Winners for the
2000 Production Year
The Mark Time Award is given each year to honor the
Year's Best Science Fiction Audio Production on the Planet.
The Ogle Award is for Best Fantasy/Horror Audio Production of the
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The American Society for Science Fiction Audio
announces the Society's awards for the 2000 production year.
The "Mark Time Award" is given to the best science fiction
audio production of the year, and the "Ogle Award" for best
Horror/Fantasy audio production. (The "Ogle" is named after Charles
Ogle, who played the role of Frankenstein's Monster in Thomas
Edison's 1910 film version of the classic tale.) Also, the Society
occasionally presents its Grand Master Award, for lifetime
achievement in SF Audio.
- The Gold Mark Time goes to
"Tread Softly Bill
Lizard", a five-episode story of Bill
Lizard who has this cellular telephone that can take him to other
dimensions. Producer, Roger Gregg, gathered some of the best voice
talent in Ireland to make this richly produced 5-episode story for
Irish National Radio. His first Bill Lizard story, "Time Out For
Bill Lizard" won the Silver Mark Time Award in 1999. Find out more
at the website of Crazy
Dog Audio Theatre.
- The Silver Mark Time is a tie. We found
two productions that we felt were equally outstanding, but for
very different reasons.
- "Patch and Click",
written and directed by Ed Lehmann, is a wildly imaginative and
fast-moving serial about genetically enhanced animals in a sort
of gangster underground story. It was produced at
radio in Tampa, Florida.
- "Flash Gordon, Episode One, The New
Planet", taken from the original Flash
Gordon comic strip of the 1930s. It is well acted and produced
with a straight face by Glenn Carlson for the One
Act Players of San Francisco,
- The Gold Ogle is given this year to
Otherworld Media's production of The
Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Produced and
directed by David Ossman and Judith Walcutt for the Children's
Museum of Los Angeles, it features turn-of-the-last-century music
befitting its celebration of the centennial of the Frank Baum
story. The cast includes Harry Anderson as the Wizard, Rene
Auberjonois, Annette Bening, Phyllis Diller, John Goodman, Robert
Guillaume, Mark Hamill and Michael Learned among many others.
- The Silver Ogle Award goes to
"The Soul Patrol, Episode 6, "Bridge of
Indecision." Written and produced by
David Koenigsberg. It is part of a series of beautifully produced
stories and is a well written and unpredictable tale filled with
ethical dilemna and no easy answers.
The Awards ceremony takes place at
2001, a Minnesota Science Fiction
Convention sponsored by MISFITS, the Minnesota Society for Interest
in Science Fiction and Fantasy. ASFSFA wishes to thank the convention
committee of CONvergence for their support of the Mark Time Awards.
We would also like to express our appreciation for support from the
National Audio Theatre Festivals.
Judges for the 2000 Mark Time and Ogle
- Richard Fish - LodesTone Media
- Meredith Ludwig - Radio Producer
- Brian Price - National Audio Theater
- Philip Proctor - Firesign Theatre
- Jerry Stearns - Great Northern Audio
Questions & Comments to Jerry
Stearns at email@example.com.
Updated July 6, 2001.