The wait between seasons is always my least favourite part of fandom. It seems like it has been forever and a day since we last saw, I mean heard, the Cool Beans Doctor getting himself into a lot of trouble. Well, the wait is over, AM Audio Media premiered episode 1 of Series 2 today! Listen and enjoy. After the episode MA and Andrew chat with the Gallifrey Stands folks!
There is a companion who is going to be at the Toronto Comicon this coming weekend, but now there’s a Doctor as well. Karen Gillan will be attending the show, known of course for her role as Amy Pond. Joining her (though I am sure a wall of security will keep them from ever meeting) are the guys from Doctor Who Dark Journey including Andrew Chalmers, the Cool Beans Doctor!
If you are in the Toronto area this weekend, check out the show! AM Audio Media (www.amaudiomedia.com) will be at Toronto Comic Con at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 20, 21, 22 – Booth A182. Join the award winning cast and crew, chat about the series with them. Not only can you meet the guys and gals, but you can also listen to a preview of the upcoming Series 2, be amonst the first to purchase the first pressing of Dark Journey on CD, and help support them by spending all your comic money on their swag, including Doctor Who and Dark Journey buttons!
And if you are real lucky you might see me there. I will be in attending on Sunday and will be hanging out with the guys for a while!
Doctor Who Dark Journey and the folks from AM Audio Media were up for 4 Audio Verse Awards. The voting ended in early December and the results were just announced.
Congratulations to Roy Miranda. His role as Sherlock Holmes won him “Best Actor in a Fan/Adaptation Leading Role.” Unfortunately that was the only win for Canada’s #1 fan produced Doctor Who audio, but there’s always next year and next season.
Speaking of series 2, have you heard the latest? Check out our news round up with all the details.
I’ve been posting bits and pieces of news here and there as they come, but I decided it’s time to round up all the information. So just what do we know about series two of Canada’s number one fan produced Doctor Who audio, Dark Journey?
Sound designer Joshua Hemming will be joining the crew this time around. From AM Audiomedia.com:
“Joshua Hemming brings a wealth of sound recording/production experience that will bring music to listeners ears…”
On the visual side
But what can the listeners expect from series 2 itself?
“Dark Journey Series 2 features a completely unexpected turn of events for Holmes and his companion The Doctor. The story changes a lot from the blood soaked streets of 18th century White Chapel to a subterranean supernatural hell storm where the stakes have never been higher for our heroes. Sherlock Holmes is forced to confront his past and faces his worst weaknesses and fears as we discover a lot of things about the Doctors past that he would rather no one knew.” – Andrew Chalmers Writer/Actor Dark Journey
“Everything about Series two is big. Bigger stories, bigger characters, bigger sound. Dark Journey had a heck of a start with our initial 5 episode run but the next five feature a super action packed, funny, emotional Doctor, as so skillfully scripted by our writer Andrew Chalmers who also plays the troubled Timelord. Our key cast members make a memorable return as well as a few guest cameos that you’ll have to hear to believe. Who will live? Who will die? Who nose!” – MA Tamburro Producer/Director Dark Journey
Series 2 finished recording earlier this month and is now in post production. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the release!
Canada’s #1 fan produced Doctor Who audio drama has made it through the preliminary round of voting for this year’s Audio Verse Awards. Dark Journey is up for 4 awards including Roy Miranda for Best Actor in a Fan/Adaptation Leading Role, Kate Elyse Forrest for Best Actress in a Fan/Adaptation Supporting Role, Andrew Chalmers for Best Writing of an Ongoing Fan/Adaptation Production and Clayton (Claytech) Turner for Best Audio Engineering in an Ongoing Fan/Adaptation Production.
Congratulations to the four of them for making it through to the final round, but now they need your help now more than ever! Please take a moment to check out the Audio Verse Awards website and vote for them. Voting closes on December 3rd so there is still time!
Everyone knows what November 23rd is. It’s the anniversary of the first ever broadcast of An Unearthly Child back in 1963. This year the Doctor Who Missing Episode Discussion Group on Facebook are celebrating the entire black and white era of Doctor Who with a double comment a long featuring the first and the last black and white episodes! It starts with An Unearthly Child at 7PM UK time (2PM EST) on the 23rd and finishes with War Games episode 10 at 8 PM UK.
The event, dubbed “From Totters Lane to Time Lords”, will also feature some very unique prizes. The good folks over at AM Audio Media have donated a small speaking role in season two of Doctor Who Dark Journey. Your voice could be featured in Canada’s premiere Who related audio drama and heard around the world! Also up for grabs is a brand new t shirt designed exclusively for this event by Loogyhead. The winner will get the first ever pressing of that shirt. Other members will be able to purchase one after the competition is over.
So save the day, join the group and answer the quiz questions for your chance to win!
It’s time to rock the vote and the Doctor needs your help. Andrew Chalmers and the cast and crew of Doctor Who Dark Journey have made the long list for this years Audio Verse Awards.
So just what are the Audio Verse Awards? From their website:
“The Audio Verse Awards is dedicated to celebrating the best in free audio drama. It started as a thread on audiodramatalk, ballooned to a facebook group, then shrunk to these dedicated people (Landon Beall, Alex Gilmour, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard, Colin Kelly and Dan Whitelaw) who sat down and helped make the Audio Verse Awards a reality in 2013.”
This year AM Audio Media has 12 nominations for Doctor Who Dark Journey. Your votes today can move them from the long list to the short list. Voting ends November 17th at 11:59 PM.
So why don’t you take a few minutes and give the Cool Beans Doctor and the people who made the show so great a vote to show your appreciation! Vote now!