The Official CHRONORADIO Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Audio' started by Nathan_P_Butler, Jul 8, 2003.

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  1. ithorian-guy Jedi Knight

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    As long as its even remotely hearable, im a happy fan
  2. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    I had to mess with it a bit, but it apparently works now. So, you'll hear the first new system segments for the two Galasso segments of CR #21 on June 1.
  3. ithorian-guy Jedi Knight

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  4. Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling

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    Nathan, will you eventually be doing an audio commentary for Episode III?
  5. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Yes, I'll be doing commentaries for all of the other five films eventually. I'm hoping to get a lot more done on them this summer, now that my students have graduated and I have some free time through August.
  6. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    ChronoRadio #21: Return of the Revenge is now available!
  7. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    I'll be at ConCarolinas 2005 this weekend doing panels and signings. :)

    And to Le_Sammler: I've started to really crack down on trying to get time for the other commentaries. Stay tuned. :)
  8. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    ChronoRadio #24 in December is going to deal with two feature topics:

    What would fans like to see done in future SW novels?
    What would fans like to see done in future SW comic books?

    We're going back to the original, early days of ChronoRadio in that instead of having a live guest on, I'd like to get comments from a bunch of different people via message boards and email, then bring up those comments on the show and expand upon them.

    So, if you have thoughts on either of the two questions above, post your thoughts. Your comments might find their way into CR #24.

    (And, yes, the reason this is a separate thread is so that we can assume that those who post are acknowledging a desire and permission to have those thoughts aired.)
  9. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Okay, folks:

    ChronoRadio: Episode 21.5: ConCarolinas 2005
    ChronoRadio: Interview Edition: Greg Keyes (Part 1)
    ChronoRadio: Attack of the Clones Film Commentary

    ...are all now available!
  10. Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling

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    Nathan, this is not really ChronoRadio related, however, I just recently got a Broadband internet connection, and now have the luxury of being able to download large files, and want to experience more of your work.

    I want to download some of your Fan Audio, however, also, what are your recommendations of the best Fan Film out there?
  11. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Fan films...easy. I'd suggest these four: The Formula; Revelations; IMPS The Relentless; and Broken Allegiance.
  12. Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling

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    Do you have links for those Nathan?
  13. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    They're all on TFN Fan Films AKA "fanfilms.com".
  14. Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling

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    I read recently somewhere, I think over at starwarsfanworks.com that you will be ending ChronoRadio next year.

    For the love of God, why?!? :eek: [face_shame_on_you] :_|
  15. Darthness Jedi Master

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    Here's a topic idea for Chrono Radio: How might Starwars be thought of (looked at) in the distant future. Like in the centuries or millennia to come. Will it quickly be forgotten about? Or will it become like The Oddessy, King Arthur, etc?
  16. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Le_Sammler:

    As far as ChronoRadio ending...

    It's kind of hard to explain outside of my own mind. I've got this mental image of 2007 as a big year, something to really rally Star Wars fans behind. It's the 30th Anniversary of A New Hope, the 10th Anniversary of the Special Editions, and, for me, 10 years of my Star Wars Timeline Project and 5 years since I premiered the first internet-released SW fan audio drama (Second Strike) and ChronoRadio (my first radio show). All those anniversaries sort of mingle in my head to make 2007 a time to both celebrate and reflect.

    Add to that the fact that I'm a teacher, so I tend to also look at things in terms of fours, like a high school or college experience of four years. That then makes 2007 also the 4th anniversaries of my Anthology audio drama series (all 5 episodes came out in 2003) and the 4th anniversary of the launch of StarWarsFanworks.com.

    I had been thinking for a while about what to do in terms of celebreations of that whole "crux in time" thing, and I was also thinking ahead to what I want to do in the future as far as my participation in fandom.

    The Star Wars Timeline Gold almost *needs* to continue. Now that TimeTales isn't updating very frequently and has had some computer problems and such, the SWT-G is really the only chronology out there for Star Wars to be anywhere near its level of comprehensiveness. And, of course, starwarsfanworks.com needs to continue, as it serves the entire Star Wars fan audio community and has no contemporaries of the same purpose.

