Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 07 - Trek Comics & Art

Did you know that you can copyright a colour? Copyright and trademark (Intellectual Property or IP) law is making itself felt in every aspect of our lives! It's not all going the way of the big businesses as Josh Wattles' pointed out in his panel at ComicCon. Artists, for example, have always had a tradition of freedom as regards to including a range of characters in their portfolios to show their artistic versatility. What's more, artists reserve a fair use or implied license to their original "work-for-hire" arrangements which, because their employers did not defend themselves against it, might be cause for estoppel in court.

My point is that even in a creative field like the graphic arts, that prides itself in its freedom of expression, Star Trek fan producers have to tread carefully. After saying that though, common sense usually prevails. Without sounding too much like a Paramount groupie, we are incredibly lucky to be working with the creation of  a corporate entity that has learned to profit from its fan interaction.

Comics and Graphic Novels
Over the past year, my major work has been as the head of TrekUnited Publishing - I think of myself as a fan publisher, just as others think of themselves as fan film-makers or fan artists. It has been fascinating for me, since it has entailed evaluating the professional publishing industry - where it has come from and where it is going - and tailoring our own work to take this into account. We have been lucky enough to have two very talented fans offer us their work to distribute - .

Nova Trek by M.D. Bruffy

Tales From The Fleet by P.D. Smith

Of course these are not the only graphic novels or comics out there, they come in all manner of shapes and sizes, with different methods of production and graphic style, some aimed at the general fandom and others at the adult reader. Here are a few that I know of (for older works, check out my 2007 article)...

Two high quality, adults only series created by Candice Greene from DAZ / Poser.
Four new strips at the start of 2012 in this long-running comic strip.
Ensign Two: The Wrath of Sue
Kevin Bolk is a popular Chibi style artist at conventions and on deviantART who made quite a stir with Clare Moseley in the Trek fan art community with his Ensign Sue must Die parody, released on the author's gallery on dA and now available as a mail-order hard copy. Well, she's back ...and she's brought friends!
Toilet humour on deviantART. 1, 2, 3.
A JJverse look at what happened to the USS Kelvin from Winona Kirk's viewpoint.
These are what I think of when as Star Trek Online comics storylines told using screen captures from the sumptuous game environment!
Great off-the-cuff sketching and a silly storyline - pretty good actually!

Book Covers
Our philosophy at TrekUnited Publishing has been to try to emulate the professional publishers as much as is practicable and the book covers we have used are a major part of that. What makes a good book cover? I am always finding something new about book cover design on Joel Friedlander's blog, The Book Designer, which I rate as my number one resource on the subject. As a catalogue of Star Trek book covers, I prefer to use Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr's Sandcastle V.I. gallery of scans of the covers in his possession.
A series of five faux book covers created by Arcas in the style of the Bantam books of the late 60's.

Check out Richard Merk's photomanipulated book covers for his Star trek fan fiction book series.

A series of book covers designed by Chrisis1033 for the fan fiction series by Rigel Kent..

Fan Art
You''ll have noticed a large percentage of works from deviantART? This is an online community of artists that ranges children to top end professionals! Some pour scorn on it because of the vast number of immature works you will see there but for me it represents a more realistic cross-section of the creative spectrum than believing that only the uber-talented are worthy of calling themselves artists.

Even those top earning professionals will admit, if they are honest, that they started out with similar simplistic works. The difference is only a matter of degree. Training, experience and education come into it of course, as does determination, dedication and passion. 

It's a strange thing, but I don't think I can ever recall hearing a respected professional speak harshly to an up-and-coming amateur. They are far more likely to be supportive and encouraging. Speaking of Indie artists, one of the pleasures of fan production is when professionals pitch in to help and, just as with musicians, artists can be just as free with their talent - Todd Grosser and Sean Tourangeau spring to mind.

Four retro-styled movie posters depiting the Original Series episodes The Trouble with Tribbles, Amok Time, City On The Edge of Tomorrow and A Piece of the Action

Star Trek Animated by Dusty-abell
A fun take on an animated TOS and Pike era crew.

