Episode 13 The Doctor and the Slaves of Time

written by Royce Pentaghast

edited by Carolyn Rutter and Damien Crompton

Royce has given us quite a dark little contemplative 2 parter and some new pictures ¬†ūüôā

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I’ve wrapped it in two soundscapes – one’s epic violins and soaring vocals Alex Doan’s ‘ Beyond the Horizon’ a heavier version of his ‘Between Mirrors’ . The other version has Kevin Macleod’s “Summer Rain”, which someone described as suitable for a samurai’s deathbed reflections. Here’s the first:

and the second

A Muse

The male muse – is he really just there for our female Doctor’s amusement? The brief for this episode was Terry get taken as a slave.

Poor Terry functions as the script writer’s male muse – what situation can he man-ouvre into that is a galactic mile away from his nuveau-hipster urban comfort zone. If you have watched Breaking Bad think ¬†Jessie Pinkman. Kudos to Michael for the taking the punches and the falls as well as delivering a very natural performance.

cast

  • Narrator – Dian Smith
  • Doctor: ¬†¬†– Moira Seward
  • Terry: her companion a 20 something male earthling – Michael Rutter
  • Butler-Bot: service droid attached to the luxury suite of the QUESTR – Adam Brooks
  • ALIEN POLICE 1 (Douglas Barbieri) and ALIEN POLICE 2 – part of the West King of Sandal‚Äôs armed forces ¬†(Damien Crompton)
  • ALIEN VILLAIN – named Veedoo who is buying slave workers ¬†(Richard Butler)
  • SLAVER – ¬†named Mindoo ¬†(Royce Gale/Pentaghast)
  • MARKET SELLER – who has the stolen Questr (Adam Brooks)
  • market walla – Carlos Anon

The credit roll now also includes 3 robots from http://www.fromtexttospeech.com as the alien police Harry, Daisy and Emma, and i’m really rather in love with Harry ( English male voices – don’t ask. )

music

Theme intro music courtesy Benjamin Rossiter

Beyond the horizon  courtesy of Alex Doan.

all other sounds unless otherwise noted are licensed by attribution creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Deserted by Fesliyan Studios, Echoes of Time by Kevin Macleod, Seeking Loot, Summer Rain by machinimasound.com, Frost Bitten Sunrise by Teknoaxe.com

SFX

freesound.org

178673__vedas__fight-fighting-men
362859__richardemoore__chainwrapping
250704__aiwha__coins
207280__rtb45__camel-ride-through-pushkar-india

sfx were made from this photo’s PIXELSIMG_1027 into the Questr ‘shudder” for 12/13 (links to the coagula software on the shownotes from ep9 )

Episode 12 The Doctor and the Haunted House pt2

written by Adam Brooks edited by Carolyn Rutter

ZOINKS! spoiler alerts

scene: interior – the doctor’s mind ¬†¬†In which we travel to Gallifrey past via cranial link array and once again meet the soothing sounds of City Park Radio presenter Bill Carney, the doc’s grandfather, and John Brooks reprising his role as the¬†teacher. Don’t forget to put on your¬†own cranial link ( headphones). I’ve staged the actors in stereo around the soundscape.

cast

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Dr Who? no it’s DrTwo

Narrator ‚Äď Dian Smith, Doctor Two ‚Äď Moira Seward, Terry ‚Äď Michael Rutter, Child Doctor ‚Äď Rowena Dinsmore,¬†Bully Boy ‚Äď Damien Crompton, ¬†Bully girl ‚Äď Amber Rack, Best Friend ‚Äď Adam Brooks, Mysterious Old Man ‚Äď Andrew Cruikshank, President – Bill Carney, Teacher – John Brooks and featuring as the Giant Rat-El snake monster – Pebbles the German Shepherd

IMG_1027.JPGIn addition to voicing the egg eating monster, Pebbles the pup – looking quite the part here, contributed this photo which was synthed using Coagula software into the Questr distressed noises for the final scene. Rather appropriate for an episode that riffs on Scooby doo. Urban Dictionary notes Robin from the Batman tv serial of the 1960’s was the first popular use of the exclamation ZOINKS!

