VTA Series: It’s the end of our world and we know it

IntergalacticA quick confession before I go any further: I had to look up intergalactic both for spelling and meaning.

Here’s what I found out. Intergalactic space travel is the travel that happens between galaxies. That’s cool.

It is also the name of a song by the Beastie Boys, which is also cool and hilariously funny.

Now on with the story.

The idea of intergalactic space travel and zombie-like aliens from another planet who’s only need to come to Earth is to kill the humans and consume the resources isn’t a new one. The are hundreds of movies and books exploring the topic.

I can remember watching Star Trek (the original series on TV) with my mom and dad as a kid. I thought most of those aliens looked funny, but didn’t so bad. And I remember looking over the back seat at the drive-in to catch a glimpse of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Again, those aliens could probably be our friends not enemies.

My favorite had to be E.T. We took my grandparents to see that one, and I remember their outrage that the movie used the word, “Shit!” My brothers and I thought it was awesome!

So after growing up with some peaceful intelligent life forms, imagine my shock to discover that aliens are, right at this minute, planning to TAKE OVER OUR WORLD and we are doing nothing about it!

I mean have we learned nothing from Predator, War of the Worlds. Independence Day, Cloverfield, Signs, X-Files and ALIENS?!?!

More than likely there really is something out there. An intergalactic nemisis will arrive at some future date to wipe out our planet. We’ve imagined every possible way it could happen. Maybe I am raising the future scientists who will develop a way to at least predict their coming.

Until then, I will have to settle for watching cool sci-fi movies and plays. Speaking of, we are so excited to take the boys to their first live theatre experience at the Victoria next week as they welcome THE INTERGALACTIC NEMISIS back to Dayton.

What began as a late night coffeehouse production, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS has transformed into an incredibly unique theater experience combining graphic novels and radio plays into a live-action theatre production. The telling is what makes the experience of THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS so incredibly unique: while three actors, one Foley artist, and one keyboardist perform all the voices, sound effects and music, more than 1,000 hand-drawn, full-color, hi-resoultion, blow-your-mind comic-book images blast from the screen.

In BOOK 2: ROBOT PLANET RISING, the year is 1933. When the robot emissary Elbee-Dee-Oh disappears in deep space, it’s up to Molly Sloan to rescue him. If only it were that simple. Because at that same time, and unbeknownst to her, her former fiancé Dr. Lawrence Webster has miraculously arrived on  the planet Robonovia, the Cerebretron is malfunctioning, Timmy has only just begun to master his telekinetic powers, a sinister robot named Alphatron is up to something terribly nefarious, and the duplicitous Soviet spy Natasha Zorokov has followed Dr. Webster through the Galactascope. Will it all get sorted out? Or is there another, more evil, thread to this complex tapestry? There’s only one way to find out! Buy tickets now!

Step into the Victoria Theatre for a one-of-a-kind theatre experience, a live-action graphic novel, as THE INTERGALATIC NEMISIS returns to the Victoria Theatre with BOOK 2: ROBOT PLANET RISING Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, by phone 937- 228-3630 and 888-228-3630 or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com.


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