Star Trek Triad Triptych by Joanna-Estep
Three impressive graphic pieces that together make a bold statement

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Day 06 - Adult Fan Fiction

Another year, and there's more Adult Trek out there! Fan fiction writers have been busy, and the ratings have been, most assuredly, T and up. And there has been some truly stellar work created. Let's explore it together, shall we?


The guidelines of FictionRatings are helpful. Their ratings are divided into:
  • K: "Content suitable for most ages."
  • K+: "Some content may not be suitable for young children."
  • T: "Contains content not suitable for children."
  • M: "Contains content suitable for mature teens and older." and
  • MA: "Contains explicit content for mature adults only."
Hence it's not just sex, violence and/or salty language that can bump a rating up to the max. For most people, though, those three things are exactly what causes them to think of one rating over another. Complicating matters is the fact that some sites incorrectly use MPAA-style ratings, whereas others follow FictionRatings. In general, MA is as far as you can go, with M being the next step down. One more step down is usually T ; then comes K+. Finally, the rating for family-type viewing and reading is K. I use the FictionRatings system in this article and go by whichever rating the writer has provided for his or her work. Keep in mind that writers are not necessarily perfect arbiters of their own ratings. However, I feel that all of the listed writers act in good faith to properly rate their works. But the usual caveats apply, and always proceed cautiously, particularly if viewing or reading while at work.

A Word or Two about Gratuitousness

I steered clear of PWP (Porn Without Plot, sometimes called Plot, What Plot? particularly when referring to gratuitous violence rather than sexual situations). The works here may have characters removing their clothing (or someone else's), they may fire phasers or disruptors or wield daggers, and they may use language not intended for mixed company. But none of the characters in the works I reviewed did so without a purpose. This is not just a splatterfest of killing for the sake of piling up a body count. And it is not the Trek equivalent of the pizza delivery guy just showing up and suddenly finding himself in the midst of an impromptu orgy. Harsh words are sometimes said by these characters, or harsh deeds are performed. Bodies move together in rather adult ways. I doubt most people would find many of these stories appropriate for young children. And that is all to the point of Adult Trek. This is not Trek for children and it is not Trek for panting teenagers. This is Star Trek for grown-ups.

Character Studies

Three Can Be Better Than Two

Dozing in Decon by Bluetiger
Dozing in Decon by Bluetiger

For T'Pol, there's more than one possibility for romance. By the time Captain Archer and Commander Tucker are brought back from a kidnapping, something's changed for good. PaulineM's What Lies within Lies Between is rightfully rated MA for explicit sexual situations.


In After Rain by Mr Smith, Captain Archer shows he has a rather particular and unexpected talent. Rated T for the situation more than anything else.

Mr Picard's sweet Eight Letters, Three Words, One Meaning brings Captain Picard together with a young bartender. Rated MA for explicit scenes.

Section 69's From the Depths explores a very frightened Armory Officer pushed to his limits. Who does he think of in his darkest hours? Rated T for some situations.


T'Pol's Secret by Bluetiger
T'Pol's Secret by Bluetiger

When Trip and T'Pol talk a bit after a certain intimate act, the questions begin to pile up in the humorous exploration, Questionably Yours by Aquarius. This short story is rated T for the specific circumstances more than anything else.

Unrequited love is finally requited, but only in the midst of adversity. Prisoners of Hope, by Kathy Rose, adds a new dimension to the end of the third season of ENT. Rated T for some violence.

Worf and Jadzia share some very intimate moments in Ginomo's Homecoming. Rated M for explicit acts.

In Sorrow, Shared, Honeybee explores a rather visceral reaction to tragedy. Rated MA for the explicit situation.

But it's not all angst. A little fun goes wrong, wrong, wrong in Aquarius's humorous Afternoon Delight, another story rated MA for explicit sex.


