NEW AUDIO: The Unliklies, Episode 6

The final episode of The Unliklies is here at last.

Now that Skeletor has joined the intrepid band of adventurers, can they retake Grayskull before all of Eternia is swallowed whole?

Trivia [SPOILERS!]

  • First complete episode to be recorded by switching between voices in one take instead of my normal method of recording each voice in its own take.
  • “O Fortuna” is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra version, purposely selected because my oldest daughter loves TSO and goes with my parents, wife, and I annually to see their concerts.
  • The “post credits scene” with Barricade and Mo-Lec-U-Lar was entirely ad-libbed after I realized that I hadn’t included Mo-Lec-U-Lar in the final battle sequence.
  • This audio drama was written in 2016, a year before Skeletor and Mumm-Ra teamed up in the MOTU/Thundercats crossover comic book series. I had that idea first!!

NEW AUDIO: The Unliklies, Part 5

FINALLY!

I have now put part 5 of the Unliklies up for your consumption and (hopefully) approval. In this episode, the team has to find an alternate route into Castle Grayskull in order to recruit one final member of their team…

TRIVIA [spoilers]:

  • A running gag is Chip bonking someone and saying, “That’s not your catchphrase.” Here a list of stolen ones from this episode:
    • “Who disturbs my slumber?” The Cave of Wonders, Aladdin.
    • “You’ve just taken your first step into a larger world.” Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope.
    • “Let’s get dangerous!” Darkwing Duck.
    • “No way this should have worked.” Dirk Pitt, Sahara.
    • “That name no longer has any meaning for me.” Darth Vader, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
    • “You’ll put your eye out.” Corrupted version of “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid,” a repeated line from A Christmas Story.
  • “Isn’t this where that one horse sank?” is a reference to The Neverending Story, the scene where Atreyu’s horse gives into the Swamp of Sadness and dies.
  • The Legend of Zelda key jingle is requested in the script, but I couldn’t find it for some reason. Instead, I use the found a secret noise.
  • The key in Scareglow’s possession that opens a hidden entrance to Grayskull is from the Masters of the Universe Classics toyline. The Classics rendering of Castle Grayskull has a keyhole and the Scareglow figure has a key which fits it.
  • In the Masters of the Universe Classics toyline, many characters have “real names,” and the familiar name is actually a nickname they earn from their powers. Karak Nul is Scareglow’s real name according to his bio card.
  • Though cut from the final product, the script has Dale getting bonked by Chip for saying, “You’ll put your eye out.”

Transcripts for Audio

On the suggestion of a member of the Audio Scriptwriters group on Facebook, I have decided to add transcripts to all of the audio dramas I’m hosting on this site.

It’s an idea that makes sense. After all, search engines don’t index audio files, so why not include a script? Gives me one more chance to be discovered by a random search.

I think what really pushed me over the edge in this decision is my wife’s insistence on having the subtitles turned on whenever we watch a movie. I hated it at first, but now I’m used to it. Given all the “What did that guy just say?” questions I get while playing one of these for my family, I figure this will solve that dilemma.

No way to caption an audio drama… or is there?

This process will take some time, but I have discovered that it is fairly easy to convert a script to an WordPress page. It just takes a bit of patience on my part. So bear with me, and soon all of the episodes will have transcripts!

New Audio: The Unliklies, Episode 4

With the cards on the table, our heroes have no idea where to go. They journey to Snake Mountain to rescue the Sorceress. Can she point them in the right direction? Continue reading “New Audio: The Unliklies, Episode 4”