Caption: Mardi Gras festival on another planet
Mardi Gras festival on another planet 

100213 The Will of Landru (or is that Landrieu)

From: Jamie Dell'Apa
Series: New Orleans Saturday Night on WWOZ
Length: 03:00:16

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The 40 year old Star Trek episode, The Return of the Archons, features a society that celebrates a Mardi Gras festival and is lead by a guy named Landru. In yet another New Orleans' twist on reality, Mitch Landrieu was inaugurated as mayor of New Orleans during Mardi Gras 2010. Celebrating this Petri Dish of audio absurdity, mix up a gallon of Mardi Gras intoxicants with this radio show and the internet parallel presentation text and video clips from the Archons episode for an IMAX, 4D, "Theater of the Mind" experience. (Or maybe just another one of those weird Saturday night public radio shows.)

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  40 years ago a Star Trek episode has Captain Kirk et. al. investigating a society that celebrates a Mardi Gras like festival that is also run by a Landru.  In February, 2010 New Orleans was celebrating an early Mardi Gras and swearing in new mayor Mitch Landrieu - the son of 1970's Mayor Moon Landrieu.  

A radio show relying on a mixture of video clips, audio clips and text from the internet to add multiple dimensions to your listening experience.  Follow along with the audio by going to - http://www.wwoz.org/node/76990 

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  40 years ago a Star Trek episode has Captain Kirk et. al. investigating a society that celebrates a Mardi Gras like festival that is also run by a Landru.  In February, 2010 New Orleans was celebrating an early Mardi Gras and swearing in new mayor Mitch Landrieu - the son of 1970's Mayor Moon Landrieu.  

A radio show relying on a mixture of video clips, audio clips and text from the internet to add multiple dimensions to your listening experience.  Follow along with the audio by going to - http://www.wwoz.org/node/76990 

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time well spent. A treat for your ears...and inner eyes.

if you love good radio ( or even landru or landrieu)you can enjoy this piece on so many different levels. I did.

Broadcast History

February 13th, 2010 on WWOZ. This probably wouldn't work anywhere else. Oh yeah, you've gotta follow along on the web site to appreciate this piece. Click on it in the website box or copy and paste this URL:

http://www.wwoz.org/programs/playlists/2010/02/13/12+00am/76990

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http://www.wwoz.org/programs/playlists/2010/02/13/12+00am/76990