The JAT crew got a chance to return to Escape Velocity this past Memorial Day and do a special live production in honor of the 40th anniversary of both Alien and the TV show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (as you’ll hear, we reference some of the earlier adventures of Rogers as well). Basically, it’s a send up of every space opera story you know where a crew investigates a derelict spacecraft and mayhem ensues.
In addition to creating some brand new sound gear for live sound effects, we got to work with our first “special guest voice” as space opera veteran Gigi Edgley was a guest of the convention and graciously agreed to step up to the mic.
Cast (in order of speaking):
Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Colonel Tess Ripperton: Belen Pifel
Specialist Karl: Kevin Murray
Specialist Dhan: Nick DePinto
Lieutenant Scarlet: Anna Coughlan
Chief Howard Huer: William R. Coughlan
Captain William Anthony “Chuck” Codgers: Brooks Tegler
Buddy: Bjorn Munson
Super Racketeer: Bjorn Munson
Flight Officer Pip: Gigi Edgley
Nostromo Computer: Elizabeth Farrington
Fred Waltham: Kevin Murray
Zombie: Elizabeth Farrington
Faux Voice #1: William R. Coughlan
Faux Voice #2: Kevin Murray
Alternate Computer: Kevin Murray
DPS Announcer: Brooks Tegler
Mother of Dragons: Anna Coughlan
Self-Important Schmuck: Kevin Murray
Warranty Guy: Bjorn Munson
Nostromo Backup Computer: Elizabeth Farrington
Recorded live at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor as part of Escape Velocity 2019
Music composed by John Maestri
Sound Patterns by William R. Coughlan and Bjorn Munson
Live sound recording and mixing and post-production mix by Antonio Villaronga
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson
Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested.
Contains sci-fi related action and peril (including character death), destroying a robot, destroying a ship (or two or three), repeated use of “dammit,” one use of “frelling,” which if you’ve seen Farscape you know is quite naughty, and, computer-based betrayal.