Friday, 30 March 2018

Dark Pompous Audio for 2018: Episode 1

Hello all. The audio community has been busy. And it's finally time to reflect that here on Nerva Beacon. In fact, so many different producers have been getting creative that it's going to take more than one post to keep things up to date. So this is your first batch of audio plays that you may have missed. Expect lots more to follow soon.

Darker Projects has returned to producing their longstanding Doctor Who series, having released episode 7 of season 4. Salvage Wars Part 1 finds The Doctor and companion Emma in the midst of battle in World War II. Then aliens. Catch up on the whole series on their site. http://darkerprojects.com/doctor-who/dw-season-04-ep-07-salvage-wars-part-1/

5 Who Fans continue their aimless wanderings into the humorous side of Who. Giving us a feature length audio in The Pompous Redemption. Where the Doctor spends time living in isolation until an old friend seek him out. http://www.aimlesswanderings.co.uk

To prove how behind I am on updates here's a couple of Xmas releases. The first comes from Doctor Who Velocity. Following hot on the heels of their visually impressive fan film, it's a lighthearted jaunt involving the search for a Dalek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl8bBshsiQc

Next up are Master Whovians. Who rounded off their full series of audio plays with Pack Up Your Troubles. As the TARDIS is in poor health the Doctor and Emma travel between different conflicts and timezones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsETbwofgIY&t=1s

The Afternoon Tea Adventures confidently completed their debut story Widen Your Gaze. An atmospheric period piece in 1950s England. If you like a well acted slice of sci-fi mixed with supernatural themes then check this out. Get all three episodes here - http://www.afternoonteaadventures.com

Meanwhile, The Sarah Jane Adventures wrap up their epic story Archangel. Fancy revisiting Saxon, Harriet Jones, UNIT, and a host of monsters and threats. It's all here over five substantial episodes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVC2yUom3hE&list=PLi34ezq9WWzXSwPwz6V-pl8U_jehnTGEz

More updates on the way...

Saturday, 2 December 2017

October & November 2017 Roundup

There’s a new producer on the block. Afternoon Tea Adventures has released part one of their first Doctor Who story - Widen Your Gaze.

“The Doctor and Julia are being followed by something inexplicable and inhuman, and in a deserted station along a lonely coastal railway line a ghost train is waiting for them.”

It’s a good quality production with mystery and general Doctor Who peculiarness.

Stream or download from http://www.afternoonteaadventures.com


DWAD released their four part audio adventure Rhythm of the Piper.

“When the TARDIS takes him to Lower Saxony in 1284, he is surprised when he comes face to face with a strange plague afflicting the young of Hamelin. Though what he initially thinks is a terrible illness turns out to be something much worse.“

Download from http://www.dwad.net


Following on from their first season of stories, Master Whovians have released a minisode, The Trip of a Lifetime. Plus they are gearing up for an Xmas special, Pack Up Your Troubles.

Episode and trailer at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLAaZ9EwkkiLVpyXKi7k-DA


The adventures of Sarah Jane Smith continue in Archangel. Sarah investigates the deaths of a family killed in a house fire. Murder and connections to Torchwood soon arise alongside a much bigger story.

Listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVC2yUom3hE


That's another batch of fan fun for you all. There could be more productions out there that haven't shown on my radar yet, so drop me a comment if you know of anything. I will endeavour to have a thorough search for new material in the near future. In the meantime keep your ears peeled for some Xmas releases.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

August & September 2017 Roundup

A bumper edition this time with plenty of content.

Master Whovians have completed their audio series Mystery of the Doctor. All eight episodes are up on youtube. The latest titles released are, The Crystal Conspiracy, False Accusations, The Darkness Within, Into the Vortex, and The Sontaran Masterplan.


Meanwhile we have a ninth and twelfth Doctor adventure starring Pete Walsh and Jonathon Carley from producer Luke Oliver. Exhausted Supplies is set on the burial planet of Excessua and the metropolis of Ventosus when the two Doctors cross paths.
Listen on youtube.


And lastly The Doctor Who Audio Dramas (DWAD) have started to release another new story - Rhythm of the Piper. The Doctor lands in 13th century Lower Saxony to discover a strange plague in Hamelin. Episode one is available on DWADs newly re-designed site.
http://www.dwad.net

Monday, 31 July 2017

July 2017 Roundup

This month saw the latest instalments of Master Whovians series ‘Mystery of the Doctor’. The Last Battle features spacecraft, a temple, and a Dalek, which naturally means a difficult situation for the Doctor. That is followed by Code of the Critorians. About a lizard-like race of conquerors. Both available on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwwigXJy7UM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_QVHCL4Bc8


The Doctor Who Audio Dramas have reached episode five of their Dalek story Takamagahara. I’ve not had the chance to listen yet but I believe that is the finale. Go check it out. http://www.dwad.net


Lastly, The Fall of Sarah Jane Smith concludes on Lupien’s channel. With more to come in future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh9uZMNHNXs


If you know of other new releases not yet covered here, please get in touch with a quick comment.

Friday, 30 June 2017

June 2017 Roundup

What’s new?

The Doctor Who Audio Dramas are currently releasing Takamagahara (aka Dalek Oblivion). Episode three recently went up on their site - http://www.dwad.net - with more to come. As the title suggests the story takes us to medieval Japan and the time of the samurai. A village trying to survive bandits and strange mysteries.


And if you want to try something different we now have, as far as I’m aware, the first ever fan audio play for The Sarah Jane Adventures. The Fall of Sarah Jane Smith concerns an attack on SJS from the Shadow Architects, alternate worlds, and the 11th Doctor. So far this young fan group has released episode one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH6uqUrBX8A


Friday, 16 June 2017

Full Circle

What the hell happened?

It’s been a long time since Nerva Beacon has had the attention I would like to give it. It has always been on my mind to get things back in shape and now the Beacon has been reborn from the flames once more. Right back to where we started. A nifty little blog.

Where things went wrong in the past was simply taking on too much work to try and produce a flasher, more in depth site. A great ambition which led to a database that didn’t fulfil it’s purpose. So now it’s back to basics allowing me the time to do what’s important. Listen to more audios.

The database is already fully up to date again and chock full of new listings. There are a total of 978 audio plays from 122 producers. Many of which have working links for streaming and downloading. I’m itching to catch up on a lot of fan works that I’ve not gotten round to for too long now. And because the Beacon is more fun to manage again I will try my best to post regular updates and things of interest.

There are so many new audios these days due to advances in technology that it’s getting harder to keep up with it all. If something is missing or incorrect please get in touch and I’ll get on to updating it asap. Maybe you have an audio play of your own you’d like added? All help is really appreciated, especially if it means more new stories to listen to.

That’s enough waffling from me. Enjoy the site and come back soon.