|Plotting for Perfection|
|Air Date||15 June 2012|
|Episode Length||33 min|
|Music By||Tim Prasil|
This week, author Tim Prasil's "Marvellous Box" contains the ultimate gift: the do-over. Admit it, if you were allowed one, it wouldn't take you long to decide how to spend it. But what if you could have a do-over for your do-over? And if you didn't like how that played out, could you do that one over too? Would you ever get around to living your life, or would you just be... Plotting for Perfection?
Cast of Characters
Brent, the photographer
Beth Marzyck, the future inventor of the light accellorator
Ryan Loomis, an editor of science textbooks
Brent is a photographer who wonders if accelerating light itself could make it pass backward in time. He sets out photo paper and waits for images and messages from the future to arrive. They do! But his future self thinks there are more important matters than the names of winning race horses.
BETH: Well, each scientific discovery is just another step in the process. But a piece of art! That's permanent. It must be made perfect!
BETH: Ya know what members of the scientific community call guys like Ryan Loomis?
BARTENDER: Well, look who's back! It's Dorian Gray!
The unnamed University of Washington researcher working in sending light back in time is John Cramer.
Brent meets the man he's about to murder in a Hollywood bar called The Confidant. This bar first appeared in Tim Prasil's "The Magic of the Movies," also produced by Decorder Ring Theatre.
This story is Prasil's adaptation of his own short story, which was published about a decade earlier. A .pdf of that short story is available at Prasil's website (see below).
Tim Prasil's blog is at http://timprasil.wordpress.com, and his facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Prasil/182195741871176
|Marvellous Boxes Season Six|
| A Demon Once Removed • Frozen Words Thawed|
Facing Cydonia • Plotting for Perfection
Remembering the Martians • Aliens Are Like Mirages
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