the Scenes at "Three Days of the Fanboy"
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|In April and May 1994, the WCG Theatre Players gathered
at Sam and Dan Studios in North Hollywood to record the Rob Hanes audioshow,
"Three Days of the Fanboy." Produced, written and directed by WCG Staffer
Bob Westal, the audiotape was performed by members of the WCG Bullpen,
many of whom have acting experience. Below are some behind-the-scenes photos
of the recording sessions. (The radio show is still available -- see the
By the way, the reason these photos are in black and white was that
I was going for an old-fashioned look.
||Here are the principal cast
and crew members of the radio show in the recording studio.
From left to right are Bob Westal, Scott Brick, Terry Delegeane, and
We have all known each other since our college days at UCLA.
Bob was the writer and director of the show, using his UCLA film degree
to whip the script and cast into shape. I had mentioned doing such an audioshow
half as a joke, but it was Bob who actually did the research that made
the whole thing possible.
|Here's castmember Scott Brick in a faux promotional
shot. Scott played the Narrator and one of the show's leads, Fanboy Johnson
I don't think anyone involved with the recording would disagree when
I say that Scott's performance set the standard for the recording. A theatre
major at UCLA, Scott has stage and film experience -- he is also a big
fan of old-time radio (esp. of Jack Benny), which earned him the job of
Narrator Bob Westal, despite the fact that it was initially intended for
Bob Westal himself.
I should add that Scott's also an accomplished stage fencer, and one
of his career highlights was to play the lead in "Cyrano Debergerac," for
which he won a local best actor award.
Scott's also a proud comic-book fan himself, and until recently was
an industry journalist for Wizard and the Comic Buyer's Guide.
And while I wouldn't suggest that this gig necessarily furthered Scott's
career, he does now actually professionally record books on tape!
||This is Terry Delegeane, who
did the voice of Rob Hanes and various other characters, including most
of the celebrity impersonations in the audioshow.
Terry, too, has strong theater experience. Although Terry was a fellow
English major at UCLA, he appeared in numerous plays at UCLA and in several
community theater productions afterwards, usually musicals.
Terry is now managing editor at Bongo Comics, and I am to blame for
getting him involved in a life of comics; after introducing him to American
Flagg!, he never looked back.
|This is Terry, David Gordy and Scott Brick around
the studio microphone (I'm sure this is a posed shot as well.)
It was fun being in a recording studio -- although fully equipped, the
studio was actually a converted garage in North Hollywood. The room pictured
at right was actually a soundproof recording studio, separate from the
The postproduction work was also fun and it was fascinating laying down
the music and sound effects after we did the voices. The engineer, Scott
Kolden, who was a child actor, really got into it, probably because it
was a nice departure from the music bands that likely made up the majority
of his clientele.
||Here's my own posed shot --
not an actor at all, I had the dubious honor of playing myself on the audioshow.
We probably should have cast Scott instead!