Here is an excerpt…
BF: How come you went for an ‘inspired by true events’ type of story right out of the gate?
JV: The initial plan was something crazy and fantasy based. But every time I started the script, I’d wind up writing the worst issue of Sam and Max ever! I started doing some research late at night aboard ship and found some really compelling images.
From there I decided to try to stick to the true story because I thought it was much more interesting than the other ideas I had and it was a story that I hadn’t heard before. Monkeys in space, how could I go wrong?