Episode 17 – Gary Russell and the Return to Gallifrey

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring an interview with Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures script editor, author and audio producer Gary Russell focusing on the return to the Gallifrey series by Big Finish Productions, recorded the 27th of November, 2010 at the Chicago TARDIS convention.

ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

ABOUT YOUR HOST: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Gary Russell is a freelance writer and former child actor. As a writer, he is best known for his work in connection with the television series Doctor Who and its spin-offs in other media. As an actor he is best known for playing Dick in the 1978 television series, The Famous Five. He was editor of Doctor Who Magazine between 1992 and 1995. He was the producer for the Doctor Who licensed audio drama tie-ins at Big Finish Productions from its inception in 1998 until July 2006, when he stepped down to work for BBC Wales on Doctor Who and Torchwood. He has written a number of Doctor Who spin-off novels and in 2000 co-wrote with executive producer Philip Segal the book Doctor Who: Regeneration (HarperCollins, ISBN 0-00-710591-6), the making-of book of the 1996 Doctor Who television movie, as well as the TV movie’s novelization in 1996.

Gary Russell continues to work for BBC Wales on the Sarah Jane Adventures as script editor as well as returning working on Doctor Who audios for Big Finish (notably the Gallifrey spinoff series), working on Doctor Who: the Adventures Games, and many other projects.

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

DEDICATION: I dedicate this episode to all of those individuals, family, friends, colleagues and otherwise – and you know who you are, who remind me how important it is to live by Tom Baker’s great commentary to companion Sarah Jane Smith from Serial 4A, Story 75, Robot – ‘There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes!’

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Gary Russell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Russell

Gallifrey – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey_(audio_series)

The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey-Season-1
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – 1.1 – Weapon of Choice – http://www.bigfinish.com/11-Gallifrey-Weapon-of-Choice & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Weapon_of_Choice
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – 1.2 – Square One – http://www.bigfinish.com/12-Gallifrey-Square-One & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Square_One
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – 1.3 – The Inquiry – http://www.bigfinish.com/13-Gallifrey-The-Inquiry & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_The_Inquiry
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – 1.4 – A Blind Eye – http://www.bigfinish.com/14-Gallifrey-A-Blind-Eye & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_A_Blind_Eye

The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey-Season-2
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.1 – Lies – http://www.bigfinish.com/21-Gallifrey-Lies & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Lies
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.2 – Spirit – http://www.bigfinish.com/22-Gallifrey-Spirit & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Spirit
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.3 – Pandora – http://www.bigfinish.com/23-Gallifrey-Pandora & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Pandora
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.4 – Insurgency – http://www.bigfinish.com/24-Gallifrey-Insurgency & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Insurgency
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.5 – Imperiatrix – http://www.bigfinish.com/25-Gallifrey-Imperiatrix & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Imperiatrix

The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey-Season-3
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.1 – Fractures – http://www.bigfinish.com/31-Gallifrey-Fractures & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Fractures
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.2 – Warfare – http://www.bigfinish.com/32-Gallifrey-Warfare & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Warfare
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.3 – Appropriation – http://www.bigfinish.com/33-Gallifrey-Appropriation & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Appropriation
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.4 – Mindbomb – http://www.bigfinish.com/34-Gallifrey-Mindbomb & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Mindbomb
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.5 – Panacea – http://www.bigfinish.com/35-Gallifrey-Panacea & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Panacea

The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey-Season-4
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – 4.1 – Reborn – http://www.bigfinish.com/40-Gallifrey-Series-4-CD-Box-Set
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – 4.2 – Disassembled – http://www.bigfinish.com/40-Gallifrey-Series-4-CD-Box-Set
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – 4.3 – Annihilation – http://www.bigfinish.com/40-Gallifrey-Series-4-CD-Box-Set
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – 4.4 – Forever – http://www.bigfinish.com/40-Gallifrey-Series-4-CD-Box-Set

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org orviolsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
Email us at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/contact
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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found athttp://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2011

Episode 6 – Debney, Sponsler, Febre and the TV Movie

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we will look at John Debney, John Sponsler & Louis Febre’s work on Serial TVM (Big Finish Production Code 8A) – Story 160 – Doctor Who: The Movie

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Known in fandom as the ‘TV Movie’ and also as the ‘Enemy Within’, this feature length, back-door pilot received its premiere in 1996 on the 12th of May in Edmonton, Alberta, the 14th of May on the Fox Network in the United States and the 27th of May on BBC1 in the United Kingdom.

