Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment!

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Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment!

Post by Spudgun » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:10 am

Thus far, I've written 4 radio plays. I've done 2 consecutive episodes of the single story (Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity). 1 play based on suggestions from an audience (Space:1899) and a play based on assorted notes that I had lying around (Murder Most Horrid). What's left to do? I could only think of one thing. That's a reboot. Armadacon 7's Captain Tornado was the very first Con radio play that I saw. I liked the way it was put together. However, with the environment being high up on many Politicians agendas. I began to satirize the play. Tornado went from being a hero, to an idiot. The more I played around with the characters, the more the play worked. One stumbling block though. I didn't know who wrote the original. As a result, I had an entire play in my head, but I couldn't do anything with it. That all changed at Con 2017.

It turned out that Gary wrote Captain Tornado. I told him what I was up too. He was happy for me to write a reboot. Suffice to say I gave him the part that he played at Con 7. Yup. He's playing Captain Tornado again! Now that I have clearance, I'll be putting 'pen to paper' next month. All 6 parts have been cast. Here's a run down.

Captain Tornado Saves the Environment: Part 2. The C02 Hits the Fan!

Lincoln Futura/ Captain Tornado (An idiot): Gary
Billy Nomates/ Whirlwind (A cowardly cynic) Chris Trace
Sue Nami (An environmental scientist) Fiona
Professor Frink (A satellite specialist) Kevin
Assorted characters (The running gag) Dave Harvey
Announcer/Story Teller: Me.

The whole thing is written in the Adam West Batman stylee. So expect 'enviro-this' and 'eco-that'.
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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by lordashram » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:33 pm

Professor Frink (A satellite specialist) Kevin

OK I am so inn for this :D
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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by Spudgun » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:22 pm

Just to let everyone know. The first draft has been written. It was pretty easy considering I had the entire story in my head. Now comes the re-writes. Thankfully, I've got plenty of time in which to do it. For the benefit of Dave Harvey. You'll be playing four different characters.

Bob Lutz: A stormchaser.
Dean Spakko: The Dean at Gothamville University.
A Guard: A gate Guard at Gothemville Observatory.
A Barman: A Pub Landlord.

That'll be fun for you Dave.
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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by David A Harvey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:53 pm

Only 4 - that's a relief ;^)

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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by Spudgun » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:09 pm

Just to let everyone know. My request for a time slot has been accepted by the Committee and the play will be scheduled!

I've already completed the first set of re-writes. I'll be leaving the remainder for a few months, so I've a fresh set of eyes.
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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by Spudgun » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:17 am

Just to let everyone know. The last of the re-writes have begun. There's not much to do. Most of the alterations involve the removal of repeated phrases and putting in something different. There is one plot discrepency, but I'm leaving it in. I could remove it, but the exposition would ruin the pace of the story (Plus I can't think of a good joke to go with it). I'll sent out copies once I've finished.

Don't worry about taking a copy to the Con. I'll be printing and annotating copies myself. I'll be handing them out on the Friday.
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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by David A Harvey » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:13 pm

Thanks. I'm looking forward to it.
Will we be rehearsing on Friday afternoon?

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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by Spudgun » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:07 pm

I think we'll be doing what we did the last time I wrote a play (Murder Most Horrid). We assembled in the Bar and I handed out the scripts. We flipped through the pages to get a base idea of the story. We didn't actually rehearse anything. However, it depends on that the majority want to do.
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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by lordashram » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:26 pm

We assembled in the Bar with a pint (for nerves) and you handed out the scripts :)
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Re: Another Radio Play: Captain Tornado Saves the Enviroment

Post by David A Harvey » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:20 pm

Obviously it's your decision but I'd prefer to have a rehearsal even if only so you can point out where I've missed a carefully crafted gag ;^)

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