Life With Althaar
Althaar’s Very-Special First-Season Musical EP!

Althaar’s Very-Special First-Season Musical EP!

July 10, 2020

ALTHAAR'S VERY-SPECIAL FIRST-SEASON MUSICAL EP!

music, lyrics, and dialogue by Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson

for Gemini CollisionWorks

except "Credit Music," composed by Anna Stefanic

and "Surfin' Bee," original music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

 

all arrangements by Berit Johnson

produced, mixed, and engineered by Ian W. Hill

 

1.  Althaar Welcomes You!

2.  "Life With Althaar opening credit music (instrumental)"

3.  Althaar on Dee and Xtopps!

4.  "Danube Planum"

5.  Althaar on Xtopps's Audition!

6.  "Surfin' Bee"

7.  Althaar on Space Shanties!

8.  "Around the Rings of Saturn (excerpt)"

9.  Althaar Introduces a Duet!

10.  "Baby, It's a Vacuum Out There"

11.  Althaar Enjoys Interstellar Cultural Exchange!

12.  "The 38 Days of Qo'rqish (excerpt)"

13.  Althaar Doesn't Get a Joke, but Likes the Song Anyway!

14.  "Beyond Uranus"

15.  Althaar Thanks You and Says Goodbye for Now!

16.  "Life With Althaar closing credits music (instrumental)"

 

performed by

Zuri Washington -- lead vocals (tracks 4, 10, 14)

Derrick Peterson -- lead vocal (track 10); backing vocal (track 4)

Anna Stefanic -- piano (tracks 1, 10, 16); additional synth (track 6)

Ian W. Hill -- electric guitar (tracks 4, 14)

Berit Johnson -- computer-programmed instruments (tracks 4, 6, 10, 14); Stylophone GEN X-1 (track 14); additional piano (track 14); Althaar

with

The Helium Freighter Crew Chorale (track 8):  

Eli Ganias, Ian W. Hill, Chris Lee, Derrick Peterson & Alyssa Simon

and most of the Life With Althaar cast as the Qo'rqish Lament Singers (track 12)

 

special thanks to Thomas C. for parodic advice

 

Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks

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A Between-Season Word from Gemini CollisionWorks

A Between-Season Word from Gemini CollisionWorks

July 10, 2020

Hi folks.

We just wanted to say hello before Season 2 of Life With Althaar begins next week.

And also to be sure you're aware of where to find us online.  So here are all the links...

 

TWITTER:

Life With Althaar Account

Althaar's Personal Account!

FACEBOOK:

Gemini CollisionWorks Page

INSTAGRAM:

Ian/CollisionWorks Account

TUMBLR:

A Secret I'll Tell Nobody Never

PODBEAN PATRON ACCOUNT:

Donate to Life With Althaar here!

FULL SHOW CREDITS:

Our IMDb Page

STORE:

The Gemini CollisionWorks Store

TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO GCW:

Our Fractured Atlas Page

OUR RARELY-UPDATED COMPANY HOMEPAGE:

Gemini CollisionWorks

 

We hope to see you around online, and that you enjoy where Season 2 of Life With Althaar takes you.

Thank you for your attention, it is a pleasure working for you,

Ian W. Hill & Berit Johnson

Gemini CollisionWorks

 

 

Season One Scripts Now Available to Read at This Site!

Season One Scripts Now Available to Read at This Site!

May 12, 2020
Althaar listeners!
 
We have finally followed polite podcast protocol and uploaded transcripts (rather, the actual recording scripts we worked from) for all 13 episodes of season 1!
 
You can find them here with each episode's entry -- just scroll down after all the credits to the link that says "EPISODE SCRIPT HERE!"
 
Enjoy all the barely-audible background jokes!
Marvel at the literary styles of our writing staff!
Wince in confusion at the minor alterations made between scripts and recordings!
 
Season 2 coming soon - Episode 14 will be up on July 17!
Here's almost the whole Althaar company at a recent Zoom reading of season 2 script drafts:
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TOP ROW:
Linus Gelber, Berit Johnson, Holly Pocket McCaffrey, Ian W. Hill, David Arthur Bachrach
SECOND ROW:
Philip Cruise, Chris Lee, Ivanna Cullinan, Derrick Peterson, Lex Friedman
THIRD ROW:
Amanda La Pergola, Eli Ganias, Olivia Baseman, Alyssa Simon, Zuri Washington
BOTTOM ROW:
Anna Stefanic, John Amir, Jessica Stoya
 
LIFE WITH ALTHAAR T-Shirts, etc. NOW AVAILABLE!