    By August 1, I'll have *three* ongoing radio shows that I'm producing. "Other Voices" has been somewhat of a flop. It has been enjoyed, so the fan response has been good, but the production process that should be fairly simple has been incredibly convoluted with several people bowing out at the last minute and such. Thus, Other Voices, which I started as a quarterly series, will end soon. I'm hoping we can get a full year out of it and end it in March 2006, but it might not even last that long. If I don't have enough material from people to produce three more full episodes, it'll go as long as it can, then end.

    "Fan Audio Made Easy" is being created with a specific tenure in mind. We're going for a round number, not something that just keeps going and going. We're looking at either a year and a half (36 episodes) or two years (48 episodes), depending on the number of topics we come up with. I think we already have something in the range of 25 to 30 topics already selected, so I'm betting on 36 for now. Once we hit whatever we deem to be the right length, though, it'll end.

    "ChronoRadio" is a different story. It was never created with an end date in mind. To be honest, I'm not sure if I ever imagined it'd reach all the way to 2007 to begin with. The longest running English language Star Wars fan radio show at the moment was Jedi Talk. I don't know on what date in 1999 it began or what date in 2002 it ended, but if we figure it ran from Jan. 1, 1999 to Dec. 31, 2002, then it ran for a full four years. ChronoRadio will hit that same duration of four years in May 2006. After that, it'll be the longest-running English language SW fan radio show. (Star Wars en Direct, unless it ends during 2005, will, I think, retain the title of longest running SW fan radio show in any language, since they've been airing French episodes since 2001.) Alongside that possible "lonest running in English" bit, it's also the only SW fan radio show thus far to end up drawing a member of the fan audio community into official Star Wars publishing, if only briefly. Only one other team (Sigma Phi Kappa, the team behind Betrayed Federation) can make a similar claim, with Steve Mollmann now co-writing a Star Trek ebook. It's nice to feel like the show will have a sort of historical context to it, y'know?

    Anyway, I look ahead and I'm not sure where ChronoRadio is going. However, I do see a few endings in its future. The Film Commentaries that I have already done for TPM, AOTC, and Clone Wars Vol. 1 have shown me that I
  17. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    ChronoRadio #22: A Kind of Magic (August 2005) is now available!
  18. Darthness Jedi Master

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    Thanks, head'n over to download it now.
  19. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    ChronoRadio's Interview Edition with the editors of "Star Wars and Philosophy" (Jason Eberl and Kevin Decker) is now available.
  20. Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling

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    What is this episode about?
  21. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    The first segment is about whether there are parallels between Star Wars and Harry Potter as some say there are. The second is about whether the Force in SW is more like magic or more like traditional sci-fi psi-powers. Then there's the next part of the behind the scenes featurettes, featuring Dany from Star Wars en Direct, an anti-Potter bashers commentary, the next part of the Tales reviews, etc.
  22. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Very nice, as always, Nathan.

    Can't wait for October.
  23. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Now if only I could get the October stuff recorded. I'm recording with Kurt for the section on the fan film awards on Saturday night. I was supposed to record with Sonja on the website segment a while back, but she's been ill. Hopefully she'll be up to snuff soon and we can record.
  24. Darthness Jedi Master

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    You're interviewing MaxVeers, cool. I'm still not sure what the fan film awards are, or how they work. Is it like an awards show where people meet someplace?
  25. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Lucasfilm teamed with AtomFilms a few years ago to feature parody, documentary, and "mockumentary" fan films (copyright okayed films due to being parodies or serious studies) at starwars.atomfilms.com. They also started an Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards series to honor them.

    There was a huge hubbub about them early on because the best and brightest in fan films (much of the time) tend to be the creators of serious fan fiction story style fan films, which can't be included in the awards due to copyright issues. So what we're talking about is the old controversy and whether it was valid, blah blah.

    For those who don't know, Kurt was once a Research Assistant for my Star Wars Timeline Gold, many moons ago, and for a while, the SWT-G's website was even hosted by his old (likely now defunct) planet-eclipse.com.
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