RADIO

In 2011, Todd Downing adapted the original Airship Daedalus comic strip scripts to a retro radio drama format, with a fictional sponsor, a full voice cast, sound effects and vintage-style hiss and crackle.

The Airship Daedalus Radio Adventures were a four-part reprise of the comic strip stories, with additional material, recorded at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in Seattle, WA, for the now-defunct Moon Bullet Studios (now published by Despot Media).

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Written by Todd Downing
Directed by Scott C. Brown

Jack – Matt Shimkus
Doc – Angela DiMarco
Duke – David S. Hogan
Rivets – Scott C. Brown
Maria, Various – Caerley Hill
Ecke, Various – Luke Amundson
Various – Trish Loyd
Announcer, Various – Brian S. Lewis
Edison, Various – Dan Heinrich
Narrator – Todd Downing

Editor – Todd Downing
Original score – Catherine Grealish
Solo trumpet – Samantha Boshnack
Recording Engineer – Andy Dopieralski


The setting continued to expand in AEGIS Tales, an anthology radio series in the same format as the earlier Airship Daedalus episodes, but focusing on the wider world and characters of the “AEGISverse”. These eight episodes were recorded at Tir Na Fonn in Port Orchard, WA, for Despot Media.

From masked vigilantes to ghost hunters and private detectives, AEGIS Tales Radio Adventures also includes a four-part adaptation of the Airship Daedalus novel The Golden City.

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Written & directed by Todd Downing

Mrs. Benetti, Wu Lao, Cipher, Maria – Caerley Hill
Narrator, Caligari, Sgt. Peterson, Sir Harold Marston, Ecke – Luke Amundson
Announcer, Gunshade – Brian S. Lewis
Announcer, Masciarelli, Various – Todd Downing
Don Pompeo – Raffael Boccamazzo
Desk Sgt., Jim Holland – Caleb Long
Mandy Hart – Kim Watts
Hostess – Raechelle Downing
Danny Long – S. Joe Downing
Jean Gordon – Emilie Shimkus
Oscar Morgan, Col. Shaw, Deadeye – Shawn R. Shelton
Jack – Matt Shimkus
Doc – Angela DiMarco
Duke – David S. Hogan
Rivets – Scott C. Brown
Marina Stavros – Wonder Russell

Editor – Todd Downing
Original score – Christopher Clement


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