The Professor is the resident Interplanetary Musicologist at Arsia Mons University. He owns and operates the spacecraft Blue Ruins; a unique DeManta prototype originally built by Aurelio Zerrill for exhibition at the World's Fair in 1937. The craft was thought to have been lost in the massive fire that destroyed Zerrill's shipyard that year, but was discovered hidden in an undersea cavern off the Sicilian Coast in 1993.
Acquired by an eccentric billionaire collector, the starship was donated to the professor in 2005. After years of extensive restoration the Ruins made her maiden flight in 2008.
In 2009, the Blue Ruins flew her first mission to the legendary planet, Forqongue. Barely surviving the excursion the craft and crew managed to return to Earth with the first recordings of the sirens song of the Ferals from their mysterious Moaning Cryptocombs...the ship is currently Earth-bound and crippled by damages from the venture on Forqongue . Tune in here to find out how you can help get the Blue Ruins back among the stars.