Episode 5 the Doctor and the Planet of Origin pt1

by Amy De Witt

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Dr – Rowena Dinsmore,Terry – Michael Rutter, Izzy/creatures – Brooke Malloy,

Music

Intrigue by Jens Kiilstofte machinimasound.com legacy tracks Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 0

Izzy’s theme is from Dark Conspiracy by FesliyanStudios.com Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0

SFX Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3 unless otherwise stated

Locked door of Questr https://www.freesound.org/people/sagetyrtle/sounds/34589/ 

FOOTSTEPS Looping Sound Pack by SoundLikeTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2kLPkpIkw0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial  http://www.mysoundeffect.com/

Earthquake Sound Effect by n Beats Sound Effects http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zSHr4A9njI

Horror Sound Effect – Earthquake 02 by Nosferatu Sound Effects https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NosferatuSoundEffects

High-Quality Lightsaber Sound Effects 2 by Discount Kevin Kiner https://plus.google.com/u/0/118155424338330205752

Fluorescent Humming by Berlin Atmospheres http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL8B_yh2iJs

Ambient Soundscapes by TabletopAudio.com ‘Far_Above_the_World’ and ‘Deep Space’

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

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 – more 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]

You Can’t Say That Again!

As we head in to the on air replays of a remastered Ep1 tomorrow and finalise the scripts for S2 I thought again of some of the inspirations for the Whoniverse. It began all those years ago with an australian script writer in the shadow of a possible nuclear war, with themes of child welfare, tribal conflict over technological advantage and aired the day after the assassination of president JFK.

Science fiction is a perfect medium to explore uncomfortable themes lightly for our general audience, without making fun of it.  G rated being free to air, no visually graphic content. Radio gives us a lot of freedom and an unlimited wardrobe budget ( yay!)  The corny fantasy aspects work in our favour here – no one is going to take it too seriously  … and yet…

12662528_546702162168677_6253121898270132284_nTropes burned into the collective consciousness

Adam the chief script writer is rather young and living in the lucky country. He is of the generation of australians who are not convicts, refugees of war or bad economics, and yet those themes will be threaded throughout.  In production EP1 working title was Terror of France since it is set in the Napoleonic era but before it hit the airwaves Paris was rocked by the first of a string of terrorist attacks! So it was a rapidly renamed Citizen of Gallifrey pts 1-4 (because titles are just hard ok?)

Terry the companion is accidentally shoved into the dangerous universe from his comfy hipster lifestyle. Unlike the usual BBC companions he’s neither courageous nor particularly bright, although he has a handy knowledge of what the actor Michael Rutter calls ‘pub facts’. But by ep8 I had him step up, up meaning a whole 93 floors, and help unite two economically divided races. The currency is water – the currency that literally underlies the conflict in the Gaza strip which sits over an aquifer.

 What would Terry say?

Actually I think we only continue to teach Shakespeare at school so the generations have some common ground other than today’s weather. ‘Miles’ is still ok with millenials as ‘kilometres does not roll lightly off the tongue’, but ‘acres’ is largely out. So ‘miles of redbrick roofs’ it is.

A doctor who can say what she wants?

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season 2 means a new frock!

and then there is the whole fanfic thing of what does and does not upset auntie. I joined up to this production to have a go at script writing but also because i was INCENSED at the ageism and ownership of imagination that some people think the word copyright implies. Free speech is bandwith worth fighting for. So BBC freely broadcast into your home, set out to inspire young minds, and literally ‘capture’ their imagination. After making a false sense of friendship blossom, suddenly ‘auntie’ closes the trap on your 18 yo brain and shackles you to you can’t say/write/share that unless we give you permissions or you cross our greedy palms with silver?  Before that…yeah we would love you to use a T’ardis in your school play – teachers please contact us? Not on my watch. Ironic video of Peter Capaldi talking to a young fan at comic con -ahh how much the world has changed now Auntie has to deal with a facebook enabled parent observing.

Back when i was homeschooling, Auntie wanted to charge someink like AUD $66 before postage for a vhs tape of the RI Christmas lectures – a series inaugurated by Michael Faraday as  FREE public lecture. Meanwhile across the pond the HHMI foundation streamed their xmas lectures from the web or posted out a CD for nothing. Cue incensed letter to the RI followed by a sudden appearance of a benefactor and the free streaming, $6 CD at their institution too. So i thought we could have at least one grammatical use of the word doctor immediately followed by the word ‘who’ hidden in every script and perhaps a doctor who saves the world with a strongly worded letter to the editor … listen for them 😛
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/gDW4VUkvEfE?rel=0

Episode 1 – The Doctor: Citizen of Gallifrey part 1


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Set on Gallifrey in the Rassilon Era, we meet the young Theta Sigma and her best friend, a boy, in trouble again at the Timelord academy. Rather than miss out on ‘the school excursion’ in the time capsules they seize an opportunity to head out of poorly supervised detention and climb aboard what will become “the Questr“.

Written By Adam Brooks

Cast: The Doctor and Narrator – Rowena Dinsmore, Best Friend – Adam Brooks, Students/soldiers/rebels – Brooke Malloy,Royce Gale,Carolyn Rutter, Teacher – John Brooks

Edited by: Adam Brooks, Carolyn Rutter and Trevor Sneath

12573045_546702028835357_1258180454527503504_nTheme Music Played by Elvis Smith and Jack Willett

Additional Music

Show notes ( spoiler alerts )

Adam wanted to explore the doctor’s youth and also to have a female protagonist. He set the story in what was mentioned within the Whovian canon as a favourite period of earth’s history. Being female and having no budget constraints with wardrobe ( big benefit of audio drama!) meant we could indulge in some frills, literally, to underscore her youth and femininity.

