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IT'S GO TIME! RED SHIFT AT ARISIA 2008 RECORDINGS IS HEER - EXCELSIOR, YOU FATHEAD!

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January 24th, 2008


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10:10 am - IT'S GO TIME! RED SHIFT AT ARISIA 2008 RECORDINGS IS HEER
That's right, here's the culmination of our secret project codenamed RS@A08, the thrilling two-part RED SHIFT adventure entitled Havoc Over Holowood! We performed it live before a whole bunch of ears last weekend at Arisia, New England's something-or-other-sci-fi-fantasy convention.

For those unfamiliar with the show, here's a breakdown of our protagonists:
  • RED SHIFT, sworn defender of justice, fair play, and restaurants that give free refills on soft drinks
  • LUMPY, Red's best friend, trusty second-in-command, knowledgable ship's mechanic, and all-around nice guy
  • PENNY PARKER, GIRL REPORTER, an Earth stowaway from 1939 who joins Red and Lumpy for the chance to enjoy amazing galactic adventures
  • DR. ALBERTS, former head of the Research Institute on Earth in 1939 and stowaway as well
In Havoc Over Holowood, the entire crew takes a vacation to sunny Holowood, where all the holographic entertainment in the galaxy is created. The vacation turns sour, however, as they're quickly roped into helping Lumpy's favorite holostar, Jetpack Jones, save his show from a band of marauding fans with atomic weaponry! There's excitement, melodrama, fanfic, and a chase scene complete with exciting chase music that I wasn't expecting. We also leave no cliche unturned.

This was our third performance at Arisia, starting with our CHICKEN HEART recreation in 2006 and continuing with the first RED SHIFT adventure, The Terror of Terra-Khan, in 2007. (Terra-Khan will be our first fully studio-produced adventure, currently in post and scheduled to debut as a weekly podcast thingo in February.) As with last year's adventure, we're able to be a bit freer with the con/fandom jokes as that's our audience. The studio recorded stuff, while still as nerdy as they come, will be a bit more accessible to those who haven't been to cons.

Anyway, now we have streaming versions available in low (we sound all electronicy!) and high quality, as well as large downloads themselves. I'd be up for chopping the downloads up into smaller chunks for easy listening. Thrill to the exciting adventures! Cringe at the terrible puns! Try to fill the plot holes yourself! It'll be fun, I promise!

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From:katre50
Date:January 24th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Hey, very cool. Time to load more stuff onto the ipod. Are there recordings of the other Red Shift stuff for download, or am I still waiting for the CD?
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 24th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
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The next recorded Shift will be Terra-Khan. Tomorrow the PMRP will debut a live recording of our Tomes of Terror II Halloween show as well. We suddenly bin gettin busy.
From:katre50
Date:January 24th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Awesome.
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From:rigel
Date:January 24th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
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All this radio drama surrounding me is tempting me to join in. A shame my enunciation is suboptimal due to TMJ and that my brain occasionally swaps words around as I'm reading them off of something. (That, and for a different show, I'm so great with a modified Centauri accent . . .)

Edited at 2008-01-24 04:02 pm (UTC)
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From:fancycwabs
Date:January 24th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
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I can't believe "Let's save the panel discussions for later" didn't get a bigger laugh.

Excellent, though.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 24th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
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To be fair, the audience wasn't miked, so the reaction you hear is residuals coming from the onstage mics. There was more reaction, honest! ;)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 24th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)

It sounds great!

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Seriously, dude! Great stuff!

-pete-
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From:modpixie
Date:January 25th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
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this is made of epic win.
From:katre50
Date:January 25th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
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Looks like they moved the page. It appears to be at http://www.huboftheuniverseproductions.com/rec_rshoh.html now.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 25th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
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NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIL
DO A REDIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECT
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From:fancycwabs
Date:January 25th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
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It appears that Our Miss Brooks had dropped.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 25th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
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But Walter Denton's never will.

Wait, what are we talking about again?
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From:redtheblue
Date:January 25th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
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HI-KEEBA!
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From:karyn
Date:January 25th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
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hey you posted a funny garfield once where he wakes up in an alley with like a barbie doll. i'm too lazy to search thru your lj. can you repost?
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From:lixie
Date:January 27th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
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I downloaded it at Neil's pimp post and thought it was awesome. I made my fiance listen to it last night and he thought it was great. Rock on!
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From:hemlock_martini
Date:February 1st, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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Hope you don't mind, I pimped Red Shift over at Whitechapel.

Downloading tonight, listening with tremblin' anticipation tomorrow.

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