Of course sex isn't the only reason for a more "adult" rating. Lil Black Dog's Ripples explores what would have happened if Doctor McCoy had not been available for Spock's wedding. This harsh look at an alternate fate is rated T for violence, and won the January 2011 "It's a Wonderful Life" challenge on Ad Astra.

The horrific crime of genocide is explored in Jean-Luc Picard's chilling Anvil of the Gods, an exploration of just what the Dominion does to a species that it considers a threat.

In D'Storlin, a taunted hybrid child is pushed too far, with tragic consequences. What people can do to each other can sometimes be far worse than what any enemy does. Rated T for implied violence.

 Rush Limborg's From Risa With Love
Fantasy Bashir girl Brigitte Bardotbrings action and old-style James Bond heroics to the Deep Space Nine era, as Dr. Julian Bashir goes from holodeck fantasy intrigue to the real thing. But all is not as it seems, as a mysterious woman toys with our hero's heart and the Orion Syndicate threatens peaceful Risa. Rated T for some violence and implied sexual situations.


For those of us who like a little spice with our Trek, the field remains rich and dynamic. I can't wait for next year, can you?

 IDIC indeed!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Day 05 - Fan Animation

Have you ever wanted to control of the world?

 I mean complete control of your world and the people in it? Not only telling the people in it where to go and what to do but how to walk, what to say, controlling their emotions and reactions... everything!!!

 No, it isn't a psychologically questionable expression of megalomania, it's animation!

 Animation is becoming increasingly popular with individuals who have a grand story to tell, requiring a substantial cast of characters and considerable resources to replicate the world in which it is set in, but who don't have the time, contacts or cash to do this live. The practical considerations of building, buying, housing, maintaining and storing props, costumes and sets are extremely prohibitive! When you add in cameras, lights, casting, rehearsing, reshooting - even getting everyone together at the same place - creating a live action fan film is an immense task!

 Animation gives you control over virtually (and I use the term advisedly) every aspect of creating the illusion of the Star Trek world. If you are prepared to put in all the work yourself - many people don't work well in production groups - and have the talent for it, then animation could be for you. My only caveat is that, as an audio producer myself, I will never be able to accept a voice track that does not use a live voice acting cast. Personally, and you must bear in mind that this is a personal taste matter, it saddens me that a production that might have got "straight A's" will only ever rate an "E for effort" in this one aspect.

There are a bewildering array of methods that we can use to create these virtual worlds within which we can play, but I break them down into stop-motion photography, two dimensional graphics and three dimensional graphics. To save me going over old ground, if you are interested in fan animation I suggest you check out my earlier articles in 20082009 & 2011. I hope this is of interest but it can only skim the surface so - as always - keep an eye on Star Trek Reviewed and share any finds you make on social media.

I'll be watching!

Stop-motion photography
I think of stop-motion animation as a physical method because you need a real camera and physical, albeit very tiny, "sets". Pretty much all animation works on the optical illusion of movement that we get when a number of images, each minutely different from the one before, are flashed before our eyes. Stop-motion animation works by setting up dioramas, and photographing models or puppets that are moved against them. "Stop motion" is perhaps best known from the work of Ray Harryhausen who became famous for the fantasy scenes that he was able to create for movies like King Kong, Sinbad and Jason and The Golden Fleece.

After saying all that, Stop motion animation seems to have all but disappeared as a viable form of Star Trek fan animation! A rather sweeping statement and one that I would like to see proven wrong, but I have not even found any complete Star Trek Lego movies ( or their near-relative, MiniMate movies) made during 2012. Their demise seems to be because they rely on photography of physical sets and this combination of the three - a Lego / Star Trek fan who can handle stop motion photography - not a common combination. Check out Barb Reader's web page on Star Trek Lego movies and Larry Studios, who has made some great builds but no Star Trek videos.

Two dimensional graphics

When people think of animation, traditionally they think of something like Disney's classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or the Bugs Bunny cartoons of TV. These were Cel animated graphics which are hand-drawn and animated and whenever Trek fans think of Star Trek animation, they think of Star Trek: The Animated series which was made by Filmation in 1973. Amazingly some Star Trek fans, such as Curt Danhauser, are following this traditional route.

