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Dash Cardigan part 7 – The Forces of the Dark

Another abbreviated edition of the Centauri Express this month as we prepare additional content and consider what our listeners would like to hear in their Audio Magazine.

The big news this month is the release of Brad Strickland’s five-part adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Treasure Island. Listen up for the discount code being offered to our podcast listeners and ways to get even bigger discounts! But act fast – the codes all expire on March 1, 2017!

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Dash Cardigan part 6 – Allies for Earth

A bit of an abbreviated edition of the Centauri Express this month as we prepare additional content and consider what our listeners would like to hear in their Audio Magazine.

Be sure to review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you found us. Those reviews help others find us, plus we just like hearing what you have to say. You can also contact us directly and let us know what you think of the Express. We’re here for YOU, so let us know what you want from this audio magazine!

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Dash Cardigan, part 5 – Flight Into Destiny

Hello, everyone, and welcome back to the Centauri Express! This month we’re bringing you part 5 of Dash Cardigan: Flight Into Destiny by Thomas E. Fuller. There’s also more from the panel discussion on acting for audio that we did at Libertycon 2016! Plus, we’re also bringing you a trailer for one of our favorite audio dramas not produced by us, Alba Salix, Royal Physician.

Be sure to review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you found us. Those reviews help others find us, plus we just like hearing what you have to say. You can also contact us directly and let us know what you think of the Express. We’re here for YOU, so let us know what you want from this audio magazine!

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Centauri Express, V02 Issue04 – Dash Cardigan 04

…and I’m back! Back from that road trip I mentioned last month at any rate. Hope everyone enjoyed the audio samples!

This month we’re bringing you episode 4 of Dash Cardian: The Challenge of the Basilisk and a short segment from a panel discussion on acting for audio from LibertyCon 2016. We’re also bringing you short show notes because I’m heading back out on the road again from 11/5-11/16, so I’m getting this podcast scheduled before I leave…along with several other things that have to get done. This trip is for an arts marketing conference so I can learn some new ways to get more folks to listen!

If you’d like to help with that, just tell your friends about the Express, Dash Cardigan, ARTC, and audio drama in general! Thanks!

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Centauri Express, V02 Issue03 – Dash Cardigan 03

Sorry for the late podcast tonight, folks, but I’m on the road! Three weeks in an RV seeing the American southwest. Austin, Carlsbad Caverns, Roswell, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Pike’s Peak! On the way home now, but had to get the podcast up…and that involved finding some decent wi-fi, which has been somewhat challenging on this trip.

On this issue of the Express, we bring you episode three of Dash Cardigan – Enter the Dark by Thomas E. Fuller.

Following that, we’ll have a short interview with Bill Holbrook regarding our recent adaptation and performance of his storyline from Kevin and Kell, The Great Bird Conspiracy at Dragon Con.

carlsbad-caverns01balloon-fill-albuquerque-balloon-fiesta01zion-national-park01And lastly, we’ll wrap things up with a special segment here on the Express. Here on the road there are lots of sounds and we’re bringing you just a few of them. A bit of insect life from an RV park in Austin, TX, some footsteps and cave swallows at Carlsbad Caverns, the filling of a hot air balloon (and surrounding crowd) at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, and a couple of hikers coming out of The Narrows at Zion National Park, dragging a wooden walking stick on a dirt-strewn concrete walkway.

If you enjoy these in-the-field segments, let us know and we’ll do more!

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Centauri Express, V02 Issue02 – Dash Cardigan 02

Thomas-E-FullerWelcome to the second issue of the Centauri Express! In this edition we continue Thomas E. Fuller‘s Dash Cardigan with episode 2, Earth Central Needs You. We also continue the panel discussion from Sci Fi Summer in 2016 with William Brown, Bill Ritch, and Anthony Fuller.

If you’re enjoying the Express, be sure to leave a review wherever you found us and a little bit of support on Patreon would be much appreciated.

And don’t forget, we’re accepting submissions for the Express in the form of reviews, news, trailers, previews, and whatever else sounds good.

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Centauri Express – Vol2, Issue 1 – Dash Cardigan 01

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Centauri-Express-logo-transparentWelcome to the first issue of the second volume of the Centauri Express Audio Magazine! As we’ve mentioned before, the first volume of the Express was way back in the 1980s and was distributed on cassette, if you can believe such a thing. Today, we’ve moved into…a more modern era.

Dash-Cardigan-webAnd, as promised, we are bringing you the expanded edition of Thomas E. Fuller’s epic space opera, Dash Cardigan. We originally presented it as the hour-long stage version on ARTC’s Podcast, but this is the expanded 13-episode original version. Chock full of character development, tense plots, and astounding…wait, what? The whole series is a bunch of cheesy jokes and classic movie references? Sounds great!!

Louis+Puster+IIIAlso in this issue of the Express, William L. Brown interviews author Louis Puster, III about his Saga of Ukumog series of books and we’ll also hear a segment from a panel discussion at Sci Fi Summer 2016 that features William Brown, Anthony Fuller, and William Alan Ritch. We’ll bring you more of that panel discussion in future issues of the Express, so stay tuned for that!

As always, thanks for listening and let us know what else you’d like to hear in the audio magazine!

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30 Years of ARTC: Sci Fi Summer 2006

This being our 30th anniversary, we thought we’d dip back into the past and recap some of our previous performances, triumphs and tragedies, in a series of posts. And don’t forget our Chronology for a look at our 30 (and counting!) years of live performance!

This week we bring you our appearance at Sci Fi Summer 2006. Check out all the pictures on our Flickr album.

Sci Fi Summer 2006 saw an action-packed performance featuring The Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants, Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment, Rory Rammer, Space Marshal, our genre-bending sampler Time for Station Identification, and all of that wrapped up in a unique package we called Three Bad Writers!

