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Audio Play / Starboard

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Let me tell you a story. A tale of war and peace, friendship and deception, nobility and poverty, lasers and starships. But above all, let me tell you a story, about pirates.

With these words the adventure begins, following the escapades of the heroic Reginald Barrington and the crew of the good ship Taranau. Their endeavors bring them across the stars, to new planets, to friends and enemies alike.

Starboard is a science fiction audio play by Burning Eyes Entertainment, with scripts by D.M. Kiely. It is set in the distant future, where much of the galaxy is ruled by the tyrannical, xenophobic Kingdom of Man. It can be found on SoundCloud, here:

It is also available in transcripted form (Audio and Lines on the screen) at YouTube, here.

Starboard provides examples of:

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: The Heir Apparent of the Kingdom of Man appears to be indifferent to his cousin, the hero's plight, until he realizes he can use this as an excuse to murder him.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Duke Reginald Barrington's similar appearance to his cousin, Prince Frederick, leads to him being kidnapped instead.
  • Lemony Narrator: The Narrator appears to not be telling exactly the same story as the one the audience is hearing. Rather, he tends to embellish the story and try to make the leads sound much more heroic than they are.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: The crown of the Kingdom of Mankind acts as the Macguffin of the first episode.
  • Space Pirates: Most of the lead characters, with the possible exception of their hostage-turned-cook Reginald.
  • Standard Sci Fi Setting: Lasers and starships abound, alongside portal networks and beautiful alien pirate captains.
  • Token Human: Reginald Barrington is the only human member of the Taranau's crew.