Jun. 11, 2008 at 8:37pm
Television show ELEVATOR PITCH
Plot Synopsis / Origin Story:
It is the year 2001. Y2K and THE CONSPIRACY have destroyed all life on Earth. Only a rag tag crew of misfits survive on a converted battleship: MV Kalakala. Today Captain RR Anderson and Friends fly through space broadcasting secret transmissions into an alternate reality where Earth is still well and good for the time being... the CHILDREN of the alternate Earth learn how to use imagination to influence their DRAWING SKILLS and by doing so learn important life lessons to fight THE CONSPIRACY on their OWN WORLD.
Cast of Characters
RR Anderson - Cartoonist, Exiled Guerrilla Art Commander
Muffy - Puppet Sidekick
Lord Xenu - Benevolent Cosmic Alien Force
Topics/Life Lessons Covered
- Backing Up Data
- Gun Safety
- 'Scoring' with 'Art Babes'
- Resistance to Authority Figures
- Resistance to Interrogation
- Lying (imagination)
- Media Liberation
- contrived enthusiasm
- home chemistry
Technologyscreen capture software, digital video, alien wormhole technology, and youtube
open source 8-bit music
comments  | posted under art, chalk, media, pitch, tacoma, tee veeComments
by ElectricElliot on 6/11/2008 @ 8:45pm
|Honestly, I think that would be a great idea. I'd be happy to help make it happen.|
by NineInchNachos on 6/11/2008 @ 8:56pm
|Thanks Electric Elliot!|
by jamesstoweart on 6/11/2008 @ 9:03pm
I totally grew up obsessively glued to PBS' The Secret City with Commander Mark. He is honestly one of the major reasons I do what I do. I hear his mustachioed voice chanting in my skull almost daily...
"Draw, Draw, Draw... Practice drawing very day."
If there is room in the Post Apocalyptic Starship Kalakala I would serve as a dutiful member of the beleaguered crew. I'd be a fat Zebtron, a bald Chewbacca or better yet a hopelessly white Lando Calrissian. I need some swede boots and a velour half cape.
In a weird bit of trivia I actually attended some youth drama classes with the actor that portrayed Zebtron on The Secret City.
by NineInchNachos on 6/11/2008 @ 9:09pm
|Stowe.. you think I wanted to be a web designer when I grew up? No way! I wanted to be Commander Mark. |
(its the orange art jumpsuit)
I'm sure there is room on the KalaKala for you :)
by WaywardScooterGirl on 6/11/2008 @ 9:18pm
|uh, Stowe??? Youth drama?|
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2008 @ 9:16am
|Stowe has a great stage presence. Have you seen the ElectricElliot chalk video?|
by droid116 on 6/12/2008 @ 9:49am
|Awesome. I may have to chalk again, drawing the symmetrical hanging fern pot with the really, really heavy duty chain.|
by thriceallamerican on 6/12/2008 @ 10:06am
Jordi LaForge rocks the house on the Reading Rainbow. (But you don't have to take my word for it! --sing along-- da-DUM-DUM!!!)
And Commander Mark...loved that stuff. Sort of disappointed that none of the clips featured the "shade shade shade" song...
Gabba Gabba Hey is WAAAY after my time, and I lack the level of television service now that would allow me to watch it, so no comments on that... Maybe I'll dig up some clips on the net sometime to figure out what the buzz is all about.
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2008 @ 11:08am
|Yo Gabba Gabba is new and founded by the greatest California ska band in the world: The Aquabats... specifically the leader of The Aquabats... MC BAT COMMANDER (Very inspirational story).|
by thriceallamerican on 6/12/2008 @ 11:14am
|Ahem, sorry for bastardizing the show name...though I'm assuming there's a reference in there somewhere.|
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2008 @ 11:28am
|No Worries mr. thrice,
it's free thinking folks like you who keep THE CONSPIRACY at bay on this world I like to call EARTH-PRIME.
by marumaruyopparai on 6/16/2008 @ 12:02am
|Commander Mark truly is a figure of historical significance, it's good to see him getting the recognition he deserves here. Those are pretty big boots to fill but I'm pretty sure RR could put his own impressive spin on the live-action televised drawing instruction format, I would tune into that. . .what I really want to know is where you found the open source eight-bit music, IT'S AWSOME!!! (I'm listening to it right now.|
by NineInchNachos on 6/16/2008 @ 8:57am
|the internet archive! you can find all kinds of audio delights there.
Where else can you find Edison phonograph recordings of famous civil war music? 8-bit electronica and 50's futurist propaganda all in the same place?
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