Saturday afternoon, as I was preparing for the one-year anniversary of being a Thrilling Adventure Hour fan, I happened upon this tweet by Firefly's Alan Tudyk.
Repetitive exclamations of "oh my gosh!" and high pitched squeals ensued. After meeting Nathan Fillion last November at our first ever Thrilling Adventure Hour, subsequently seeing him again at December's musical, and then witnessing Adam Baldwin and Nathan Fillion reunion on stage in March, this news of a Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk reunion was amazing. I called Angel immediately to share the news and we enjoyed a squealfest over the phone.
The rest of the day could not pass fast enough, I was so hyped up on anticipation that I was wishing for a jump forward from the time gods.
The show finally opened at about 8:45pm and Nathan Fillion made his return as Cactoid Jim in Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars. Sparks Nevada ended with us uncertain of Cactoid Jim's future, would he be destroyed by Sparks Nevada? The second segment was Cactoid Jim, and opened when Weird Al (yeah, that's right, Weird Al Yankovic) came out to perform the Cactoid Jim theme song. This entrance was totally unexpected and I am not ashamed to admit that I let out a high pitched scream when I saw him walk out on stage. Weird Al was my first concert, way back in 1996 at the LA County Fair, and this last summer I happened to see him again at the Orange County Fair, that is straight up pride I'm communicating right now.
With Weird Al and Paul Storm providing vocals for the theme and narration, Alan Tudyk and Molly Quinn (as in Castle's daughter) then joined Nathan Fillion and mark Gagliardi on stage in Cactoid Jim, both playing individuals hoping to destroy the future, evil Cactoid Jim seeking to destroy the universe.
I literally could not stop smiling and laughing during both Sparks Nevada and Cactoid Jim segments. They were by far some of the best I have seen, and I can't wait until they make it to the podcasts (5-6 months from now) so I can re-listen and relive the experience.
In addition to the regular Work Juice Players: Annie Savage, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Paget Brewster, Paul F Tompkins, Hal Lublin, James Urbaniak, and Joshua Malina, guests from last night included: Molly Quinn, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Jorge Garcia, Brendan Hines, Clancy Jones, Weird Al, and Paul and Storm. Here are some pictures from last night...
Basically, I love my life, and my life is exponentially more awesome since I discovered Thrilling Adventure Hour last year. Seriously, if you aren't listening to it yet either on iTunes or through Nerdist.com, what is your problem?
Sometimes I can't help but feel like the luckiest girl in the world.