LIFE WITH ALTHAAR T-Shirts, etc. NOW AVAILABLE!

February 9, 2020

Life With Althaar followers!

Hiya! Hope to have more audio and other updates for you before Season 2 begins on July 17 of this year, as well as the other planned series from Gemini CollisionWorks (FINALLY!), The Chickie West Enigmas - 12 fifteen-minute-long episodes detailing the misadventures of the eponymous 1930s dame reporter in a metaphysical landscape that defies her hard-bitten, tough-talking ways of investigation.

But first, we now have GCW and Life With Althaar merch available at our TeePublic storefront HERE.

Apparel, mugs, stickers, magnets, pillows, phone cases... all at popular prices!

And featuring the beloved Life With Althaar Season 1 logo by award-winning comic artist/writer Dean Haspiel!

Especially for the next two days, when everything is between 20%-35% OFF!

1/3rd of all proceeds go to making Life With Althaar and GCW's other art-stuff; 2/3rds go to the 21 GCW company members behind Life With Althaar, all of whom are volunteering their hard work for nothing until any funds come in the door.

So if you like the designs, and the show, help us out with a purchase or two.

Thanks so much for your attention; it's a pleasure working for you, best,

IWH/GCW

Episode 13: Mars Flies in a Klein Bottle

Episode 13: Mars Flies in a Klein Bottle

December 27, 2019
EPISODE THIRTEEN
"Mars Flies in a Klein Bottle"
written by Ian W. Hill
 
featuring
John Amir as John B

Berit Johnson as Althaar, Sopon, Kwontz, Alien Barfly

Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes
Ivanna Cullinan 
as Commander Mindy Torianna
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax

with

Lex Friedman: Crisis Announcement Voice, Bubbles
Ian W. Hill: Announcer

Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer

Linus Gelber: Martin LutherBot
 
Rolls Andre: Drunk Alien
Anna Stefanic: Stella 
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic 
Additional Song Composition, Arrangement, and Performance by Berit and Ian
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
 Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2019 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 12: A Very Althaar Christmas

Episode 12: A Very Althaar Christmas

December 13, 2019
EPISODE TWELVE
"A Very Althaar Christmas"
written by Berit Johnson
 
featuring

John Amir as John B

Berit Johnson as Althaar, Sharon, Recipe Voice 1, Sopon, Kwontz, Alien Barfly

Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax

Eli Ganias as H.F.
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps

Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Marie CurieBot
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Torianna
with
Linus Gelber: Groft, Dave, Tiny Tim 2, Nature Documentary Voice, Charles DickensBot, Martin LutherBot
David Arthur Bachrach: Plarnk, Special Announcer, Financial Reporter
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Mubbet, Miss Sophie, Tiny Tim 1
Ian W. Hill: TV Announcer, Announcer, Familiar Space Smuggler, Recipe Voice 3
Jessica Stoya: Z'Wizzlinarp, Tiny Tim 3
Rolls Andre: George ForemanBot
Anna Stefanic: Recipe Voice 2, Stella 
Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer
Lex Friedman: Bubbles
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic 
Holiday Music Arrangements by Berit and Anna
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
 Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2019 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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A Word from Gemini CollisonWorks on #GivingTuesday

A Word from Gemini CollisonWorks on #GivingTuesday

December 3, 2019
Hello, Visitors to The Fairgrounds!
Today is #GivingTuesday.
 
Many of our Life With Althaar listeners probably know little to nothing about the 23-year-old theater company that creates it, Gemini CollisionWorks.
 
While GCW is sometimes lax about asking for donations (in these times, even the company's managers tend to aim their personal charitable funds to political rather than artistic ends), and is mildly suspicious of Hashtag Event Days, we are under the umbrella of Fractured Atlas, and donations to our company are tax-deductible and fairly easy to do. And we could use it.
 
We are currently in the midst of finishing Season One of Life With Althaar, and expect to do at least two more seasons. We love creating this show, but it costs us more than anticipated, and that's without ANYONE on the show being paid for their work, and the work is not inconsiderable.
 
