If you haven't seen the latest Team Starkid production, Starship, go see it now! It's completely free here on YouTube.
When I heard that the creators of A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel were coming out with a new show, I was completely psyched. I was especially excited when I found out that it would be Sci-Fi. And now that I've seen it, I know my excitment was with good reason!
Starship's main character is Bug, played by Joey Richter. All Bug wants to do is be a Starship Ranger. But he can't because he's, well... a bug. When a Ranger named February lands on his planet, it's up to Bug to keep her out of danger. And along the way... well let's just say Bug decides he wants to be a human more than ever!
Soon we meet the rest of February's crew, a hilarious cast of characters including some new recruits to the Starship Ranger Corps. and even some vets from the Robot Wars!
I was very impressed with the casting and performance for this show. Although a lot of the actors are those that we've seen before, they reinvent themselves for this production. Joey Richter takes center stage and earns his spotlight, while Lauren Lopez (Taz, Bugette) continues to amaze with her terrific character acting. Dylan Saunders, known for playing Dumbledore in AVPM and AVPS is simply stunning in his two roles as Starship Ranger Tootsie Noodles and Pincer.
I was also exptremely impressed with the three new cast members; Brant Cox, who plays Bug's best friend Roach; Denise Donovan, who plays February; and Meredith Stepien, who plays Mega Girl.
The puppetry was also astounding. The puppets themselves look fantastic and were pulled off well, which is a credit toward whoever fabricated them, and the actors who became their voices and created their every move.
I liked the morals of the show too, although I do have to say they reminded me a bit of Pocahontas and Aladdin at times (Don't have prejudice against others and don't lie about who you are) But hey, Pocahontas and Aladdin don't have giant talking bugs!
I really loved Starship, and can't wait to watch it again!