You can’t say that!

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scary virus worm from episode 4

The City park radio programming guidelines are strictly G so we had to invent an expletive Terry could say on air – he is after all a male 20 something bogan and aliens are shooting at him, so our actor Michael came up with flip! for our f word. The sound editor shall fire a handy blaster shot any time he tries that s word.  

Testing the Translation Circuit

It’s science fiction so there are long technical explains and worse – alien words.  The Questr is equipped with a handy translation device that magically works at a distance. So we can stick with english as the truly universal language, and use fake alien accents – the radio equivalent of a Dalek costume 🙂

However it’s always a surprise to a script writer as to which innocuous little words trip the tongues of the voice actors. Star shines will become shar stines, capacitors morph into capacitators, and time saving efforts turn into marathon recording sessions. After handling the periodic table with ease Rowena created the Thornhill capacitator, our take on a flux capacitor. So now its super special. “fruity tropical lime with a hint of hazlenut character” that was a little line i got off a bottle of Josef Chromy chardonnay and seriously regretted. Took a dozen takes and script writer was about to be strangled since the bottle was empty and we couldn’t just drown our woes.

Our script writers actually dodge creating alien names. just alien 1 alien 2 etc… They have no problems creating characters and convoluted plots but were so pleased I found this handy thing online fantasynamegenerators.com I haven’t yet tried hustling them into making up a language as involved as say Dothraki. Maybe season 3.

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

timeline

so now i have a time line, the next program meeting at city park radio is saturday 3rd of September

the following isnt confirmed but the latest conceveable date to start weekly transmitions is monday 19th of September

season 2 re-shuffle

a number of times i stated that the episodes may change in season 2 but now its happening this is how it looked

Series 2

No#;  Story details                              no# of episodes                                        Written by

4; The Doctor and the dimension jumper Female + male 1st Doctor 20-30min x 2 Amy de Wit

Synopsis; a person lost form another dimensional reality the Doctor must find a way to get her back to her own universe

5;       The Doctor, TBT     Female 1st Doctor    20-30min x 2       Royce Gale

Synopsis; the Doctor meets a super powered girl, whom is the child of a living star

6;         The Doctor, TBT     Female 1st Doctor 20-30min x 2     TBD

Synopsis; Sassar – This legendary evil creature was turned into a stone statue forever… or so it was thought- alien world

7;         The Doctor, TBT   Female 1st Doctor 20-30min x 2    Royce Gale

Synopsis; The Docor and Terry get taken as slaves

8;         The Doctor, TBT  Female 1st Doctor  20-30min x 2     TBD

Synopsis; TBD- alien world W/ the master-mind

9;         The Doctor, TBT    Female 1st Doctor  20-30min x 2      Amy de Wit

Synopsis; The Doctor serches for the golden flower in Japan

10;       The Doctor, TBT     1st Doctor              20-30min x 4         Adam Brooks

Synopsis; The Doctor is caught between two warring armies- alien world

this is how it is going to look

Series 2

No#;  Story details                 no# of episodes                        Written by

4;    The Doctor and the dimension jumper Female + male 1st Doctor 10-15min x 2 Amy de Wit

Synopsis; a person lost form another dimensional reality the Doctor must find a way to get her back to her own universe

5;       The Doctor, TBT Male 1st Doctor      10-15min x 2       Royce Gale

Synopsis; the Doctor meets a super powered girl, whom is the child of a living star

6;         The Doctor, TBT  Female 1st Doctor  10-15min x 2     Adam Brooks

Synopsis; TBD- alien world W/ the master-mind

7;       the Doctor, TBT       Female 1st Doctor   10-15min x 2  Adam Brooks

Synopsis; Terry gets to go home, but gets caught up in an alien invasion

8;         The Doctor, TBT   Female 1st Doctor   10-15min x 2     Royce Gale

Synopsis; The Docor and Terry get taken as slaves

9;         The Doctor, TBT    Female 1st Doctor    10-15min x 2         Amy de Wit

Synopsis; The Doctor serches for the golden flower in Japan

10;       The Doctor, TBT     1st Doctor                10-15min x 4           Adam Brooks

Synopsis; The Doctor is caught between two warring armies- alien world

ideas & listenership

the ideas keep coming and thats great but, the question is is it going to draw in and keeep listeners, on the first point yes i belive doing some of these ideas in stories will certinly bring people who are interested in those type of ideas in for those episodes, however its hard to say that they’d stay unless we kept offfering those ideas, yet we need to try other ideas to get other people who have other intrests, pluss we want to be original not juast doing stuff like things that have alreaddy been done

cross-over mania

a host of ideas floded in regarding cross-overs this week including several seral ideas where we do something like ‘xyz’ eg. have a story like i-robot or a.i where robots are taking over. eg2. have a story where humans are becoming more and more cybernetic like in blade runner. eg3. have a story like alien or preditor

science vs. myth

its so offen that we see science vs. myth, but though we want to have the best science we can in the series we cant do away with having the myths, the magic, the things that made doctor who special were the things that seemed imposible but what is imposible to us is someother species way of life / existsnce , and what seems imposible to others is our way of life / existsnce

brodcast date

as announced on an earlier post, today the broadcast date is to be revealed and the first broadcast date is Sunday 18th September on city park radio at around 10:30 Australian eastern standard time, each episode shall be broadcast a few times a week and around the same day and time each week, with episodes comping out weekly I’ll post up a time table

star wars cross-over

a while ago a story idea came to me, the synopsis is, there’s this rouge sith who’s moved to the outskirts of town on a far off world and suddenly the doctor turns up asking for directions or whatever when Jedi turn up to fight the sith on behalf for the towns people

new information

recently i talked about cross-overs with other Sci-fi series & movies and using copyrighted material from doctor who, and i have learned that theres a condition on copyright “time of use” and this can fall on a few villans, monsters & aliens that we could re-use we can not re-tell the story per-se, though it may be an option to do as long as its worth it, say a re-telling of celestial toymaker (for example), there has to be something elce going on as i said we cant re-tell a story exactly, we dont want to be repetive, nor copy (not even follow big finish exactly) so we have to have something new to do with the charictors we re-use, but other-wise we can use things as long as bbc arent or havent yet

cross-overs

alot of people have wanted to do some cross over stuff with doctor who like with star trek, star wars, comic books heros etc, well we have such a great opertunity to try and do some of these ideas, we already have a super herine story in the works, and a star trek story idea has been pitched to me where the doctor comes across a damaged and abandond 21st/22nd century ship

a good idea or a bad idea

recently an idea was submited to us to do something with the mondas cyber men as the new series dosent use them so the idea was that there are these mondas refugees on a ship heading to earth trying to ecape the cyberising process on modas which is aprocing earths orbit so im wondering if its a good idea or a bad idea to do this and posibly breach a copyright?