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  • December 4, 2016

    In The Embers
    In the Embers, Part 1

    A song, a pressed flower, and the sound of two girl’s voices recovered from a burned wooden beam by using a laser to read its charred surface like the grooves of an old 78rpm record. These are the clues that archaeologist, Digger Morgan, discovers while working on a routine Maryland plantation dig.

    We’ll also talk live to
    Robin Miles and Jacquie Maddix, two women who are in the play, about their characters and behind-the-mic experiences. A production of the Great Northern Audio Theatre.
  • December 11, 2016

    In The Embers
    In the Embers, Part 2

    Who were the girls? When was the fire? The answers all lead to 1920s jazz pioneer, Kit Jeffers, whose voice mysteriously appears on Digger’s computer, and whose existence remains haunted by a singular tragic event.

    A production of the
    Great Northern Audio Theatre, of Minneapolis. Written by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, with original songs by Price and Mike Wheaton. Also features KFAI’s Dean Johnson and E. G. Bailey.
  • December 18, 2016

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    Big Jim Chancer and the Space Pirates

    From the Crazy Dog Audio Theatre in Ireland comes this extremely silly sci-fi story. Captain Roslyn Sane and the loyal bridge crew of the starship
    Amadan confront the picketing members of the ship’s Expendable Characters Union, who are led to mutiny by the peg-legged trolley-man ‘Big Jim Chancer’ and his Maoist Red parrot, Polynomial. Their aim? To launch their own spin-off show.

    Written and directed by Roger Gregg. From the
    Big Big Space series on RTE, Irish National Radio.

December 25, 2016

The Curse of 589

Starring William Shatner as a scientist who is visited by a faerie, and is very taken by the magic wand, calling it a marvelous power converter. But, of course, no one believes him. Also featuring Studs Terkel as himself. Written by Norman Corwin.

2017

Science Fiction Radio Theater


  • January 1, 2017

    Drummer
    Universe

    The generation starship,
    Vanguard, where the onboard society has broken down and no one remembers that there is a universe out there beyond the bulkheads. From the Dimension X series, 1951. Original story, published in 1941, is part of the book Orphans of the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein.

    Drummer’s Dome

    Great Northern Audio Theatre sends us this tale of Drummer Crowley, who is finally able to build that geodesic dome lake home he’d always wanted when they release his old band’s albums on CD. But he soon discovers that the inside of the dome doesn’t seem to be on the same planet as the outside. Written by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns. Starring Dean Johnson and Irene Ruderman.
  • January 8, 2017

    KSVR Radio Theater Project
    Sjambak

    Wilbur Murphy sought romance, excitement, and an impossible Horseman of Space. With polite smiles, the planet frustrated him at every turn - until he found them all the hard way! A classic science fiction story originally published in the "If Worlds of Science Fiction" in July, 1953.The Radio Theater Project of KSVR radio in Mount Vernon, Washington brings us this classic story by Jack Vance.

    Chet Avery’s Lot

    Chet owns a space junkyard where anything can be had, for a price. Featuring John Cullum (Northern Exposure). From
    Act One Radio and Jim French Productions.
  • January 15, 2017

    Shambleau

    On Mars, tough smuggler Northwest Smith encounters a young woman being chased by a mob. Instinctively, he decides to protect her. The crowd identifies her as "Shambleau", but Smith does not recognize the name. He is surprised when the mob disperses without violence when he claims her as his own. Fortunately for Smith, his Venusian partner Yarol comes looking for him and finds him before it is too late. Unlike Smith, he knows what the creature is. This is Catherine Moore’s first tale of the great sci-fi character, Northwest Smith, published in 1933. Directed by Yuri Rasovski for the 2000X radio series.

    Light of Other Days

    Bob Shaw’s tale of looking in Slow Glass, where it takes years for the light to get through, so what you see there is what’s taken place a long time ago. From the
    Sci-Fi Radio series.

    And Other short subjects.
  • January 22, 2017

    Even the Queen, by Connic Willis
    Even the Queen

    Connie Willis’ Hugo Award winning story details a conversation between three generations of women as they discuss the decision of one of their daughters to join the Cyclists—not bicycle enthusiasts, but women who menstruate despite the existence of medical procedures that would allow them to not do so. From the
    2000X public radio series, directed by Yuri Rasovski.

