Life After Trek Podcast Episode 18 “R.U.R.” Special Featuring Chase Masterson & James Kerwin
We’re pleased to announce episode 18 of our “Life After Trek” podcast, the "R U R" Special, featuring Chase Masterson & James Kerwin. Chase & James sit down with us to talk about their new film project R.U.R. & the crowd sourced "spin-off" short R.U.R.: Genesis. A play written by Karel Capek in 1919 -- and decades ahead of its time -- R.U.R. is a sharp commentary on progress, politics, and relationships, accurately predicting advances in biotechnology and setting the tone for future science fiction masterpieces like Metropolis and Blade Runner. In this retro-futuristic adaptation of the classic play (co-written & directed by James & starring Chase) R.U.R. depicts a world populated by genetically engineered workers ("artificials") — perfect, made-to-order humans who lack fundamental rights. We've loved Yesterday Was a Lie and are really looking forward to the release of this project.
In the meantime, R.U.R: Genesis is a "spin-off" short film that Chase & James are on the cusp of making and need your help to complete. Much like many other indie productions, Genesis is looking for funding from the fan community. There are several contribution levels, including one that guarentees you a walk on role. On top of that, your donations are tax deductable. If you would like to help this production get off the ground, you can contribute on the R.U.R. Indiegogo page here.
It's always a pleasure talking to Chase & James, so check out the full "Life After Trek" episode below. If you're in the Sydney, Australia are this weekend, you can see Chase at OzTrek 7. Click here for more information.