A WebOriginal sci-fi comedy series following the [[TooDumbToLive intrepid]] crew of the ''SS Transolar''. Season 1 was recorded on an [[NoBudget extremely low budget]] (described by the creators as "can't even afford the shoestring" and "a budget of what we find in the couch") almost entirely in front of a [[ChromaKey green screen]]. Season 2 promises actual locations, thanks to a $30,000 Kickstarter.
Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/user/TransolarGalactica/videos here]].
!The series provides examples of:
* AIIsACrapshoot: The ships's "Sol-Bot".
--> "''Minor glitches have been reported in only 8% of Sol-Bots, a fraction of those requiring refurbishment or resulting in gratuitous mutilation and/or death.''"
* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Captain Trigger in Nano Episode 1:
-->'''Captain Trigger''': "Tell 'em to spready my ashes in Ireland, boys, I hear it's lovely this time of year... or... maybe Sweden, I'd blend in well there."
* ButterflyEffect: The nano episodes are the same scenario played out in different ways.
* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Captain Trigger.
* ContinuityNod: At the end of "Sibling Rivalry", Captain Trigger asks Yasaki if he's "sober enough to snake us out that ravine", a callback to the NoodleIncident from Episode I.
* DeathByDespair: What the Sol-Bot tries to explain Samson's medical condition as in episode III, "The Will to Live". While Samson's covered in blood and shouting how he doesn't want to die.
-->'''Captain Trigger''': "How bad is it, doctor?"
-->'''Sol-Bot''': "Physically, there appears to be nothing wrong with him. It seems he has simply given up the will to live."
-->'''Samson''': "Somebody please help, I don't wanna die! I really don't wanna die! ''*spits blood*'' Oh that's not good..."
* EmpathyDollShot: Used in Yasaki's backstory in "The Return of Icarus".
* ExactWords: In Nano Episode 1, Captain Trigger orders the crew to fire on his mark. Samson primes the grenade he's holding... and then waits out the entire firefight with it in his hand.
-->'''Samson''' (holding a rapidly beeping grenade): "You said 'on your mark', and I didn't want to disappoint you again."
* HolographicTerminal: The only kind of user interface in the series, to make things futuristic... and because all of season 1 was green screened, so all the interfaces had to be CG'd in in post.
* KillEmAll: Happens to the crew [[NegativeContinuity at an alarming frequency]].
* [[LensFlare Lens Flares]]: ''Everywhere'', as a jab at [[Film/StarTrek JJ Abrams' Star Trek]].
* LiteralMetaphor: In episode I, Captain Trigger orders the ship to ''literally'' steer to "the second star to the right and straight on till morning".
--> '''Captain Trigger''': "Let me tell you something: whether my orders are technical, dangerous or goddamned beautifully metaphorical, you better flogging well do 'em. So when I tell you, Ensign Yasaki, to take the second star to the right and drive straight on till morning, you better flogging well do it. You got that?"
* MrExposition: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] with the Locus in "The Return of Icarus".
-->[[spoiler:"I owe you for killing the pilot that murdered my young innocent child that fateful day in the stars. That pilot was of course Charlie Sang-Soo Yasaki also known as Icarus but you know that 'cause you just murdered him."]]
* NegativeContinuity: Someone -- often ''everyone'' -- dies in every single episode of season 1 only to come back in the next one. Finally explained in "The Sins of the Father" as a result of [[spoiler:all of the episodes of season 1 being simulations]].
* OffTheShelfFX: All guns in the series are repainted nerf guns.
* OnlySaneMan: Yasaki.
* OriginsEpisode: Started as stretch goals in the Kickstarter. Only two were reached, but the team decided to do all of them - one for every character - anyway.
* PuppeteerParasite: The mind slugs in "The Invasion". Except [[spoiler:Samson made them up to "look cool in front of the captain".]]
* PsychicNosebleed: ... sort of. Only instead of just bleeding from his nose, Samson vomits blood all over the place. And then his head explodes.
* RetiredBadAss: Yasaki in "The Return of Icarus", until Captain Trigger brings him out of retirement.
** Season 1's ubiquitous [[LensFlare lens flares]] are a jab at JJ Abrams' Film/StarTrek.
** Most of "The Kidnapping at Blue Horizon", [=McCall=]'s origin episode, is a WholePlotReference to Film/BackToTheFuture.
** Tricklesmith the butler in Captain Trigger's origin episode, "The Sins of the Father", is a shout-out to Michael Caine's Alfred in Film/BatmanBegins.
** The scenario computer in nano episode 2 warns that "You must ConstructAdditionalPylons".
* SpaceX: Used for pretty much everything, for comedic effect.
--> '''Tricklesmith''': "I've raised a devil, and soon my soul will transcend into Space Hell, where I will be hailed as a hero for raising the spawn of Space Satan himself!
** In one of the discussion panels they even discuss trying to get "Jesus Space Christ" into the script.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: The plot of Episode VIII: Ominous.
* SympatheticMurderBackstory: In "The Return of Icarus", [[spoiler:Yasaki is revealed to have destroyed a civilian ship]].
* UnusualEuphemism: "Flogging".
* UnexplainedAccent / WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Reggie, who has a new accent in each episode.
** Episode I, "Second Star":
--> '''Yasaki''': "We all know the accent's fake. We're spacemen living in closed metal tubes. There's no way you can have a regional dialect."
--> '''Reggie''' (in an Australian accent): "Screw you, you... bongaloogaloo. I'll... put his shrimp on the barbie."
** Episode VII, "Edge of the Universe":
--> '''Reggie''' (in a heavy Japanese accent): "I wirr do my best to do honor to you, Trigger-sama."
--> '''Yasaki''': "All right... No, Reggie. No!"