Monday, June 16, 2014

Gary Corby's "The Marathon Conspiracy"

Gary Corby is the author of the Athenian Mystery series, starring Nicolaos, his girlfriend Diotima, and his irritating twelve year old brother Socrates.

The books in order are The Pericles Commission, The Ionia Sanction, Sacred Games and The Marathon Conspiracy.

Here Corby dreamcasts an adaptation of The Marathon Conspiracy:
The big problem with casting The Marathon Conspiracy is the bear. Yes, it’s a giant brown bear. It’s also one of the suspects. There’s bound to be someone who supplies giant brown bears for movies, but I don’t know who it is. We must hope the bear doesn’t eat the other actors.

The Marathon Conspiracy takes place at the Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron, which was the world’s first official school for girls. That means we need some schoolgirls. I’ll cast my daughters and their friends. I think they’d enjoy the experience.

I believe it was W.C. Fields who said, “Never work with animals or children.” Since the The Marathon Conspiracy is well stocked for both, I think it only fair that we cast him for a role. I’ll give him the role of Pericles.

For Socrates, I think I’ll cast Socrates. The rules do allow me to use anyone from any time!

For Nico and Diotima, my hero and heroine detectives, I’ll have Daniel Radcliffe, who against all my expectations has turned out to be a for-real actor; and Natalia Tena, who did a good job as Tonks in Harry Potter.
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--Marshal Zeringue