There's no way around it though, cel animation is very labour intensive and takes considerable artistic talent, because basically you are animating two dimensional artwork. Using a computer can now speed up the creation of the artwork and in some cases is the basis of a digital (as against a photographic) animation process. 

Toonshows or motion comics - Which bring a limited number of stills to life via fades and wipes 

Flash, an Adobe trademarked software, pretty much controls the market for animating 2D graphics but is priced above the average Joe's budget. There has been no major series since Enterprise Flashed and Marinerafter a good start last year, hasn't released anything this year. Go!Animate was a hot-bed of fun and creativity for Star Trek fans last year until they discontinued their free Star Trek line. It ranged from the vast majority of fans who were just wanting to have a bit of fun over a spare weekend through to animators who created multiple series and used the free game as a spring-board to Flash animation such as Caithlin Ferrera (Goanimator and Solarbaby) who is doing Star Trek: Absolution and RoTV who is doing Star Trek: Perseus.

Three dimensional graphics
So far we've been talking about creating and animating (bringing to life) 2d artwork but computers are capable of creating 3d worlds. Fan animators have a wide array of tools at their disposal that create three dimensional models that can be filmed in virtual sets. So many in fact that the resulting shows are as individual as their creators ... 

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the future of fan animation is software that creates the video for you. I don't mean to insinuate that it will pre-made, paint-by-numbers, join the dots type thing, in every case the value of a fan production is in what the creator puts into it! However, just as few programmers hard-code their own software these days, animation software is being designed to take out the hi-tech number-crunching of the early days.

Nowadays animation software is designed to be intuitive so that the animator can focus on making their creations as realistic as possible. They range from the low end to the high systems. The easiest is machinima: scripted, rehearsed and recorded gameplay from just about any game engine. The concept of using a game engine for film production was formalised by "The Movies", sold as a game but used to make films such as Star Trek: Frontier and Star Trek: The Way Back however it has probably been around as long as screencapture software has been with us! Arguably the most famous is "Borg Wars"  and today, the MMOG Star Trek Online (STO) has, to a certain extent, picked up the mantle from ST: Elite Force as the most common venue for creating Star Trek machinima such as Star Trek: Reunion

It is interesting to note that the copyright owners of ST Elite Force have donated the software to the fan community who have developed it into an RPG game  platform. Am I the only person who can see in these extensive, if a little clunky, online environments (RPG-X The Last Outpost / YouTubea perfect machinima studio?

This last year has seen a blossoming and withering of fan animation activity on two very different low-end animation platforms: Go!Animate (see under 2D animation above) and Xtranormal. They both had simplicity and speed on their side but suffered from limited characters and postures. At the start of this year, there were two very active animators using the State Plus extensions for Xtranormal State, Glenn at FemTrekz (Fb) and  Frank at  Star Trekz Empire (Fb) - what a difference a year makes! Glenn and Frank are still producing, but have amicably gone in different directions and Xtranormal have discontinued support of Xtranormal bringing out Xtranormal Desktop Beta which has not been well received by its previous users. To be fair though, they do have a set of characters for their new platform called Trekkiez.

The higher end animation software allows much more control over arm & leg, in fact all joint movement, however very little of it is free. Blender is the odd-one-out, being Open Source, and it has been used successfully many times. Tommy Gerencser used Blender 3 years ago to make Return to Triskelion in the style of ST The Animated Series but since then there have been some beautiful builds but very few complete films. DAZ and it's cousin Poser are popular, and although commercial are affordable - these days DAZ is free, although you pay for most of the models you use, whereas Poser is a full package for a fee. Probably the best example of their use has got to be Star Trek: Aurora. although Brandon Bridges' films  Star Trek: Specter, Star Trek: Retribution and his current project, Star Trek: Redemption are amazing epics of the animator's art.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Day 04 - Audio Drama

I have a love/hate relationship with audio drama.

