Thursday, January 31, 2008

CRT heading for SPACE!

In all the years we have been producing radio plays at CRT, we have never done science fiction. Even the three productions we have done with Ray Bradbury were not quite sci-fi ... more fantasy I would say.
Well, that will change this summer! I am VERY excited to tell you all that we are going to produce BUCK ALICE AND THE ACTOR-ROBOT. This was a book written by Walter Koenig in 1988. Walter played Pavel Chekov in TV's STAR TREK, as well as in seven of the motion pictures. He also is known for the role of AlfredBester in Babylon 5.

Mr. Koenig will be joining us when we record the program, and will also be appearing in it. We are really looking forward to bringing it to life with the CRT Players, thousands of sound effects, and one of Jeff Gage's brilliant scores. Deniz Cordell is writing the audio script from the original novel, and Chris Snyder will do post production.

I've been a great Star Trek fan for many, many years, and this is just an amazing chance to work with one of the "Original Series Cast members," and also to thank him in return by producing his book BUCK ALICE and pulling out all the stops to make it into a first class audio production he will be proud of.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

more recording

Another Monday! We recorded episodes 2 and 3 of KING SOLOMON'S MINES. Good session (and a few re-takes for THE HALLOWEEN TREE which is in final edit). I'm very happy with the results of KSM so far, and I think it will be a good one! It should see a release on CD (in a full feature length version) and also on XM Radio's SONIC THEATER (should be on in May or June). Hoping for a hit in Barnes and Nobel and Borders!

We will record next Monday and Thursday, and then the master vocals for this production will be complete.

Deniz Cordell has completed the script for our upcoming production of MOONFLEET, from the book by J. Meade Falkner. I am very excited about this one, and thinking about the casting. We'll move on it quick as I want it out for the summer. This will be a 10 episode series on XM, and will have a CD release as a continuous program (note the cool poster from the 1955 MGM film, based on the book)

4:30 AM. I gotta stop these crazy hours.