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Crash Morgan vs the Spider Warloards of Mars

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“One day my writing partner at the time Mark Wright said, “Hey, why don’t we do a Flash Gordon stage show?” I thought about it and went away and wrote the first scenes set on Earth, fleshing it out and making Crash more of an Everyman hero – I introduced the idea of Crash being the Human Rocket on Earth and mixing in all the republic serials we could think of – Dick Tracy, King of the Rocket Men, Spy Smasher et al. So, we got writing. The original draft. Crash Morgan versus the Spider Warlords of Mars was to have been the first of two plays and ended on a cliff-hanger, but by that point the possibility of me ever finishing it with Mark was remote as our personal relationship had soured beyond repair. I later then dusted the play down and moved the whole thing to radio format, re-edited it and wrote an ending and performed it as Crash Morgan and the Conquest of the Spider Warlords of Mars” – Ian Wheeler, from an interview at www.garbledonline.net/ianwheelerinterview.html

 

James Doyle as Crash in the original costumed play of Crash Morgan vs the Spider Warlords of Mars
Laura Barker as Glenn Fairweather in the original costume play of Crash Morgan vs the Spider Warlords of Mars
Sally Evans as Buddy Brannigan in the original
costumed play of Crash Morgan vs The Spider
Warlords of Mars
Karen Gregory-Reader as Princess Arakne in the original costumed play of Crash Morgan vs The Spider Warlords of Mars