Hi everybody! Welcome to the Great Big World of Bonus Theater!! I'm your host, Rei Ayanami, and I'm so excited I can barely sit still and type! The Bonus Theater!! segments the crew put together for season 3 of Neon Exodus Evangelion were really popular - on one of the online polls, one reader even suggested making them a regular feature of the other Eyrie series - and so a little while ago, Mr. Director decided to give them their own page on the Web site. I thought that was a great idea, and volunteered to help out any way I could.
Well, imagine my surprise when he asked me, a little while later, if I'd like to host the new Bonus Theater!! page? I'll tell you, you could have knocked me over with a tire iron. Me, host a Web page? "But Mr. Director," I told him, "I don't know a thing about it! I don't have a page of my own or anything." But he just grinned at me and said, "You're smart, you'll figure it out," handed me a copy of the HTML Manual of Style and told me to ask Truss if I had any questions. "And quit calling me Mr. Director," he added. (He wants me to call him 'Gryphon' like everybody else, but he's the director, y'know? I feel all disrespectful and stuff if I don't call him Mr. Director. DJ thinks it's silly of me, but I can't help it. I was raised to be polite.)
Oh, that reminds me - if you haven't read the Bonus Theater!! pieces yet, I bet you're thinking, "Well, isn't she chipper today? I guess somebody got up on the right side of the blood-stained mattress this morning." So let me let you in on a little secret right up front: I'm not really like that at all. I've played the role for so long now that a lot of people just assume it's what I'm really like, but it isn't.
We've got a crew from Whitestar Films on the NXE Movie set right now, shooting a documentary about the cast, crew and production, and I'm really excited about that; after giving the viewers little glimpses into our behind-the-scenes lives with some of the BT!! stuff, we're finally going to get a chance to give you an in-depth look at who we are and how we do the things we do. I can't wait for it to come out! Keep an eye out on the What's New page for it - it should come out shortly before the movie, and it'll have lots of great stuff, I guarantee!
Anyway, here I am hosting the Great Big World of Bonus Theater!! I hope you like it; there's not much to see right now other than the BT!! stuff that already exists, but now that it's here, we'll be able to bring out other Bonus material without needing another work to hang it on the back of, and that ought to be a lot of fun!
Neon Exodus Evangelion Bonus Theater!! segments: