Watch us Live! Nostromo 2: Electric Alien Boogaloo

Just in case you hadn’t heard on the radio or our podcast, we’re performing live today! at Escape Velocity, a sci-fi convention at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor. Our performance is at 3:30pm.

Joining us will be our first special guest voice, Gigi Edgley, of Farscape fame, so perfect for our send up of sci-fi stories exploring derelict spacecraft: Nostromo 2: Electric Alien Boogaloo.

She’ll be part of a space opera panel right before us if you want more space opera (and who doesn’t?)

Cast (in order of speaking):

Colonel Tess Ripperton: Belen Pifel
Specialist Karl: Kevin Murray
Specialist Dhan: Nick DePinto
Lieutenant Scarlet: Anna Coughlan
Chief Howard Huer: William R. Coughlan
Captain Anthony William “Chuck” Codgers: Brooks Tegler
Buddy: Bjorn Munson
Nostromo Computer: Elizabeth Farrington
Flight Officer Pip: Gigi Edgley
(There’s a few more characters — okay many more — but that’s it for now).

Crew:

(to be) Recorded at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor for Escape Velocity by Antonio Villaronga.
Music was composed by John Maestri.
Sound Patterns by Bjorn Munson and William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Nostromo 2 Profile: Nick DePinto

Nick DePinto
Nick DePinto

Nick DePinto
Specialist, not-Lieutenant, Dhan

Nick DePinto is an American actor. He is known mostly for his stage work and his facility with a wide range of vivid characters across many periods & styles. He is also a musician, songwriter & visual artist. He has performed on two continents in three separate nations and toured the USA extensively earning a Wilde Award for his portrayal of Abe Steinman in The Kentucky Cycle anda Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Washington DC. Nick is the host of the Customs & Border Protection video shown at all major ports of entry into the USA. He originated the role of Jack in Live Broadcast, a play published by Samuel French & written by John William Shiffbauer and is the voice of the Marvel X-Men character Colossus for Graphic Audio. When not working Nick likes to write songs, play music with his bands, paint, take photographs & do Vulcan impersonations for the delight of others.

Nostromo 2 Profile: Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray
Specialist Karl, Fred Waltham, Faux Voice 2, Alternate Computer, Self-Important Schmuck

Kevin Murray is best known for his appearances in feature films such as Aftermath and Runaway Bride, independent films, major TV shows (House of Cards, Veep, The Wire, Homicide) and made-for-TV movies. With a primary focus on film and television, he works as an actor, teacher, acting coach and arts education advocate. He has appeared in scores of plays and, as a theater producer and casting director, has championed new work in both theater and film. He enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge of the industry with the film and theater students at George Mason University’s School of Theater, where he serves on the Performance Faculty.

Able to portray a variety of characters from comedic to serious, blue collar to white collar, politicians, professors, dads, government agents, serial killers, and everything in between, Kevin has had the pleasure to work with major names in the industry, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Joan Cusack, Dominic West, Shawn Hatosy, Andre Braugher, and directors Garry Marshall, Joel Shumacher and Eduardo Sanchez. 

Nostromo 2 Profile: Belen Pifel

Belen Pifel

Belen Pifel
Colonel Tess Ripperton

Belen is excited to make her Jabberwocky Audio debut with Nostromo 2: Electric Alien Boogaloo.  Ms. Pifel’s recent previous stage credits include: The Keegan Theatre:  “August: Osage County” (Ivy Weston), “The Best Man” (Catherine), “Golden Boy” (Lewis); First Stage: “Three Days of Rain” (Nan/Lina), “Pig Farm” (Tina). Recent film credits include: Tohubohu Productions: “Green House” (Laura), “Uncertainty Principle” (Julie); Two Meter Films: “Dinner at Eight” (Jennifer).  Belen can currently be seen performing in the DC area and beyond with her two bands, The Highballers (rock/alt-country) and Hollertown (bluegrass). 

Space Opera Done Silly

As mentioned earlier today, we’ll be appearing at this year’s Escape Velocity on Memorial Day weekend.

Last year, we did an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic War of the Worlds since it was the 80th anniversary of Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast. It was great fun to update a radio adaptation to the present day and set it in and around Washington, DC.

This year, we were asked to once again pick a known work (as opposed to something original like Rogue Tyger or Quorum). However, the organizers also said that parody was an option and it’s the 40th anniversary of both the original Alien and the TV show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Ladies and gentlemen –and assorted aliens– get ready for
Nostromo 2: Electric Alien Boogaloo (featuring Chuck Codgers).

So, we’re still working on the script and this week someone posted a link to the full runthrough to Space Ace, the sci-fi themed sequel to the interactive animated video game Dragon’s Lair.

