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Archive for February 17th, 2006

I was going to put up this week’s Surtees chapters today, since Tuesday was devoted to St. Valentine’s Day. But unfortunately, last night I was so tired I could barely focus my eyes, and this mornng isn’t much better. (Which isn’t good, since I have to get to work early.) So Surtees will have to wait until the weekend. I apologize for the inconvenience.

To hold you till then, here are some audio drama podcasts: Sound Stages, The Sonic Society, and the intriguing Spaceship Radio (new productions of radio plays fallen into the public domain). Haven’t listened to any of ’em, but they look interesting. Enjoy!
You might want to check out some fannish modern audio drama podcasts that I’ve recently found. Fannish audio drama has a long and honorable tradition. Some of these amateur audio drama serials have been distributed on tape (and now CD) in series lasting over 20 years. So it’s not surprising that the Web-based ones are going strong and new ones coming along all the time.
Pendant Productions has a fairly long serial about Superman, a few episodes of James Bond, and now an episode each of Batman and Wonder Woman shows. They will soon be moving into original subjects as well. Pretty good quality stuff, as least as far as I’ve listened to them.

Darker Projects features fairly dark audio worlds, some fannish (Star Trek, Doctor Who) and some original. Again, I haven’t listened very far, but what I’ve heard is high quality.

Star Wars Fan Works comes highly recommended, though I haven’t listened to it at all. But I have to put up something for the Star Trek fans I know…. 🙂

For those of you who like something a little more visual, and have a lot of time to download, don’t forget that there are plenty of fannish video productions out there, too. The longest one I know of is the original character series Star Trek: Hidden Frontiers,  with seven seasons available. (Which is apparently itself a followup project to a feature-length film and a TV series unavailable to non-club members, all about the USS Angeles. The word “amateur” almost begins to be inapplicable.)

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