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Magic Island

Post by Kitty » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:54 pm

I just started listening to Magic Island. It gets really great reviews all over, and although it is always categorized as a children's show, it seems that adults like it, too! They say that there is a lot of science stuff in there. I'm pretty excited to listen. At 130 episodes, I wonder how long it will take me to go through it all? We shall see, won't we? :lol: All of the episodes are on archive.org here: https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Magic_Island_Singles
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Re: Magic Island

Post by Kitty » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:54 pm

It was slow going at first, but I'm having trouble stopping now!! I'm on episode 7 and I started tonight! They all flow so well together! This is an exciting adventure series not to be missed!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Magic Island

Post by donnie » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:28 pm

Glad to know you are enjoying it! I downloaded it yesterday, will try to start listening soon.

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Re: Magic Island

Post by Kitty » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:25 pm

I think you'll enjoy it. There are a few things in the original plot point that don't make sense, but suspend your disbelief and enjoy the ride. :)
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Magic Island

Post by Kitty » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:33 pm

I'm on episode 9. Have you been able to listen to any? What do you think? It's kind of cool knowing that Patricia is Queen Melissa!
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Re: Magic Island

Post by donnie » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:45 pm

No, haven't had time yet. :(

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Re: Magic Island

Post by Kitty » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:33 am

donnie wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:45 pm
No, haven't had time yet. :(
Well, it's not going anywhere! Let me know when you start!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Magic Island

Post by donnie » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:21 pm

Ok, got started and I'm through episode 4 (failure of the fog penetration device). Golly-whiskers, this is rather fun to listen to (though slow moving).

For some reason, when I think about Jerry, I picture Mickey Rooney. (Could be because I just recorded some Andy Hardy movies off TCM.) And for the Captain, I picture the actor that played Addison on Mr. Ed (can't remember his name). How do you picture them? Or do you?

That skipper—what an odd monosyllabic critter he is. And I also think it's odd how they always use that deadpan monotone voice for radio messages. I wonder if the police, etc., really did that in that era, and if so, why.

That is all.
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Re: Magic Island

Post by Kitty » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:37 pm

I'm glad you started!! 🙂
The kid makes me think of a radio show I can't remember what it's called with a teen photographer who was the sidekick of a detective. I picture some boy on a track team that would be in Father Knows Best or something of the sort. :lol: He definitely doesn't sound like a teen.
As for the man, I don't really picture anyone in particular. It's more of an image of a radio crime detective that I have.
Yes, the skipper is kind of weird. How inefficient!
Also, I don't think the cops would have been that monotone as portrayed in this. I think it's a bit exaggerated. It sounds like he's about to fall asleep!
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Re: Magic Island

Post by donnie » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:16 pm

Kitty wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:37 pm
I'm glad you started!! 🙂
I picture some boy on a track team that would be in Father Knows Best or something of the sort. :lol: He definitely doesn't sound like a teen.
Bud? Yeah, he could look that way. :D I LOVE Father Knows Best, by the way—one of my all time favs. I like Billy Grey, Robert Young, and all the actors on there‚ and was (am?) madly in love with Elinor Donahue. :oops: :)

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