Sci Fi Summer cast

Not pictured: Three bad writers

We also tried a little experiment at this show. In the below picture, find the red dot that indicates the red microphone on the right, just to the right of Bob Zimmerman’s head. That’s David Benedict sitting and performing the recorded SFX as well as playing his part in the show.

Sci Fi Summer cast and crew

Pictured: Experimentation

Please note that we haven’t done this much. It worked, it was just inconvenient.

Sorry for the short update this week, folks. We’ll be back next time!

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Dr. Will Ward, Science Wizard: Sherlock Gnomes

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A fan con for all things Sherlock Holmes

Performed live at 221B Con! Yet another installment in this ongoing serial. Like it? Want more? Let us know!

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A Rory Rammer Episode Guide

So far, there are twenty stirring adventures featuring the dynamic Marshal, his eager young Cadet, and his ever-expanding supporting cast, many of which have been featured at Dragon*Con and NecronomiCon. In approximate chronological order, they are:

Eye in the Sky
One-joke spoof on the Hubble Space Telescope’s problems. (I’ll do the really cheap jokes around here, thank you. — RNB) Introduces R. Rammer, S. Sagan, Prof. Feynman, daughter Kryssa, and archvillain Rex Gorbachev.
Runaway Rockets
Rory gets his chance to earn Miss Feynman’s eternal gratitude by rescuing her when her father’s rocket scooter runs away with her. Instead, he sets them on a collision course with the Sun.
The Green Man’s Burden
Rory looks on while Bureau of Martian Affairs field agent “Bubba” Beacham matches wits with canny “Green Indian” chief Two Moons — with predictable results.
The Martian Mafia
Attempting to capture a cholesterol smuggler on the Martian moon of Phobos, Rory uses a practical knowledge of orbital mechanics to save the day.
Luna Shall Be Dry!
In flashback, young Marshal Rammer gets his first posting, to the rough mining town of Luna City, just as a female temperance activist crashes the robot freighter carrying L-City’s monthly shipment of liquor. Rammer must take her into protective custody before the outraged miners capture her and do God-knows-what with her.
The Last Vampire
Recovering an object plunging in from deep space, Rory and Skip, with Prof. Feynman and his daughter, find it is the last survivor of a race of alien vampires.
The Island of Doctor Marceau
Investigating a terrorist extortion plot on Venus, Rory and Skip are kidnapped and brought before the shadowy figure behind the scheme: mad geneticist Renée Marceau.
Set Loose the Dogs of Time
Sent by the Science Council to shut down physicist Sinead O’Chronos’s experimental time machine, Rory and Skip are captured, trussed up, and must watch as O’Chronos cranks up her device — with possibly catastrophic effects on the very fabric of Reality.
The Asteroid of Love
Rory and Skip accompany the “Android Sisters” on a special USO tour to a Space Marines base on the asteroid 1011 Amor.
The Cosmic Cycloplex
While rescuing Prof. Feynman from a black hole-like phenomenon — a “cosmic cycloplex” — Rory falls in.
The Phantom Menace
Captain Cosmos, Space Pirate, is waylaying spaceships all over the inner Solar System in his sinister, invisible battlecruiser. But is that any way to make a living?
Enemy of the People
Crashed in the Martian desert with smuggler Rex Gorbachev, Rory must decide who is worse: Gorbachev or the Martian police, who are determined to execute him for smuggling in eggs, bacon, and Ho-hos.
The Planetoid of Doom
Rory and Skip, with the help of a robotic deputy, must stop an asteroid miner who wants to cut out the “mining” step of getting his ore to Earth — by nudging the whole asteroid towards Earth with a hydrogen bomb!
Queen of the Spaceways
Rory, Skip and undercover operative Michiko Sakai investigate a series of puzzling spaceliner hijackings between Earth and the Moon.
The Lance of Justice
Rory and Skip are assigned by the Undersecretary for Stratospheric Affairs to act as technical advisers for a new TV show: “Lance Thruster, Rocket Ranger!”
The Colour of the Shadow of the Outsider Over the Mountain of Madness Out of Space
The Dunwich Disposal Corporation uses power generated by consuming garbage to recharge depleted power storage units. But their energy output is far more than can be accounted for by the amount of raw materials used. Does Dunwich have an unlicensed atomic pile? Or is their power source… something else?  
The Meteor Surfers
Rory and Skip must stop a gang of “meteor surfers” — teenagers who “surf” down from Earth orbit using flimsy, one-man heat shields and parachutes, endangering themselves and any air traffic below. A gang of surfers hijack an orbit freighter for a mass drop — but Rory delivers them into the arms of Justice.  (Or at least improved parental supervision.)
Murder by Meteor
Rory and Skip, with robot police officer DARIL T-8, investigate a freak accident at a science station in the Asteroid Belt: A scientist struck in the chest by a meteorite. But was it an accident? Was it a meteorite?
A Visit from Saint Rex
(The infamous Christmas episode.)  He wears a red suit.  He has a beard.  That’s a sack of toys on his back.  But he’s not Santa Claus, he’s space pirate Rex Gorbachev.  So the toys are stolen and the visions dancing in his head have to do with the black market price of a “Pickle Me Nemo” doll, not sugarplums.
Slaves of the Zombie-Tron
Rory battles his own mind-controlled cadet in order to defeat the plans of rogue scientist Richard Icthyopolos.
The Angel of Destruction
When the State Dept. accidentally leaves the Saturnian moon of Iapetus off the list of U.S.-claimed astronomical bodies, three nations launch expeditions to take possession. Rory and Skip try to defuse the situation before it leads to a three-cornered war back on Earth.

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