Broadwaves: Batman – Knightfall


In this episode, we discuss the BBC audio drama, Batman: Knightfall.

Batman: Knightfall is a three-hour audio drama made by the BBC, based on the Batman comics.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we introduce you to Batman: Knightfall, and we do it without giving away any major spoilers – because if you haven’t heard it yet, we want you to listen to it.

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • Tishiana Girls by Great Big Sea
  • Call for Feedback
    • Music from Serenity by David Newman

Other Links:

  • The Sense8 Podcast
    • ([Website]
    • ([Podcast]
  • Sense8Cast
    • ([Website]
    • ([Podcast]


  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:33 Discussion
  • 2:46 Call for Feedback
  • 4:09 Discussion
  • 7:53 Feature: Knightfall: The BBC Audio Drama Adaptation
  • 28:59 Discussion
  • 33:04 Feature: I Want it All
  • 40:45 Discussion
  • 46:46 Comic Smörgåsbord: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  • 51:39 Discussion
  • 56:55 Broadwaves closing theme


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Broadwaves: Farscape


Farscape is an Australian-American science fiction show from 1999-2003. It tells the story of John Crichton, an astronaut from present day Earth, who travels through a wormhole and ends up in a distant part of the galaxy, where he joins the crew of Moya, a living ship. The crew are renegades escaping from a corrupt militaristic organization called the Peacekeepers. Together, they have many adventures as John keeps on trying to get home, as a grander story arc evolves.

In this special episode of Broadwaves, we look back over all seasons of Farscape, and discuss what our crew thought of this show. This are no major spoilers, so it’s safe for you to listen to this podcast even if you haven’t seen Farscape yet.

Music used in this episode:

  • Broadwaves theme tune
    • Tishiana Girls by Great Big Sea
  • Crew Chat theme tune
    • Evansessence by Anne Farnsworth
  • Call for Feedback
    • Music from Serenity by David Newman


  • 0:01 Broadwaves opening theme
  • 0:33 Discussion
  • 2:51 Feedback
  • 4:15 Discussion
  • 5:25 Call for Feedback
  • 6:48 Discussion
  • 10:22 Farscape theme tunes
  • 13:34 Discussion
  • 17:20 Feature: Sci-Fi Review: Farscape
  • 27:32 Discussion
  • 28:22 Broadwaves Crew Chat
  • 1:13:42 Discussion
  • 1:15:52 Tralk Talk
  • 1:20:33 Discussion
  • 1:25:32 Broadwaves closing theme


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Browncoat Ball News

Received the following wave from your friendly neighborhood Browncoat Ball planners!

Ni Hao fellow Browncoat!

My name is Tanya Dapkey and I am the Raffle Mistress for the 2017 Browncoat Ball, in Gettysburg, PA (August 11-13).

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to donate an item or basket for the Ball.

Stay Shiny! ☺

Tanya Dapkey

Raffle Mistress CSTS 2017, Philadelphia Browncoat Ball 2017, Gettysburg

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Sense8 Part-B available

Our part-B episode on Sense8 is out. This is our very spoilery show, where we discuss Sense8 in depth.

Shownotes may be found at:

The audio itself is here:



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The Signal: Ron Glass Tribute episode

OK, the Ron Glass Tribute episode of The Signal is available to download directly from here

It should also show up in iTunes tomorrow (slight delay due to human error!)

BTW, if you use a modern podcatcher app like Downcast, *watch* the final minutes silence full screen.


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Broadwaves: Sense8

Broadwaves is live! We have an episode, and we’re on iTunes.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get it and/or subscribe:

To subscribe via RSS feed:

To subscribe via iTunes:

This episode MP3:

This episode shownotes:

Our subject for this episode is Sense8

Sense8 is a Netflix original show, about eight people who start to discover they have a connection with each other. They learn that they can see through each other’s eyes, and borrow each other’s skills. They have become, in Sense8 mythology, a “cluster”.

There are plenty of people out to get them. Individually, they each have their own stories, so that’s eight adventures for a start. But together, they form part of a bigger story, a story about what it means to be human.

In this episode of Broadwaves, we introduce you to Sense8, and we do it without giving away any major spoilers – because if you haven’t seen it yet, we want you to watch it.

Comments are welcome.


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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.



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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!



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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.




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