Saturday, May 21, 2005

In the Sky, Its a Bird, It's a Plane, No It's...More Radio Dramas!

Been listening to some more radio stuff that Steve gave me. Some Sam Spade, some Saint, and some superhero stuff. Superman and Spiderman. They're decent stuff. The voice acting on them is hilarious, though.

The Superman stuff is all on the Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen. Its nice stuff. Superboy's voice is grating, and I personally think he sounds like a surfer dude moonlighting on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"...but the others are decent. Lois Lane's voice actor is damnably good, though, and does about an equal job to Dana Delaney on the animated stuff. The guy doing Luther I does a fair job, but it comes off, continually, as if he's trying to do Clancey Brown's really rough voice...and failing. Still, its OK I suppose. Overall the script's not too bad, aside from my problems with Superboy. It makes use of the JLA, and makes mention of a lot of old DC stories and Superman adventures, which is nice as it opens up the greater DCU for the story.

The Spiderman stuff is a bit rocky at first, but it gets into gear pretty quickly. The use of the Fantastic Four is nice. As in the Superman stuff, this makes it clear that Spiderman exists in a full wide world of superheroes and villains. Not as good as Superman, the dialogue's a bit schlocky at times (especially from the mouths of the FF), but otherwise passable.

Which reminds me that I need to pick up the scriptbook for the original Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series.


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