It’s finally here – the AM Audio Media interview with Rikki Wright and Andrew Chalmers!
If you’re not familiar with the fine folks behind the Doctor Who Dark Journey radio drama, check out the embedded #TWTT video or podcast below. You can also visit the official AM Audio Media web site, home to delicious Doctor Who fandoms. Skip ahead for breaking news from our friends at AMAM and the interview double-header. It’s FANTASTIC!
As some of you know, I had a recent hard drive crash right after one of my computers started to act up. We’ve been recovering from the losses but fortunately we had backups an the support of fine folks like Mike T. He’s even sending us some new Doctor Who sound bits to use on our soundboard and post-productions. The one and only MA Tamburro also added some breaking Whovian news that is somewhat exclusive so – YAY!
BTW We’re planning a launch of Series 2 of Dark Journey at the end of the month if you’d like to mention that to your listeners. We’d love to be on the show at some point in June and intro a full new episode.
So it turns out we are posting these interviews right on time, after all (PHEW). Stand by… AM Audio Media nterviews warping in!
I’ve always been a fan of third person games, from the Doom and Duke Nukem era through Goldeneye through to current incarnation of the Grand Theft Auto series. I like driving games too so when you combine them into something like Driver or Getaway, that’s what really cranks my chain… or floats my boat or… erm… let’s just say I’m particularly fond of them. ~Rikki Wright a.k.a. “Just Fred”
Three Pantomimes & Interchangeable Pertwee Head Scarecrows
Rikki Wright: For fun, I run marathon’s to raise money for various charities, I am an activist for certain group that promotes freedom of speech but who shall remain “anonymous”, and I actively get involved in the rescue of puppies from illegal dog fighting rings. Really? No, not really. I rarely leave the comfort of my Lazy-Boy recliner where I spend most days as close to horizontal as possible while watching reruns of 1980’s game shows, eating cheesies and scratching myself with a medium sized stick (interestingly I found that a large stick whilst providing greater coverage was too heavy and hence required a greater consumption of cheesies to generate the energy to use properly). Really? Also no, not really. The reality is almost less interesting than both of those extremes. As a father of 2, I spend most of my “spare” time running kids from swimming lessons to hockey practice and birthday parties. I am on the board and coach at my local rugby club and in those rarest of moments when I do find time for myself, I pretend to be an actor both on stage, on camera and in the case of Doctor Who Dark Journey, behind a microphone. Occasionally I turn my pen towards paper and have written (and produced) three pantomimes.
As a child growing up in the 80’s in England, Doctor Who was quite popular and so when I think of Doctor Who (the classic era) it reminds me of my childhood. More recently however, with the latest regenerations of the Doctor, it reminds me that my wife often goes to bed much earlier than me and thus I get free reign to watch whatever I want on TV! Mixed emotions then.
I became involved in Dark Journey after answering a casting call I came across online. I auditioned over the phone reading from a play I performed in when I was about 15 years old… so just a few years ago.
Andrew and I share a very similar sense of humour (or as he would pronounce it “youmer”) – recording with the cast was always a challenge as Andrew and I would crack jokes (often with double entendres providing the punchlines). The challenge was always continuing recording after a good giggle and trying to keep a straight face. I’d regularly have to close my eyes or turn away from Andrew to avoid making eye contact and cracking up again. Unprofessional… maybe! I will not miss the small and overly warm recording studio that somehow managed to create the most unusual smells with no apparent source material.
I have a romanticised idea of liking the third doctor Jon Pertwee because of another TV character he played on Worzel Gummidge (a scarecrow with interchangeable heads!) I really should go back and watch some of the episodes from that era, particularly as he is often compared to the current Doctor Peter Capaldi whom I have a difficult time warming to. If I were to pick a favourite Doctor (who I can actually remember clearly), without a doubt it would be Tennant. In terms of least favourite Doctor, I will probably be lambasted for this but I didn’t like Matt Smith, too quirky and full of self importance… although that could describe most Doctors.