We also haven't created a new work for the stage since 2017, but hope to change that with a new NYC production in 2020, HAUNT; Or: Haunt Point, a road movie across the USA for the stage, in the manner of The Cinema of Pointless Escape 1967-1975. This will complete GCW's Medium Trilogy of plays, following CANT (on Theatre, 2016) and ReFUSE (on Television, 2017).
 
We could use donations to help defray the costs of creating these works, and maybe even upgrading some of the equipment we create Althaar on. However, it should be noted that about a third of any and all funds that come in go to the Company for this work -- the other two-thirds go directly to the artists and craftspeople who have been creating it. We hope this makes you more willing to donate rather than less.
 
To donate, there is an easy, and VERY LARGE, link on this page of our website, where you can also discover a bit about our company's history and see the names and some of the faces of the people who will benefit from your generosity:
 
 
Thank you for your attention,
It is a pleasure working for you,
 
Ian W. Hill
Gemini CollisionWorks
Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY
THE THEATER OF "YES"
IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL
LANGUAGE IS A TRICK, LANGUAGE IS A TRAP
 
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Episode 11: The Merciless Errand

Episode 11: The Merciless Errand

November 29, 2019
EPISODE ELEVEN
"The Merciless Errand"
written by John Amir and Lex Friedman
 
featuring
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Hapless Customer, ScoutBot 2, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Paintball Player
John Amir as John B
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel, STEMBro 2
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Llama, Llama-Wrangler, Cockathreece 2
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Shipping Bot, ScoutBot 3
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Torianna, Fidorian 2
Eli Ganias as H.F., Fidorian 3
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps
with
Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Recreation DirectorBot, Bronsonian, Another Hapless Customer, Scavenger 1,
Cockathreece 3, Sanitation Worker 2, Winston ChurchillBot, Quarker Brothers Voice
Leila Okafor: Travel Hub Voice
Philip Cruise: STEMBro 1, Christopher WalkenBot, Scavenger 2, ScoutBot 1, Sanitation Worker 1
Linus Gelber: Cockathreece 1, Fidorian 1
Lex Friedman: Elevator Voice, Bubbles
Rolls Andre: George ForemanBot
Anna Stefanic: Capuloid Emissary, Stella
David Arthur Bachrach: Montaguian Emissary, Old Caretaker
Jessica Stoya: Scavenger 3
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic 
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
 Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2019 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 10: Our Man in the Fairgrounds

Episode 10: Our Man in the Fairgrounds

November 15, 2019
EPISODE TEN
"Our Man in the Fairgrounds"
written by Linus Gelber
 
featuring
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Torianna, Check-This-Out Vendor
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Totally Legit Crew Member
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Other Totally Legit Crew, Sopon, BankBot, Alien Pass Voice, Qwontz, Alien Barfly
Eli Ganias as H.F., Shady Alien
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel, Litterer
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Vert
John Amir as John B, Deals Dealer, Gordian
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar, I've-Got-The-Same-One Vendor
with
Linus Gelber: StalinBot, The Inspector
Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge, Fashion PoliceBot
Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Recreation DirectorBot, CustomsBot, Trash Enforcer, Suspicious Alien
Philip Cruise: Curious Shopper, Cpl. Dormer, Sammy, Misinformed Alien
David Arthur Bachrach: Mine-Is-Purple Vendor, System
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Ashlee in Hydroponics
Anna Stefanic: Other Person on the Bridge, Not-What-You-Think Merchant
Lex Friedman: Peppy Advertising Barker, Door Voice
Leila Okafor: English Pass Voice
Jessica Stoya: Curly
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic 
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
 Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2019 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 9: Everything Althaar Always Wanted to Know About Sex

Episode 9: Everything Althaar Always Wanted to Know About Sex

November 1, 2019
EPISODE NINE
"Everything Althaar Always Wanted to Know About Sex
(but Humans Keep Running Away Before He Can Ask)"
written by Chris Lee
 
featuring
John Amir as John B
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Torianna
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax

Berit Johnson as Althaar

Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel

Eli Ganias as H.F.

Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar 

Derrick Peterson as Xtopps, SurveyorBot

Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory

with

Jessica Stoya: Princess Pancakes, Susan
Olivia Baseman: Judy, Amber on the Bridge
Anna Stefanic: Stella, MaidBot
Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Recreation DirectorBot
Lex Friedman: Door Voice, Bubbles

Linus Gelber: PlummerBot 

Philip Cruise: Magnosian

 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic 
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
 Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2019 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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