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Mini Review – Night Terrors: Episode 6

A Mini-Review of

Episode 6: “Byron’s Tale”

By Ken Jarman

July 24, 2010

Night Terrors is an anthology horror series produced by Darker Projects. The website has a dark feel contributing to the nature of the stories released by Darker Projects. The website is also very easily navigated with productions listed on the left, and each individual episode listed on the title page from newest to oldest. Embedded on each page is also a playlist of episodes for those just beginning on a particular series. While this is a stand-alone story within the anthology collection of Night Terrors the world of Byron continues in The Byron Chronicles.

The voice actors did well in their parts even though Tom Davis is later replaced by David Ault in the continuing series. As with all episodes of Night Terrors, the host is voiced by Mark Bruzee as Harbinger. The music and his voice give a feel of a Tales from the Crypt type show, with the host introducing and closing out each episode. If you’ve listened to The Byron Chronicles, it will be interesting to note that the voice of Gabriel is none other than Laura Post, who is cast as Chris Sparrow in the continuing series. She does an awesome job of voice acting and playing the part that is assigned to her, as she does in the many different other shows that she has been involved with. The editing of both Ben Harmer and Laura Post is very well done, giving Laura’s voice and angelic quality and Ben’s voice a demonic one. The background noise of the episode gives the episode a nice feel with the lack of silence throughout the episode. Footsteps and rain are well done as well as background conversation in the bar scene.

Like most episodes of Night Terrors, the episode begins with a small clip, leaving the audience wondering how the story got to that point. A demon, named Morg, knocks down Byron’s door, stating that Morg’s master says “you come now.” Byron notes that the door was created for him by Merlin himself. He also narrates that the odd situation of a man walking next to a demon is unnoticed by the regular public due to the fact that humans have an inability to see the supernatural creatures for what they really are. The demon leads Byron to his master, the Devil, who is now beginning to call himself by the name of Logan. Logan informs Byron that he wishes him to find a woman by the name of Lilith who is allegedly the first one to escape from hell.

As Byron arrives back home, he is greeted by the angel known as Gabriel, who informs him that heaven is looking for Lilith as well, saying that she had walked out of heaven. At a bar known as Dante’s Inferno, Lilith tells Byron the truth of who she is. Byron then comes up with a way to keep Gabriel and Logan from obtaining Lilith, resulting in a stalemate. With Lilith locked in a cage that is unable to be penetrated by angel or demon kind, she no longer needs to worry about running from  the forces of heaven or hell, but is instead trapped with Byron. With events continuing in The Byron Chronicles, one can only wonder how long before the forces of heaven and hell will let Byron continue unchecked. If you’re interested in an anthology series or would like some insight into Byron’s previous adventures listen to Night Terrors.

Ken Jarman is a Freelance Audio Drama Examiner for Examiner.com as well as a reviewer for The Listening Post

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Now Playing… July 12, 2010

New Audio This Week…

Its a tale of Batgirls and Black Masks on Darker Projects Batman: No Man’s Land! Wheeality Productions encounters a “Dragon” out for a stroll along 19 Nocturne Boulevard and brings Mur Lafferty along for the trip! Up next, its a double dose of adventure in old Havana when Misfits Audio  takes on a Bold Venture and makes “A Twelve Year Old Promise” to Bogey and Bacall, who crash the party when there’s “A Death at the Wedding”! Freedom and justice prevails in the final chapter of Texas Radio Theatre’s “Rod Renegade: Chaos For Hire”! Tales of the Extraordinary returns, with pulp adventure kisses in “To Russia With Love”! Finally “Troll Story Continues & More Brass Fantabulous-ness” abounds on Fred Greenhalgh’s Radio Drama Revival!

And Its All… Now Playing!

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Darker Projects Presents

Batman: No Man’s Land – Episode 7

July 12, 2010

Batgirls new and old collide as Black Mask launches his attack on the Clock Tower.

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Misfits Audio Productions Presents

Misfit Monday July 12, 2010

Radio Classics Restored

Bold Venture: Episode 18

“A Twelve Year Old Promise”

As a young man, Slate made a pact with a friend that if either of them struck oil, they would share half of it with the other. His old friend arrives in Havana and hands Slate the deed to an oil field with what he thought was his dying breath.

Radio Classics Restored

Bold Venture: Episode 17

“A Death At The Wedding”

Two lovely newlyweds arrive at the hotel, but the festivities are interrupted by a man who collapses right across from the wedding cake, and it comes to light that he wasn’t the first.

