In The News… June 10, 2010

Misfits Audio Impresses The Press!

May 23, 2010

Captain John Tadrzak, CEO of Misfits Audio was recently interviewed by the mainstream news site The First Arkansas News. The article was not only about Captain John and the Misfits but also briefly touched  upon the state of modern audio theater. Its wonderful to see the hard working Misfits get some much deserved mainstream attention. This coverage along with Fred Greenhalgh’s now infamous write up in The Wall Street Journal is a sign that more folks are  slowly re-discovering audio drama in America. Congratulations to everyone at Misfits Audio. If you haven’t heard any of The Misfits work, like original series such as Jim Nolan Private Eye,  the Strange Stories anthology series, and old time radio recreations such as The Lone Ranger and Classic Radio Restored, which remasters and cleans up the audio of old radio shows. Check them out today and hear what all the talk is about!

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William Shatner To Make TekWar Audio Drama?

May 24, 2010

A big thank you goes out to Fred Greenhalgh of Radio Drama Revival for pointing this story out to us.

William Shatner recently expressed a desire  to make an Audio Drama out of his TekWar Series during an interview at a recent Anaheim Comic-Con, according to The Los Angeles Times. Mr. Shatner is no stranger to audio drama himself, and is noted for performing in the Alien Voices project, which dramatized great works of science fiction such as H.G. Wells “The First Men on the Moon” and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World” along with other Star Trek veterans such as Leonard Nimoy and John De Lancie.

The idea of an American  celebrity making a professional audio drama is quite appealing and it wouldn’t be  the first time either. Claudia Christian of Babylon 5 fame went on to star as Anne Manx, a sci-fi audio drama series produced by the Radio Repertory Company of America. If William Shatner manages to get Tek War  produced as an audio drama series either on CD or mp3 it would be great, but even more appealing would be hearing this on satellite radio because of its  huge listener base. Getting TekWar on the airwaves would be great for the medium as a whole and raise the general public’s awareness that audio drama is alive  in the modern age.

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We’re Alive Hits #1 on Zune &

The Leviathan Chronicles Hits #11 on iTunes

May 28, 2010

Christof Laputka’s The Leviathan Chronicles an epic sci-fi story of immortality and freedom has climbed its way to #11 in the Literature Podcasting Section of iTunes, while “We’re Alive – A Story of Survival” in the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse continues to skyrocket toward success, and is now the #1 download  in the Entertainment/Everything Else category of the Zune Marketplace! This demonstrates the current popularity not just of these two shows, but of  audio drama in general. One thing is for certain, Fans are in for a treat as we watch these two shows climb the charts and break records…

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The Makers of Warp’d Space Warp into Audio Stories

June 5, 2010

Kimberly Poole founder of Hole With A Rock Around It Productions and creator of the sci-fi series Warp’d Space, entered the dramatized short story/audiobook arena and premiered Warp’d Stories. This irregularly scheduled series will consist of dramatized short stories. Warp’d Stories will not be a regular part  of the schedule. Instead, it will be  used to fill in the gaps of the production schedule for Warp’d Space.

The first short story in the series is “The Yillian Way” by Keith Laumer which  is part of Project Guttenberg, and in the public domain.

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Habit Forming Films Is Heading Back To Wormwood!

June 7, 2010

Habit Forming Films, the producers of Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery recently announced on their Facebook page that writing has resumed on the final episodes of their show. Wormwood had been on Hiatus since the completion of their “Five Fingers Of Glory” Short Stories which chronicled much of the backstory of Wormwood. This last phase of Wormwood’s third and final season will consist of eight episodes and is being called Wormwood: Revelation. Could this mean that the end is fast approaching for this popular mystery series?… Fans will have to wait and find out.

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4 responses to “In The News… June 10, 2010

  1. Thanks for the kind write-up about my article on the Misfits, but First Arkansas News is not a print publication (sorry — just wanted to point that out for the sake of accuracy). Most of us involved with the site have a background in mainstream print journalism, but we’re strictly electronic. Hey, that’s the way things are going, right?

    At any rate, here’s an open invitation — I’d love to visit with anyone involved with modern audio drama. There are a lot of great programs out there, and people need to know about them — the more articles, the better.

    Thanks again — I appreciate the mention.

  2. Thank you for the clarification about your awesome article Ethan. I should have double checked my facts. We’re just glad people are noticing all the fine work folks like the Misfits do and that you’d like to hear more from audio drama creators.

  3. More people need to notice the fine work folks like the Misfits do. That’s some quality stuff they’re producing over there.

    I grew up listening to OTR with my dad (of course, that was in the 1970s and 1980s, so we’re talking about reruns). I’m thrilled that condition is still being carried on and figure the people doing a great job with modern audio theater deserve to be noticed.

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