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Posted: 2:59 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014

Austin-born "Intergalactic Nemesis" series expands to web, spin-off series 


Austin-born "Intergalactic Nemesis" series expands to web, spin-off series
"The Intergalactic Nemesis" at New York's Victory Theatre

The Austin-born entertainment franchise that is "Intergalactic Nemesis" is going were no local theatrical effort has essentially gone before.

Another show, a web series, a digital version of the related comic book and a spin-off podcast seris are all in the works, said "Nemesis" creator Jason Neulander.

Neulander announced this week that the final installment of the live sci-fi pulp noir radio play series, "Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity" will premiere Sept. 5 and 6 at the Long Center, which has been a co-producer of the retro-inspired live show which eatures original comic-book style projections and even has a companion comic book series.

Neulander recently reprised  the first two "Nemesis" installments, "Target Earth" and "Robot Planet Rising" at the Long Center.

Set in the 1930s, the "Nemesis" follows the adventures of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Molly Sloan, told with the "gee-whiz" dialogue, vintage futurism and good-triumphing-over-evil of the classic radio plays.

Neulander also announced that in partnership with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS affiliate, a web version of "Nemesis" has launched. The first season will be available at no cost on klru.org,the PBS APP on AppleTV, Xbox and Roku or at youtube.com/intergalacticnemesis . New episodes will post each Monday for 17 weeks.

“Up to this point, the only way to experience The Intergalactic Nemesis has been live,” said Neulander in a statement. “Now, we’re making the project available to everyone with a computer. I think it’s going to be a game-changer, in terms of public awareness, in terms of sustaining the business, and in terms of keeping the live-action graphic novels touring for many years to come.”

"Nemesis" started in 1996 as an informal venture, a casual show presented in a downtown Austin coffee shop. Its instant and enormous audience appeal led Neulander to develop it into a full-scale stage theatrical production with live sound effects by Buzz Moran and an original score by Graham Reynolds.

Neulander and his co-creators subsequently churned out a couple of sequels The shows were staged again and again in Austin and eventually hit the road.

Now, "Nemesis" is an entertainment juggernaut, with live shows touring nationally and internationally.

Also the "Nemesis" comic-books are now available on comiXology, a digital platform for comic-books and graphic novels for mobile devices. www.comixology.com

Taking his franchise even further, Neulander also announced that he has teamed up with the Austin-based podcast network OneOfUs.net to release a spinoff series entitled "Salt" featuring Jean-Pierre Desperois, one of the secondary characters of Nemesis. Similarily, "Salt" is a pulp-noir crime series.

For everything "Nemesis" see www.theintergalacticnemesis.com


 
 

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