Ep. 20 – “Missing Pieces” OR “But Knot For Me”

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Here it is, Hadronauts! The pulses-pounding, giant-sized Hadron Gospel Hour Season 2 Finale! When the gang gets a distress call from an abandoned hyperfreighter, Mike, Oppenheimer, Cyrus, A.S.H. LE and Higgs_B come face to face with old friends — and a powerful new enemy!

Could this be the end of the Bunker?

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Hadron Gospel Hour Episode 20 – “Missing Pieces” OR “But Knot For Me”

written and produced by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

starring
Michael McQuilkin
Richard Wentworth
Lisa McQuilkin
Michael “Ronnie” Atkinson
Kevin Harrington

with
Wendy MacLean
Vera Schrankung
Tim Conway

and introducing
The Wentworth Kids

production assistance from
Rebekah Morris
Katey Falvey
Tim Conway

supported by
YOU

Hadron Halloween Special 2016

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It’s a Hadron Halloween special! Mike, Oppenheimer and the gang visit a secluded campsite for a  special night of weird tales and  ̶t̶e̶a̶m̶b̶u̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ !
But will there be some real scares for our heroes?  (Science fiction/Horror/Comedy. 1 hour 12 minutes)

Written by
Mike McQuilkin and Rich Wentworth

Starring
Rich Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Lost Foley Artist Conventioneer
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus

Special thanks
John Ballentine of Campfire Radio Theatre, for the crapbox car sounds

And special thanks to our Patreon supporters!
If you’d like to get involved, check out patreon.com/hadrongospel

Ep. 19 – “Funk OUT!” OR “The Offal Truth”

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It’s HGH Season Two’s senses-shattering, diplomacy-and-pseudoscience-packed, king-sized penultimate episode!

When Cyrus comes down with crystal poisoning, it’s up to Mike and Oppenheimer to get his legs back from Crystallos — but can our heroes survive another kerfuffle and stay alive long enough to make peace between the Crystallosians and Meatlanteans? And where is Commander Funk? (Science fiction/Comedy. 57 minutes)

Written by
Rich Wentworth and Mike McQuilkin

Starring
Rich Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk/Amethystarr
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Crankcase/Blörp
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus

With special guests (in order of appearance)
Karim Kronfli as Zoriath
Robert Cudmore as Zoriath’s Crewman
Katey Falvey as Maggie
Vera Schränkung as High Zenith Lady Rubylith
Mark Gallagher as Phil, Ultra Apex of Meatlantis
Phoebe Angle as Mrs. Reynolds/Kid
Rebekah White as Sandy
Paul Gannon as Transdimensional Trig Field Agent Paul
Wendy MacLean as Beth

Featuring musical guests
Electric Street Queens

Special thanks to our Patreon supporters!
If you’d like to get involved, check out patreon.com/hadrongospel –but first, join us in hollering a righteous “FUNK!” at these awesome and totally groovy folks who make our show possible:

Alison Martins
Karl Christian Krumpholz
Nikki Guerlain
Erick
Jay Rainha
Arsit Rouke
Jim Ronemus
Jerry Starcevic
Pete Lutz
Mark Jackson
Jef Taylor
Karim Kronfli
Gregory Adams
Isaac Zarsky
Jeffrey Gardner
Sarah Lykins
Michael Hudson
David Mogolov
Seth Williams
Eli McIlveen
Michelle Normandeau
Tova Rabinowitz Deer
Kenneth Toribio
Katie Sheahan
Rosalind M Green-Holmes
Richard Faymonville
Sean O’Connor
Stacey Toon
David Rheinstrom
Kessi Riliniki
Cole A Sytsma
Mark Gallagher
Ian Adams

Ep. 18 – “The Henchmen Club” OR “Waiting For The Dough”

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A group of henchmen are hired for a secret job, and are drawn into a series of flashbacks to times they’ve each crossed paths with Mike, Oppenheimer and the Hadron Gang– but why? And who stands to benefit from these sinister recollections?
(Science fiction/Comedy. 40 minutes)

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Rich Wentworth

Starring
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Ironically Handsome/Barry Starr
Rich Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Stranger/IG-86/Boss
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Wendy MacLean as Beth
Richard Faymonville as Judd
Steve Schneider as Frank Tobleston
Katey Falvey as Concierge Bot/Worker Drone 2
Tim Conway as Worker Drone 1

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BONUS TRACK! HGH Live at ITVFest 2015: “A Ghost in The The Machine” OR “The Copperpot Conundrum”

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Rich and Mike introduce this special, vaguely spooky episode of the show, recorded LIVE on September 26, 2015 the Independent Television and Film Festival in West Dover, Vermont!

When the gang in the Hadron Bunker trace the cause of Mike’s insomnia to a seemingly haunted shortwave radio, Oppenheimer is determined to make contact with the spirit world — but when the gang get more than they bargained for, will our heroes ever sleep again?

