Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby Shadow » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:15 am

There’s an audio production company called Big Finish that may be interested in doing audio dramas of Moonlight, with the original cast. We’d get the voices of Alex, Sophia, et al recreating their characters for new Moonlight stories. These audio dramas are full-immersion experiences, with great supporting actors, effects, and music – the next best thing to the TV show itself.

Big Finish has a lot of experience in this medium. They’re best known for their Doctor Who stories, but have also done audio dramas for other TV shows such as Stargate and Highlander. They’re very good at re-assembling cast members, and they know Sophia personally because of her Doctor Who performance a couple of years ago. Since recording for audio does not take much of an actor’s time, it is certainly possible that they might be able to get the entire cast on board. Audio dramas can continue indefinitely, if the cast is interested in doing it and the audience keeps buying copies.

I wrote to Big Finish asking if they would consider doing Moonlight, and received this reply from producer Paul Spragg:

“I’ve passed on your comments and suggestion to the team, so we’ll see what happens. I’m not sure how big Moonlight is as regards turning it into audiobooks. I did interview Sophia Myles before the last four episodes went out and she was lovely, so who knows? Perhaps we could convince her.”

The reply is encouraging, but they’re definitely unsure if the potential audience is big enough for them to take on the project. They’re open to fan input, so if anyone is interested in this, please send a request to enquiries@bigfinish.com.

To visit their website, go to http://www.bigfinish.com.
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio.

Postby Phoenix » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:39 am

Thanks, Shadow. It would be lovely to hear Mick's voice again. :melts: So :fingerscrossed:
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby wollstonecraft61 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:20 am

For what it's worth, I contacted them via e-mail to express my avid interest in doing the show via audio. It would be fantastic if this were possible.
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby Phoenix » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:41 pm

Email sent. :pray:
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby bluedahlia3 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:49 pm

Good grief...what's another email or two. I'm happy to express my desire for more Moonlight. I sent one today and I'll send another tomorrow. Thanks shadow for the idea. :dracula:
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby greenleaf9 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:06 pm

Cool! I'd definitely be interested in having any form of Moonlight back. :heart: Off to go email now... Thanks for the info shadow! :hearts:
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby librarian_7 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:23 pm

Sent an email, and mentioned not only the cast, but the talented Trevor as well.

And that I was aware of many, many devoted fans who would support such a project.

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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby allegrita » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:38 pm

Shadow, thank you very much for looking into this. I love audio plays, and think that audio would be a wonderful way to keep the Moonlight story going without having to worry about pesky things like our vampires looking older, special effects budgets, etc. I'll definitely e-mail Big Finish and will ask my friends and family to do so as well.

I don't think it's necessary to send them multiple e-mails from the same person. That would probably just annoy them. They are interested in finding out how many people are interested--not that a few people are REALLY interested. It's simply a matter of determining if there would be enough of an audience before going to much trouble or expense on a project like that.
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby librarian_7 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:54 pm

I would say, too, that we do want to sound enthusiastic, but not *ahem* nuts...as an example, I'm copying what I wrote. If you want to adapt it, please feel free, but I'm thinking exact copies would not have much impact.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have heard you are open to assessing the level of interest in audio continuation of the tv series, Moonlight. I wanted to let you know that I personally am interested, and also that I have been a member of several very active web boards, populated by many, many fans who would love to see this come together.

I would be particularly interested in seeing this if the originator of the Mick St. John character, writer Trevor Munson, could be involved with the project. And the original cast, without question, especially Alex O'Loughlin, Jason Dohring, Sophia Myles, and Shannyn Sossamon.

This is a series that has generated intense devotion from fans, who continue to discuss the original 16 episodes (endlessly!), and to write stories about these wonderful characters and their lives. We would be so grateful and supportive of anything that brought this magic back into our lives!

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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby MoonShadow » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:57 pm

email has been sent!
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby coco » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:04 pm

Shadow, this is so interesting. Thanks for letting me know about it.

I've just sent an email.

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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby wondergirl9847 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:25 pm

What a wonderful idea!! I have sent in my email. Thank you for posting about this! :biggrin:
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby cassysj » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:48 pm

Email sent.
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby laurapesada » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:56 pm

Just sent it. :type:

Thanks for posting that !
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Re: Something new! Moonlight could have a future on audio

Postby Shadow » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:14 pm

I have just a bit of an update, some mail that I got from Big Finish today regarding Moonlight --

"I don't deny it's an interesting possibility, we'll just have to make some enquiries into licensing and see what we learn. The owners might price us out of the market, I simply don't know. We are only a small company sadly, so we have to pick and choose carefully."

Seems a good sign that they're seriously looking into what the costs would be to obtain the licensing. I think they're noticing all the requests .....
They've been able to buy audio rights to other shows, but there's no telling how Moonlight's costs would compare to those. Let's hope it turns out to be affordable!
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