Selected for the 2015 HEAR Now Audio Fiction & Arts Festival.Now enhanced with sound effects and music.We meet Rex Tanner, race car driver, on a disastrous mission to save scientist Penelope Mulgrew in 1935. Rex effects their escape using the Omnidial, a mysterious device permanently grafted to his skin, which imbues Rex with temporary super powers...when it works.Months later, Rex is approached with a new mission: American Olympians are turning up shriveled and weak, apparently drained of muscle. Rex, Penelope, and his pit man and sidekick Mikhail Mick Goldstein are asked to travel to the site of the Olympics to investigate.
Though at first reluctant, upon learning that the British agency MI6 has been assigned to the same case, Rex enthusiastically accepts.At a welcoming party, Rex and Penelope spy the scheming Chin Wu-Xian and henchman Baron Helmut von Krieger, who are apparently pressuring the partys host into participation in underhanded dealings. They also meet MI6s agent: Alexander Tanner, Rexs older, smarter, handsomer brother, with whom Rex shares a bitter, life-long sibling rivalry. Rexs bitterness is exacerbated when he discovers that his brothers new flame is Mariel Adele, Rexs first girlfriend.The brothers put aside their rivalry when an attack occurs at the party and another American Olympian is discovered emaciated.
After an unsuccessful attempt to apprehend the villains responsible, Rex concedes that perhaps the mission is too big for one man and that he may need to team up with his brother, rather than compete with him.About the director:Katie Leigh has voiced characters in many well-known and award winning animations over the years (My Little Pony, Adventures in Odyssey, Muppet Babies).
Now Katie makes her directorial debut with this action-packed family adventure. Listen to Katie describe what it was like to direct for the first time in a bonus, behind-the-scenes inter...