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Jah Warrior
09-11-2002, 10:48 AM
OK hopefully you guys are as nuts about Star Wars as me, and I have a question for you.

When I was small 20 plus years ago, there was a Star Wars Radio Drama on one of the BBC radio stations. It was a serial and I believe it had many of the original characters doing the voices. It went into lots of detail and filled in a lot of the gaps between the scenes in the films. it also had quite a lot about Luke and his friends on Tatooine with skyhopper racing through beggars canyon and such.

It was brilliant and I did tape it from the radio. Problem is I lost the tapes now, they have probably been recorded over or thrown out by some heathen. I did manage to get the books of the radio drama (one of my most treasured posessions now).

What I want is to get these radio dramas on CD is it possible to find these? does anyone know what I'm talking about? PLEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEE help.

Kstar__2
09-11-2002, 11:24 AM
i never heard them, but i would also like to know

edit: bill
please dont discuss illegal things on this forum...
thanks

Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 07:18 AM
I found them,

They are available in real media format here:-

http://www.scenebyscene.net/iv/anhrd.html

I listened to tehm as I went to sleep last night and my god I could still remember them despite not having heard them for 20 years. I really do recommend having a listen they rock in teh biggest way.

D66
09-12-2002, 09:03 AM
The Radio Dramas are still available for sale on CD
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565111656/qid=1031835343/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/002-6759212-5136823?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

StarWars and Empire are good but Jedi is lacking. The way its done seems like they just did it for completness, not any desire to produce quality. I think the only original voice in it is Lando's

But you may want it just to have the whole collection. Otherwise, purchase them seperatly.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565110056/qid=1031835343/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_3/002-6759212-5136823?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565110072/qid=1031835343/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_2/002-6759212-5136823?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

I have them on Cassette myself and they are GREAT for long road trips! StarWars is 6 Tapes. Takes me all the way to Pittsburg from DC.

Kstar__2
09-12-2002, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by kstar__2
i never heard them, but i would also like to know

edit: bill
please dont discuss illegal things on this forum...
thanks

ow sorry, it won't happen again:( , i just didn't know that a newsgroup can be seen as illegal, and for that other program, yeah i know, but i'm bad!:D

Pvt_Dancer
09-12-2002, 05:07 PM
I listened to these when I was a kid as well and later on thought I may have just dreamed that I had listened to them because no one else knew what the hell I was talking about. Then I found them for sale at Borders and .... ah... the sweet memories.

Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by Pvt_Dancer
I listened to these when I was a kid as well and later on thought I may have just dreamed that I had listened to them because no one else knew what the hell I was talking about. Then I found them for sale at Borders and .... ah... the sweet memories.

Yeah I know the feeling, I would tell other so-called Star Wars afficianados that there was a radio play and they would just look at me like a fool.

When I started to listen to these again it was like i was like 5 yrs old again listening to them with my father on saturday afternoon, such sweeeeeet memories!

The other thing is they do have that "Star Wars Feel" to them not like reading the expanded universe or anything, to me they are just cheap rips, they actually feel like they were how lucas himself would have made the radio shows. Just an opinion.

Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by D66
The Radio Dramas are still available for sale on CD
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565111656/qid=1031835343/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/002-6759212-5136823?v=glance&s=books&n=507846


Hells Bells $136 you are having a bubble man!!! I love the radio play big time but not that much maybe I'll put ut on my Xmas list.

Thanks for spotting them though, If i rob a bank or inherit a small fortune they are top of my list!!!:D

Thanks again

Agen
09-12-2002, 06:32 PM
I quite like this even though i'd never heard of it before. :)

whitedragon
09-12-2002, 07:34 PM
i try to listen but i can never get it on my raido

Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by whitedragon
i try to listen but i can never get it on my raido


LOL it was aired about 20+ years ago so unless you can travel through time it may be a bit tricky to tune in man!!!

The link I posted up top has the shows in Real media format and they rock, so all is not lost short of getting your hands on a flying delorean.

whitedragon
09-12-2002, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior



LOL it was aired about 20+ years ago so unless you can travel through time it may be a bit tricky to tune in man!!!

The link I posted up top has the shows in Real media format and they rock, so all is not lost short of getting your hands on a flying delorean.
well there were some on the public radio channel so i thought thats what you ment