DEDICATION: This episode is dedicated to my brother Paul Serna whose support and his love of film and television scores, inspired me to create Adventures in Time, Space and Music.

DISCLAIMER: Out of a spirit of fun, I ended up replacing the Dalek voices from the TV Movie with proper Dalek voices when quoting Doctor Who: The Movie. This is in no way to undermine the BBC DVD or the 2|Entertain DVD releases, or to mislead the audience in any way.

ABOUT YOUR HOST: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

NOTE: This episode aired as a segment on the HOO ON WHO PODCAST on Monday, 11 October, 2010 – http://hooonwho.libsyn.com/episode-31-the-tv-movie

LINKS OF INTEREST:

John Debney – http://www.johndebney.com/
John Sponsler – http://www.magicboxmusic.com/
Louis Febre – http://www.louisfebre.com/

The TV Movie in the Online Discontinuity Guide – http://www.tetrap.com/drwho/disccon/8/tvmovie.html
Philip Segal & Gary Russell’s Book Doctor Who: Regeneration – http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Doctor_Who:_Regeneration
Restoration Team – Doctor Who: The Movie – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/tvm.htm (2001 Release)
Restoration Team – Doctor Who: The Movie – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/Revisitations1.htm (2010 Release)

Purchase Doctor Who – The Movie – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049S1NYG/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Kdfdpb1Y37N20 (US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003ZUXZAE/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_1cfdpb1EHBB0M (UK)

Composers Mentioned – Gustav Holst – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Holst
Composers Mentioned – James Horner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Horner
Composers Mentioned – Sergei Prokofieff – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Prokofieff
Composers Mentioned – Giacomo Puccini – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puccini
Composers Mentioned – Dmitri_Shostakovich – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitri_Shostakovich
Composers Mentioned – Mark Snow – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Snow
Composers Mentioned – Richard Strauss – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Strauss
Composers Mentioned – Richard Wagner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner

Instrument Mentioned – English horn (Cor anglais) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor_anglais
Instrument Mentioned – Harpsichord – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpsichord
Instrument Mentioned – Oboe – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oboe

Pieces Mentioned – Madama Butterfly – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madama_Butterfly
Pieces Mentioned – Un Bel Di Vedremo – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madama_Butterfly
Scores Mentioned – Krull – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krull_(film)
Scores Mentioned – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_II:_The_Wrath_of_Khan
Dmitri Shostakovich and the DSCH Motif – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSCH_motif

Concepts Mentioned – American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Society_of_Composers,_Authors_and_Publishers

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org orviolsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
Email us at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/contact
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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found athttp://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2010

Episode 1 – Introductions

Adventures in Time Space and Music

Hosted by Dr. Lou & Dr. Phill, this podcast will sample music from the almost 50 year history of Doctor Who, discussing and debating the technical minutiae involved in the music, how it relates to the story, as well as explore the varied composers and musicians who have worked on the show.

“…I’ve been listening to all the podcasts, and just wanted to say what a fantastic series of shows. Thoroughly enjoyed them all, and learnt a lot of stuff I didn’t know about my fellow Who composers! Nice work!”