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Wheeality Productions Presents

19 Nocturne Boulevard: “Dragon”

July 11, 2010

When the Great Umber Dragon comes to the tiny hamlet of Swardvale, can a knight be far behind?  Or is that a bit… convenient? Guest star cameo from Mur Lafferty!
WARNING:  Mature humor and innuendo!!!

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Texas Radio Theatre Presents

Rod Renegade: Chaos For Hire (Part 3)

July 10, 2010

Rod Renegade is a special agent for the department of Homeland Security. Severely wounded in Afghanistan, he was fitted with a special computerized brain implant called “SIS” which restores his body to slightly better than normal.  SIS is also a complete artificial intelligence, communications and data bank that he can talk to mentally, but several ‘bugs’ haven’t been worked out.  During one of Rod’s test he meets Taipan, an international criminal who’s soon to become Rod’s greatest nemesis.

In part three – we conclude this ripping adventure – and freedom and justice prevails (perhaps)

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Tales Of The Extraordinary Presents

“To Russia With Love” – Episode 1

July 9, 2010

Russian spies have been stealing mystical items and beasts for months. But in the process, they have drawn the ire of the powerful Kingsley family and the Unknown’s favorite Mongolian monks! And now…vengeance gets international! Meanwhile, Randolph Moon’s comatose body has been kidnapped by Buru Cultists. With The Unknown out of town, Detective Sullivan is the only one who can save him…or is he?

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Fred Greenhalgh Presents

Radio Drama Revival: Episode 181 – “Troll Story Continues & More Brass Fantabulous-ness”

July 9, 2010

Serialized audio adventures continue from last week… We have part 2 of FinalRune’s new release, “The Troll of Stony Brook,” and two more parts of ZBS’ Lady Windermere’s Brass Fantabulous.

This is the last we’ll be hearing of ZBS’ steampunk goodness so head over to ZBS to purchase the remaining episodes if you’re enjoying the tale.

Meanwhile, on a new road through what once was forest, two teenage boys hunt down a large creature they came across the night before…

Now Playing… June 21, 2010

This Week…

Icebox Radio Theater kicks off its summer podcast season with a special version of the classic tale “3 Skeleton Key” while The Post Meridian Radio Players pull off “The Mask of Innana” and premiere their latest mini-series! Texas Radio Theatre unleashes a schlock cinema “Virus”! Misfits Audio dares to open “The Box” on Miranda: Survivor’s Story, then its another Bold Venture for Bogart and Bacall as Sailor is “Framed for Treason… and Murder” on Radio Classics Restored! Wayland Productions Re-Releases two episodes of “We’re Alive” and walks down “The Road  to Living Death” once again! Circus 13 Productions turns another page of the Wolfman Journals and opens “Goblin Gate”! Pendant Audio crosses “The Line” and discovers “Hidden Messages” Once Upon a Time in Vegas! Darker Projects helps the Byron Chronicles introduce us to “Sam” while Radio Drama Revival comes down with a case of “Collector’s Fever” and Larisa Naples introduces us to “The Realtor and the CEO”!

And Its All… Now Playing!

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Icebox Radio Theater Presents

“3 Skeleton Key” In “Compare-O-Rama”!

June 21, 2010

In 2007, the Icebox Radio Theater presented an old time radio recreation at it’s Halloween show of ‘3 Skeleton Key’, a classic episode of ‘Escape’ that originally aired in 1948 starring Vincent Price.  In the story, three lighthouse keepers in tropical Guinea find their lighthouse besieged by millions of starving rats that have washed up on their tiny key (or quay) from an abandoned ship.

In Compare-O-Rama, the original radio play is spliced together with the IBRT recreation, telling the whole story by switching back and forth between versions, giving listeners a chance to hear differences in performances, sound effects, and music. Summer kicks off at the Icebox Radio Podcast!

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Texas Radio Theatre Presents

Son of Schlock Audio Theatre: Virus

June 21, 2010

This is the first step alien love child (son) of Schlock Audio Theatre.  The film we poke fun at is Kinji Kukasaku’s VIRUS, a dreadfully bleak film due to its being cut to ribbons for an international audience.  Virus was made in 1980 and originally starred Masao Kusakari, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Chuck Connors, Olivia Hussey, Edward James Olmos, Ken Ogata, Sonny Chiba and Glenn Ford.

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The Post Meridian Radio Players Present

The Mask of Inanna

Episode 1:

Pilot Pilot Burning Bright

June 21, 2010

In which down-and-out 1950′s radio host Leonard Allen is given a second chance in 2008, and the mystery of his horror show begins anew.

