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01: Ice
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Preceeded by -
Followed by Shards of a Forgotten Tomorrow
Production notes
Recorded February 2001
Released November 2001

In the high stakes world of corporate technology, ruthlessness and discovery go hand in hand. Elijah Stoker, industrial scientist, understands this, but he never thought he'd end up on the receiving end. Stoker's time is running out faster than he can count it - literally - and it seems his work at renowned industrial firm Ionix may have something to do with it. Friend and co-worker Trent Greene can't work it out either, but he's got some nasty theories.

Prudence Rhett, too, knows what it means to knock the competition about; to give them hell and not look back. This much she has to do in order to sell a revolutionary new device that will lead to a telekinetic revolution.

But she has to look back this time. In her desire to get ahead, she has taken on some unwanted baggage. And its name is Elijah Stoker…

Crew

Writer: Witold Tietze and Christopher Smith. Post-Production: Matthew Kopelke. Music: Robert Warnock. Digital Artwork: Chris Sutor. Producer: Matthew Kopelke. Director: Witold Tietze.

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Recording 'Ice' - A "Beyond Traditional Recognition" Play-0

Recording 'Ice' - A "Beyond Traditional Recognition" Play-0

Plot

Episode endings

  1. Elijah and Trent are interrupted in their work in the basement by the sudden arrival of an unexpected visitor...
  2. Rhett and Dev meet, and discuss the future implications of the receptor. Rhett indicates she is planning on leaving the company, and Dev is keen to take over. The only requirement? Cut Greene out of any deal...

Additional credited cast

Elijah Stoker (Jacob Aldrige), Trent Greene (Witold Tietze), Prudence Rhett (Jana Kildey), Marla Dev (Wendy Musgrove), Rhett's Computer (Bill Billingsley), Stoker's Computer (David Hutchison).

Popular myths

Things to listen out for...

  • This was the first ever audio release produced by Matthew Kopelke in which he undertook the foley work for the bulk of the sound effects required. This was due to the semi-pro nature of the release, and it's paid-for status.

Things you probably never knew...

  • Many years later, Producer Matthew Kopelke would write a short story follow-up to this serial, addressing its open-ended nature. That story, Business Is Business, can be read in Different Times, Different Places.

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