It's like imaginary TV!
Hey there, my Imaginary amigos!
Did you know that I love radio dramas!?
You know the ones; a full cast, Foley artists, dramatic music… Basically, everything you get in a show or movie except broadcast over the radio.
They force you to use your imagination, and unlike TV, they’re limited ONLY by your imagination. They don’t need a special effects budget, or makeup and hair, or costume design… They just need a good story, good voice actors, and good sound effects.
Over the years, I’ve been building my collection. I started with a bunch of classics old enough for public domain, then got my hands on the classic Star Wars radio series, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (my fave) … Then, I disco erred a company called Big Finish which is known for their Doctor Who radio dramas. I fell in love!
Later on I discovered that XM radio has a station dedicated to radio dramas. I was disappointed to find, however, that they only broadcast classic westerns and a few mysteries. I’m a sci-fi boy… I can handle westerns, but only for so long.
I’ve had this idea in my head to go start my own broadcasting company. Just buy up broadcasting rights, or team up with Big Finish and get some GOOD radio dramas out there.
Alas… I am as poor as the bottom 99% of the world’s top 1% of wealthiest people… (did you know if you make more than 32.4k a year you’re in the top 1% of THE WORLD!?), and I don’t even know where to BEGIN with a project like that.
It’s that something a KickStarter, or GoFundMe would work with?
I must research this!
If there was a station that played classic, modern, and NEW sci-fi radio dramas, would that interest you?
(chances of this happening are extremely slim so this is purely speculative)