Gold Key STAR TREK Comics Turned Into RADIO DRAMA!

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  1. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Star Trek Comic Book Review has turned a couple of Gold Key STAR TREK comics into radio dramas.





    STCBR is currently doing a casting call for their third drama. Kirk is already taken. I know, I tried. :)

    I know a few others and I have proposed that adapting a Gold Key comic would make a fantastic fan production. This is pretty close to having that. Enjoy!

    EDIT: Also typo in the title of the thread, ugh! Should be: Gold Key STAR TREK Comics Turned Into a Radio Drama
     
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    I've never heard of these people. Where are they based?
     
  3. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    I dunno. I just found out about them not too long ago myself.
     
  4. Danlav05

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    Great! The Gold Key comics were a famous but oh-so different telling of Trek.
     
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    This is super fun stuff.
     
  6. Warped9

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    Those first efforts are rough, but this is a fascinating idea.
     
  7. Maurice

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    That's not a radio drama. That's someone reading the comics out loud while showing them to you. Pass.
     
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    It is rather rough. And I agree that this is really just a reading, not a radio drama. There's a method to adapting material to the audio drama format, including dialog and narration that make the whole thing understandable and easy to follow without any visuals whatsoever.

    And they misspelled "starring" as "staring." :rolleyes:

    Kor
     
  9. BoredShipCapt'n

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    So they've basically made it into a Peter Pan Book 'n' Record. :lol:
     
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  10. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Oh shoot. That's what I should've titled this thread instead! The marketer in me went with the more clickbatey title.
     
  11. Maurice

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    And radio dramas need not have a narrator. Gunsmoke didn't have one (the fellow who introduced the show, said "now back to" and read the end titles was a frame around the show, not part of it).
     
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    There was definitely an art to writing expository dialogue for radio.
     
  13. trynda1701

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    It would be interesting to see a team of voice actors take on some of these stories. There may be a few rough gems of stories that could be adapted to a proper audio drama.

    The three stories that I have read, Issue 14: "The Enterprise Mutiny", Issue 15: "The Museum at the End of Time" and Issue 16: "Day of the Inquisitors", collected in a Star Trek Annual in 1974(?), could have been live action episodes, although they are just variations on ACTUAL live action episode themes (evil Kirk, spaceship graveyard (but the year before the animated "Timetrap" episode!), and a Dark Ages themed almost "Lawgivers" story).

    Quite a few of the descriptions from this list...

    http://www.startrekcomics.info/goldkey.html

    ...do read more like Lost in Space episodes, but like I said there may be some stories that could translate across?

    Must dig out my ST comics DVD and read them!
     
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  14. BoredShipCapt'n

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    Somewhere I have a couple of omnibus paperbacks I probably haven't read since I was 12. Gotta find those...
     
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    The old Omnibus paperbacks often deleted a page or two from the actual comic. Was very disappointed with that.
     
  16. BoredShipCapt'n

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    Hmm, no wonder they made so little sense. :rofl:
     
  17. uniderth

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    Where would one find access to the complete version of all these comics?
     
  18. BoredShipCapt'n

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    I see that IDW Publishing has Gold Key Archives in hardcover or for Kindle.
    As far as free access, IDK.
     
  19. uniderth

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    Even the Kindle version seems spendy. Hmm.
     
  20. Foxhot

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    Do the Gold Key comics really hold up, even for those who read them as kids? (I wanted the four giant reprint books then, but not at all now.) We're dealing with planets made out of paper-mache, among other plots..... (Considering all the hate SPOCK'S BRAIN gets....):cool: