WELCOME BACK, PULPATEERS! It's been several months since we launched the last new episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, and it's good to be back! For this episode we journey to the Red Planet for a weird sci-fi adventure that takes place both under the surface and in a completely different universe. It's called "The Eyes of Thar" and was penned by the prolific pulpster, Henry Kuttner.
Kuttner lived a short life, dying in 1958 at the age of 42, but in that time he published dozens of short stories for the pulps, 18 or more novels, and just as many stories for the Golden-Age Green Lantern comic book series. If you haven't heard of Kuttner, perhaps you've read a story published under one of 17 different pseudonyms; his contemporaries felt he'd been cheated out of his well-deserved fame, because his fans didn't know he'd written so many stories under so many names.
"The Eyes of Thar" was originally published under the Kuttner name in the Fall 1944 issue of Planet Stories. The adaptation was written by Pete Lutz in 2014 and recorded in 2016, with some pick-up lines recorded in 2017. Ms. Morizawa's introduction was recorded in 2017.
Stay tuned after the episode to hear a very special announcement for a worthy organization.
GUEST INTRODUCTION by Julia Morizawa of "The Bright Sessions" podcast
ANNOUNCER, QUIANA, and THE CREATURE: Kristy Glick
SAMUEL DANTAN and THE SHAMAN: Pete Lutz
Musical score composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons
Post-production and sound design by MJ Cogburn
Pulp-Pourri Theatre theme composed and performed by Rich Wentworth
Opening announcements by Gene Lutz and Rich Wentworth
COMING UP NEXT: Episode 9, "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe
P.S. Thanks to all of you, November 2017 is the biggest month I can remember -- we exceeded 4,000 downloads! That's amazing, and I hope we'll continue to grow like this. Tell your friends, and make sure you don't miss an episode!