Done well it can transport you to a your own private cinema inside your head where the most ambitious science fiction stories imaginable can be played out. Productions which, if they were done for the TV or big screen, would cost a seven figure budget can be made for a pittance and delivered to you for free! It is the cinema of the mind and is akin to that place which a really good book will take you!

However it can only take a few slip-ups and the magic falters and becomes thin. You become confused trying to remember whose voice belongs to which character in a large cast or the voice quality of one particular character sounds like he phoned it in on his cell phone. A scene changes and you don't know where you are or who is in it, you hear scuffling and assume it is a fight, but is it?

I have the greatest respect for the writers of good audio drama. No, I would go so far as to say that I admire anyone who writes audio drama because it is incredibly hard! I admire the voice actors who can make you visualise a character. The ability to be able to play a Vulcan without sounding like a robot, getting just the right combination of lisp and whine to play a Ferrenghi, projecting as a charismatic ship's captain, a pompous admiral or a coldly calculating villain.

I especially admire those unsung heroes, the audio editors. I prefer to call them the director because it is their job to take the individual sound elements - the voice actor's lines, the sound effects and music - and literally mix them in such a fashion that you will believe that you are standing there watching the scene unfold! The cathedral echoes of a shuttle bay, the stereo magic of listening to someone move from your left to your right. And over it all lies the music that ties it together, setting and changing the mood as I mentioned yesterday.

Therin lies the challenge! Audio drama has to compete for attention with video productions for the attention of their audience. We live in a visually dependent world, where a picture can paint a thousand words! Its not that video is doing anything wrong, rather the audio drama community needs to identify what it can do better than video and work to its strength.

I believe that sound can feed more directly to our emotions than video. If you are in the right place, if the production has transported you to the cinema of the mind, it can be be more sinister, more uplifting or more  comedic... but it isn't easy and for that we should thank those who are trying to take us there.

Time has caught up with me and I must release this now. It is at the same time more complete than last year - I have included details of past productions - and yet still incomplete! I have particularly failed to fill in the section on new drama in pre-production, as I write this Star Trek: Equinox springs to mind. I can think of no better advice than to direct you to Barb Reader's Star Trek Reviewed which she keeps as up-to-date as possible with news about Star Trek fan-made audio dramas as well as film and animation. For the second year I am listing two levels of hiatus: short-term and long-term to help the browser to see the difference between those which are truly resting and those that might have a problem being revived.

Download something today, sit back in a quiet room, and let the cast and crew of a Star Trek audio drama take you to the 23rd century! 3D TV has nothing over a good pair of headphones!

New productions that should be going into production shortly

In Production
Productions that have released one or more episodes during 2012

Child-friendly audio drama from Misfits Audio: The adventures of Cpt Peter Rabbit in space!
1.05: Why
2.09: A Little Bit Of Chacha 5 11/03/12
Hidden Frontier Productions have revived the popular two episode run by Front Line Productions from 2008 with a new episode for 2012 and more to come.
1.1a: Rapprochment Part 1 14/04/08
1.1b: Rapprochment Part 2 14/04/08
1.2: Agrément 08/01/09
1.3: Accession 07/05/12
Unthinkable attrocities and secrets long buried are brought to life in a convoluted and gripping tale from Starship Excelsior
103: Wildfire
Darker Projects post-Nemesis / post-apocalyptic series that extended on, and gave closure to, their iconic audio drama series, The Section 31 Files.
00: Introduction Jul 1, 2007
01: Hope Jul 1, 2007
03: Prisoner Sep 1, 2007
04: Escape from Korsava 4 Oct 1, 2007
05: The Fallen Empire Nov 1, 2007
06: Remnant of the Klingons Dec 1, 2007
07: Resistance Jan 1, 2008
08: A Legend Falls Mar 26, 2008
09: Movement in Shadows May 1, 2008
10: Of Q and Women May 5, 2008
11: A Prophet Without Honor Nov 5, 2008
14: The Valiant, Part 1 Aug 22, 2009
15: The Valiant, Part 2 Sep 22, 2009
16: Caduceus Nov 02, 2010
17: The Rift Jan 31, 2012
Deep Space Three is a boring place... unless you include the pirates, the ferrengi, the ghosts, the mysterious, ancient archaeology... from Giant Gnome Productions. For a second year, Star Trek: Outpost has made it into the finals of the Parsec awards.
15: Ambush
31: Old Friends and Memories Dec 5, 2011
32: The Gathering Storm Jan 5 2012
33: The Telltale Ferengi  Feb 5 2012
34: The Eye of the Storm Apr 4 2012
35: Thunder and Lightning May 4 2012
35A: What Lies Hidden May 15 2012
36: The Eye of the Storm Jun 4 2012
37: Dark Dawn Jul 5 2012
38: Enemy in the Darkness Aug 4 2012
39: Half the Battle Sep 4 2012
Short-term Hiatus
Season not completed, nothing released in 2012 but production active or planned releases in 2013

