A new series from the creative minds of Mark Little and Dan Beirne! Inspired by utterly fictional events, Space Riders: Division Earth is the story of two out-of-shape nobodies who accidentally become Earth’s heroes. Ken and Philip are roommates without direction. But when a case of mistaken identity throws them into the path of intergalactic supervillain Orson Ooze, they must fight to save themselves – and the planet.
The 13-episode, sci-fi-comedy parody, which spoofs 90s live-action TV series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” premieres today with new episodes airing on Tuesdays. For the first time, Space Riders can now be seen anywhere outside North America!
Starz Digital Media launched “Union Pool” in September 2013 as a destination for original comedy programming. New episodes launch every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information about “Union Pool” or any of the upcoming productions, visit www.youtube.com/unionpool.
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SPACE RIDERS SPOTLIGHT: KEN and PHILIP!
Our intrepid heroes! Called by destiny to adventure, they accepted! If by “destiny” you mean “a case of mistaken identity” and by “accepted” you mean “Ken was super into it, Philip not really at all”. Ken and Philip are two best friends who happen to find themselves in charge of defending Earth. For Ken, this is a dream come true. For Philip, he doesn’t really remember his dreams, but if he did, this probably wasn’t in there.
Ken and Philip are played by Mark Little and Dan Beirne. Mark and Dan created and wrote Space Riders together in early 2013. What started as a straight-ahead Power Rangers parody quickly took on its own life and became a stand-alone show. In fact, Mark and Dan made efforts to keep parodic elements down to the essentials (the most fun stuff, like zoiding, outfits, and baddies), and create grounded narratives with their own brand of humour that the audience could invest in over the course of 13 episodes.
Dan and Mark first worked together on Henri Fabergé’s Heligoland Follies: an epic, theatrical adventure featuring much of the Space Riders cast, and decided they wanted to pursue further projects together. Next came Dad Drives (http://daddrives.com/) in which Mark plays Dan’s dad. Space Riders has been the biggest undertaking to date, but it certainly won’t be the last!