Note: our sfx library is cumulative ‚Äď hear a sound¬†not listed? Its likely clipped from a previous episode ‚Äď just scroll back through the episodes.

Music

sfx

guest sfx from Jaspreet Singh – Paradox Audio

freesound.org – 97763__robinhood76__01732-running-baby
168777__robinhood76__03792-children-screaming
324966__cylon8472__short-growls

https://freesound.org/people/sandyrb/sounds/86656 native american rattle
https://freesound.org/people/Darius%20Kedros/sounds/276857/
Public Domain
https://freesound.org/people/Darius%20Kedros/sounds/276857/
Public Domain
http://soundbible.com/1095-Large-Truck-Chains.html

“Taira Komori’s Japanese Free Sound Effects”¬†taira-komori.jpn.org

 

Episode 11 The Doctor and the Haunted house

Doctor 2
Doctor Two in blue

Try headphones – I’ve been mucking about with the stereo thing again. For this episode we return to Gallifrey right back to where it all began. I finally found a track for the¬†Dr Two theme reminiscent of Murray Gold once again – amazing! BIG HUGE THANK YOU to¬†Alex Doan for allowing ¬†non-profits¬†to use for FREE*. ( definitely please buy some of their stuff if you like our work and want to support us by supporting them – I do )

we can’t use clowns

In the lead up to designing the soundscape for this I was listening to a tutorial episode of the radio drama podcast, which was aimed more at the script level, saying how creepy kids are Рand we have four of them in this episode yay. They also mention for extra creepiness use a dead kid! but its G rated so I decided to go for a Scooby Doo sort of feeling by mixing in cartoon style sounds to break up the epic music and dark drones. Particularly useful is the reprise of the Bensound track which Trevor used in episode one for the two young timelords **

cast

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Amber Rack

Narrator ‚Äď Dian Smith, Doctor Two – Moira Seward, Terry ‚Äď Michael Rutter, Child Doctor – Rowena Dinsmore,¬†Bully Boy – Damien Crompton, ¬†Bully girl – Amber Rack, Best Friend ‚Äď Adam Brooks, Mysterious Old Man – Andrew Cruikshank

Note: our sfx library is cumulative ‚Äď hear a sound¬†not listed? Its likely clipped from a previous episode ‚Äď just scroll back through the episodes.

music

Theme intro music courtesy Benjamin Rossiter

dr who music box by kind permission of Tony Diana (so perfect, music boxes are kinda creepy ūüôā

*Between Mirrors by Alex Doan¬†courtesy of Alex Doan. It’s not a long track but I had something on my shortlist by Alex Mason*** which extends the feeling. Not being a musician I have no idea why it seems to fit – tempo? key? strings? all of the above?

all other sounds unless otherwise noted are licensed by attribution creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

**Enigmatic by Bensound.com the playful theme Trevor selected for episode 1 when the dr was first taking an unauthorised school excursion/ joy ride in the Questr

***fourth dimension from the album ‘Return’ by Alex Mason¬†freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_MasonThe_Minor_Emotion/Return_1655/03_1887

lady in chrome by Jens Kiilstofte machinimasound.com  cc by attribution 0
41_Starship Bridge by tabletopaudio.com Creative Commons  4.0  Creative Commons License

sfx freesound.org

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https://freesound.org/people/keweldog/sounds/181768/
187523__waveplay__ambient-echo-9
256407149735__lukaspearse__war-room-doors
197460__donalitu__creature-in-the-sewer
169055__veroma__dragon-roar ( speed dropped 14% )

Episode 4 story details

As with¬†any teenager making that break from home things were quite emotional this episode. As she leaves Gallifrey for perhaps the last time I used what is a rather epic piece Land of the Wizard by Per Kiilstofte of Machinimasound.com licensed under creative commons license 4.0¬†In discussions with the script writers last year we decided on something reminiscent of the sweeping violins and drums of¬†¬†This is¬†Gallifrey¬†by Murray Gold as a theme for our doctor and i hope¬†that piece fits the bill – you will hear it again in episdodes 7/8 as Terry’s hero theme too since he makes that transition as well from his comfy ‘home with mum’ life to saving a planet.

