Viking Columbus: A Musical with 14 original songs
Climactic Movie Studios are bankrupt. Of course, if they could put a million-dollar, blockbuster movie in the can by the weekend, without spending all the money they don’t have; then they’d be fine.
Meet Professor Hewitt and his Vreamatron. A machine that can travel up and down the river of Time itself. Why pay actors to pretend, when you can go to the past and shoot History, for free, as it happens?
This is the story of a dysfunctional collection of movie people, kidnapped Vikings and a Mad Scientist who set off back to the year 1050 AD, to film Norsemen actually settling Vinland. They plan to leave today, spend months filming and get back in two days time, with the film in the can.
But temporal paradoxes, internecine rivalries and the unfolding of ancient prophecies are piling on top of the usual production difficulties. And, too late, for movie executives, Barney Hendrickson and L. M. Greenspan, bankruptcy soon begins to look like a more attractive way out.