Rick Rohan here. Been kinda quiet here on the GA nation blog.
Okay, so it's not that easy to keep blogs and podcasts going on a regular basis. Trust me, though, we haven't been sitting on our hands. All the time we might have spent with such entertaining and enlightening side ventures has been dedicated to the main task at hand: cooking up some blockbuster stuff to light up the movie screen in your mind.
When GraphicAudio launched in the fall of 2004, the flagship title of our limited initial offerings was the cult favorite post-apocalyptic adventure series Deathlands, and that ship has sailed on through largely untroubled waters for the past twelve years. Over its long tenure in GraphicAudio, its audience has grown exponentially.
Now GraphicAudio is even more involved with the Deathlands story creation process and has the pleasure of bringing you even more new titles in the Deathlands Series.
As I write this, Sound Designer extraordinaire Thomas Hogan is putting the finishing touches on Deathlands # 126: Survival In Doubt, the first "original" episode in what will be a new era in the Deathlands saga. Our intent is to take an already successful formula and refine it, distill the elements that have made it the long-running series it has been, and concoct a fresh take that will give the stories new life. The characters that we call the companions and that die-hard fans have come to consider old friends will still be familiar, but we may see them in ways we never have before. We'll learn more about them, their strengths and their flaws, and explore the dynamics that have made them such a close-knit family of extraordinary survivors in a world that seems so relentlessly intent on killing them. And their stories will return to a tight continuity, where events have consequences that carry on from one episode to the next. We'll also be building on stories of the past. Longtime fans will find "easter eggs" aplenty in the new GraphicAudio stories, and some questions that have never been answered will be dealt with.
Survival In Doubt picks up immediately after the events of Deathlands # 121 End Day, a terrific tale in which the companions travel through time via mat-trans to New York City in the days just before the missiles started flying and the world as we knew it ended.
This does not mean the stories contained in episodes 122-125 didn't happen, either before or after End Day. They're good, strong stand-alone stories that exist out of any clear chronology, other than who the members of the companions are at that point in time, and those stories might even be referenced in future episodes. Who knows what the future holds?
Well, I do. Some of it. At least the in the first two new episodes. However, I imagine even I will be surprised at how things continue to unfold.
If you've never checked out the Deathlands series before, this is a good place to jump on board. You won't be lost, and if you like what you hear, there is a mountain of back catalogue to keep you entertained while waiting for the next new episode. Lookee here:
DEATHLANDS at GraphicAudio.net
Oh, and we're also working on more podcasts of All In Your Mind, recording (at least) 6 actor interviews over the next 10 days, so that side venture will return very soon as well.
So keep the faith, GA Nation. Deathlands lives!