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Renee Carter club only?

Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:17 pm

I just relistened to Crash Course and when they’re looking for Jules she thinks she see Jules and Eugene says “No that’s Renee Carter.” Despite her being only on the club that mention leads me to believe she will have to be introduced into the main albums. The question is when and how would they do that?

Re: Renee Carter club only?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:25 am

Well, the trouble is that I think one of the staff associated with the show specifically said that Renee is Club-only. The reference to her is a bit of a throwaway line, at that; I wouldn't rank it much higher than in that episode where Penny is listing off names of people and says "Richard Maxwell".

That said, to answer your question about when or how it might happen, when I heard the first episode with her, one of the first things that I thought (perhaps after wondering if she was a one-shot character) was that they were setting up a potential replacement for Eugene. Mr. Ryan is a key part of the show, especially with the current Buck arc, and I hope he continues to be so for years to come, but he can't live forever or be with AIO forever, and if the show goes on long enough, he will eventually not be available anymore. I can't imagine that they would think of recasting his character, so the question is what characters could fill some of the different roles Eugene has in the show. Renee has the background to cover the technical slot, so that seems to be the most obvious opening for her to become a regular.

Re: Renee Carter club only?

Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:17 pm

Bob wrote:
That said, to answer your question about when or how it might happen, when I heard the first episode with her, one of the first things that I thought (perhaps after wondering if she was a one-shot character) was that they were setting up a potential replacement for Eugene. Mr. Ryan is a key part of the show, especially with the current Buck arc, and I hope he continues to be so for years to come, but he can't live forever or be with AIO forever, and if the show goes on long enough, he will eventually not be available anymore. I can't imagine that they would think of recasting his character, so the question is what characters could fill some of the different roles Eugene has in the show. Renee has the background to cover the technical slot, so that seems to be the most obvious opening for her to become a regular.


I have thought the exact same thing ever since I first heard Renee. The folks over at Audio Theatre Central have also thought along those same lines. Scientific Guy asked Nathan Hooper about it and he denied that they are setting up replacements for Eugene. I believe that they didn't invent Renee with that intention, but if Eugene's character disappears, you can be very sure that Renee will show up in the main albums. It's just too easy to do.
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