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Dark Journey Season 2 News Round Up

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?

Joshua Hemming, pictured far left, joins the crew for series 2
Joshua Hemming, pictured far left, joins the crew for series 2

Audio:

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

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The guys have added a few new members, Aaron Gittoes of Doctor Who Fan Art and Dave Ladkin of Doctor Who artwork by VortexVisuals will on board as cover artists.

But what can the listeners expect from series 2 itself?

Roy Miranda and Andrew Chalmers very into character
Roy Miranda and Andrew Chalmers very into character

“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

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MA Tamburro and new comer Joshua Hemming

“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!

Dark Journey Up For 4 Audio Verse Awards

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!

Celebrate the 51st With The FB Group

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!

The Doctor Needs Your Vote!

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!

Andrew Chalmers Interview

Doctor Who Dark Journey writer and star Andrew Chalmers gave an interview to Blue Box Balm  where he talks about everything from Jon Pertwee moving him in to his amazing catch phrase (cool beans) to yours truly. Learn how he would unite all sci fi fandom and why he thinks the cast of Big Bang Theory are full of themselves. Take a minute and give it a read, it’s hilarious and you won’t regret it.

See the Doctor In Hamilton

As the convention season draws to a close for another year, you still have one last chance to see a Doctor. Andrew Chalmers and Mike Tamburro will be at the Hamilton Comic Con this Saturday, October 4th! They will be in space 943.  Other featured guests include Lou Ferrigno and Julie Newmar. So if you are in the Toronto area, why not head down and say hello to the Cool Beans Doctor!

The Doctor Is In… At Fan Expo Toronto

If you want to see a Doctor this weekend in Toronto, you have two choices. You could pay $100 to get a photo and a few seconds with the 11th Doctor Matt Smith. Or you can head down to artists alley on Saturday and you can hang with Andrew ‘the cool beans Doctor’ Chalmers as much as you want.

You heard right, the Dark Journey Doctor and the other good folks from amaudiomedia.com will be letting it all hang out on Saturday in Toronto.  Not only will they be on hand to meet and greet with Doctor Who fans, the guys will also be recording a special podcast for Gallifrey Stands on site! Do you like free stuff? Yeah? Well they will also be handing out some promotional goodies.

If you haven’t listened to the audio’s yet, what are you waiting for? Check them out at amaudiomedia.com. They would be a great way to pass the time while you are standing in line, waiting to get in.

So, if you are going to be in Toronto this weekend, check out Fan Expo. And if you are going to be at Fan Expo, check out the Artists Alley and visit with the amazing guys from Doctor Who Dark Journey and say “hi” for me.

Tickets can be bought at the door, check out the Fan Expo website for more details.

Future Dark Journeys?

You know the phrase “better late than never?” Well the awesome guys behind Doctor Who Dark Journey might have something to say about that phrase because I have been extremely late.

Way back at the beginning of the summer I recorded a two part interview with them. The first part has already been posted, in it we talk about the first four episodes of their fan produced Doctor Who audio. But the second  interview? It’s lain dormant on a hard drive as the dog days of summer have affected my work habits and work ethic. Well, the time has finally come. Here is part two of the interview in which we talk about what I love about their show (and what I didn’t like), the Master as a stay at home mom, what is coming up in season 2 (spoilers) and more.

Dark Journey Episode 5

“They say you judge a man on the strength of his enemies.”

The Doctor journeys to his darkest place searching out the truth that will save the day in this final episode of Doctor Who Dark Journey!

A few days ago I had the chance to talk to Mike Tamburro, Clayton Turner and the ‘Cool Beans’ Doctor himself, Andrew Chalmers regarding the first four episodes of Dark Journey. Five questions turned into eighteen minutes of conversation about the good times and the bad that the Doctor has gone through so far. It was a great chat, please give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed!

But all good things must come to an end. Tonight I listened to the last episode, Death On Baker Street. The amazing folks over at AMAudioMedia.com courteously provided me with an advance copy of this final episode, letting me be among the first to hear the completed version, and I am honoured!

So, what can you expect from this final episode without getting too spoilery? Stuff. It happens. Lots of it. Oh, a little too vague there? Okay, well in the last episode we see the Doctor going to his dark place in an attempt to learn the truth behind the brutal Jack the Ripper murders. He finds out, but gets more than he bargains for. Who are the Illuminatios and what is their connection to all of this? Where do the Watchers fit in?

This is my favourite kind of final episode. Jammed full of info and surprising reveals sandwiched between great action scenes and trademark humour from our two heroes. And, of course, you are left wanting more!

It’s been fun talking to Mike, Andrew and Clayton over the past couple of months and getting the word out about this awesome project. But they aren’t done yet. Not by a long shot. Next week I will post an interview with the guys about the future of Dark Journey!

Here are some links to other media who have been supporting them!

The Cult Den

Inferno Fiction

The Droids You Are Looking For Canada

We Came From The Basement

Movie Pilot

But of course, stay tuned to TIMD for all your Dark Journey news and keep supporting them!