January 26, 2014
Episode 3 in the syndicated series live from orbit.
Jerry Modjeski, Stu Mathews and Peter Stenshoel bring together their crew on board the orbiting airstream trailer with odd music and a subtley satirical cultural commentary.
This week includes: Lug-a-Robot Week, Ernest Noyes Brookings, psychedelic filmmaker Mr. Bold Angles, Dad-Blasted Root Foam, J’onn J’onzz Manhunter from Mars, Alabama Neptune, also music by Akiko Yano, Leroy Anderson, Sun Ra.
More Little City shows at archive.org.
February 2, 2014
Short story by Philip K. Dick, produced for the Sci-Fi Radio Series by Kevin Singer. It seems very relevant in today's security-conscious culture.
A spaceship crashes outside of town, and its passenger is there to wreak havoc on the Earth. Spence is accused of being the android invader masquerading as Spence. He must escape and prove who he really is. The story was published in 1953, and was the basis for a movie in 2002.
Wall of Darkness
Another Sci-Fi Radio piece, from the story by Arthur C. Clarke.
There is only one planet, and the universe has only one star. There is a mysterious wall surrounding the entire planet in the frozen south. A man decides he has to investigate the wall and makes preparations to conquer it to see what's beyond. What he finds there is not what he expected. First published in 1949.
February 9, 2014
By Roger Zelazny. From Sci-Fi Radio. A sentient space-exploration robot, lost years before, has apparently returned to Earth. One of its original designers has died under suspicious circumstances. Has the Hangman returned to kill its creators? The hero must find the Hangman and stop it, and time is running out.
(Available on YouTube. Audio only.)
February 16, 2014
Sci-Fi Radio story by Poul Anderson. Ed, a paraplegic who projects his mind into an artificial body named Joe, who was built to be able to explore the surface of Jupiter. But things keep going wrong, and an expert is brought in to help determine the source of the problems. Produced for the Sci-Fi Radio series. If the idea sounds familiar, some have said that Poul Anderson should have been credited for it in the movie, Avatar.
Available on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUdFWmVucQE
Rocket Pierre and the Crown Jewels of Jupiter.
A ZBS short from the Stars and Stuff collection. Rocket Pierre, Trapper to the Stars, helps recover the missing jewels.
February 23, 2014
The solar system premier of a new work by extraterrestrial composer Glagnu Whick highlights Episode 4 of Little City in Space's syndicated series.
Also includes a visit from Bishopess Shepherdess Iris; Paul Bunny; commercials for The Invisible College; and The Lefsa Center.
See more at http:scorchedear.com.
March 2, 2014
The Radio Repertory Company of America presents a tongue-in-cheek private detective with all the answers... and all the problems! From his search for a lady's husband (Whom he thinks is better off lost) to a crook with a sweet tooth and a sour personality, Garson Krebs faces each case with a wit that is guaranteed to bring you laughs! A Detective comedy adventure with real film noir feel. The first of three episodes this month.
Plus another detective story from Old Time Radio.
Coming to a Radio near you!
The Little City In Space
This show was a mainstay on KFAI from very early in its existence in 1978. Highly inventive and well-produced, it lasted many years. In 1999 Stu Mathews, Peter Stenshoel and Jerry Modjeski used a grant to produce a 13-week syndicated series for public radio. Sound Affects is proud to bring you that entire series over the next year. On the Last Sunday of each month we'll bring you one of those marvelous Little City In Space shows, starting in November 2013.
Thanks to Peter Stenshoel for the shows, and to Jerry Modjeski for helping to engineer the opportunity. See more about Jerry Modjeski's several shows on KFAI at his website, ScorchedEar.com. Lots of Little City in Space material is available at Archive.org.