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Episode 17: The Sweet Smell of the Fairgrounds

Episode 17: The Sweet Smell of the Fairgrounds

August 28, 2020
In which the "Steves" from an annoying but highly motivated and skilled capitalist species, the Dilurians, come to The Fairgrounds, renting a downshifted and unused level, from which they proceed to wreak havoc across the entire space station. As their new business, Cadabra, expands rapidly from selling personalized smells, they begin, in less than a day, to gentrify across the station, wiping out all the beloved homegrown businesses and replacing them with more-convenient apps providing far worse service. On top of it, Commander Torianna discovers she will have to avert an actual massacre as the Dilurians attempt to expand into the sector of the Pudendar, a proud and exiled species of warrior artists uninterested in and offended by the commercial offerings.
 
 
EPISODE SEVENTEEN
"The Sweet Smell of the Fairgrounds"
written by Amanda La Pergola and Philip Cruise
 
featuring

Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Docking Clerk, X.Z. Drachir
Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes, Steve the First, Steve, Steve from BizLaunch, Party Steve
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel, Steve the Second, Tour Guide Steve, Steve the Final
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar, Steve-O
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
John Amir as John B, Steve in Operations

Berit Johnson as Althaar, Stevers, Sopon, Cpl. Ness, Steve from Admin

Derrick Peterson as Xtopps, Steve-a-rino
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Steve in Legal, Ayn RandBot

with

Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Package Non-Recipient, Pudendari Attendant
Philip Cruise: Christopher WalkenBot, Cpl. Dormer, Steve from Showcaine
Lex Friedman: Smarmy Computer, Steven, Dating Service Drone

Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Stevie, Jean-Claude, Kaiser WilhelmBot, Promo Drone, True Crime Comedian, Steve the Penultimate

Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge
Rolls Andre: George ForemanBot, Restaurant Promo
Leila Okafor: Officer Crveno, Showcaine P.A.
Anna Stefanic : Stella Reyes, Pitch Video, Zyloxides fru Peplin
David Arthur Bachrach: Steve from Integration, Falling-in-Love Drone, Pharma Steve
Linus Gelber: Steve from HR, StalinBot, Awesome Steve
Fred Backus: Steve from Tech Support, Big Steve

Clara Francesca : Offspring, Queen Westellernta of the Pudendari

 
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 © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 16: Big Numbers and Little Science

Episode 16: Big Numbers and Little Science

August 14, 2020
In which Drop Time comes again to The Fairgrounds, though several newcomers to the station have no idea what this period -- when the station drops a certain amount of days from the calendar to get in line with Earth's -- means for them. For John B, it means his birthday is getting skipped, for Dee, it means a cruel prank regarding a non-binding contract, for the energy being Lt. Frall, it means trying to drink coffee and pouring it on the floor, and for most of the crew, it means a time to slack off and ignore all rules. An angry John B searches for the hidden Timekeeping Central department, to discover the secret of The Algorithm that decides when Drop Time occurs, while H.F. takes Dee on a tour of several secret places on the station only available to the public during Drop Time.
 
 
EPISODE SIXTEEN
"Big Numbers and Little Science"
written by Linus Gelber
 
featuring

Berit Johnson as Althaar, Herbert, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Video Kid
John Amir as John B, Sanitation Grunt, Video Kid
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar, Indistinct Caller
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps, HECNET Responder, Alien Duck
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel, Barry the Pilot
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Video Kid
Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes, Video Kid 
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax

with

Linus Gelber: PythagorasBot, Sanitation Grunt
Philip Cruise: PhilolausBot, Sanitation Grunt
Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Winston ChurchillBot, Sanitation Grunt, Birthday Alert, Video Kid, William S. BurroughsBot, Trash Detector
Anna Stefanic : Stella Reyes

Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge

Clara Francesca : Drop Time Educator
 
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 © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 15: A Simple Game of SuperNova

Episode 15: A Simple Game of SuperNova

July 31, 2020
In which The Syndicate comes to The Fairgrounds to make Chip Frinkel an offer he can't refuse concerning his bar, The Electric Egg: a seemingly innocent offer of a pool table. However, more turns out to be riding on the table, and a game of SuperNova on it, than first appears. Meanwhile, Althaar becomes addicted to binge-watching 21st-Century television shows.
 
 
EPISODE FIFTEEN
"A Simple Game of SuperNova"
written by Chris Lee
 
featuring

Berit Johnson as Althaar, Sopon, Cpl. Ness, Commerical Bro 2, Alien Barfly
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Commercial Sexy Robot
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps, Commercial Bro
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel

John Amir as John B

Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Vert

Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes
with

Jessica Stoya: Frank
David Arthur Bachrach: Stuart, E-BOT
Lex Friedman: Bubbles

Ian W. Hill: Announcer, NERCA, William S. BurroughsBot, Bro Commercial, Dilurian 2, Kaiser WilhelmBot

Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge
Linus Gelber: StalinBot, Sysco
Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer, John McEnroeBot
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Miss Sophie, Dilurian 3

Anna Stefanic : Stella Reyes

Fred Backus: Dilurian 4, Donald Escroc

 
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 © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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NB: A handful of early downloaders may have gotten an inferior version with one unfinished scene still left in the mix by accident. It's been corrected now, but hey, collectors' item!
Episode 14: The Other Shoe

Episode 14: The Other Shoe

July 17, 2020
In which we return to The Fairgrounds after six months to find the crew apparently happier and in considerably less danger, with no life-threatening incidents having happened for many weeks, which of course means that no one is comfortable, everyone is bored or suspicious, and, given the normally disaster-prone station, all the residents are just waiting for the other shoe to drop. And during one work cycle, a number of crew members, worried about this strange lack of turmoil, individually take extra precautions against anything going wrong, resulting, of course, in an unexpected domino effect to an unpleasant conclusion.
 
 
EPISODE FOURTEEN
"The Other Shoe"
written by Ian W. Hill & Berit Johnson
 
featuring

Berit Johnson as Althaar, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Cpl. Ness, Kwontz

John Amir as John B

Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar

Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes

Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax

Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel

Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory

Derrick Peterson as Xtopps

with

Ian W. Hill: Announcer, William S. BurroughsBot, Large Mike
Anna Stefanic: Stella Reyes
Linus Gelber: StalinBot
Holly Pockey McCaffrey: Miss Sophie

Lex Friedman: Bubbles, Elevator

Clara Francesca: Offspring

Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer

David Arthur Bachrach: Reassuring Announcer
Fred Backus: Zanrak
Jessica Stoya: Seled
 
 
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 © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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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
In which all the main characters are trapped in the disreputable bar The Electric Egg after their Christmas party when the security doors seal as several station-threatening disasters suddenly rampage. Between all of their various skills, and while stuck where they are, they must come up with a solution that will repair the tiny loose wire behind it all, which is on the other side of the station, before the Fairgrounds explodes or the residents are all eaten by the predatory xenomorphs that have emerged from their usual home in the vents. Meanwhile, the bar regulars are getting stir-crazy, and the entertainment options are limited.
 
 
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
In which is essayed A Very Special holiday episode, as Althaar wanders The Fairgrounds attempting to learn the True Meaning of Christmas so he can help his human friend John B, who is homesick for Earth. Along the way he learns about some of the many beliefs (or lack thereof) of the humans, robots, aliens, and energy beings of the station, while John sits in their apartment unsuccessfully trying to avoid Christmas media (except for making an alcohol-heavy holiday dessert).
 
 
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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