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Old 01-17-2011, 08:57 PM
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Greetings, 5MN.

As is my tradition, I have been trying to come up with a good April Fool's Day joke for my Excelsior audio drama (linked in sig). I decided that this year we are going to "five" some of our own previous episodes, and then we are going to have our cast record the fivers and release them as a parody episode. The basic problem is, I'm not very funny, and my own fivers are good evidence of that. So I struck on an idea: [strikethrough]free labor![/strikethrough] giving others the opportunity to write for the show!

Basically, if any of you are interested in writing some fivers that will be acted out by a real cast (with real sound effects!) and released to a decent-sized audience, find an episode of Excelsior you'd like to five (episode library is here) and write it. Post it here, and I'll swing by on March 1st or so and compile all submissions into a script for the cast to record during that month.

I'd like to get only one fiver per episode, so use the old 5MN system and make sure to "call" your episodes before you start writing.

Of course, "too many fivers" would be a nice problem to have. Much more likely, I'm afraid, is that nobody will want to write a fiver and then the Excelsior fandom will get stuck with some un-funny Wowbagger-penned fiver come April Fool's. Don't let that happen!

Questions/comments/rants post 'em here or PM me. I'll answer them. Soon.

EDIT: Oh, and, yes, of course we will mention FiveMinute.net prominently. If the April Fools episode goes well, hopefully we can drive some decent traffic over here.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:13 PM
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Just an observation: according to the forum statistics, that post was the 77,777th post on the 5MForums. I consider that a good omen.
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http://www.fiveminute.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1286

Audiofiver projects have failed miserably in the past, but I hope you get lucky.
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That may be so, but Wowbagger has a huge, unfair advantage over those previous audiofiver projects: he's already got a cast with audio experience. So don't let it bother you if this pans out -- he was halfway there already.

I've been meaning to check out Excelsior for ages, despite its in-name-only resemblance to the Star Trek: Excelsior concept which, like Dracula, kept popping back up every time it was supposed to be dead. This is a good motivation to finally do so. I like to do pilots, so Wowbagger, I'm calling "The Valandrian Expedition", which your new viewers guide identifies as the first regular episode (as opposed to "...There You Are", which appears to be your "The Cage"). No promises, but I'll do it if I can.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:56 AM
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Insofar as this is a retread of one of your ideas, Nate, sorry about that. Hopefully this project will be a little more successful, because, like the Z said, I've got all the production details in place. Just need some scripts. Feel free to throw one in if you're so inclined.

Zeke, your dibs is acknowledged enthusiastically! I'll cross my fingers that you'll able to find the time for it.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:38 AM
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Well, there's a difference between a project here and a project somewhere else, isn't there?
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I was surprised there was no news article on this, so for anyone who wasn't aware - http://www.starshipexcelsior.com/episodes/

Obviously there's a lot to listen to if one were to try and go through the whole first season, so that there is a five-minute version of each one is very useful to me as a modern, busy go-ahead man-about-town.

(Though if you've got the time the rest of the series is quite good too!)

(Also there's a thread in Talk and I now feel foolish. Well, more so than usual.)

[ED: Jedi posted this in News. I moved it here. - Z]
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