Welcome to The Signal Blog!

Here all of our former crew can post the events that are going on in the ‘Verse with you our listeners.

We will have news, audio clips, updates on our projects and allow you to still give us feedback.

If you would like to subscribe to the blog feed, you can do so by entering your email in the form widget on the left side of this page. The posts will also be filtered through to our facebook page, so you can like us and get all our updates there. Of course, we also have the traditional method of subscribing to our rss feed. It is located at the bottom of the meta section in the sidebar to the left!

Even though we won’t be publishing on a set schedule, we hope that you will continue to interact with us so we can all “keep flying.”

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Broadwaves Update

As mentioned before the new podcast, Broadwaves, is underway. We are recording the first episode to be released in October right now. YAY!

If you missed our first announcement about it, Broadwaves will be a content review podcast where every form of media from any part of the world is fair game. For more details, check out on this post from Jill back in July.

First up for review on the podcast is Sense8 Season One, wherein we will give you our take on why you should watch this Netflix original. If you have already seen it, we would love your feedback. You can email us at feedback (at) broadwaves (dot) org.

Make sure you connect with our Twitter feed @broadwavescast and our Facebook page to keep up with the podcast release information. Right now we don’t have our website complete, but as soon as we do we will let you know at those locations, as well as here at The Signal blog.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

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Broadwaves is Coming

Hey everyone, we have an announcement to make. We’ve started work on our new podcast, Broadwaves, so we’d like to tell you about it, and to tell you a little about the schedule, and also to ask for your help.

Though Broadwaves is based on the segment of the same name from the Signal, we’ve expanded the concept a bit, so what we are planning now promises to be much more than that. The basic idea behind Broadwaves is that we are a recommendation podcast. We will bring to your attention shows that you might have missed, that are obscure or difficult to come by; shows that you might have to go looking for rather than shows that are more mainstream. But, shows that are good, shows that we think are worth recommending.

And by “show”, we don’t always mean TV show. Our scope is essentially unlimited. Any kind of media content is fair game, just so long as we think it’s good enough to recommend.

We’ve decided on a format for the podcast (though obviously that will evolve over time as we learn from our mistakes). We believe there will be, on average, one podcast episode every two weeks. There will be two podcast episodes for every show we review. The first of these, (Part A), will be major-spoiler-free – that is, as spoiler-free as Broadwaves was on the Signal. (It can’t be completely spoiler-free because obviously we have to tell you about it in order to recommend it). The follow-up episode, (part B), will be no-holes-barred spoilerful, which makes it easy for you to skip if you don’t want to be spoilered (or save it until later, which obviously we’d prefer). Between the airing of part A and the airing of part B, we hope you will send us feedback about part A, which we will air in part B. But more than that – perhaps some of you might even marathon the review-show between part A and part B, and that would be the best we could hope for.

We haven’t fully worked out how this will go, but it seems likely we’ll put six weeks between parts A and B to give you a decent chance to watch the show, so our podcast airing order might go something like: 1A (gap) 2A 1B 3A 2B 4A 3B …

Our crew

Our crew consists of, in alphabetical order: Andy King, Craig Kurumada, Jutta Jordans, Jill Arroway, Kevin Bachelder, Miranda Thomas, Nick Edwards, Paul Korswagen.

So, lots of good names from the Signal, there including many folk who had actually left the Signal a while back. You won’t hear every voice on every show though, because we’re dividing our time based on our interests (and real life). Alas, notably absent are Les and Kari, so we might end up having different hosts on each podcast episode.

Our first show: Sense8

Our first episode will review season one of the Netflix original show, Sense8. We are making our podcast episodes now, and we expect to launch our podcast with “Broadwaves E1: Sense8” at the start of October.

One difference between Broadwaves on the Signal, and Broadwaves-the-podcast, is that in the Signal-segment, only one of us might have watched the review-show. In the standalone podcast, we are going to some effort to ensure that many of us have watched it. and so are able to have an unscripted conversation about it.

We need your input on Sense8

Those of you who have already seen Sense8 can help us out. If you’ve already enjoyed this show, please send us some feedback, and we will air it on the podast.

We don’t have a website yet, nor an active Twitter feed, nor a Facebook page, but all these things are on their way. Please be patient.

But we do have an email address – Yay! Our email address is: feedback (at) broadwaves (dot) org. (Sorry for the anti-spam obfuscation there, but we know you’re smart enough to put the pieces together).

You can record something and send it there, or you can just send text. We don’t mind either way; we’ll take both. Please do send us that input. We’d love to use your material, and the more we get, the richer a show we’ll have.

Our second show: ?

There’s another way you can help us out. I’m looking for a volunteer to take part in our second podcast episode. I’m not going to tell you what show we’ll be reviewing. In fact, that’s kinda the point. Think of it as a sort of “lucky dip”. If you become our volunteer, we’ll give you the show to watch. It will be a show you’ve not seen before, so you’ll be watching it for the first time and have that virgin experience. And then we’ll expect you to join in with our crew in the unscripted chat about this show.

