Here you’ll find our winter performances — mostly, but not exclusively, our appearances at the Arisia science-fiction convention, which happens each January in Boston.

Arisia ’24: The Doomsday Machine

At the 2024 Arisia science-fiction convention, the Post-Meridian Radio Players presented our gender-swapped look at the classic Star Trek episode “The Doomsday Machine”, directed and adapted by Liz Salazar from the original script by Norman Spinrad. (For information on Arisia, go to

Investigating a distress call from the USS Constellation, Captain Jane Kirk finds it dead in space with the commanding officer, Commodore Decker, alone on board with a harrowing tale of a giant planet-killing device. With Captain Kirk stranded on the broken-down starship and a distraught Decker bent on revenge, can the crew of the Enterprise survive their encounter with the planet killer and stop it from continuing its destruction?


There was one Arisia performance on Friday, January 12, 2024, at 10 PM at The Westin Boston Seaport.

Reprisal performances will occur on June 7th and 8th, 2024.

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.

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”!

The Big Broadcast of 1962: A Byfar Christmas Carol

Our fourth Big Broadcast, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington was our grandest ever. Following the classic comedy and music on The Frank Cyrano Byfar Hour — and special appearences by Sean Connery and Julie Andrews — Frank and the gang learned the true meaning of the holidays in their own unique way, with their slightly skewed twist on Dickens' classic. Music was performed by Swing Café.

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.


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