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Old April 27 2013, 06:34 PM   #31
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Re: "Star Wars: A New Hope" NPR radio serial 1981

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Aaaaand, thread necromancy!

This is kind of old news (but not as old as the thread), but I just found out that Bernard "Bunny" Behrens, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the NPR dramas, passed away in September.

The linked article doesn't even mention his voice-work for Star Wars, which is sad because he was very good as Obi-Wan.
Actually, it does. Right after the mention of his work on the Smurfs.
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Old April 27 2013, 11:49 PM   #32
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Re: "Star Wars: A New Hope" NPR radio serial 1981

How did I miss that?
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Old April 28 2013, 08:38 PM   #33
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Radio allows the mind to do the best effects...
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Old April 29 2013, 12:13 AM   #34
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Re: "Star Wars: A New Hope" NPR radio serial 1981

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Star Wars: The Podcasts!

Actually, I used to own cassettes of "old time" radio dramas. Great fun to listen to. I'm surprised there hasn't been a resurgence of the genre with ability to create podcasts with decent digital productions. Maybe a group of dedicated fans should do the Star Wars prequel honors?
You may find this of interest:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=209068

And this one, too: http://www.starwarsfanworks.com/dramas.html
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Old April 29 2013, 11:33 PM   #35
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i love these dramas, almost more than i do the films they come from. The ROTJ drama did such a superior job of fleshing out the Han/Leia love subplot. I listen to these all the time at work.
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Old April 30 2013, 05:22 PM   #36
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Radio allows the mind to do the best effects...
Yes!

I worked at a radio station for awhile, and we aired a series that featured old radio shows from the 30's, 40's and 50's. Some of it was not so good, but some of it was amazing! The series called "X Minus One", for example, was a science fiction program. A lot of the episodes were adapted from SF short-stores. there was an incredible version of Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth, for example.

Also worked at a public radio station while going to school, and we were airing the BBC Radio version of Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Much funnier then the TV or movie versions, IMO.

Television and movies had a tendency to spoon-feed to the audience, while a radio or audio-only production tends to give an audience the space to fill-in details for themselves.
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How did I miss that?
I dunno, hysterical blindness?

Happens to me all the time.
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