By TWERPs, Time Well Electronic Recording,
1.1a: The Big Bang: Act 1 Nov 10, 2006
1.1b: The Big Bang: Act 2 Nov 21, 2006
1.1c: The Big Bang: Act 3 Jan 2, 2007
1.3a: Yours, Mines and Ours: Act 1 Nov 5 2007
1.3b: Yours, Mines and Ours: Act 2 Jan 28 2008
1.3c: Yours, Mines and Ours: Act 3 Oct 24 2008
1.4a: Tough Decisions: Act 1 Nov 14 2009
1.4b: Tough Decisions: Act 2 Nov 14 2009
1.4c: Tough Decisions: Act 3 Nov 14 2009
1.5a: Martini: Act 1 Aug 31 2010
1.5b: Martini: Act 2 Aug 31 2010
1.5c: Martini: Act 3 Aug 31 2010
1.6a: Deltan Trade: Act 1, Dec 30 2011
1.6a: Deltan Trade: Act 2, Dec 30 2011
1.6a: Deltan Trade: Act 3, Dec 30 2011
There is a suggestion that there are another three unreleased scripts that might be done of this series.
201: Intel Mar 22 2009
202: Family Jan 23 2010
203: Obligations Apr 22 2010
204: Analepsis Oct 22 2010
Series based on the popular character from the fan film series ST: Hidden Frontier. Three episodes ready but needs a composer.
HMD 1.01: Recalled To Life
HMD 1.02: Best Served Cold
HMD 1.03: Risk Factors
HMD 1.04: Good With Words
HMD 1.05: Profit Without Honor, Feb 22, 2011
HMD 1.06: Vector of Infection, Dec 5, 2011
A ship and crew from the past are the answer to a deadly threat. Quality audio drama by Totally Creative Media. Cover art released for next episode.
2.1: Earth Aug 27, 2011
Because of lost audio files that could not be recovered, Quindar Entertainment have decided to re-do their second episode from the ground up. Facebook
1.1 - Court Martial 6/03/2008

Long-term Hiatus
Season not completed, no audio drama episodes released during 2012 nor scheduled for the future

Star Trek: Defiant
Not listed at producer's request
Available on YouTube, from Shady Beach Productions, the same group that made the fan film, Star Trek: Requirius.
Mixed media project that released a pilot animation scene and five audio vignettes in 2011. Their Facebook page says that they have decided to release as a Star Trek Online game module and web comic
Vignette 1: Ensign Daniel Park
1: All The Kings Horses 16/05/2009
1: The Beginning 2/02/2008
1x1: Into The Breach 28/08/2009
1x2: Q Are You 28/08/2009
1x3: A World Made of Glass 28/08/2009
1x4: Shiver 31/08/2009
1x5: The Green Grass of Home 31/08/2009
1x6: Past Forward 31/08/2009
2x1: Nightfall 3/09/2009
2x2: Sunrise 7/09/2009
1.1: Motherhood 24/06/2008
1: Disunity Part 1 15/12/2007
2: Disunity Part 2 25/12/2008
Taking listeners to new worlds and a universe which has only barely been explored, from Giant Gnome productions.
1: Things Not Seen Part 1 Sep 12, 2011

