Wiffle Lever To Full!

Daleks, Death Stars and Dreamy Sci-Fi Nostalgia…

Shameless Celluloid Wiffling

It’s been far too long since we had an update here, so many apologies for my little disappearing act – just tell yourself I got stuck in a chronic hysteresis caused by a tear in the vortex of the space-time something-or-other, and we’ll all get along just fine…

Anyway, hot news off the Wiffle Press! I’m proud to report that principal photography on the three Wiffle Lever To Full! promotional films has now wrapped after a back-breaking four-hour location shoot in the front room this afternoon. We’re all now back in our Winnebagos being massaged by members of Girls Aloud and snorting icing sugar off the back of vanilla slices.

OK, here are the basics – when I was eight years old in 1981, I wrote a story called ‘The Battle To Save Earth’, in which me and my best friend Richard Moxham fell into a force field and got transported to the distant alien planet Davrock, where we joined the rebellion against the brutal tyrant Davrockian leader, Klebba Obion. It’s utterly mental, and it’s printed in the book in full for those who want to lose themselves in its dubious charms. The bit set at Villa Park during a crunch Division 1 title match is particularly bonkers.  

So, in a nutshell, our little films are a v-e-e-e-ry loose adaptation of The Battle To Save Earth. Obviously I’m keeping the plot close to my chest, but I can exclusively leak onto the internet some exciting location pictures. Here’s Klebba Obion himself, looking pretty bloody brutal and tyrannical in the, erm, dense jungles of Swamp-World…

And here are his two favourite members of the crack Imperial Robot Guard, fearsomely patrolling the, erm, mean streets of City Zone 43.

As you can see, the special FX (as we professionals say) are not quite up to Lucasfilm standards, but we think they’re at least equivalent to those in several episodes of Blake’s 7.

All the films will hopefully be online in the next week or so, but I have to say huge thanks to James Harris at Shameless Films, a proper professional film-maker who gave up his day to help with this nonsense. In fact, check him out here, and drop him a line to reassure him that he’ll never have to eat another vanilla slice in the name of art…


Thanks also to Robert Nichols – the best robot fluffer in the business.

And tomorrow I’ll tell you about my brilliant Star Wars dream!


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