This episode’s After Dark tale: “By the Brake Lights’ Red Glare

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Misfits Audio Presents

Misfit Monday June 21, 2010

Miranda: Survivor’s Story

Episode 29: “The Box”

Anoria finds her mental abilities are still growing, when she begins seeing flashes of memories from Isibo, the newcomer to the crew, who has her own secrets.

Radio Classics Restored

Bold Venture: Episode 14 –

“Sailor Framed for Treason… and Murder”

The police inspector informs Sailor that he has found incriminating evidence against her– she has 24 hours to leave Havana or be forced out. A friend of Shannon offers to help, but can he trust her?

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Circus 13 Productions Presents

The Wolfman Journals: Episode 2 – “Goblin Gate”

June 21, 2010

Jacob’s father Samuel stayed behind to fight a mountain troll and three harpies to allow Jacob time to get away. When Jacob returns with help, they find Samuel gone. As they follow his trail, it leads to a Goblin Gate, an entrance into the Shadow Realm. What will they find on the other side? Find out in The Wolfman Journals part 2: Goblin Gate!

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Wayland Productions Presents

A Special Re-Release of

“We’re Alive – A Story of Survival”

Chapter 9 – “The Road to Living Death” Part 1 & 2

June 21. 2010

Chapter 9, Parts 1 and 2 have been re-released with the role of Skittles recast. The role of Skittles will now be performed by Bob Bergen. You might recognize him from his various other roles, including the most notable, the Voice of Porky Pig.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0074036/

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Larisa Naples Presents

The Realtor & the CEO

June 21, 2010

Just in time for summer vacation: a Silicon Valley spooky story for geeks of all persuasions. Twelve delicious minutes of ghosts, crazies, and blood-curdling screams — as cheesy as it comes. Everything you need for your summertime car-trip or campfire entertainment. So, sit back and relax, close your eyes, and imagine…

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Pendant Audio Presents

The Line:

Season 1 Episode 3 – “Latera”

June 21, 2010

Kitty pushes fate and Joe gets a brutal revelation!

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Darker Projects Presents

The Byron Chronicles:

Season 3 Episode 2 – “Sam”

June 19, 2010

“I’m going to eat you… eat your pretty face!”

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Radio Drama Revival Presents

Radio Drama Revival: Episode 178 –

“Collectors Fever” and a Chat with Yuri Rasovski

June 18, 2010

This week we wrap up our focus on Yuri Rasovsky, one of audio drama’s true greats who has been so kind as to let us re-broadcast pristine stereo recordings of his Beyond 2000 series originally recorded for NPR.

Today we feature two last bits – “Collector’s Fever” by Roger Zelazny and “And Miles to Go before I Sleep” by William F. Nolan.

Followed by an interview with Yuri himself where we talk about his more recent work in noir audio drama, an exciting new project featuring Zorro, and reflections on 40 years in audio.

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Pendant Audio Presents

Once Upon A Time In Vegas:

Chapter 31 – Hidden Messages

June 18, 2010

Todd runs into Princess, the past haunts Robert and Abby and Jeff gets a spirited ultimatum!

Now Playing… May 27, 2010

This Week…

The Leviathan Chronicles makes waves with its epic two hour Season Finale and a bonus Mini-sode! The Byron Chronicles returns for its third season! Broken Sea serves up the supernatural, old school style on SwagCast! Wheeality Productions gets the drop on The Deadeye Kid as “Haunting Melody” continues! Icebox Radio Theater tickles our funny bone with a “Comedy Cavalcade!”

Its all New Audio, and its all… Now Playing!

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Christof Laputka Presents

The Leviathan Chronicles: Chapter 25 – “Showdown at Mount Chenglung”  (Part 1 & 2)

May 27, 2010

The Season Finale is here!  In this huge double length chapter, two mysterious worlds are about to collide!  Seinshun and Nathaniel race to Mount Chenglung to intercept Whitt Roberts before his nefarious plan can unfold.  Oberlin reluctantly helps Mai Lee find her father but instantly regrets his decision.  Macallan learns the heavy burden of leadership.  A covert union between Leviathan and Blackdoor is revealed.  And deep within Leviathan Cathedral, a secret is exposed that Evangeline has fought to keep hidden for 1,000 years.

Leviathan Chronicles Mini-Sode:

Leviathan Orientation Program – Part 1

May 27, 2010

Stolen from the central AI server within Leviathan City, this secret audio program is required listening for all new immortals as they descend down into the Marianas trench to enter Leviathan for the first time.

