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Dan Dare, the audio adventures based on the classic Eagle comic, succeeds in international awards!
There was a triumphant win for Dan Dare producer and director Andrew Mark Sewell in the ‘Best Director’ drama category at the New York Radio Festival 2017! The winner? The critically acclaimed audio reinvention of British space hero Dan Dare, the Big Finish audio adventures which are based on the classic Eagle comic strip of the 1950s.
We had a look at the reviews for volume 2 of Dan Dare, which was released in April. Sci - Fi Pulse gives a glowing review, "I can’t really find fault with this set. All the stories are great as stand-alone adventures, but you honestly get more from them is you binge listen to all three at once. I really enjoyed the very British feel of Dare and the sense of pride that he imbues. Which is a rare thing in a day and age where a lot in the UK tends to cringe or feel ill at ease about being patriotic and proud of Britishness."
And Starburst magazine thought it was a tour de force "It’s not just great writing, but also a talented cast under the guidance of Andrew Mark Sewell in the director’s chair, rounded off by Alistair Lock’s sound work (and do listen on some decent speakers!) and some wonderful artwork on the packaging. All aspects of this series have been polished and the results speak for themselves. If you want to know more about the concepts behind this series do listen to the fourth disc – not just a behind the scenes exploration of the concepts but a mini-documentary as well. 9/10"
“For me, this audio revival of Dan Dare is a triumph, “ writes Indie Mac User’s Ian McArdell, “Each of the three episodes have the feel of an audio movie and it is easy to get pulled into their world. I cannot wait for the Anastasia to get back out there and explore this universe, and gladly give it square-jawed, generation gap busting.” 10/10
And this is only the beginning, thinks Jason Chisholm from Blogtor Who, “Now with 6 episodes of Dan Dare in audio form we seem to be only picking up momentum. The cast and crew constantly deliver top grade material and each episode enriches the next. The stories have depth and reflect our present, past and future but at no point taking focus from the great science fiction fun. Dan Dare Volume 2 is a must!”
If you’re new to the world of Dan Dare, you can try a chapter from Episode 5 of Dan Dare - Operation Saturn, for free!
Also, check out the Dan Dare audio adventures website here.