I’ve organised most of¬†the music we use in a soundcloud playlist.¬† – you can hear snatches of Tempting Secrets by Kevin Macleod in the matrix, Music for Manatees by Kevin Macleod, epic in length at 17 ¬†minutes, Dark Conspiracy (Izzy’s theme) and Anticipation by David Fesliyan

Sound Effects

Cummulative include all credits from past episodes from freesound.org licensed under the Attribution Noncommercial License or Creative Commons 0 License.

With the wonderful generosity of people around the globe we can use soundscapes that span the globe from the fjords of Sweden in episode 7 to south america here in episode 4.

Dynamite explosion actual dynamite  Chacaltaya, Bolivia at 5300m

Also I took¬†one freesound field recording of the yucatan full of pretty bird and chirpy insects , reversed it and applied Paulstretch ¬†factor 5/0.25 voila – alieny jungle matrix ambience. but it sounded absolutely frightful on small speakers over the radio via the Tunein App¬†mo idea why but I have done away with it for Thursday’s broadcast and will never stretch anything again.

the Mastermind is using Tibetan Bells and Sounds from Outer Space, to hypnotise his subjects.  tibetan singing bowl related to the radio frequency spectrum emmissions of planets of our solar system Рmore on this to come in episode 15! frequencies are:

Grundton: D/141,27 Hz/Merkur [Merkur 2]
1. Oberton: Gis/422,8 Hz/Neptun [Neptun 4]
2. Oberton: Gis/845,2 Hz/Neptun [Neptun 5]

x-mass cheers

we’d like to wish everyone who has suported us a merry chirsmas and a happy new year, we hope to see you all next year, we’ll be officially on break as of Friday 23rd untill 3rd January cheers – The Doctor audio team

 

Get ready for the Nixi!

Episode 7 The vortex of the Nix pt 1 premiering on  October 30th World Audio Drama Day

Goodness! How happy a coincidence is that – on a day celebrating THE radio drama show of shows – Orson Well’s War of the Worlds broadcast. Hard science crossed with heroes and monsters, all set within the worldly concerns of our everyday life experience – isn’t that what science fiction is all about?

Spoiler alert

The Nixi are a product of a brainstorming session at the Deloraine craft fair a year ago with some members of Deloraine nanomo write-in group – in a faerie shop no less. ¬†All I had at the time was Adam’s brief to crash the Doc and her stowaway into a waterworld and my idea to bring some cutting edge hard science- the Electric universe, into two 15 min episodes.¬†Brain cells supported by coffee and cake and good company came up with rat like race of scavengers who live on the desert world of Nix, and have a unique sound. They go “nixixixix ” They are bipedal man sized creatures insulated with thick scales that can also cover their eyes and ears when needed. Rather like certain knights who say ni! but lacking a shrubbery ūüôā Cue the coloured pencils and young Bridgette Ewings created Pelham the Brobrean seamonster ¬†for us¬†as the plotline started to unfurl¬†like this –

( It sounds amazing btw his voice is also a whiteboard marker! see the credits below) Then just integrate huge tech info dump into the crayola somehow.

