Sunday, November 06, 2005

Web Wonder of the Week 2 - War of the Worlds radioplay by Star Trek cast

Ok, I know it couldn't get much geekier than this but I guess this is where I have to come out and admit it - I - uh...well... have geeky friends :)

Radio 89.3 KPCC (kinda nifty that we have the same numbers in our frequency) has a one week only streaming audio file of H.G Wells classic story War of the Worlds - in the radio play format created by Orson Welles - as performed by members of Star Trek and Star Trek : The Next Generation.

This is what their website has to say about it

By H.G. Wells, adapted by Howard Koch. Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden,
Brent Spiner and fellow cast members from the TV series “Star Trek”
recreate this classic science fiction thriller, which became known as
the “panic broadcast” when it first aired in 1938. The story’s
breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why so many
believed that the aliens were among us.

The stream requires RealMedia (alas - imho the crappiest of the online streaming systems) but looks worth it.

Live long and prosper ;)

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