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Darker Projects Presents

The Byron Chronicles: Season 3 Episode 1 – Reflections in Shadow

May 27, 2010

“Bit of an underestimate, my friend. I may have just caused the end of the world.”

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Brokesea Audio Presents New Audio ThursDAY

May 27, 2010

OTR Swag Cast: Season 2 Episode 17

Doc, Jack and Reggie are back again with Dead needing burying in Arizona! Join us for ep 6 TONIGHT!!!

Emma and John continue on their case which should not be sneezed at!

BUT FIRST….

Tonight— Tales of Aztec Ghosts and a Hand that just won’t go away! We must be in for some terrifying treats from CBSRMT!

It’s SUPERNATURAL THURSDAY at the SWAG CAST!

 

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Wheeality Productions Presents

The Deadeye Kid: Haunting Melody (Part 2 of 5)

May 24, 2010

More on what is ailing the girl.  And who got the drop on Lem?

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Icebox Radio Theater Presents

The Icebox Radio Podcast: Comedy Cavalcade!

May 24, 2010

The 2009-2010 Podcast Season wraps up with a comedy special!  It’s the Icebox Radio Theater’s Comedy Cavalcade!  Featuring new takes on three classic IBRT sketches, first recorded live, now given the ‘studio treatment’ for the first time!  Featuring ‘The Super Happy Sugar Elves’, ‘First Draft Playhouse: The Stallion on the Moors,’ and ‘Two Guys Coffee’.

Now Playing… May 20, 2010

This Week…

Broken Sea Audio brings Doctor Who to old Chicago in search of “The Medusa Orb”  and serves up a few surprises in SwagCast! Wheeality Productions makes Bingo The Birthday Clown squeeze into a black leather catsuit and do “The Mash”! Finally Darker Projects’ Batman ventures into “No Mans Land”!

Its all… Now Playing!

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BrokenSea Audio Presents

New Audio Thursday

May 20, 2010

Doctor Who Season 3 Episode 4 – “The Medusa Orb”

“Chicago 1929. When two gangsters steal from the wrong shipment of illegal booze they find that all their golden dreams can come true. But at a terrible price.

The Doctor and Amanda must race against a ticking alien time bomb, and the creature determined to recover the Medusa Orb at any cost.”

OTR SwagCast: Season 2 – Episode 16

Our OTR CLASSIC serial CONTINUES!!

Doc, Jack and Reggie are back again with Dead needing burying in Arizona! Join us for ep 5 TONIGHT!!!

Emma and John pop over on a case which should not be sneezed at!

BUT FIRST….

Tonight—Romance and Pulp adventure await with BOGART and BACALL in BOLD VENTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wheeality Productions Presents

Bingo The Birthday Clown #15 – “The Mash”

May 17, 2010

Things move apace. Penny tries to mash herself into the boom chute, Gina talks mashed potatoes, something else ends up sort of mashed, and Tunis put the mash on Linda….

And a black leather catsuit.

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Darker Projects PresentS

Batman: No Mans Land

Episode 6

May 17, 2010

It’s official, Batman is back. But with Gotham having fallen so far in his absence, will Batman be able to return order to a lawless land?

In the News – May 10, 2010

Site Updates

NEW! – Two new Trailers join Jake Sampson and the  Gods of War here at the Listening Post! Be sure to check out the latest teasers from The Byron Chronicles and The Leviathan Chronicles, both are featured in our Coming Attractions section!

TWITTER! – The Listening Post Twitter Feed has been updated. You can now follow us  on  Twitter @ThListeningPost and get up to the minuet audio drama news!

REVISED! – An updated review of  “Children of the Gods” – An epic sci-fi audio series from Deadweasel Studio! Find it in our Reviews section.

THE LISTENING POST NEEDS… YOU!

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at writing audio drama reviews or articles? Well this is your chance. If you enjoy audio drama enough to write about it on at least a semi regular basis, then we’d love to hear from you.

Writing samples are preferred, but not required.

To find out more, Send an email to dextrenchcoatyahoocom RE:  The Listening Post

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Currently In Production

May 6, 2010

The Byron Chronicles – Eric Busby has confirmed that scripting and voice work has begun on the third season of Darker Projects: The Byron Chronicles. The Byron Chronicles is a modern fantasy serial set in the city of Portland Oregon, and has developed a large, devoted fan base over the course of two seasons.

