Thursday, 21 June 2012

Decoder Ring

Do you like adventure old-timey style? The old pulp action that hotted up the radio every week? How about super heros and detectives? No? Then don't read this post!

Decoder Ring Theatre is a group of Canadians who put on twice monthly 'radio' plays (hint: you can download them on iTunes!). Once a month is the Red Panda Adventures! Superhero action of the masked man variety! And plenty of on-going story arcs to please the punters. Over 80 adventures and still going!

The other time is split between Black Jack Justice, hard-boiled detective, with his partner Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective, and a mixture of different random plays that may be belong to a series but doesn't have to.

And, of course, the best part is the humour. Gregg Taylor, who writes Red Panda and Black Jack, does so with tongue firmly in cheek, and yet with respect for the source material and for the audience.

Even better, there are books as well, so far three for Red Panda and a new one for Black Jack Justice (as of writing this, the RP ones are in the Books tab and BJJ one is in the News tab).

I, and plenty of others, enjoy it, so give it a go!



Rob Rogers said...

Love, love, love Decoder Ring Theatre!

Jamas Enright said...

Love, love, love Rob Rogers... I mean, Decoder Ring Theatre!