For several years we’ve been performing at the Arisia science-fiction convention in Boston in January. Our performances have varied from Red Shift, which spoofs and pays homage to classic space-adventure serials like Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon through a radio-drama adaptation of The Day the Earth Stood Still to the gender-swapped Star Trek episodes we’ve performed lately, featuring the adventures of the intrepid Captain Jane Kirk and her half-Vulcan first officer, Ms. Spock.

Arisia ’17: The Naked Time

At the 2017 Arisia science-fiction convention, the Post-Meridian Radio Players will present Gender-Swapped Star Trek: “The Naked Time”! While investigating a lost research team on a dying planet, Ms. Spock’s landing party discover that the crew of the previous expedition froze to death under bizarre, irrational circumstances. When they return to the Enterprise, they start to behave erratically, and even stoic Ms. Spock has trouble controlling her emotions. Has whatever madness befell the research expedition spread to the crew of the Enterprise?


PMRP’s gender-swapped take on this classic episode will be on Saturday, January 14th at 10pm in Grand Ballroom AB. (A convention membership or day pass is required. If you can’t attend at the con, watch for our reprise in the spring!)

Arisia ’16: Journey to Babel

“Why did you marry him?” “At the time, it seemed the logical thing to do.” At the 2016 Arisia science-fiction convention, the Post-Meridian Radio Players presented Gender-Swapped Star Trek: “Journey to Babel”! The Enterprise finds itself host to a number of bickering diplomats - including Spock's parents. When an alien dignitary is murdered, the prime suspect is Spock's mother! The crew must unravel the mystery as an unidentified vessel attacks.

Arisia ’15: Space Seed

Khaaaaaaaaan! At 2015’s Arisia science-fiction convention, director Mindy Klenoff again presented a gender-swapped interpretation of a classic Star Trek episode. This time she showed us a new perspective on “Space Seed”, the episode that introduced the genetically engineered superman superwoman Khan.

Doctor Who: The Starship of Madness

Suffering Shuggoths! The Roaring Twenties have just begun! Flappers! Gin joints! Deep Ones? A newly-regenerated Doctor joins forces with a struggling, nightmare-plagued writer by the name of Lovecraft to investigate attacks in Boston by monstrous creatures. Who is this eccentric Professor Whiteman who appears to be behind it all? What is the secret of the Professor's amazing chair that can seemingly cure the insane? What truly goes on inside the Miskatonic Gentlemen's Club? What will happen to the world, and every living being on it, when C'thulhu rises? Our performance at the 2011 Arisia science-fiction convention, which we then reprised in March 2011, was a mashup of Doctor Who and H. P. Lovecraft.

Arisia ’09: Red Shift, “Dance of the Duplicates”

It’s go time! Our performance at Arisia in January 2009 was an episode of our original series Red Shift: Interplanetary Do-Gooder, titled “Dance of the Duplicates”, in which our heroes—Red, Lumpy, Doc Alberts and Penny Parker, Girl Reporter—found double the trouble while in pursuit of a team of would-be Do-Gooders, only to encounter Red's arch-nemesis, Violet Spektra! We were accompanied by the cast of Second Shift performing “Dreams”, and participated in a panel on radio drama in New England.

Arisia ’14: The Trouble with Tribbles

No tribble at all! Actress-turned-Director Mindy Klenoff (“The Do-Nothing Detective”) presented a gender-swapped interpretation of the classic Star Trek episode, David Gerrold's “The Trouble with Tribbles” at the 2014 Arisia science-fiction convention. This was the first in a series of performances featuring the adventures of Capt. Jane Kirk, her half-Vulcan science officer Ms. Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise, in which devious saleswoman Cordelia Jones trades in small furry animals and inadvertently throws a cute purring monkey-wrench into a secret plot.

Arisia ’13: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Gort, Klaatu Barada Nikto! From the long-running Lux Radio Theater comes this adaptation of the classic 1951 science-fiction film. Originally airing on January 4th, 1954, this production featured Michael Rennie reprising his performance of Klaatu. Lux Radio Theater was famous for producing radio adaptations of major motion pictures, often with the original lead actors.

This adaptation of Edmund H. North's original film script was written by Milton Geiger. The film script itself was based on the Harry Bates short story “Farewell to the Master”.


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