While a certain Southern California-based billion dollar company is generating cosmic buzz about the upcoming third trilogy in a well-known space opera franchise, the final installment of the innovative Intergalactic Nemesis trilogy will be landing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to pay SoCal a visit. One of the principal differences between these two sci-fi series is that the latter does not rely on millions of dollars of special effects or an epic soundtrack to tell its story.
About 20 years ago, in Austin, Texas, Jason Neulander set up shop in a coffee house to pay tribute to some old-timey entertainment forms. He wrote several serialized scripts, in the spirit of vintage cliffhanger shows like Flash Gordon, and performed in them the manner of 1930's radio drama. Before long, the show was refined, and a local NPR affiliate aired the episodes, which also featured a foley [sound effects] artist and musical accompanist.More »