Depending on how this goes, we might make this “lucky dip” idea a regular thing. We’ll see.

That’s all the news for now.

Jill

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Lots Happening Behind the Scenes

Hello everyone!

Long time no talk.

We just wanted to give everyone a heads up that there is lots going on behind the scenes for our new podcast. It’s taking a little bit longer than we planned to get started, but stay tuned here for new about our TV review podcast called Broadwaves. I will post all the link information here when we are ready to start our show discussions, so keep your eyes/feed active!

Also, on a personal note, I wanted to let everyone know about a couple of projects I’ve been working on in the meantime. The first is a podcast with the crew from Heroescast called Is Anybody Watching… We started with a review of the AMC show Into the Badlands and are now covering the show 11.22.63. If you are interested in a little bit of banter after you catch up with each episode of those shows, that’s what we do.

The second project I have been working on is voicework with Audioblivious Productions (which is run by one of my childhood friend’s husband who is a pretty talented guy). I have played a couple of roles for him and have had a blast doing so! Check it out if you like audio drama comedy.

Thanks for sticking with us!

Miranda

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Miranda update – Heroescast Reborn

Hi Everyone!

Heroescast RebornWe promised to keep yall updated on our new projects, so I thought I would share my latest podcast endeavor.

One of the shows I always enjoyed (and in fact created a podcast for in the past) was Heroes. This week they are rebooting the series starting five years after the events of the previous series and calling it Heroes Reborn.

At first I was skeptical, but I went to watch the webisode prequel online called Dark Matters and loved the premise. So, we got our The 9th: Heroescast group together, well a few of the group, and started a new podcast.

Heroescast Reborn

It will be mostly a roundtable discussion of the show with feedback and news we hear, but if you are interested in the show please come and listen/join in with us.

Thanks!

Miranda

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Big Damn British Shindig

A message from a Sarah 

Hello, I’m a member of a group of Browncoats living out on the raggedy edge of Britain in the West Country. We’re looking to throw a shindig next year – The Big Damn British Shindig – which will be held in Penzance (of pirates and smugglers fame). We’re in the planning phase at the moment, so if you’re interested please check out our FaceBook page, let us know what you think, what you’d like to see at the weekend event, and especially if you’d come. Thank you, and stay shiny!

Here is the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/429805433896728/ 

As they make concrete plans we will be sure to keep yall informed!

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Greg Edmonson/Joohyn Park Firefly Album

Wow! There’s a Firefly music album I didn’t know about until today!

I just discovered this today on Apple Music. The album is called “Firefly Music for Solo Piano”. Music composed by Greg Edmonson, produced and performed by Joohyn Park. It’s exactly what the title says it is – a performance of all the music from the Firefly soundtrack album, except all done on solo piano. It’s beautiful. River’s Dance is amazing. The last track is an all piano version of the Firefly Theme Tune. It’s gorgeous.

I can’t believe I never discovered this before now.

I have no idea whether or not it’s on Spotify or Pandora or any of the other music streaming services, but it is on Apple Music, so if you have that, check this out.

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New Serenity Comics ‘n stuff

Quote from Joss at SDCC via iO9:

 

Joss Whedon’s Twist, a six-issue series that he’s putting out next year from Dark Horse Comics. It “basically deals with the most important moral question facing us, which is, why isn’t there a Victorian Female Batman?” And in response to a fan question about Dark Willow, Whedon said Twist will have a certain amount in common with Dark Willow.

Besides that, Dark Horse is releasing a sequel series to the Firefly comic A Leaf on the Wind, and the current runs of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and Faith are wrapping up next year. Beyond that, Whedon is working on “stuff I can’t talk about.”

So, more post – Serenity content.

This is good. As for the rest…well, Joss does tend to come up with stuff we like, Fray being a good case in point, so double plus good 🙂

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Con Man Trailer (with added Spectrum!!!)

The sad thing is, we really would all have been fans of Spectrum if it had been real 🙂

 

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/09/comic-con-2015-firefly-stars-nathan-fillion-and-alan-tudyk-spoof-themselves-con

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Fallen Stars

Not sure how I managed to miss this, but there are 2 very shiny EPs of Firefilk by the Fallen Stars here

 

http://thefallenstars.com/browncoats

 

All original songs with the exception of an unusual edit (Ben Edlund approved!) of Hero of Canton – which starts like all the other versions, but listen to the counterpoint!

You can listen to them all for free on their site (there are also some vids) or download  them and pay for keeps – a portion goes to Equality Now, which is also very shiny, so a win win situation. There’s also a load of background info on the music (not just Firefly inspired)

How come we never found this in time to feature them in the Signal Music Section, ‘cos I’m gorram sure we would have done 🙂

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Fun video: Bring Firefly Back

A couple of listeners found a video and wanted to share with everyone!

Albie says:
Cool Video… to put on the blog, I’m excited about this and can’t stop listening 😀  “Bring Firefly Back”: A Cher Lloyd parody by geekiarchy

 

Dave asks: Great costumes and lyrics, but does anyone know what the music is they are parodying?

 

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