– Dominic Glynn, freelance composer on Doctor Who, 1986-1989 (The Mysterious Planet, The Ultimate Foe, The Happiness Patrol, Dragonfire & Survival)

UPCOMING GUESTS INCLUDE: 1980s Doctor Who Composers Mark Ayres & Dominic Glynn, BBC Radiophonic Workshop composers Peter Howell, Paddy Kingsland & Roger Limb; Big Finish composers Nicholas Briggs, Matthew Cochrane, Nigel Fairs and Alastair Lock, Doctor Who authors Simon Guerrier and Robert Shearman; as well as others including Toby Hadoke of Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf, Doctor Who Script Editor Gary Russell and podcasters from shows including the Doctor Who Podcast, the Flashing Blade Podcast, Hoo on Who, Radio Free Skaro and the Minute Doctor Who Podcast.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS – DR. LOU: I am an Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where I write about and teach classes on avant-garde and popular music of the post-war era, focusing on musics that bridge the categories of high and low culture in society through media technology. In other words, I write about pretty music made on complicated equipment used in television and radio. Most of my stuff tends to be about music in the UK, although I have also written about American science fiction. My most recent publication is a history of the BBC’s electronic music studio, the Radiophonic Workshop, for Oxford University Press. Before becoming chair of the music department in Reno, I taught classes about television music, film music, music and gender, and popular music, as well as the more standard classical music history courses. After getting my undergraduate degree in singing from the University of Iowa, I spent a few hazy years bartending in nightclubs, listening to lots of dance music, and traveling as much as possible to England. Eventually, I decided I needed a career and did a Masters degree in musicology at the University of Texas at Austin, writing a thesis on music in Doctor Who. After that I moved to Los Angeles and did a PhD at UCLA in musicology, studying with Susan McClary and Philip Brett, among other amazing scholars. At UCLA I wrote what would become the first half of my Radiophonic history as my dissertation.

I also, like Dr. Phil, am a performer of early music. But unlike him, for me it is purely a dilettante pursuit. I have sung early music since 1989, and at UCLA was the director of their early music ensemble, Musica Humana. Upon moving to Reno, I founded REM (Reno Early Music), Reno’s premiere early music group. Actually, we are Reno’s only early music group. But it’s fun. I also run the Reno Time Team, a local group making our way through all of classic Doctor Who. For more information on Louis Niebur, visit http://www.unr.edu/cla/music/pages/bios/niebur.htm, and for information on Reno Early Music, visit http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/boardman/music_REM.htm. For more information on Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, visit http://www.unr.edu/cla/music/publications/special_sound.htm.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS – DR. PHILL: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

On double bass, I perform with many ensembles including the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Northshore Camerata, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and many others. In Early Music, I regularly perform on violas da gamba (treble viol, tenor viol and bass viol), period double bass/ violone and vielle with modern orchestras such as the Concord Chamber Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, as well as with period instrument ensembles such as Ars Antigua, the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, the Callipygian Players, the Chicago Early Music Consort, Duo fantaisie en Echo, the Madison Bach Musicians, the Newberry Consort, the Oriana Singers, the Second City Musick, the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols, the Third Coast Viols and many others. In performance, I’ve appeared on Chicago’s 98.7FM WFMT, Wisconsin Public Radio and Milwaukee Public Radio. My Early Music Outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools’ was the recipient of the 2010 Early Music America Outreach Award, which honors ensembles or individual artists for excellence in early music outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults. For more information, visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/About.html or http://www.phillipwserna.com/.

ABOUT OUR OPENING THEME: The opening theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Phillip Serna of the Well-Tempered Schism’s arrangement of Murray Gold’s theme ‘I Am The Doctor’ for the Eleventh Doctor. What happens when a few musicians who are also Whovians get together? Let your senses be stimulated by the results at this well-tempered presentation… Your companions for this adventure across the auditory universe will be Andrew Edwards (composer and pianist – who composed for Big Finish’s “The Wanderer”), Dr. Phillip W. Serna (bassist and gambist – also known for his Podcast “Adventures in Time, Space and Music”) with harpist & arranger Annette Bjorling. Encounter some fan-favorites and other themes of our beloved TV-series, and of some spin-offs. To find out more about the Well-Tempered Schism, visit http://www.welltemperedchism.com/.

ABOUT OUR CLOSING THEME: The closing theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Phillip Serna of our original version by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org or violsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
Email us at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/contact
To follow us on Twitter, visit http://www.twitter.com/ATSMPodcast
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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found at http://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2010/ 2013