Galacticast

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Galacticast
Genre Science Fiction Comedy
Created by Rudy Jahchan
Casey McKinnon
Written by Rudy Jahchan
Casey McKinnon
Directed by Rudy Jahchan
Starring Casey McKinnon
Rudy Jahchan
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 71
Production
Executive producer(s) Casey McKinnon
Rudy Jahchan
Editor(s) Casey McKinnon
Running time Varies
Release
Original release May 8, 2006 – Present
External links
Website

Galacticast is an award winning[1] web series created by Rudy Jahchan and Casey McKinnon. The first episode aired on May 8, 2006.

The program is a sketch comedy video blog that parodies the latest science fiction or internet meme and responds to feedback from their loyal fanbase.[2] Though it first launched as a variety channel, it later switched exclusively to comedy.[3]

After a lengthy hiatus, the show came back in November 2008 with a fake commercial produced for comic artist Tony Moore.[4]

Cast[edit | edit source]

McKinnon and Jahchan usually take the lead roles in each episode, but also call on their friends and fellow actors to guest star.[3] McKinnon often plays multiple characters in a single episode.[5]

Production[edit | edit source]

Most episodes are written and directed by Jahchan, with the exception of Battlestar Galacticast which was directed by independent filmmaker Matt Campagna. McKinnon is the primary editor, but special effects are usually done by both creators.[6]

Recurring characters[edit | edit source]

Distribution[edit | edit source]

The show receives over 250,000 views each month[3] and is available for subscription via YouTube, iTunes and RSS.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Awards and nominations for Galacticast
Year Award Show Category Result Notes
2006 PodTech Vloggie Awards[7] Judges’ Favorite Special Effects Won
Best Entertainment (Fiction) Won
Best Special Effects Won
Best Vlog Website Design Won
Best Collaboration Won For episode: "Node 666"
2007 Parsec Awards[8] Best Video Podcast Nominated
Best Video Production Nominated
Canadian Blog Awards[9] Best Podcaster/Vlogger Nominated

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "And the Vloggies Winners are..." PodTech.net. 2006-11-06. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  2. Krimmel, Micki (2007-09-26). "What One Star's Fate Doesn't Mean for the Future of Online Media". Worldchanging. Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Alex Zalben (2008-04-15). "Site of the Week - Galacticast". AMC. Archived from the original on 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  4. Chan, Stephanie (2008-11-22). "And now a word from our sponsor: Tony Moore". Newsarama. Archived from the original on 2009-01-08. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  5. Faguy, Steve (2006-12-07). "In a galaxy not so far, far away". The Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  6. West, Jackson (2007-03-20). "Casey and Rudy on Making Galacticast". NewTeeVee. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  7. "Ze Frank Comes Out On Top At PodTech Vloggies » Podcasting News". Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  8. "2007 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists". Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  9. "Finalists and Winners 2007". Canadian Blog Awards. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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