Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time

The wordy title isn’t the only thing that’s a mouthful in this, a brand-new web series found on YouTube, a parody of all things Doctor Who. In a world where the madman with a box has been parodied every which way you can, actor/writer Travis Richey has recently launched this new series with a little help from Kickstarter, where over $25,000 was raised for the project.

The Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time actually had its roots in another project where a similar Doctor Who parody appeared. The criminally overlooked NBC TV sitcom Community in its third season bore an on-going joke in a fictional series called Inspector Spacetime, an affectionate parody of classic Doctor Who episodes that media-savvy character Abed begins having an obsession with. Clips of the fictional Inspector Spacetime were made for the show, with Richey starring as the titular Inspector.

With the whirlwind success of the running joke with fans, Richey sought to create an Inspector Spacetime series to run alongside Community, only for NBC to shut down that motion due to them owning everything under the Community umbrella. This did not stop Richey, who instead built his own series both connected and disconnected with Inspector Spacetime, opting to instead call the show Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time and spin-off brand new elements.

The result is a series of short YouTube videos that are to be released weekly, with the first episode coming in at 4:30. It has some potential, but whether it was worth all the effort remains to be seen. Richey stars as the Inspector, with his associate Piper (played by Carrie Keranen) following him on his adventure to Second New Old Earth 7 (yes, it’s that sort of show).

From the beginning it can be seen that the show takes a lot of influence from the BBC show Doctor Who and the writing comes off as a reflection of how Who operates in a Douglas Adams-esque style. The problem is that this first episode still comes off as flat. As opposed to throwing us into the concept it’s rather static with a lack of urgency with the need for some more wit and humour for the angle it’s trying to take.

It’s worth checking out and keeping a tab on in case it improves as the episodes are released, especially if you have some appreciation for Doctor Who or Community. But only time will tell if it’s worth keeping up with. Space time that is.

The first episode of Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time was released on September 10th 2012 on YouTube. You can find it embedded below and at the official website at http://www.TheInspector.TV

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