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Weird Menace

By: Ed Park
Narrated by: Eric Yves Garcia, Hillary Huber
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Publisher's summary

A retired actor and her director discuss the film that altered the course of their careers, in this provocative new story by Ed Park, author of Personal Days.

Barbara Lee Handbook (pronounced “Hanbok”), whom fans will know as Barbie Moran, the ‘80s bombshell and star of the cult sci-fi film Weird Menace, sits down with Director Toner Low to discuss the making of the classic film - set on a distant planet, featuring mutant attackers, cyber ladies of the 34th century, and no shortage of warring spaceships - for the Blu-ray edition, in this absurdly funny and poignant meditation on art, legacy, and our ambivalence about the life choices that define us.

©2020 Ed Park (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Ed Park is the author of the novel Personal Days. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere.

About the Performer

Eric Yves Garcia spins stories into a mic, whether alone in a booth or onstage with a piano. An actor and musician, Eric has voiced several mysteries, thrillers, YA, and romance, as well as non-fiction titles in history, self-help, memoir, and, uniquely, recipes. Eric's roles in multi-cast audio plays range from kids to classics, including Little Women starring Laura Dern, highlighted by Entertainment Weekly. As an award-winning singer/pianist, he has performed most nights of every week across NYC for more than a decade while also touring the US, UK, and Europe. His solo reviews have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, and Chicago Tribune. Of the two gigs, the narrator wardrobe is decidedly more breathable.
Photo Credit: Xanthe Elbrick

About the Performer

Award-winning narrator Hillary Huber has recorded hundreds of titles spanning many genres. Hillary has a BA in English Literature and is a voracious reader and listener of audiobooks. Being raised in conservative Connecticut and hippy Hawaii has given her a unique perspective, straddling two very different worlds. She now splits her time between California and New York. Most of that time is spent in a small 4x4 padded cell. Um...booth.

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no idea what this is

I don't get the point of this at all. I can no recommend to anyone.

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The best part..

.. was that i didn't pay anything for it. i honestly don't know what the plan was for this. let's write a story about movie commentary for a movie that nobody's seen or cares about?

The only slightly interesting part was the allusion to interest between the actress and director and the idea that the film was somehow a cult classic, but neither idea was developed and the recording stopped with the dumbest, most obvious "shock ending" one could imagine.

The only reason i didn't give this a solid one star rating was the sound design and competent voice acting. I know you probably didn't pay for it either, but it's really not worth the time it takes to listen to it, even at 1.5x speed.

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Good

I absolutely fell in love with this series and need to know what happens.This series is just

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B-movie commentary

Join the director of Weird Menace along with one of the actresses as they record the commentary track. They reminisce while having cocktails, in their own little world of yesteryear and minutiae. The ending is rather abrupt, but it left me wondering about the sex scene between the director (subbing as a body double) and the elusive Hannah Han.

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What

It's lucky it was so short otherwise I would not have finished. I can't even explain what it was about other than a to say a confusing menace.

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That ended... Weirdly

Abruptly, badly, sadly... IDK whatever it was it better not be added to the blueray as an extra because it will make people cry too much.

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