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Journey into Space: Frozen in Time (Classic Radio Sci-Fi) [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Charles Chilton
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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8 Jan 2009 Classic Radio Sci-Fi
This is a brand new BBC Radio 4 sequel to Charles Chilton's iconic radio sci-fi series. Between 1953 and 1958, "Journey Into Space" attracted millions of listeners, gripped by the mystery and promise of space exploration in weekly cliffhanging instalments. In this thrilling new episode, the spaceship Ares has been heading back to Earth for 30 years, with the crew in suspended animation - except Captain Jet Morgan, whose sleeper pod failed. With the ship six months from home, Jet picks up an SOS from Mars, and wakes the others to go on a rescue mission. But when our heroes meet up with the stranded crew it becomes apparent that all is not what it first appeared. Unwittingly caught up in seismic deception, it is not only the lives of the Ares crew which are at stake - the entire future of planet Earth could be in peril...David Jacobs - from the original radio series - stars as Jet Morgan, with Michael Beckley as Mitch, Alan Marriott as Doc and Chris Moran as Lemmy.

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (8 Jan 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408401045
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408401040
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 418,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Sci-Fi 24 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am a big fan of the Journey Into Space trilogy. I have both the CD box sets of Operation Luna & The Red Planet (as well as the World in Peril downloaded). I believe this new CD "Frozen In Time", is a great addition to the series. I love the "David Chilton" music that just flows so nicely in the background. It's a shame that there wasn't a second CD with just the soundtrack... In addition, I thought the cast came accross very well. David Jacobs does a great job as Jet Morgan as well as all the other members of the cast. Since the story took place on Mars, I very surprised to hear just a little reference to their last visit to the Red Planet (from Doc) and no mention at all of the martians they ecountered, but I guess this is a brand new story and it stands very well on it's own. They have also left the ending open, perhaps for another episode??... One last comment - When Doc wakes up from his 30 year sleep, and everyone is happy that he is alive and well, that sounds to me as if it is the voice of Andrew Foulds shouting "DOC" excitedly. Just listen closely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jet Morgan Rides Again.. 5 Sep 2013
By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This BBC full cast drama is a winner.
On just 0ne CD and lasting just one hour I was left wanting more- it is that good.

Journey into Space was originally broadcast from 1953 to 1958 and had millions of listeners.

I was far too young to be one of them and,, as you can imagine, a Radio Show from that time, even though a Space Adventure would sound a little 'dated'. Attitudes, actions and FX sounds for example?

The good news is that the series has been updated for 2008.
The story line is relevant, believable and well acted.

The story, sound FX and cast are brilliant and the hour of listening soon went by.

David Jacobs, the veteran and sadly deceased radio presented portrays Capt. Jet Morgan the 'hero' of the series.
I did have misgivings about this initially because although I love Jacobs voice he does sound his age.
The good news is that, in a clever plot twist, Jet has piloted the craft alone whilst his crew are in deep suspended sleep animation he has aged 30 years during the long long flight from Neptune whilst the crew have got 10 years younger from the effects of deep sleep. So Jacobs is at just the right age performance wise to carry off the portrayal of the aged, self sacrificing, Jet.

Briefly the story involves The Ares piloted by Jet receiving a mayday request to rescue a mission on Mars.
The Earth has changed a lot in Jet and his crew's absence with the Earth being dominated by multinational corporations- far fetched? Think of Amazon and Microsoft!!
The company has mined a revolutionary new fuel which has no pollution what so ever.

Jet and his crew arrive at the mine but all, as you may guess, is not what it seems.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Frozen in time. 10 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
An attempt to widen the appeal of the 1950's Journey into Space serials for a modern audience. For me, it really didn't work too well as I can remember some of the original broadcasts and am quite a fan of the re-mastered copies. A bit unfair to compare the new cast with the originals. The storyline is mildly interesting.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Insulting 7 July 2009
Format:Audio CD
Mist of Time is absolutely right. The glowing review above simply must have been written by a BBC rep. This show was nothing short of insulting. Rambling plot that was full of holes. Absolutely amateur writing with feeble attempts at suspense forced in here and there. None of it made sense. It had no gloss, no shine, no charisma. Just awful.

As a modern sci-fi piece for radio it was abysmal but to try to make it a journey into space show was just insulting. The characters were journey into space characters in name only, they didn't sound, act, talk or feel like the original characters.

Frankly this show was nothing short of an insult, a poor attempt to make some money from a 60 year old show by tacking it's name onto another shoddy bbc product.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor sequel to a classic 4 Mar 2009
By Tony Jones VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Having listened to this last year on Radio 7 I have to disagree with the reviewer given this such glowing reviews. Yes it is a a sequel to a classic and well made (as such) but the plotting is diabolical. Random playing with history / flow of time and the inane way that characters mildly gloss over the most astonishing inconsistencies or amazing events is beyond belief.

Wait for the repeat on the radio before investing any money in this disappointment
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I found this when extremely bored and flitting around iPlayer - a mood which usually ends in me never eventually watching or listening to anything, but this radio play kept me hooked for an hour and a half.

I'd never heard of the original series, so had no expectations - I'm not even especially a sci-fi fan - but thought it was wonderful, and am now tracking down the old episodes!

I rarely right reviews, but often look at them, and felt this CD deserved much better than it had.
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