Posts in Category: Season One Classic

The Wind from the West

As is wont to happen, the Molepeople are called in to clean up the mess their human “betters” have made.  Sandy and Clay work to repair the mess on Level 12, and are interrupted by a Mysterious Stranger, who may just factor in to Season Two.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Sandy — Abby Doud
  • Clay — TJ Samples
  • Mysterious Stranger — Ryan Schile

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Clayton Faits. Sound Design by Ryan Schile.  Art by Steph Charaska

The Climax?!

In which Things Come to a Head between our protagonists and antagonists, someone makes a less-than-graceful exit, and we say goodbye to a dear friend.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits
  • Neal Henderson — Nathan Sowell
  • Elizabeth Rourke — Tara Schile
  • George Chamberlain — Jim McDoniel

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile.  Art by Robin Simmons.

The Chase!

Allison’s apartment is the scene of a pair of frenetic searches, resulting in raised tempers and airborne artificial genitalia, but not the discovery of the coveted containment tube.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits
  • Neal Henderson — Nathan Sowell
  • Elizabeth Rourke — Tara Schile
  • George Chamberlain — Jim McDoniel

Written by Clayton Faits with creative contribution from Mark Dujsik. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile.  Art by Robin Simmons.

Let’s Make a Deal

Our plucky heroes descend deep into the tunnels to meet Nathan’s enigmatic contact, the dangerously dulcet Doctor Calligari.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits
  • Neal Henderson — Nathan Sowell
  • Dr. Calligari — Martine Moore

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile.

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Wrapping up our “Tripytch at Al’s,” we join Allison, Neal’s erstwhile lover, as she meets a somewhat-less-than-mysterious buyer for Neal’s Containment Tube.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Allison — Sarah Moore
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin

Written by Ansel Burch and Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile, Artwork by Steph Charaska

The Business of Eavesdropping

Still at Al’s Bar, we join George Chamberlain(designation: Special Investigator) and Elizabeth Rourke (designation: Worried Parent) as they monitor the actions of a certain smooth-talking son and a pongy PWC.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Special Investigator George Chamberlain — Jim McDoniel
  • Mrs. Rourke— Tara Schile

Written by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile.

Discretion is the Better Part of Labor

We venture to the crossroads of Hartlife, Al’s Bar, where Nathan Rourke makes plans and puns, Neal Henderson is generally obstinate, and “Betsey” (the Shovel) comes out to play.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits
  • Neal Henderson — Nathan Sowell

Written by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile.  Artwork by Cathy Faits

An Offer She Can’t Refuse

We slip into the poorly lit offices of the poorly acronymed Municipal Union for the Restructuring of District Records, as Elizabeth Rourke meets with the strong arm of HartLife’s security forces.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Commander Andersen — Ben Aldred
  • George Chamberlain, Special Investigator — Jim McDoniel
  • Mrs. Rourke – Tara Schile

Written by Clayton Faits, with Creative Contribution from Mark Dujsik. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Illustration by Dann Tincher.

The Science Faire

Continuing our look into the recent past, Our Heroes encounter the Science Faire, a group of petty thugs peddling back-alley bunsen-burners and contraband theorems to those desperate enough to seek out their services.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits
  • Neal Henderson — Nathan Sowell
  • The Professor — Jim McDoniel
  • The Assistant Professor— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Andrew Snidge — Frank Sjodin

Written by Frank Sjodin. Directed by Clayton Faits. Sound Design by Ryan Schile.  Art by Robin Simmons.

Ants on a Train!

In this flashback episode, we aren’t the only ones joining the plucky Nathan Rourke on the HartLife People Mover as he rockets towards a meeting with the miasmic yet mighty Neal Henderson.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits
  • Neal Henderson — Nathan Sowell
  • The People Mover — Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Jim McDoniel, Frank Sjodin, and Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Photgraph by Sebastian H. Orr.