A new six part web series inspired by Community
's Inspector Spacetime is to launch on 10th September. The series, titled "Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time
" was created by Travis Richey, the actor who portrays the Inspector in Community. The project was funded by fans of Community via Kickstarter
. $25,026 of the $20,000 goal was pledged. Inspector Spacetime originated as a parody of Doctor Who
in "Biology 101", the first episode of season three of Community.
Untitled Web Series (FKA Inspector Spacetime) OFFICIAL THEATRICAL TRAILER, sivartis, via YouTube
My name is Travis Richey. I was a fan of both Doctor Who and Community before ever getting the opportunity to audition for the role of Inspector Spacetime.
I am also an experienced indie web series producer, having made Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy, Smiley Town, 2 Hot Guys in the Shower, and an award-winning series of Mac vs. PC spoofs.
After my first scene of Inspector Spacetime was shot for Community, I instantly saw the potential for the character, and set about creating this web series with my writing partner. And it turned out pretty damn awesome. I thought it would be a great idea to take it with me if I ever got to do another episode, give it to the folks at Community and say, "You guys should make a web series of this, and by the way, here's a script!"
Turns out that Hollywood doesn't work quite that way... It had to be pitched through official channels. So my agent pitched it. Even then, I didn't hear anything.
And now, with Community's future uncertain, but fans of Inspector Spacetime as enthusiastic about the character as ever, I realized I'd just have to do it myself.
Strike that. We'd have to do it. Ourselves. The fans. Because that's what we do. It is, in fact, what made Inspector Spacetime anything at all. Fans turned a 15-second clip into a show with 50 years of history!!
So I'm going to make the [UNTITLED] series, and I need some help to do it. I've made several hundred minutes of original comedy content over the last few years, on no budget. Unfortunately, though the writing and acting are excellent, you can see the lack of budget in the production quality. I think [UNTITLED] deserves to look and sound like it belongs on TV (because, frankly, it does).
For that, I'm turning to Kickstarter to raise a minimal budget for equipment and production costs only. No one will make one dime off the finished product. We won't be selling DVD's or merchandise. There won't even be ads on the Youtube videos. We're making this show because I know fans want to see it. I know, because I'm one of them.
NBC, Sony, and the Community production team have nothing to do with this web series. It is entirely fan produced. With your help. And though we cannot call it "Inspector Spacetime", it is very clearly set in the universe that fans built for that character. The Inspector will fight the evils of the universe!
Community - Inspector Spacetime [Doctor Who Parody], "CuristofaM", via YouTube
Karen Gillan Talks Inspector Spacetime!, BBC America, via YouTube