(Science fiction/Comedy) 35 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Oscar Copperpot
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Production assistance from
Katey Falvey and Wendy MacLean

Special thanks to
Phillip Gilpin, Jr. and the entire ITVFest organization, Ned and Royal at The Mountaineer Inn in West Dover, VT., Auston Habershaw, Dan Milano, Jeff Burns and Super Geeked Up — and of course, our HGH team who couldn’t be with us: Michael Atkinson (thoughts and prayers, buddy!), Tim Conway and Rebekah White

HGH LIVE at ITVFest

Ep. 17 – “This Particle, Doomed!” OR “The Incident At Universe 603-X”

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When Mike heads to a U.F.O. convention to track down his legendary childhood hero Googar-Zoozar, he gets more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, Higgs_B cosplays as Bubo the owl and meets The Investikids — but will he survive the meeting? And will Oppenheimer get his Baywatch Nights memorabilia?

(Science fiction/Comedy) 35 minutes

Written by
Richard Wentworth and Michael McQuilkin

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk/Hi-Score/Merchant/Dewey D
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/I.Q. Jones
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Googar-Zoozar
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Introducing
Googar-Zoozar
and
The Investikids

Special thanks
…and bon voyage to terrific fella and ultra-Hadronaut Sam Kusek!
Knock ’em dead on the West Coast, Sam!

Sam Kusek

We love you Sam! We’ll see you out west SOON!

 

Ep. 16 – “The Ballad of Freddie Plastic” OR “You Say to Hero, I say Tomorrow”

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SUPER HERO? OR SUPER MENACE?

When a clueless security guard is caught in a nuclear meltdown at the plastics factory, Mike and Oppenheimer witness the birth of a powerful new superhuman — but will mild-mannered Freddie Plasington choose to be a hero …or villain? And just who is pulling Freddie’s strings?

Plus, the gang in the Hadron Bunker attempts to answer the age old question: Marvel? Or DC? (Answer: The suburbs are weird.)

(Science fiction/Comedy) 41 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Suburban Children/Suburban Husband
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Purse Snatcher/”Boss”
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Cop Number Two
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Special guests
Tim Conway as Freddie Plasington/Freddie Plastic
Katey Falvey as Purse Lady/Cop Number One
Wendy MacLean as Suburban Wife

*Please note: this Hulk origin panel sequence is only for comparison purposes. Freddie Plastic’s origin is far cooler. – Ye Eds

 

Ep. 15 – “Higgs_B Takes A Holiday” OR “Bubble Universe On 34th Street”

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Higgs_B’s annual cycle of stasis forces him out of the Hadron Bunker for a day, where he meets Jimmy, a young man with a lot of questions… and nowhere near enough answers. Can a low-powered Higgs_B help Jimmy in his cross-country quest for meaning? And will the gang in the Lab burn down the place while he’s gone?
(Science fiction/Comedy) 43 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring

Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Mr. Mylar/The Professor/Commander Funk
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Mark/Bert
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE/Elaine Dorrance
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Sexton/Ernie
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Special guests
Nick Colen as Jimmy
Rebekah White as Pan-Am Stewardess

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Ep. 14 – “Legs In The Business” OR “A Tale of Two Cyruses”

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Mike, Oppenheimer and Commander Funk must travel to the Mining World* to find Cyrus after a bungled experiment leaves him in C-Monet’s body on the eve of ProductCorp’s Interdimensional Superstar competition. But will they manage to avoid the evil science wizard Barry Starr? Meanwhile, Higgs_B and A.S.H.LE must entertain a new guest in the hall. Featuring the return of C-Monet!
(Science fiction/Comedy) 44 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring

Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Miggs/Interdimensional Superstar Announcer
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/C-Monet
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B/Chud
Heather Henderson as Denoose
Andrea Hogan as Rose Arcana
Kelly Roberge as Himself

With musical guests
Veterans of the Cola Wars performing “It’s Mandatory”
Cruiser Strange performing “Staircases”
Cyrus and The Lower Half performing “Man In The Wall”

Special thanks to Kelly Roberge and Don Schulze for your musical contributions to “Man In The Wall”!

*See episode 6

 

Ep. 13 – “Product® Placement” OR “How To Secede in Business By Really Trying”

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When a rogue sales professional breaks ranks with ProductCorp® and drops in on Mike and Oppenheimer, it’s up to the gang in the Hadron Bunker to help him find a new job — or face the wrath of the ProductCorp® Armada! But can Cyrus, ASHLE and Higgs_B get the hang of the ad game before it’s too late?
(Science fiction/Comedy) 41 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring

Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Rick
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Mitch
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Christine McGlade as Miss Ellen Müllenmeister
Rick Canavan as Tim

Many thanks to Christine “Moose” McGlade for guesting on this episode! You Can’t Do That On Television was a huge influence on our comedy aesthetic, and Christine was a huge part of why that show worked. Working with Christine and witnessing her top-notch timing and characterization is a complete thrill, and a dream come true — we hope she’ll come back to the Hadron Bunker soon!

Christine “Moose” McGlade is our special guest!

Christine McGlade as Moose on “You Can’t Do That On Television”. Moose is one of Television’s all-time greatest voices of reason.

Rick Canavan hosts The Comedy Studio in Harvard Sq. Cambridge every Friday night. He claims his nickname was also “Moose”.