Children of the Gods – Christopher Mack has resumed work on the  sci-fi serial Children of the Gods, after a long hiatus while he relocated Deadweasel Studio to sunny Las Vegas. The next Episode; Chapter 11: Gone to Ground, is fully scripted and casting is 75% complete while the voice work is 55% complete. Chapter 12: Dust to Dust is fully scripted as well, with several openings for new cast members.

Leviathan Chronicles – Christoph Laputka and Nobi Nakanishi have begun recording  the season finale of their show The Leviathan Chronicles. While Chapter 25 is the finale of season one,  it will also mark the relaunch of the shows website. Christoph and Nobi have assured fans that alot will be going on between now and the release of season two.

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“We’re Alive” Zooms up the Zune Charts

 

Modern Myth Productions proudly announced via Facebook that their production “We’re Alive”; a story of survival in a zombie infested world, is burning up the charts on Zune. This fine audio drama production is now the fourth most downloaded podcast in the Zune Marketplace. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew for this accomplishment!

Not only is this is a great achievement for Modern Myth Productions, its a great achievement for audio drama as a whole. Along with Decoder Ring Theatre’s notoriety on Twitter and Fred Greenhalgh’s Wall Street Journal article, it seems as though modern audio drama is slowly creeping into the mainstream consciousness. Is this wave of notoriety a sign of bigger things to come, or is it just another flash in the pan? We would love to hear what our readers have to say…

Now Playing… May 3, 2010

This week begins with a double dose of Misfits Audio’s “Bold Venture” into classic radio; meanwhile a new shipment lands in “Miranda”, the Misfits Firefly Fan Serial! Decoder Ring Theatre’s Red Panda pays for the “Sins of the Father” while Cossmass Productions comes across a “Half Breed”!  Pendant Audio’s Brassy Battalion uses their “Intuition” and the season finale of The Kingery will leave you “Thunderstruck”! Last but far from least, Darker Projects returns with more Tales from The Museum, now in its third season!

Its all… Now Playing!

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Pendant Audio Presents

Dixie Stenberg & Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater:

Episode 44 – “The Intuition of Lily LaRue”

May 3, 2010

Lilly relives tragedies and triumphs as she’s forced to chose between a friend and a foe!

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Misfits Audio Presents Misfits Monday:

May 3, 2010

Classic Radio Restored

Bold Venture: Episode 3 – “Forged Bill of Lading”

A frightened girl is dragged into Shannon’s hotel. Slate doesn’t take too kindly to it, and escorts the thug out the door by means of his fists. As a result, he and Sailor are pulled deep into an opium conspiracy.

Classic Radio Restored

Bold Venture Episode 4 – “A Bullet For Shannon”

It seemed like an easy run to Key West, but the passenger is gunned down before they leave the dock. Then the gangsters are after Slate & Sailor, too.

Miranda: Survivor’s Story “That’s My Shipment”

Anoria and Bernard set out to stop the lethal shipment of drugs that will be used to experiment on innocent children.

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Wheeality Productions Presents:

19 Nocturne Boulevard (Short):

“The Darrin Dilemma”

May 1, 2010

If people really are watching you, does that mean you’re not paranoid?

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Cossmass Productions Presents:

Cossmass Infinities: “Half-Breed”

May 1, 2010

“Alex was running along a deserted beach in a quiet cove. She knew that if she stopped and turned, she would be able to see the tops of the Institute’s chimneys showing above the trees. But she did not stop or turn because she was enjoying herself. She ran for the joy of running, feeling the burning muscles of her legs and the biting wind in her face as she pushed herself across the pebbles…”

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Darker Projects Presents:

Tales From the Museum:  The Trouble With Jane

April 29, 2010

Casey tells Nash and Dr. Mancuso about Jane – one of the ghosts who appears at the museum – and how she came there because of him. The problem is that someone else now appears to be interested in Casey… and Jane.

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Decoder Ring Theatre Presents:

Adventures of the Red Panda (59) – “Sins of the Father”

April 30, 2010

A series of mysterious accidents is plaguing the business interests of a certain wealthy former gad-about. Is it mere coincidence, or is Fenwick Industries being targeted? And when both the city’s mystery men and a secret government agent get involved, will the cure be worse than the disease? How many must pay for the…Sins of the Father?

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Pendant Productions Presents:

The Kingery: Season 3

Episode 12 – “Thunderstruck”

April 29, 2010

The Kingery explodes into a battlefield as the war between Tommy and Shimizu shifts gears!