to each other by this title.
* BoardingParty: Subverted in “Up Jumps A Crab” when [[spoiler:there’s no one aboard the Odonata.]]
* BoisterousBruiser: Ishmael
* BornLucky: Nemo.
* BountyHunter: Moira and the supporting cast of “The Line Between Angler and Prey”
* BreakTheBadass: Moira’s fear of [[spoiler:Dmitri Ilyriov and The Scar]] in "Call Me Ishmael" and [[spoiler:the Spith]] in "Up Jumps A Crab"
* TheBridge: Though the helm is most often the setting for scenes aboard the Lover, the trope is somewhat subverted in that most of the crew meetings either occur in the galley (“My Heart As A Stowaway”) or the gundeck (“Up Jumps A Crab”).
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Odisseus
* CarCushion: "The Line Between Angler and Prey" (albeit, an aircar)
* CarnivalOfKillers: "The Line Between Angler and Prey"
* CasualDangerDialog: Nemo. All the time. Much to the chagrin of his crew.
* CasualInterstellarTravel: Warpgate System
* ChronicVillain: Nemo
* ClosertoEarth: Moira largely fits this trope, though she hardly claims the moral high ground to the male crew members. It could possibly even apply to Ishmael.
** The novels reveal Odi to be this as well, since his dialogue is translated and we can understand him.
* ContractOnTheHitman: [[spoiler:Moira]] in "The Line Between Angler and Prey"
* CowerPower: Gideon behind Bel8 in “When His Canvas is Rent”
* DeflectorShields: Comes in two varieties – bombard shields, which deflect physical objects and ray shields, which deflect energy weapons.
* DrowninMySorrows: Nemo in “The Coming Dawn” and “Mantled In Mist”
* FiveManBand
* FutureSlang
* GilliganCut: The first novel has a beautiful example when Nemo attacks a capital ship. Bel8 (then in the employ of the Imperial Navy) has his targeting solution thrown by a suddenly evading, semi-stelthed ''Unconstant Lover'', and comments that the captain must be a strategic genius. Cut to the ''Lover'', where it's revealed the dodge is the result of a mechanical failure and [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Nemo is screaming like a little girl.]]
* GotVolunteered: Bel8
* GunpointBanter: Frequently. Nemo is fond of this.
* GunsAkimbo: Moira (Righty & Lefty)
* GunshipRescue: Ishmael in "Call Me Ishmael" and "When His Canvas Is Rent".
* TheGunslinger: Moira
* HeroStoleMyBike: [[spoiler:Nemo and Moira]] in "The Line Between Angler and Prey", though, in this example, the bike was an [spoiler:aircar].
* ImpossibleMissionCollapse: Multiple uses. "Call Me Ishmael", "Up Jumps A Crab" and "When His Canvas Is Rent".
* ImprobablePilotingSkills: Nemo
* IndyPloy: Nemo’s preferred tactic, albeit not always by choice.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nemo in "Call Me Ishmael"
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: The crew works on behalf of the Watchers, though not on any political grounds
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Nemo acts irreverantly on a regular basis, but is in fact shockingly intelligent and cunning about quite a few things, such as the Spith in "Up Jumps A Crab" or finding the weaknesses in a supposedly invincible Imperial battleship in the novel ''Hull Damage''.
* OpenSaysMe: Odisseus in “The Coming Dawn” and “Mantled in Mist.”
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Nemo, according to the novels, does this if sufficiently shocked.
* ShaggySearchTechnique: Discovering [[spoiler:Gideon]] in “My Heart As A Stowaway”.
* SkeletonCrew: [[spoiler:The Odonata]] in "Up Jumps A Crab", where the crew had already been killed [[spoiler:by Spith, who then turn on Nemo and the others]].
** The ''Unconstant Lover'' itself in the original audio dramas; the prequel novels reveal Nemo had a much larger crew once upon a time.
* SoftGlass: Bounty Hunters in “The Line Between Angler and Prey”
* SpaceIsAnOcean: This trope is particularly present, in the decidedly nautical theme of character names and episode titles.
* SpacePirates
* SpaceshipGirl: The Unconstant Lover (although, in part, Ishmael herself exemplifies this trope.)
** [[spoiler: Dialogue near the end of "The Line Between Angler and Prey" indicates this is what Gideon was ''meant'' to be, had circumstances been different. [[ContinuityNod You'd never know it without paying attention to details in "My Heart As A Stowaway"]].]]
* TagalongKid: Gideon
* TeamPet: Odisseus
* TheBigGuy: Ishmael
* TheChick: Flask
* TheLancer: Moira
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Moira, to some extent, with her bounty hunting. Though, in all fairness, it’s implied that she’s retired.
* TranslationConvention: Odi in the novels has his dialogue presented in English, as opposed to the Wookie-esque noises from the audio dramas.
* TheSmartGuy: Bel8
* TheyHaveTheScent: Odisseus in “Up Jumps A Crab” and “When His Canvas Is Rent”.
* ToCatchHeroesHireVillains: Basically the foundation of the series. The Watchers hire dangerous murderers to do their dirty work [[spoiler:and are surprised and outraged at all their dangerous murder.]]
* TokenNonHuman: Odisseus
* VillainProtagonist: Nemo, Moira, Flask
* WatchingTroyBurn: [[spoiler:The Unconstant Lover]] in “When His Canvas Is Rent”.
* WelcomeEpisode: Flask, Bel8
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