Welcome to Ten Years at the Sail!
By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 1, 2016)
Summer vacation has just started for many people, which brings up the inevitable question: what will I do? How about spend one month with pirates? Would you do it?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate such a vacation opportunity, since pirates are actually vicious outlaws, and doing so would suggest that we condone these behaviors. Instead, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our classic film, Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen, we're launching this month-long celebration:
Today marks the official tenth anniversary of the play's performance (it was performed June 1-3, 2006), but we're sounding off this celebration to last the whole month! Here's a look at what we have in store.
- Re-Release of Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen (June 17) - That's right, the film that this celebration is gauged around is going to return! You may be familiar with this Pioneer Drama Service play, but our versions features two casts! That's because we didn't have the full play recorded with just one cast.
- Make-A-Pirate Contest (June 3-26) - Ever wanted to make your own pirate? Now's your chance! Since in the official canon, Roger Goodman was the first person to ever pursue the legend of the Hidden Mysteries, he needs a crew to man his ship! You'll make a pirate crew member, upload a video all about him or her, and the winner will have their pirate made canon!
- "How Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen Fits into the Official Canon" (June 18) - Right after the film returns, we'll be releasing a press release all about this film's role in the official canon. Even though this film may be far separated from the other films in the cinematic universe (this film takes place in 1792), it has some ties to the other films, including the popular Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients! We'll also look at special canon-tying Easter Eggs in other films that relate back to this swash-buckling pirate adventure!
- Project U-Build Play Set Adventures: Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen (June 1) - Starting today, you can check out the LXF files for all-new sets based on Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen! These sets are loaded with functions, characters, and humor straight from the movie! Here are the six sets:
- 30038: Duel with the Pirate Queen - Blimey! Sarah Huffington and her crew of lady pirates have stumbled upon the brash Long John Sliver! Quick, give Sarah her sword and fend off the pirate! Use the included palm tree for cover, but if Long John overpowers Sarah, get Ethel to lob coconuts to drive the pirate off! Connect with 30039: Digging for Treasure, 30041: Treasure Cave, and 30042: Bluebeard's Treasure Island Luau Beach to make Treasure Island! Includes 3 minifigures: Long John Sliver, Sarah Huffington, and Ethel.
- 30039: Digging for Treasure - ARGH! Long John's lost treasure has to be around here somewhere! To find it for him, Long John and Roger Goodman are driving Lord Hector Huffington to blisters by making dig up Treasure Island! Give Lord Huffington the shovel, place him on the spinning base, and help him dig to uncover nothing! Connect with 30038: Duel with the Pirate Queen, 30041: Treasure Cave, and 30042: Bluebeard's Treasure Island Luau Beach to make Treasure Island! Includes 3 minifigures: Roger Goodman, Long John Sliver, and Lord Hector Huffington.
- 30040: Proposal at Huffington Manor - Roger Goodman, with his butler George, have planned the perfect proposal for Sarah Huffington's hand in marriage, but Sarah has other plans in mind! This set expands on the opening scene for the film and includes several garden features, including a bench, a plant, a picnic blanket, and a garden swing! Use these pieces to re-create this hilarious scene, or go your own garden adventures! Includes 5 minifigures: Roger Goodman, George, Sarah Huffington, Kate, and Belinda.
- 30041: Treasure Cave - Roger Goodman's crew has been chased into this damp cave, but this cave have big secrets! Explore the cave, but don't spook the bats! Press a lever to send the bats flying, but is there a skeleton in here? Move the skeleton to open the wall and find the lost treasure! Connect with 30039: Digging for Treasure, 30038: Duel with the Pirate Queen, and 30042: Bluebeard's Treasure Island Luau Beach to make Treasure Island! Includes 5 minifigures: Roger Goodman, George, Lady Emma Huffington, Claudia, and Parrot.
- 30042: Bluebeard's Treasure Island Luau Beach - Everyone thinks Bluebeard was a fierce pirate, but he's really a lazy, retired pirate who lives on Treasure Island with his crew! Tell tall tales with Dandy and Smudge, who are in charge of maintaining his image, while his servants Kiki, Miki, and Creaky serve him Maui Mauis! Keep an eye out for foreign ships from the treetop lookout, and when pirates like Roger Goodman and Maude do show up, hide and use the shooting coconut cannon to drive them off! Connect with 30039: Digging for Treasure, 30038: Duel with the Pirate Queen, and 30041: Treasure Cave to make Treasure Island! Includes 8 minifigures: Captain Bluebeard, Dandy, Smudge, Kiki, Miki, Creaky, Roger Goodman, and Maude.
- 30043: Takeover of the S.S. Sultana (Coming June 17, 2016) - Ahoy! Sarah Huffington and her band of lady pirates have taken over the British Schooner S.S. Sultana! Taking Captain Belvedere prisoner, the pirates threaten to throw him into shark-infested waters! Switch the British flag for the Pirate Queen's jolly roger and extend the plank to drive Belvedere and Lieutenant Roberts into the water, but don't worry: these waters are only swarming with dolphins! Take command of this former pride of the British fleet, but if any enemy ships come your way, fend them off with the working cannons! Includes 7 minifigures: Sarah Huffington, Belinda, Laverne, Shirley, Lucy, Captain Belvedere, and Lieutenant Roberts
Before we begin, here is the final schedule for this month's content that pertains to this promotion.
- June 3 - Make-A-Pirate Contest Begins
- June 6 - Wiki Mondays: Time Warp - Roger Goodman
- June 10 - Backstage Showcase - Concept Art for Treasure Island's Cave
- June 13 - Wiki Mondays: Time Warp - Treasure Island
- June 17 - Re-release of Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen
- June 18 - How Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen Fits into the Official Canon
- June 20 - Wiki Mondays: Time Warp - Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen
- June 22 - Backstage Showcase - Bluebeard Wanted Poster
- June 26 - Make-A-Pirate Contest Ends
- June 27 - Wiki Mondays: Time Warp - Sarah Huffington
- June 30 - Make-A-Pirate Contest Winner Announced