Red Shift

PMRP tells the adventures of interplanetary do-gooder Red Shift and the crew of the Recalcitrant in an original sci-fi comedy series which both parodies and pays homage to the pulp sci-fi serials of the 1930s and 40s. Join Red, Lumpy, Doc Alberts and Penny Parker, Girl Reporter as they battle baddies, save the innocent, fight for justice, and hope the bucket of bolts they fly around in doesn’t fall apart on them. Cross your fingers with them, because it’s go time!

Spring Sci-Fi Spectacular ’13

Our second Spring Sci-Fi Spectacular in 2013 was a two-parter. In Red Shift, “Crisis of the Cuddlykins”, Red and the intrepid crew of the Recalcitrant find themselves embroiled in a civil war for merchandise rights and are forced to side with either the ghastly, disgusting, nine-foot-tall shambling insects, or the bad guys. And in our original adaptation of the Atomic-age monster thriller THEM!, radiation from nuclear testing has turned ants into giant monsters that threaten the civilization that created them.

First Night 2009

For Boston’s First Night 2009 festivities, the Post Meridian Radio Players were invited to present radio drama performed the way it was back in the 1930's, 40's & 50's.  Actors at microphones, live sound effects artists, and recorded audio effects transported the audience from the cockpit of a heroic Do-Gooder's futuristic spaceship in “Countdown to Chaos” to the panic-stricken streets of a city doomed by science gone wrong in “Chicken Heart”!

Red Shift: Interplanetary Do-Gooder

It’s time for Red Shift!
The stalwart defender of truth, justice and obscure pop culture references...

From the Creator

Red Shift was inspired by the pulp science-fiction radio and film serials of the 1930s and 40s, with a dash of 1950s television thrown in to taste. Admittedly, this is a well-farmed field, but rightfully so: the iconic characters, settings and technological gee-whiz from over 60 years ago can still captivate our imaginations and tug at long-forgotten childhood memories. Who doesn’t remember thrilling to the serialized adventures of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers or Commando Cody? Well, me for one. I grew up in the 1980s. And that’s why I wrote Red Shift.

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 ’10: Red Shift, “The Upgrade Ultimatum”

It’s go time! We returned to Boston's largest sci-fi convention with another live episode of our original sci-fi comedy, Red Shift, Interplanetary Do-Gooder, which pays homage to the pulp sci-fi serials of the 1930s and 40s. In “The Upgrade Ultimatum”, our heroes — Red, Lumpy, Doc Alberts and Penny Parker, Girl Reporter — once again encounter trouble in the form of Red's arch-nemesis, Violet Spektra and a rogue computer bent on taking over the galaxy!

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