Probably sounds dumb but I am enjoying TOS/TAS in a new way

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by telerites, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. Neopeius

    Neopeius Admiral Admiral

    Nov 3, 2001
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    Our West German correspondent, Cora Buhlert, has been doing a lovely job of describing/reviewing the Perry Rhodan novels!
  2. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Oct 13, 2004
    I’ve enjoyed Cora’s reviews very much!
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  3. Steven P Bastien

    Steven P Bastien Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 8, 2018
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    No, not dumb at all. You are reminding me of what I did in the old days as a kid, when I could not afford a VHS or Betamax. I recorded various TOS episodes on cassette and would listen to them as I fell asleep. Oddly, in recent times I listen to episodes on my phone ( I have all episodes on my phone) as I fall asleep. I find "Assignment Earth" a particularly good episode to fall asleep to. Aside from the initial ship rumbling and fight scene, it has a slow quite pace to it.

    I also occasionally listen to TOS episodes in my car through the Bluetooth connection, (no I don't look at, or touch the phone while driving)

    It does give a different perspective. Also, in my opinion it could have been a successful radio show in earlier days, although I can't be sure because I can't remove my personal bias after seeing the video version first.
  4. marlboro

    marlboro Guest

    What episodes work best in an audio only format?
  5. Mr. Spook

    Mr. Spook Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2002
    The Conscience of the King
    Court Martial
    Whom Gods Destroy

    they are all pretty talky
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  6. marlboro

    marlboro Guest

    ^ I bet the heartbeats at the End of Court Martial are very effective.
  7. Methuselah Flint

    Methuselah Flint Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 15, 2012
    Requiem is very play-like, so I bet that would work well too.

    Court Martial, as you cite, is a courtroom drama, and really even Whom Gods is very theatrical in its layout.

    I bet Corbomite, Balance, Elaan, Immunity, Obsession, Doomsday, Zetar or even Deadly Years would probably need a lot of narration.
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  8. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Reminds me of this bit I did a few years ago:
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  9. marlboro

    marlboro Guest

    "Arena" would have been great as an episode of Escape.

    Orson Welles would have made an amazing Khan in a radio version of "Space Seed." He could have made a fantastic Harry Mudd if he played him like the radio version of Harry Lime.