This episode was inspired by the classic low budget sci-fi audio programs that attempted to prove their story took place in the future or space by using quasi-futuristic tech sounding terminology.
After the first three episodes that we recorded (which were actually Ep 2-4) a tactical decision was made internally to try to get ahold of our structure and cast a few cast members with each show, so that even though there were 8 regular cast members, a total of four may show up in one episode.
Now immediately after that we recorded Blaze Jackson (the first episode we released but had half the cast). Then we recorded Daring Darling Darly (which we haven’t released yet) and this one, Space Sentries with essentially the other half)
Space Sentries is essentially a “two-hander”, a two person show, with an additional role added in for complication. So this one featured Rich Cyr as Puffle and Kurt Boucher as Commander Alyx. I was asked why I called the character Alyx and the reason was that I did not know when I wrote it whether a male or a female actor would portray the role (both roles were gender neutral for casting).
This point found its way into a news article for the Lakeville Journal! We were pleased to have Shaw Izikson visit our rehearsal and learn about our show.
Our guest vocal actor and VIP guest was actor, author, podcaster, Phil Hall. We discuss his podcast (which can be found HERE) and his books (his 8th coming out about the Patterson-Gimlin tape)
Episode title: Space Sentries © 2018 J. TIMOTHY QUIRK
Episode 6 in recording and release
The Program Was Created/Written/Produced/Edited by J. Timothy Quirk
Guest Actor: Phil Hall
RICH CYR AS ENSIGN PUFFLE
KURT BOUCHER AS KENT FLASHMAN/COMMANDER ALYX
PHIL HALL AS ADMIRAL COMPLICATION
CONRAD SIENKIEWICZ AS NARRATOR AND MR. PORTER
CAROLINE SIENKIEWICZ AS JULIA PORTER
J. TIMOTHY QUIRK AS “JT”
DIRECTED BY CONRAD SIENKIEWICZ
Rehearsed at Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington
Recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio
The Nutmeg Junction Theme by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2018
Mr. JT (instrumental) by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2018
Additional music and foley courtesy of Youtube royalty free music or otherwise obtained in the environment by J. Timothy Quirk