“Hothouse Bruiser” is a Noir/Pulp/Crime, Sex and Blood-soaked audio drama from sci-fi television writer Joel Metzger. (Xena, The Outer Limits, The Dead Zone, Sliders, and others). Imagine a Future-Noir world like “Blade Runner” — by way of time warp from the Golden Age of Radio. The series features voice talent from a slew of sci-fi actors including:
Traci Lords (Blade, First Wave, Cry Baby), Claudia Christian (Babylon 5, Hexed, The Hidden), Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise, True Blood), Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Pet Cemetery), Cliff Simon (Stargate: SG-1), Vanessa Angel (Weird Science), Michael Welch (The Twilight franchise), John Terry (Lost), and Jim Storm (the original Dark Shadows).
This audio journey of the imagination uses state-of-the-art sound design to submerge the listener in the strange world of “The Hothouse” – a glass-walled quarantine that seals in all of downtown LA. Inside this urban bubble, with the normal world peering in, is a gritty, violent, hyper-capitalist techno-jungle – equal parts George Orwell’s 1984 and Frank Miller’s “Sin City.” The listener follows “Bruiser” (voice of Paul Nobrega) as he digs up the city’s underbelly in classic Film Noir detective style. Life is cheap in the Hothouse… but dull, it ain’t.
You can hear the entire series on the free phone app for the iPhone and Android platforms. It’s also available on CD sets through the website.
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