(Not) Inspector Spacetime update – Blossom to voice BOOTH
Mayim Bialik (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory) has been cast to voice the Inspector’s time traveling ship the BOOTH in Travis Richey’s second web-adventure of
Inspector Spacetime Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time.
Mayim’s first major role (if you don’t count Pumpkinhead, and believe me I debated that) was in the Bette Midler film Beaches, playing the 11-year-old version of The Divine One, an uncanny similarity only surpassed by Bette’s actual daughter Sophie. Her TV fame came with the series Blossom, which ran for five years. After a number of voice roles in cartoons and video games, she pulled back from Hollywood to (now get this) get her bachelors, and eventually her PhD in neuroscience. AND raise two kids. She’s now appearing on The Big Band Theory as Amy Farah Fowler. And clearly, she is awesome.
Travis Richey first appeared as The Inspector on NBC’s Community in a 30-second parody of Doctor Who. The Internet took the thirty seconds to its bosom and cultivated it into a full continuity seemingly overnight. The past Inspectors, the villains, and Jeffrey, who everyone hates. Actor (and officially the 11th Inspector) Travis saw the potential of the character and submitted a script for an Inspector adventure, a project which was met with resounding apathy by the producers. When Travis chose to self-produce a web series, NBC and Sony suddenly… exhibited reticence. He plowed ahead with a cannily de-branded version, raising the funds via Kickstarter.
The second series is beginning production now, including Bialik as the voice of BOOTH, which is smaller on the inside, but is able to reconfigure its interior dimensions so “there’s always room for one more”.
From Travis’ press release:
Travis and Mayim reconnected by chance after being seated next to each other on a flight from Milwaukee to LA in November 2011, and the conversation included talk of Inspector Spacetime and looking for opportunities to work together. “I am thrilled to be part of the Inspector Spacetime world,” said Mayim. “As a Doctor Who fan, Inspector Spacetime satisfies all of my theatrical and nerdy desires. Putting on an admittedly poor fake British accent and working with the awesome and talented Travis Richey made me feel like a bonafide nerd-girl.”
More details about the series, including upcoming new like plans for toys and a comic book, are available at the website, TheInspector.TV.