Sunday, 6 May 2018

Illusionists and Radio Plays

Before we get started I just want to say a very big thank you to the people who have got in touch with me and shared links to audios that I wasn't aware of. It's given me more to listen to and helped keep Nerva full and accurate. Hopefully it will mean more listeners for all those productions if people follow the links posted here. Now on with the show, although this is just a quick update as I'm a little pressed for time.

Illusionist Productions have released two stories so far in 2018. The Face of Hate takes the base of siege formula and questions who is on the right side of justice. Time and Relative Dimensions in Truth revolves around the murder of an eminent scientist and the web of lies of those under suspicion. http://illusionistproductions.blogspot.co.uk

DWAD story The Labours of Travellers continues with episode five. http://www.dwad.net/

City Park Radio recently returned to kick off season 3 of their Doctor Audio Adventures. This is a series that had gone under my radar until now. An Australian production with a female Doctor, two in fact as she has regenerated once already. The latest episode, Ruler of Rea, sees the Doctor visit Mestifir - bioluminescent planet of shapeshifters. Lots of streaming options at their site. https://doctoraudioadventures.com/

And catching up from last year. The Doctor Who Fan Audio Adventures released the final story of their third season - Claustrophobia. "The Doctor receives a mysterious phone call from someone who claims they know him. Are they a liar? Or an old friend? And who is on the spacecraft staying motionless above the world of Nova Alturius? And what could they possibly want?" Plans for Season 4 are already underway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUGxnFwcz5w

More audio info on the way...

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Nine, Twelve, and Plenty of Beermats: Episode 2

It's official, there are now over 1,000 Doctor Who fan audio plays out there in the wild. With no sign of letting up. Even better, it's all being shared freely for the love of creativity, expression, and seeing just how far we can muck up continuity in the Whoniverse.

Whilst Mr Eccleston remains an elusive catch for Big Finish, fans are trying to fill the void. Cold Open has been making a splash with Pete Walsh's uncanny Ninth Doctor impersonation. Solid audio quality, a story following right on the heels of the Time War, and the announcement of two more episodes. Gotta be worth a look, right. Stream here https://www.spreaker.com/show/doctor-who-the-ninth-doctor-adventures. And check for updates https://twitter.com/9thDrAdventures.

Beermat Productions have been putting out some of the most unique and interesting material of late. Adding to their already eclectic catalogue of audio entertainment. Last year Just Another Drill created additional events for the classic TV story Warriors of the Deep. This year they've done it again with The Darkling Man: A Moonbase Interlude and The Halmstadt Troll, which works as a prelude to The Mind of Evil. If that wasn't enough they have a short series of UNIT audiobooks related to their UNIT Fannual. And it's worth highlighting the wonderful soundtracks they've released on youtube. More info at http://www.beermatproductions.co.uk

The Doctor Who Audio Dramas (DWAD) has for a long time been the go to place for in depth historical settings. The Labours of Travellers is a four part story set during Stalin's Soviet Union. The clash of workers and politicians. Plus mysterious goings on around a warehouse mining for unknown minerals, creatures in the shadows, and a problem with time. http://www.dwad.net/

Another series that has been steadily releasing episodes over the last year is the Doctor Who Audio Adventures. Featuring the Doctor's imprisonment, Cybermen, Victorian London and more. Now up to their sixth audio Parallelity. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZBzhApELuQ33HPyE2VUnpw

Jumping back to around the Xmas period a story came from one Gallifreyan Morse (also known as Doctor Puntastic). It's a Twelfth Doctor adventure in two parts with companion Clara Oswald. Set amongst a series of kidnappings in New York. Of course things will not be as terrestrial as they seem. Listen to The Unadmired Dawn at https://soundcloud.com/doctor-puntastic

A series of short audios were released on Saxby's Youtube channel at the end of last year. If you want to take a listen follow the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PxthTzFyaA&list=PLEa1frpbkA4Bffwuz1YY6N0JsBIpgepqz

There are some even older audio plays that I'm adding to the database, that were missed for whatever reason at the time of release. Dream Realm Enterprises got started on season four of their Doctor Who series back in July 2017 with two more stories - Purity and The Time That Was. Hopefully we'll see another release from them this year. http://dreamrealmsite.com/DrWhoMain.html


That's all for now but there is a fast growing list of audios to be added to the site. Expect more in the not too distant.

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