BBC 7 does Doctor Who’s eighth doctor Season One

September 30, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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BBC 7's The 7th DimensionDoctor Who begins a new round of rebroadcasts on BBC Radio 7‘s The 7th Dimension this week. All Paul McGann Doctor stories, all back to back, recorded by UK audio drama company Big Finish. These are what Big Finish calls their “New Eight Doctor Adventures Season One”. But it is hardly the first series from Big Finish to feature Paul McGann’s doctor. What most distinguishes it from previous series stories is a new companion, played by Sheridan Smith. Lucie Miller, as she’s called, is described as a “brash northern lass” whos is initially an unwilling passenger in the TARDIS. She has been placed with the Doctor as part of a “Time Lord witness protection programme.” This series of six stories was commissioned by BBC 7 from Big Finish. They first began airing in December 2006. This rebroadcast is likely to be followed shortly by “Season Two” of the “New Eight Doctor Adventures.”

Already available via the BBC7 ‘listen again’ service:

Doctor Who - Blood Of The DaleksDoctor Who Blood of the Daleks – Episode 1 of 2
LISTEN NOW – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Thu. Sep. 28th 2007
The Time Lord has plenty to deal with as an intruder appears in the TARDIS and the Daleks prepare to blight a damaged world.


Doctor Who - Blood Of The DaleksDoctor Who – Blood Of The Daleks – Episode 2 of 2
LISTEN NOW – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Fri. Sep. 29th 2007
Lucie realises the true intentions of their ‘saviours’. But could the Doctor really want the same thing as the Daleks?

Airing this week:

Doctor Who - The Horror Of Glam RockDoctor Who – Horror of Glam Rock
Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Mon. Oct. 1st @ 18:00-18:50 [Rptd Tue 12.00am]
he Tomorrow Twins are all set to conquer the pop world of 1974. But will their dreams survive an encounter with the Doctor?

Doctor Who - Immortal BelovedDoctor Who – Immortal Beloved
Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Tue. Oct. 2nd 18:00-18:50 [Rptd Wed 12.00am]
The Doctor and Lucy arrive in a land of Zeus, Hera, Ganymede and…helicopters? .

Doctor Who - PhobosDoctor Who – Phobos
Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Wed. Oct. 3rd @ 18:00-18:50 [Rptd Thu 12.00am]
For extreme sport nuts, the fear is part of the rush. But the Doctor and Lucie are about to learn the true meaning of ‘Phobos’.

Doctor Who - No More LiesDoctor Who – No More Lies
Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Thu. Oct. 4th @ 18:00-18:50 [Rptd Fri 12.00am]
The Doctor and Lucie gatecrash a posh party, and get more than they bargained for. Namely vortisaurs and a crumbling spaceship.

Doctor Who - Human ResourcesDoctor Who – Human Resources – Episode 1 of 2
Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Fri. Oct. 5th @ 18:00-18:50 [Rptd Sat 12.00am]
Lucie Miller starts her first day in a new job. Or does she? Is it possible that her time with the Doctor was merely a daydream?

Airing next week:

Doctor Who - Human ResourcesDoctor Who – Human Resources – Episode 2 of 2
Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Mon. Oct. 8th @ 18:00-18:50 [Rptd Sat 12.00am]
Lucie Miller starts her first day in a new job. Or does she? Is it possible that her time with the Doctor was merely a daydream?

Weird website: Red-Monday.com

September 27, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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red-monday.com

I was sent a link to a baffling new website. Red-Monday.com. The site is password protected, but I found the password through the page’s source code. Type in “gabriel” (minus the quotation marks) and you get access to a countdown sequence and more. I did the math, turns out the countdown ends on November 26th (a Monday). Anybody know the significance of Nov. 26th being a “red” day? Some Russian revolution anniversary maybe?

The reason I mention this on SFFaudio at all is that if you sign up to learn more via email you get a short mp3 file of a cryptic telephone conversation. Could be SFFaudio related.

Other things on the site and in the email lend a biblical flavour to the thing. Maybe they are code-names. Could this be a countdown to the second coming (or third if you’re Mormon)? A revelations-esque apocalypse? A terrorist attack? Some major hacking job? Or just a new movie advertizement via viral marketing?

Escapepod has a David Barr Kirtley story

September 27, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Escape Pod LogoJust up from Escapepod

“Meg hadn’t heard from Devon in four months, and she realized that she missed him. So on a whim she tossed her sword and scabbard into the trunk of her car and drove over to campus to visit him.” First appeared in Realms of Fantasy, October 2007.

Available in mp3 format here

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http://escapepod.org/podcast.xml

Theatre Of The Mind podcast – Audio Drama from another dimension

September 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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The Theatre Of The MindWhen you listen to The Theater Of The Mind podcast, you’ll wonder if you’ve somehow slipped into another dimension. The creator of the podcast, Professor Daniel H. Foster, has reconstructed, adapted and generally weirded-out familiar and unfamiliar stories, particularly those that came from old radio dramas. Check out the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy as performed by Foster and friends |MP3|. Not only is some of the dialogue changed, all the characters speak with American accents too! And, Ford Prefect is now “Fran Prefect.” Which is all perfectly logical, if you’re from another dimension.

Also on tap is a Neil Gaiman story from the 1970s…

The Theatre Of The Mind - We Can Get Them For You WholesaleWe Can Get Them For You Wholesale
Adapted from a story by Neil Gaiman; Performed with a full cast
1 MP3 – [AUDIO DRAMA]
Podcaster: The Theater Of The Mind
Podcast: 2006

Subscribe to the podcast feed via this url:

http://www.thetheaterofthemind.com/thetheaterofthemind.xml

J. Michael Straczynski offers hope for Apocalypse Al

September 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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J. Michael Straczynski has dropped a tidbit about the languishing CBC production I’m always whining about:

“another production entity has stepped in to pick up Apocalypse Al”

No word on who that entity is. Or what it means for listeners in Canada.

[via JMSNews.com]

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency to air next week

September 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Online AudioPaul S. Jenkins, host of the The Rev Up Review podcast and author of The Plitone Revisionist podiobook writes in to say: “BBC Radio 4 begins a dramatisation in 6 half-hour parts of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, starring Harry Enfield [next week]” and that “there’s a big spread in next week’s Radio Times.” Paul goes on to say that “the episodes should be streamed live from the Radio 4 website, and should also be available for six days after transmission via the ‘listen again’ service.” Thanks Paul!

Here’s a pic of the assembled cast:

The cast of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyDirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Based on the novel by Douglas Adams; Performed by a full cast
6 Episodes of 30 minutes each – 180 minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcast Begins: Wed. October 3rd 2007 @ 6:30 pm (GMT +0100)
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 4
“Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things but his Holistic Detective Agency’s only success seems to be tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely, and he is drawn into a four-billion year old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.”

Have a listen to the audio trailer for the show |MP3|!

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