Sound FX  *


[ White Noise ] Real Library Sound by REAL Sound 
[Ambient Background Sounds] Museum visit by Sleepy Sheep
British Museum, Entrance Hall by MasterSoundEffects
St James's Park祐pring Afternoon
Classroom by Random/Pointless Videos
Ambient Medieval/Fantasy Town Sounds (Put on Loop) by Helix
Lord of the Rings ASMR - Rivendell - Ambient sound white noise by ASMR Rooms
City Park Sound Effects by CMIUC100
Market Place (foreign voices) by HQSFX
People Talking in Background Ambience
Park SOUND EFFECTS - Outside Ambience City Stadt SOUNDS by BerlinAtmospheres
Footsteps SOUND EFFECTS Good for outdoors, with extra people too
Footsteps - SOUND EFFECTS (creaky stairs and various others
Sci Fi Beeps by BerlinAtmospheres
High School Hallway Ambience by SoundEffectsFactory
23 FOOTSTEPS Looping Sound Pack [FREE DOWNLOAD] by SoundLikeTube
CC Knock On Door And Footsteps (Creepy House) by Nosferatu Sound Effects
Horror Sound Effect - Creaking Door Open (Drawn Out)
Horror Sound Effect - Horror Scream
Heartbeat
Sliding Wooden Door by Sound FX
Door Sound Collection by Sound Effects Central
Sliding Glass Doors by Sound Effects
Button Press Sound
Sliding Closet Door Series by Free Sound Effects
Sliding Glass Door Opening by Audio Library - Sound Effects
Top 10. Most Terrifying Wild Animal Sounds by Hannibal Lectorr
5 Terrifying Animal Sounds by DeltaForge
5 Strange Sounds No One Can Explain by Beyond Science
Wild animal sounds for kids by nutolina
Engine room noise
Scream Collection - Female by Sound Effects Central
AudioProductions London Footsteps On Stairs Sound Effect by Audio Productions
Footsteps Wooden Stairs Sound Effect by Audio Enabled
Wooden stairs squeak sound effect (normal speed) by Jojikiba

Season 1 Episode 8 Story Details

Circumbinary Planets

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle Episode 8 introduces the Nixi who inhabit the planet Nix, the unidentical twin to Brobree orbiting the twin suns –  “circumbinary planets”.After writing my fictional solar system I found out that in 2012 such a system called Keppler-47 was discovered in the constellation Cygnus, and that binary suns are actually more common than singeltons like our sun, (which would actually be predicted by the electrical theory of star formation) So it’s no surprise that Gallifrey is also in a binary star system in the constellation of Kasterborous (both fictional btw).

Star in a Jar

In this episode I wanted to let Terry test another one of the Doctor’s theories and move out of his role as bystander. The Brobrean dome and the doctor’s idea is based on this  video by  David La Point called the Primer Fields “You will be amazed as a magnetic model of the dome at CERN is used to create a 100 mm diameter plasma Sun with a 300 mm diameter equatorial disc of plasma around it! All the plasma videos are actual footage with no enhancement or manipulation other than speed. In other words, this is real thing. Hard to believe, but it is all true.”

Credits

wooo  oooh – the electric universe finished our first season! Thanks to Wal Thornhill www.holoscience.com for being my MUSE, Adam, Michael master of dialogue appropriate to those under 21, the Delorain writers, and of course the actors! Virtual flowers to the folk at city park radio for making it all happen on air. Thanks to Trevor, and the generous people of the internet world who have made the foleys sound effects and the music for making it really sing. Do pay attention to the credit roll at the bottom of this page!!!

 

Episode sound credits

include all  from 7

Black Vortex by Kevin Macloed incompetech.com (Nix attack music)

https://www.freesound.org/people/Jake%20Williams/sounds/18169/

https://www.freesound.org/people/gyzhor/sounds/47123/

https://www.freesound.org/people/philberts/sounds/111393/

 

The Questr

So the fun of the radio play is letting your imagination fill in the visuals but inevitably SOMEONE WILL WANT A PICTURE – Indeed Michael aka Terry asked me all about the inside of the Questr today, despite having been inside it  read the script. By happy coincidence the multi-talented  rabiddog008.deviantart.com ( who also clipped together our first trailer and voices several parts ) drew these …..

inside the type 40 Questr time machine
inside the type 40 Questr time machine

and here is the outside – the grey metallic cylinder from the academy in episode 1 (although it looks like it could have come from Ikea 🙂                                                       disguised as a gaslight lampost from Narnia  France in episode 3 and as a retro wooden photobooth complete with creaky door in episode 4 when we pick up Terry.

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

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)

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

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

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

 

First female doctor series

I’m getting pretty excited about the series it’s pretty far out to think we are going to be the first with an original female doctor series I mean I know some people have done short stint webcasts and live plays as Tom Baker’s doctor, David Tennant’s doctor and Matt Smith’s doctor etc., but no-one has had an original character or had more than a few bit stories

copyright issues

it has been said that what we are doing is illegal as it is a copyright issue, at our site we take BBC’s copyright seriously and I would like to assure everyone that we have sought legal advice, and since we are a not for profit volunteer community group and aren’t using the Daleks or other monsters from the TV series (this is why we want original script ideas only)  we can produce our fan series without breach of copyright

web casts

though we are recording with City Park Radio in Launceston we still don’t know if they will broadcast the series, if they chose not to we will still record with them, either way we will have internet web casts of each episode for the series’