Between 1953 and 1958, a devoted audience of adults and children
attentively followed Captain Jet Morgan and his crew from
one cliff-hanger to another as, together, they faced the unknown
perils of space. Charles Chilton's classic science fiction
trilogy stormed the BBC airwaves, its gripping story lines,
extraterrestrial sound effects and atmospheric music engaged
the listener as never before...
BBC's launch of the complete series of Journey into Space
across three box sets, sees the classic radio drama remastered
and restored on CD for the first time. Presented in beautiful
full-colour packaging, with an accompanying booklet detailing
the series' development, this first volume features the complete
series Operation Luna, as well as the documentary Journey
Into Space... Again, and an excerpt of rare footage from
an otherwise lost episode.
series - originally broadcast in 1953 - represents a pretty
impressive audio production. Despite the fact that we know
more about what awaits us out there in space than the writers
of this series did, it is still a gripping drama.
the first five episodes critics of the time wrote unfavourable
reviews - accusing it of being too slow and boring. But, by
episode 10, the critics were shouting its praises from the
is also a 1999 radio documentary entitled Journey into
Space... Again. This goes behind the scenes and interviews
cast and crew from the series. There are some amusing stories
about the pranks the cast would play on each other, as well
as how a challenge to the production, from a TV producer,
to write an episode that would not work as well on TV, resulted
in an entire episode being written with the action set in
total darkness. This
documentary does suffer from some very poor track breaks -
where the tracks change in the middle of sentences.
price for this collection also seems a little on the steep
side. While there are seven CDs, this collection could have
comfortable fitted onto four discs - making this audio collection
more expensive than some DVD box sets.
if money is no object, then this is one classic audio collection
that any serious sci fi fan needs to get hold of.
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