Space has always fascinated me. I could look at images of galaxies, and nebulae all day long. In fact I have an image of the seahorse nebula on my computer screen right now. So when a drama set in space comes along I have to investigate, and this one is no exception.
The fact that this show is a part of our very own FateCrafters network, and that its from the creative mind of Sarah Werner of the Write Now Podcast, has me as excited as a five year old on his birthday!
So lets find out a little bit more about Sarah and her journey into the unknown. Firstly what are your main influences in this new show?
I fell in love with Star Wars when I saw the original movies for a first time as a teenager and began obsessively reading and watching all the sci-fi I could. I also love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, MST3K, Farscape, The X-Files, Steven Universe, and the Mass Effect video games.
So it’s safe to say you are definitely into your science fiction. These were some of my staples growing up. Those that know you are probably aware that you are no stranger to writing and podcasting, but what led you to the decision to do an audio drama podcast?
I interviewed Paul Sating, an audio drama writer, for my nonfiction podcast, ‘Write Now’, and he inspired me to start it. (You can listen to that conversation here.) Before that, I had listened to a couple mainstream audio dramas (The Black Tapes, The Bright Sessions), but had never thought I could create one myself!
I can attest to how Paul’s enthusiasm can inspire you to want to write, and create audio drama. In fact both of you have been instrumental in my pursuits within the community. So how have you found the whole process of creating an ADP?
Involved — I’m trying to do everything myself, from writing to voice acting to sound mixing to marketing — but also really interesting. I love a challenge, and this process has definitely met that criteria.
Can you give us a brief synopsis of the show?
Abandoned on a dying ship in the farthest reaches of known space, a young scientist fights for survival (and patience with the on-board A.I.). Who is she? No one knows. But a lot of dangerous entities really want to find out. Listen biweekly as the story unfolds for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
Lately new releasing formats seem de rigueur, such as all episodes on the same day, or even as a single two hour + epic. How do you plan on releasing Girl in Space, and more importantly, what is the release date?
I’ll be releasing new episodes biweekly — there are 12 episodes planned for Season 1 and the official launch date will be Monday, September 18, 2017.
Do you have plans for any other AD podcasts in the future; what genres would you love to explore?
Haha! I’m going to see how this one goes first.
Well thanks Sarah for taking the time out to chat about your new show, I wish you all the best for your new venture. Is there anything you would like to add?
I’m just really excited to be a part of the audio drama community, which has been overwhelmingly supportive and amazing.
Be sure to listen to Girl In Space when it launches in September on the FateCrafters network. If you’d like to help support Girl In Space on Patreon, thank you — you can do so at https://www.patreon.com/girlinspace.
Oh, and don’t miss out on the Write Now podcast, a nonfiction show that helps aspiring writers find the time, energy, and courage they need to pursue their passion and write every day. It’s available on iTunes, Google Play, and sarahwerner.com.
Get a taster of what you’re about to experience right here!
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