Published on February 17th, 2015 | by Duke Of Havoc0
The Ray Gunn and Starburst Kickstarter Needs You!
Whilst we were at Demoncon in Maidstone, we happened to get talking to the lovely Holly Rose. She started to describe a Kickstarter project she was working on and I asked her to send me details. This sounds like it could be a lot of fun! Please have a read of the press release below and if it’s too your liking, drop them a chunk of your change!
The creative minds behind Orang Utan Comics have teamed up with some exciting, young (and not so young) talented voice actors to bring you a rip roaring adventure through space and mildly inconvenient coincidences. Executive produced by Markosia EIC and Orang Utan Comics co-founder, Ian Sharman (Alpha Gods, Hero: 9 to 5), and written and directed by Orang Utan Comics alumnus, Holly Rose (Shrapnel: Case Files), Ray Gunn and Starburst is a crowd funded, six part audio sci-fi/comedy sending up the tropes of classic and pulp science-fiction.
The Ray Gunn and Starburst team are currently seeking funding via popular crowd funding website, Kickstarter. The show’s writer and award winning cosplayer, Holly Rose, commented, “Help fund our Kickstarter! This is a project, not only to create something fun and new, but also to help young creatives get their feet on the right path. We can’t do this without your help, so please help in any way you can, pledge, share the project with your friends or just signal boost our posts on social media.”
Set to be recorded in the Radio Cardiff studios in South Wales, the basic idea behind the series is to send up classic science-fiction, such as Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. Rose continued, “I have always loved classic pulp sci-fi, the wonderfully over the top nature, the heroes ripping off their shirts, quirky robots, saving the day and doing some derring-do; all of that is full of comedic value. I also wanted to create something that felt pulpy and old school radio but with a modern twist, to take all of the classic tropes and mix them up a bit, and perhaps break the fourth wall into tiny pieces and dance on its grave.”