Sci Fi Radio!

You may recall that last year we reported the opening of the first Sci Fi Radio station…

Area 51 Radio Station has revamped its website (much slicker guys, well done!), and now offers on-demand audio content and has introduced a forum – they’re also running a couple of competitions: your first click for sci-fi is running a competition to discover the greatest sci-fi show ever made.

Tell us using between 30 and 200 words what your favourite sci-fi show is and why. All well argued entries count as a vote for your show. All the best entries will be printed and the writers will receive some great prizes, further details on our web site. The winning sci-fi show will feature on Area 51 radio station during October with terrific features and great downloads.

Write to prizes@area51radiostation.comby Saturday 30th September.

But more importantly to us Doctor Who fans there is some special Doctor Who content later in the year…

Mid December sees our Doctor Who Special. It?s all things Doctor Who and you don?t want to overlook it. We?ll look at Doctor Who past and present plus the Daleks, the Tardis and the Doctor Who Christmas special. Plus one of the Area 51 Radio Station presenters talks to a Dalek who. A chat not to be missed. We’ll ask you to take part in our poll to discover who you believe is the best ever Doctor Who.

Join the discussion about this which is currently taking place on our forum. This is not to be missed!

Meanwhile Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell (Father’s Day, Scream of the Shalka) recently spoke to SFX Magazine’s website who reveals that he is working on a Marvel title “Wisdom”, as well as one or two foray’s into television…

“I’m developing my own show. There are a couple of incredibly exciting things in the world of novels that are happening, but about which I can’t talk yet. I’m up for a Hugo Award next month for last season’s Who, another lifetime ambition. And I’m writing Doctor Who again for season three, a two-parter this time, so I get to write a cliffhanger.”

And finally – remember that guilty feeling you felt watching Love & Monsters? No – not the one when you found you were enjoying it, I’m talking about the one you got when you started tapping your foot to ELO…

Q magazine has named the 50 records we are too embarrassed to admit that we own.

The top 10 includes Rebel Yell by Billy Idol, Rock’n’Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter and Whatever You Want by Status Quo.

Top spot goes to the Electric Light Orchestra with their 1976 hit Livin’ Thing. “From the gloriously bonkers introduction to its flamenco guitar, it remains ever wonderful to the ear.

“ELO may never be fashionable but, in terms of sheer aural elation, this betters more revered bands’ entire back catalogues,” according to Q.


And I reckon that’s the first time we’ve quoted from a website targeted at Public Sector employees


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