A lot of us here in Deepest Springfield are obsessed with accents. How do we do a good Scouse accent so no one will think it’s Geordie? But with that obsession is also learning about the history of accents and how things shift.
So we’re doing some research for some scripts that raise the question “when did American colonists lose their British accent?”
Disney’s animated films usually come with requisite musical numbers and, while there isn’t anything wrong with that, it’s not something we’ve done a lot of… yet.
So it was nice to see this brief, six-minute piece that show some of the voice actors behind one of Disney’s forays into a classic adventure yarn of a type we’d love to do, 2001’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
We had great fun adapting H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds for radio last year, transporting the action from England to the outskirts of Washington, DC and also to the present day with War of the Worlds, 2018.
In fact, many people have adapted it to times and places convenient for them. It’s kind of what they do.
However, having based on our audio version in no small part to the original novel, we really would love to see a version that includes some of the creeping dread (and creeping weeds) of the original novel… set in the original time period.
If you’re like us, take a look at this:
C’mon BBC, make sure not to cut the final valiant act of HMS Thunder Child. We’re so looking forward to it!
While we play around with referencing “that show with the blue box” regularly here at Jabberwocky Audio Theater, said show was a huge influence on our idea of crafting adventure serials. Terrance Dicks, who has just passed away at age 84, was one the show principal crafters for years as well as being the writer of many novelizations.