Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Journey #117 - The Death of Captain Future by Allen Steele (Seeing Ear Theatre)

Spacer Rohr Furland takes a temporary position on The Comet, joining the sparse crew of Jeri, a bioengineered “Superior” human, a cranky AI referred to as "The Brain", and the eccentric (some say crazy) captain, Bo McKinnon, who styles himself to be the 1940’s pulp SF hero, Captain Future.

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Episode art from Christian Jaehnel

Allen Steele was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his B.A. in Communications and a M.A. in Journalism. Before turning to SF, he worked for as a staff writer for daily and weekly newspapers, freelanced for business and general-interest magazines, and spent a short tenure as a Washington correspondent, covering politics on Capitol Hill.

Steele, became a full-time science fiction writer in 1988, following publication of his first short story, "Live From The Mars Hotel" (Asimov's, mid-Dec. `88). Since then he has become a prolific author of novels, short stories, and essays, with his work appearing all over the world.

In 2013, he received the Robert A. Heinlein Award, presented by the Robert A. Heinlein Society in recognition of his fiction promoting the exploration of space.

Seeing Ear Theater was an extension of the SCI-Fi Channel, and produced audio dramas between 1997 and 2001. Dozens of Science Fiction and Fantasy stories were produced by a dedicated and talented crew of multimedia artists, writers, actors and musicians and delivered “radio” drama via streaming audio. It managed to capture some of the top living SF writers of today, like Harlan Ellision, J. Michael Straczynski, Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, and Kim Stanley Robinson. It also produced some classic stories, from the likes of Fredric Brown, Poul Anderson, and William Tenn.
Cast (partial):
Neil Dickson as Rohr Furland
Marina Sirtis as Jeri

Adapted by Brian Smith

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Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Journey #116 - The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots (You Are There)

Accused of conspiracy to murder Queen Elizabeth of England, Mary is sentenced to death for treason.

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Simon Salt has been a student of history since he had his imagination sparked by a High School history teacher who brought the subject to life for him. Every since he has been an avid reader, amateur historian and consumer of all things historical. He is a professional photographeran author & Keynote speaker.

He is originally from England and moved to the US 12 years ago. A fan of all things vintage, mechanical and technical he can often be found in his garage making props for photography shoots. He currently lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where he is submersing himself in both the colonial and civil war history of the area.

Music used in this production:
"Feelin Good" by Kevin MacLeod

Theme music by Man In Space

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