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Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity review at Pleasance Courtyard – ‘sci-fi fun’

Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity at Pleasance Courtyard Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity at Pleasance Courtyard

A ‘live action graphic novel’, this comic science fiction adventure has live actors providing the voices for comic book graphics projected, panel by panel, on a large screen.

The visuals tell the story, the actors stand at microphones with their scripts, radio-style, an onstage organist provides soap opera dramatic chords, and a hard-working onstage sound effects technician plays everything from creaking doors to rocket ships.

The plot has something to do with a man travelling back in time to stop a world catastrophe, encountering his younger self and working together with himself, a plucky girl journalist, identical twin sexy Russian spies, a Bhutanese submarine pilot and the Marx Brothers, to foil a Nazi mad scientist who is also a green-tentacled alien.

But the parody jumble of sci-fi elements, entertaining as it is, is almost irrelevant since the real fun of the 90 minutes lies in the presentation.

The graphics by David Hutchison and Lee Duhig are bright and colourful, the actors skilfully exploit their repertoire of accents and voices to juggle three or four roles each, the direction and pacing are polished, and sound effects maestro Kelly Matthews, with what must be several hundred sound cues, is the real star of the show.

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Verdict
Comic book graphics, sci-fi plot and stylish production that will please the teenage boy inside everyone
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