Ep. 12 – “The Sinister Secret of StarNasty” (OR: “A Mike in the Mechanics”)

When Mike moves into an old dead storage room in the Hadron Bunker, he discovers a mysterious videogame. Two agents from the Transdimensional Trig stake out the Lab.  Mike and Oppenheimer debate pronunciation of videogame titles and a comic book artist. Mike fights for the Users. New information is learned, and quickly forgotten.
(Science fiction/Comedy. 44 minutes)

Written by
Richard Wentworth  and Michael McQuilkin

Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk/StarNasty/The Omega Virus
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Phoebe Angle as SID
Shawn Carter as TROY 2.0
Paul Gannon as Paul
Steven Lyons as Simmons
Eli Silverman as Eli

With additional sketch material by
Katey Falvey

Note: This episode contains a fragment of Cory Doctorow‘s brilliant novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, used in accordance with Creative Commons license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/ Go check out Cory’s books. He’s an amazing futurist and end user rights advocate, and we hear he smells real nice, too!

Starnasty flyer


Ep. 07 – “A.S.H. LE Crackz Up”

Ep.07 – “A.S.H. LE Crackz Up”
Frustrated by the software limitations in A.S.H. LE’s light edition, Mike attempts to use an illicit crack to upgrade to the deluxe edition. But when A.S.H. LE gets infected by a nasty virus that wants to exterminate all organic life, can the boys get A.S.H. LE back on track?

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Omega Virus/Sea Cap’n
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Professor Hawkins
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE/S.A.S.S. LE/Ashlynn
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus

With performances by
Vera Schrankung
Kevin Harrington

Special Thanks to Sam Kusek, Comicazi, Geek Comedy Night, Siobhan Beasley, R.A. Bartlett, Amy Macabre, Wendy MacLean, Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Kevin McQuilkin, Amy and Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason, Bridget Marshall and Jake Bridge, Craig Forde, Michael R. Johnson, and everyone who attended our first “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” event at Comicazi!