    The War of the Cotswolds

    Action Science Theater in the UK asks What do you do if your budget’s been cut, your marking isn’t finished, you’ve run out of biscuits, and aliens land in the playing field? Time to find out…

    Written by Dan Bond, Brian Macken & Dan Booth. Produced by Dan Booth. Entry from the 75th Anniversary War of the Worlds contest.
  • January 29, 2017

    Centropolis, by Walter Adler
    Centropolis

    1984-like drama set in the State, Centropolis, which has solved all problems and is bio-engineering a triumph over death itself. Actors are recruited to play the public, and sometimes dangerous, roles of government officials, leaving the inner workings of government to proceed independent of public scrutiny. The German drama is orchestrated into sound bites, photo opportunities, and planned leaks.

    Written by Walter Adler. Translated by Robert Goss. Produced by Eric Bauersfeld at Bay Area Radio Drama, 1991, for SoundPlay: explorations in the art of radio drama. Available in the Pacifica Radio Archives.

    Other Short subjects.
  • February 5, 2017

    Galaxy Quest Restoration Project
    Primitive James, Episode 1

    He’s an advanced robot built in the 21st century, and now 200 years later, still working as a mercenary on a spaceship bound for battle on a distant planet.

    Written by Michael Popham, Directed by John Popham. Snoose Boulevard Productions. Winner of the Mark Time Award in 1997.

    Lilith

    Follow the adventures of the intrepid crew of the NSEA Protector as they meet 'Lilith' an ancient being with ancient powers! Will she be friend or foe?

    Recreations of the TV series fictionally represented in the 1999 film, Galaxy Quest.
    Episode 2 of the Galaxy Quest Restoration Project, written by David A. McKenzie. A 2016 Parsec Award winner.
  • February 12, 2017

    Primitive James, Snoose Blvd Prod.
    Primitive James, Episode 2

    James, the 200-year-old robot is working as a mercenary. His ship is attacked and crashes on a planet in Winter. He hides out in a mining colony, but is being hunted by Confederation soldiers.

    Written by Michael Popham, Directed by John Popham. Snoose Boulevard Productions. Winner of the
    Mark Time Award in 1997.

    The Cold Equations

    Tom Godwin's science-fiction story “The Cold Equations” takes place entirely aboard the Stardust, an Emergency Dispatch Ship (EDS) headed for the frontier planet Woden with a load of desperately needed medical supplies. The pilot, Barton, discovers a stowaway: an eighteen-year-old girl.

    Produced by Kevin Singer for the Sci-Fi Radio series.
  • February 19, 2017

    Primitive James, Snoose Blvd Prod.
    Primitive James, Episode 3

    James is sent out from the mining colony to kill local predators called Spinners, but finds them to be more aggressive and intelligent than he was told. He is captured, but the mine’s doctor rescues him. Back at the mine they are surrounded by Spinners.

    Written by Michael Popham, Directed by John Popham. Snoose Boulevard Productions.

    Skulking Permit

    A small colony, cut off from Earth for generations, must prove they are a model of Earth culture when a ship arrives to effect their ‘reclamation’. They strive to provide archetypes of Earth society, including a town criminal… though they don’t even know what that is.

    Original story by Robert Sheckley. First published in the December 1954 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. Aired on X Minus 1, Feb. 26, 1956.
  • February 26, 2017

    KSVR Radio Theater Project, FuturePast series
    Primitive James, Episode 4

    The Confederation troops have taken over the mine, and they suspect James is a combatant. Another Confederation ship arrives, and the Captain knows James’s true identity.

    Written by Michael Popham, Directed by John Popham. Snoose Boulevard Productions. Winner of the Mark Time Award in 1997.

    Expedition on Mars

    An early story from H. Beam Piper’s Future History, as a Martian expedition tries to find something that will help them understand the long-dead civilization, and a linguist seems to be close to making a breakthrough in understanding the ancient Martian language.

    Part of the
    FuturePast series of classic SF stories from the Radio Theater Project, KSVR radio, Mount Vernon, WA.

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