This thread isn't an accusation or a browbeating or a harangue, but an honest question. And, if you'd rather skip my explanation and just start answering the question, feel free: Why don't you listen to audio Trek? It's a well-known fact that audio Trek series get less "viewership" (usually exponentially less) than a video Trek series. This appears to be true across the board. Some of that's not surprising. Obviously, Phase II, which is the 200-ton gorilla of Trek fan films (and more power to ya, jamesmc -- you rock!), gets literally millions more downloads than teeny little Star Trek: Eras running irregularly on TWERP Radio, and Hidden Frontier, which has been around for nine years and built a violently passionate fan base, is going to obviously bring with it a certain cachet that newbie Star Trek: Outpost, now in its first year at Giant Gnome, does not. But we see the stark difference in places I wouldn't expect, too: brand-spanking-new shows like Star Trek: Osiris trounce the download counts of Lost Frontier, which (counting its predecessor, Section 31)has been around forever. Video shows with irregular update schedules (no offense, Exeter) generate constant queries throughout the fanboards from hundreds of people for years after deadlines are missed, whereas, over at my own Star Trek: Excelsior (shameless plug: www.starshipexcelsior.com), we have basically a total of two vocal fans who try (but fail) to keep our deadlines honest. Very few shows release hard download numbers (which is a shame), so it's hard to say for certain, but I've heard from a few people that Federation One saw its numbers crash when it moved from video to audio. Above all, the fan preference for video over audio appears to be irrespective of acting, writing, or technical quality -- as the case of Federation One, which was consistent in all things but transmission format, shows most clearly. As an audio producer myself, I would obviously love it if more people listened to audio Trek. Moreover, I've found that most (not all) of my favorite fan works are audio shows, mainly thanks to some delightful audio writers and the built-in ability to tell longer, more intricate stories because of the faster production schedule. But, like I said at the top, this isn't a harangue or an exhortation for you to drop what you're doing and listen to the several thousand minutes' worth of available audio-format Star Trek that's out there right now. I really just want to know what it is that attracts so many people to the video format so exclusively, and if perhaps there's something audio productions can do to interest those fans more in the audio world. As a (hopefully unnecessary) disclaimer, I'll note that I harbor no resentment toward the video shows whatsoever -- they have a much harder job than we do, they put a ton of work into their shows, and, heck, they actually spend money on this stuff. We on Excelsior pay $50 a year for the webserver and the rest is gratis. A single episode of Intrepid is thousands of pounds sterling. The time, dedication, and production genius of fan-video teams is astounding, and, speaking generally, their products are damn good, too. However--again, speaking generally--the product of the fan-audio teams is also damn good, and yet we see much lower download counts and general interest. So, from a die-hard audio fan to a video-centered community: what is it about video? Is it anything that we in audio can emulate? I appreciate your answers.