Beats having to cough up a whole lotta quarters to try and get through it all, right?

Anyway, it’s been a fun, silly inspiration as we continue to work on the script. More details to come as we get closer!

Join Us at Escape Velocity 2019

We got confirmation this week that we’ll be doing a live performance at the Museum of Science Fiction‘s annual science-expo-meets-pop-culture-convention, Escape Velocity!

Escape Velocity 2019 Promo from Museum of Science Fiction on Vimeo.

We don’t know the exact date and time of our performance –it’ll be sometime that Memorial Day Weekend– but the whole convention is a lot of fun.

If you’re going to be in the Washington, DC area that weekend, please come by National Harbor. We know that tickets are now on sale — and there’s a 30% off code (EV30) you can use through today, February 15th.

More details as we get closer to the event!

Listen Live! War of the Worlds, 2018

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now at a special time (2:00pm ET) for a rebroadcast of the live performance celebrating the 80th anniversary of the famous Mercury Theater of the Air production of War of the Worlds.

Happy Halloween!

H.G. Wells’ classic “War of the Worlds” gets a Jabberwocky update as we tune in to a special radio broadcast in October 2018 learning of mysterious power outages and “seismic activity” in the Washington, DC area. Could this be related to strange gas eruptions on the planet Mars?

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Narrator: Brooks Tegler
Bob Fredericks, WERA-LP Anchor: Steve Ray
Dana Lavelle, Traffic Reporter: Anna Coughlan
Lisa Howes, Weather Reporter: Yasmin Tuazon
Eddie Shaw, WQVA Reporter: Keith Waters
Dave Phillips, WQVA Recording Engineer: Bjorn Munson
Dr. Isabella Perrotin: Carol McCaffrey
National Guard Sergeant: Bjorn Munson
Brigadier General Lawrence Marvin, VA National Guard: Brooks Tegler
Captain McBride, U.S. Army Signal Corps: Keith Waters
Artilleryman: William R. Coughlan
De Soto, Artillery Officer: Nick DePinto
Warthog Lead: Brooks Tegler
Warthog Four: Yasmin Tuazon
Warthog Three: Nick DePinto
Man: Steve Ray

Crew:

Recorded live at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor as part of Escape Velocity 2018
Music was composed by John Maestri
Sound Patterns by Heff Munson
Live sound recording and mixing and post-production mix by Antonio Villaronga
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson, based on the novel by H.G. Wells

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 49:25
Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested. Contains scenes of mass destruction and sci-fi violence, including people being incinerated by heat rays, suffocated by poison gas, and, in one case, impaled. I mean, the Martians really aren’t trying to be good neighbors.

Rated AD-PG (Audio Drama 'PG')
Rating: AD-PG

Listen Live! War of the Worlds, 2018

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now at a special time (6:00pm ET) for a rebroadcast of the live performance celebrating the 80th anniversary of the famous Mercury Theater of the Air production of War of the Worlds.

H.G. Wells’ classic “War of the Worlds” gets a Jabberwocky update as we tune in to a special radio broadcast in October 2018 learning of mysterious power outages and “seismic activity” in the Washington, DC area. Could this be related to strange gas eruptions on the planet Mars?

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Narrator: Brooks Tegler
Bob Fredericks, WERA-LP Anchor: Steve Ray
Dana Lavelle, Traffic Reporter: Anna Coughlan
Lisa Howes, Weather Reporter: Yasmin Tuazon
Eddie Shaw, WQVA Reporter: Keith Waters
Dave Phillips, WQVA Recording Engineer: Bjorn Munson
Dr. Isabella Perrotin: Carol McCaffrey
National Guard Sergeant: Bjorn Munson
Brigadier General Lawrence Marvin, VA National Guard: Brooks Tegler
Captain McBride, U.S. Army Signal Corps: Keith Waters
Artilleryman: William R. Coughlan
De Soto, Artillery Officer: Nick DePinto
Warthog Lead: Brooks Tegler
Warthog Four: Yasmin Tuazon
Warthog Three: Nick DePinto
Man: Steve Ray

Crew:

Recorded live at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor as part of Escape Velocity 2018
Music was composed by John Maestri
Sound Patterns by Heff Munson
Live sound recording and mixing and post-production mix by Antonio Villaronga
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson, based on the novel by H.G. Wells

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 49:25
Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested. Contains scenes of mass destruction and sci-fi violence, including people being incinerated by heat rays, suffocated by poison gas, and, in one case, impaled. I mean, the Martians really aren’t trying to be good neighbors.

Rated AD-PG (Audio Drama 'PG')
Rating: AD-PG