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 🙂 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/

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

re-orginising episodes

i was thinking abot abit of swiching arund on stories for season 2, i was thinking of moving story 8 to story 6’s slot, and either moving the fomer story 6 to 8’s slot or moving it into season 3 and using one of the stories that has been so healy reqested into 8’s slot, what do you guys think

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

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