Series Completed
Productions which have completed their season and they have announced that they will not be producing any more shows.
A spinoff from the Section 31 Files, the shuttle Enforcer finds itself in a galaxy far, far away.
1.1 - Untitled 23/04/2004
1.2 - Untitled 23/04/2004
1.4 - The Human Cost 27/12/2007
1.1 - Sacrifice 19/08/2008
1.2- Life Before The Mirror, part 1 – Frank Reeves 04/05/09
1.3 - Life Before the Mirror, part 2 – Cdr Tara Tarus 15/08/09
Star Trek: Foundation by Sigma Phi Kappa Productions
A very creditable series created by a group of Miami High School students - Not available online.
SPK2STF1 - Foundation And Imperium 7/07/2004
SPK2STF2 - Nemesis
SPK2STF3 - Lest We Remember
SPK2STF4 - A Choice of Catastrophes
1. - New Frontiers, Part 1 26/07/2004
2. - New Frontiers, Part 2 9/11/2004
3. - New Frontiers, Part 3 28/12/2004
4.1 - Bold Venture, Part 1 30/03/2005
4.2 - Bold Venture, Part 2 30/03/2005
5. - Fate & Sacrifice (Unreleased)
6. - The Forgotten War, Part 1 16/08/2005
7. - The Forgotten War, Part 2 1/01/2006
1.01 - Altered Reflection, Part 1 13/08/2004
1.02 - Altered Reflection, Part 2 23/10/2004
1.03a - Altered Reflection, Part 3a 1/11/2004
1.03b - Altered Reflection, Part 3b 1/11/2004
1.04 - Shades of Grey 13/12/2004
1.05 - The Sum of One's Memories 12/01/2005
1.06 - Crimson: The Key 5/02/2005
1.07 - The Awakening 14/03/2005
1.08a - Bold Venture, Part 1 30/03/2005
1.08b - Bold Venture, Part 2 30/03/2005
1.09 - Harbinger 20/04/2005
1.10 - In His Name 13/05/2005
1.11 - Distant Shores 15/06/2005
1.12 - Knowledge is Power 27/06/2005
2.01 - Dark Alliance 22/07/2005
2.02 - Absent Friends 11/08/2005
2.03 - The Gathering Storm 5/09/2005
2.04 - Storm Warning 27/09/2005
2.05 - Storm Break 28/10/2005
2.06 - Fallout 22/12/2005
2.07 - Reflections from the Gulf 11/01/2006
2.08 - Shattered Dominion 22/02/2006
2.09 - A God By Any Other Name 12/03/2006
2.10 - Korg 23/03/2006
2.11 - The Hour Of Judgement, Part 1 17/08/2006
2.12 - The Hour Of Judgement, Part 2 7/09/2006
3.01 - Escape from Rura Penthe, Part 1 25/10/2006
3.02 - Escape from Rura Penthe, Part 2 7/11/2006
3.03 - Escape from Rura Penthe, Part 3 30/11/2006
3.04 - Invasion, Part 1: The Gateway 7/12/2006
3.05 - Invasion, Part 2: Doomsday Unleashed 14/12/2006
3.06 - Invasion, Part 3: Warday 5/03/2007
3.07 - Invasion, Part 4: The Last Stand 3/05/2007

Internet Radio
A number of internet radio stations, web sites that 'stream' audio files continuously to simulate a radio station broadcast, have developed a niche broadcasting audio dramas.

Space Pirate Radio
The streaming audio station of the Star Trek fan club, the USS Blackheart, is dedicated to sharing classic science fiction radio programs from a bygone era, such as "X-1". All of the programming on Space Pirate Radio is completely commercial-free, and they broadcast at 64kbps for better audio quality.