Wouldn’t it all be easier with a picture? image courtesy of Claire Stribbles Photography

clair-stribbles
the lavender seas of Brobree performed by  Aurora Australis and the waves of Smygehuk Sweden

No historical characters were harmed in the making of this play

Our producer was at first rather horrified at the disparagement¬†of Einstein’s work – after all time travel, big bangs and blackholes abound in the fictional world of the Doctor. Luckily we don’t have to budge¬†the ultra massive bulk of academia to¬†shift science fiction plots to the next level and leave some of our old tropes behind¬†-that’s the fun of writing near future hard scifi. The science of electrically structured water that is used by the Brobreans to build their Dome is real enough, as is the Birkeland Current, Safire ¬†and Wallace Thornhill ( with his permission of course! ) – although he hasn’t invented a flux ‘capacitator’ ….. yet…… http://www.thespaceshow.com/show/16-aug-2016/broadcast-2759-wal-thornhill

CREDITS  see https://thedoctorsaudioadventures.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/story-details-3-the-doctor-ytbt/

Credits for sound effects on Episode 7 Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 0, 3 or 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

time-table season 1 broadcasts

Broadcasting live from city park radio 103.7fm Launceston Tasmania Australia, or on the internet live stream

*note all times are Australian eastern standard time

Don’t worry if you miss an episode they will be hosted here on our site so you can listen any time after the repeats finish on cityparkradio.com

Season 1 2016

1 The Doctor, Citizen of Gallifrey episode 1

Sunday 18/9 10:30am Wednesday 21/9 1:30pm Thursday 22/9 6:15pm Saturday 24/9 3:30pm

2 The Doctor, Citizen of Gallifrey episode 2

Sunday 25/9 10:30am Wednesday 28/9 1:30pm Thursday 29/9 6:15pm Saturday 1/10 3:30pm

3 The Doctor, Citizen of Gallifrey episode 3

Sunday 2/10 10:30am Wednesday 5/10 1:30pm Thursday 6/10 6:15pm Saturday 8/10 3:30pm

4 The Doctor, Citizen of Gallifrey episode 4

Sunday 9/10 10:30am Wednesday 12/10 1:30pm Thursday 13/10 6:15pm Saturday 15/10 3:30pm

5 The Doctor & the Planet of Origin episode 1

Sunday 16/10 10:30am Wednesday 19/10 1:30pm Thursday 20/10 6:15pm Saturday 22/10 3:30pm

6 The Doctor & the Planet of Origin episode 2

Sunday 23/10 10:30am Wednesday 26/10 1:30pm Thursday 27/10 6:15pm Saturday 29/10 3:30pm

7 The Doctor & the Vortex of the Nix episode 1

Sunday 30/10 10:30am Wednesday 2/11 1:30pm Thursday 3/11 6:15pm Saturday 5/11 3:30pm

8 The Doctor & the Vortex of the Nix episode 2

Sunday 6/11 10:30am Wednesday 9/11 1:30pm Thursday 10/11 6:15pm Saturday 12/11 3:30pm

broadcast date

as announced on an earlyer post, today the broadcast¬†date is to be revealed and the first episode will be broadcast on Sunday 18th September at around 10:30am Australian eastern standard time, each episode shall be broadcast weekly around the same day and time, I’ll post up a time-table

episode upload date

as anounced on an erlyer post, today the upload date is to be revealed and on the facebook and on this site the first episode will be uploaded on Monday 19th September at around 4pm australian eastern standard time, each episode shall be uploaded weekly around the same day and time

reward

I can hardly believe we have been going at this for over a year thanks to everyone who works hard and those that support us all your patience and hard work will play off and be rewarded

grain of salt

so I got my monthly news letter from city park radio and on it states that upon confirmation the episodes will start on Sunday the 18th I want to strees about the fact that the confirmation has yet to happen, so take this with a grain of salt until confirmation

production values

when this goes to air i want people to realise how many hours we all put into it and understand that the production values that can be achieved by a community of volunteers ran program, the time constraits thre in and the fact that none of us have done this sort of production work before, so if something isn’t as good as what you think, be my guest to try and orginise your own episodes

mis-calculation

the NTFA leauge finishes on Sunday the 3rd of Sept this means we could possibly broudcast on Monday the 4th of Sept, how-ever it seems i mis-calculated on a post earlyer saying the latest we could go to air is Monday the 19th of Sept well its actuly Monday the 26th of Sept (1 week later/7 days)