original vs. rehash

So a long time ago we had a policy to only have original stories. We thought this was a good idea I mean even if we could muster up a way to get the approval to use some of these characters etc. from the series what pray would we do with them?, every conceivable angle has pretty much been played out, but the demand to do cross-over stories and stories involving aliens monsters and enemies from the series was so high we decided to try to do them. But how? aren’t all of these under copyright? Well simply yes they are, but we received information from a copyright expert and they said ‘these things aren’t absolute’ with this stated

‘there are many ways to get around it, copyright is to protect an idea entity, but several things like an idea entity reaching so big it becomes public domain and fan fiction that aren’t for profit or that are sufficiently different from the original source can avoid copyright infringement’

So how much is original how much is rehash?, and how much sometimes come from other inspiration like current events? A bundle of doctor who stories, like lots of good sci-fi, show us the ramifications of man’s impact on the environment etc., and reflect cultural changes, and changes and advancements in science and technology. Original stuff is going to have an edge on rehashed material in the regard that it is new or innovative; rehashed shows you can adapt a used character and give them a new spin, so it not a clear cut case either way.

Now as to ripping people off, To be clear we would not wish to rip anyone off (especially musicians we pay and get proper permissions from those we wish to use via city parks ability to play music as all radio stations do) we just wish to do ideas, characters etc that we think will be entertaining to create “a world in your ears”, now this isn’t simply us going oh lets do whatever the heck we want no, this is a tough task and discussion about the issue (we certainly wish to credit everyone for any ideas we do) but the fact is comes down to completion and exposure (so even if we credit someone they may never know due to our limited exposure). Simply put we can not compete or get the exposure b.b.c does due to budget restrictions because we are only volunteers working, as the b.b.c used to, to make a doctor who  fan-fic audio drama on a shoe string budget. So lets say we do a redo of the chase, even if we did it, it would not be the same – we could only do this as a two parter at 15 mins each, and the audience that’s going to hear it at best is not even one millionth of what the b.b.c would get if they re-aired it.

and the question becomes how bad are we, how much in comparison is ‘ripped off’,  we could go on and make a list so keep you eyes peeled for that

anyway please tell us your thoughts.

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

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

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?

Cating roles 3

Roles for the Doctor and the Vortex of the Nix

Narrator*

1stDoctor* (f)

Companion, Terry Fowler (m)*

IS-Bot*

Buttler-bot*

Roles to fill for the Doctor and the Vortex of the Nix

slug alien shopkeeper

slug alien commander

slug alien police officer

rat alien comander

rat alien 1

rat alien 2

* Semi-permanent role

 

comunity radio Tasmania

we may get our recordings put out to other community radio stations, and get broadcast state-wide via them

here’s a list of the community radio stations in Tasmania

093.7 & 100.3     FM         Star FM                Break O’Day

106.1 FM                              Coast FM             Wynyard

099.3 FM                              Edge Radio          Hobart

106.5 FM                              ultra106five        Hobart

095.7 FM                              Heart FM             Northern Midlands

105.3 FM                              Way FM               Launceston

098.9 FM                              TYGA FM             Derwent Valley

096.1 FM                              Hobart FM          Hobart

095.3 FM                              Tamar FM            George Town

103.7 FM                              City Park Radio  Launceston

097.1 FM                              Mid FM                Oatlands

098.5 FM                              Huon FM             Huon Valley

097.7 FM                              Tasman FM         Tasman Peninsula

0864 AM                              RPH                        Hobart

you should be able to hear our audios on one of these, here or on our facebook site as they are posted