Originally Aired: 10/12/18 – Our review of First Man. We also speak with actor Alyson Court as well as actor Michael Antonakos of Assassin’s Creed Odyessy.

Show Notes:

We talk with performer and voice actor Alyson Court. Alyson is probably best known for her time on The Big Comfy Couch as Loonette, but she’s also been the voice of some of your favourite cartoon characters. You’ve heard her as Lydia on Beetlejuice, Jubilee on X-Men, and Claire Redfield in the Resident Evil Games. She talks about her body of work and upcoming convention appearances. Alyson Court is a Canadian actress who first appeared in the 1985’s Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird, and played Dawn in the animated film The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation the following year. She also played Loonette the Clown, the lead character of The Big Comfy Couch, from 1992 to 2003. Alyson has also been the only actress to voice Claire Redfield, in the Resident Evil series, having voiced her in Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil Code: Veronica, the CG animation movie Resident Evil: Degeneration, and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.

Our review of First Man starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke. On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

We also speak with Michael Antonakos. Michael voices Alexios in Ubisoft’s latest release in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Micheal talks about his voice and motion capture experience for the game. Michael Antonakos has been performing since he was nine years old and spent his youth with the Rocky Mountain Shakespeare Company.  After leaving the University of Victoria he moved to Vancouver B.C, where he began focusing on film and television, but his career path shifted when he landed his first video game audition with Lord Of the Rings: The Third Age. Because of his physical abilities to transform into other people/creatures and create new unrecognizable voices he became well-known performance capture actor in the video game world. He is currently starring as Alexios in Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed Odyssey.

It was a great show!

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Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Every Step That I Take” by Tom Morello featuring Portugal. The Man and Whethan
“X-Men Theme” by Powerglove
“Leon with Claire” by Masami Ueda
“Ship Wrecked” by Spacehog
“Man on the Moon” by R.E.M.
“Legend of the Eagle Bearer” by The Flight
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape