Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beam Piper ahead of his time again

A key scene in Ron Butler's adaptation of Piper's "Time and Time Again" features the line: "I do not believe there is anything in the Pennsylvania Code defining an offense along the lines of 'lending an object that looks like a pistol.'"

Perhaps it's a good thing Mr Hartley does not live in Australia...

Toy guns will have to be licensed in Queensland under new firearms laws |
ANY ITEM that looks like a gun will have to be licensed under several changes to the Weapons Act being considered by the Queensland State Government.

..."If it looks like a gun and feels like a gun, it will have to be licensed," said a government source.
The British Empire, it will be noted, does not have an equivalent to the United States' Second Constitutional Amendment.

Friday, September 10, 2010

101 - A Tribute to Brad Weage

In this episode of the podcast, we pay tribute to the memory of Brad Weage, longtime composer and friend to ARTC and its members, who passed away on August 22, 2010 from complications of double pneumonia.

Brad composed many of the themes for our serials including Rory Rammer, Space Marshal, The Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants, Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment, and The Jane Handley-Page Show. He also lent his talents to our feature-length studio works including The Passion of Frankenstein, The Menace From Earth, The Doom of the Mummy, and Solution Unsatisfactory to name but a few.

He performed live with us often. If you ever heard ARTC live, there's an excellent chance you heard Brad. If you heard us live more than once, it's a virtual certainty.