THE TEN DAYS OF PENDANT - DAY 10
THE DIXIE STENBERG AND BRASSY BATTALION ADVENTURE THEATER
Daring test pilot Dixie Stenberg leads a motley squadron of pilots to battle a shadowy Nazi nemesis at the height of WWII, with robots, rayguns and moxie to spare!
Oh July 4, 2006, “Umket Industries Presents: The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater” debuted, Pendant’s first original production.
A sci-fi action comedy, it has the distinction of being the only Pendant show done in the “OTR style” as a tongue in cheek homage to the original radio drams of years gone by. As such, it is also the only Pendant show to feature a narrator, and the only Pendant show to routinely break the fourth wall.
It also has the distinction of being the first Pendant show with a set end goal, which it reached, at exactly fifty episodes. It featured a deep roster of crazy characters on both sides of the good/evil divide, and even crazier characters appeared in the “commercials” for fictional sponsor Umket Industries.
In 2012 Pendant Productions ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of a Dixie Stenberg mini-comic. A print signed by the creators and artist from said Kickstarter will be given away at the completion of this 10 Days of Pendant celebration, along with five First Brassy Battalion Fighter Squadron flight patches (also a Kickstarter campaign reward).
Refusing credit during the entire run of the show, Susan Bridges’ editorial contributions to the show were so important that she was finally listed as a full co-writer on the comic.
Created by Jeffrey Bridges, written by Jeffrey Bridges (and Susan Bridges, previously uncredited), directed by Seth Adam Sher (episodes 1-45, with assists from Jim Hamilton) and Bill Fisher (episodes 46-50, with assists from Bruce Busby), and starring Rene Christine Jones.
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