Dr. Who State of Decay

The Doctor, Romana, K-9, and a stowaway, Adric, arrive on a planet with a feudalistic society. The villagers live under the dominion of three evil lords: Zargo, Camilla, and Aukon—who dwell in a dark Tower. The villagers are subjected to a yearly ritual called “the Selection,” in which a clutch of young villagers are taken to the tower and never seen again. This selection process is enforced by a brutal band of guards led by Habris.

The Doctor and Romana discover technology that is considerably more advanced than the mediaeval level of the planet, and wonder what happened to cause the planet to devolve to its current “state of decay.” Romana suggests that there is a dark force holding the inhabitants hostage. As they make their way through the village they are seized by cloaked figures. Meanwhile, Adric is captured by Lord Aukon, who sees him as being worthy of becoming one of the ‘chosen ones’.

The Doctor and Romana discover drained corpses and craft whose fuel tanks are full of blood. Talk turns to vampires and the fact that nearly every planet has legends about them. They enter an amphitheatre, its floor pulsing like a heartbeat. It is there that the Lord Aukon invites them to become the first of the new servants for the Chosen Ones.

  1. State of Decay Tom Baker Reading 1 Dr. Who State of Decay   27:41
  2. State of Decay Tom Baker Reading 2 Dr. Who State of Decay   27:51
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In this latest novel by the bestselling author of the Generation X thriller The Beach, a young man falls into a coma after being beaten on the London subway. As he tries to piece his life together, he shuttles in dreamlike fashion between his hospital bed and a hazy array of places from his past. He finds himself in his apartment, friends’ houses, a record shop, a bookshop, his childhood home, and sifts through conflicting memories of his past and unanswerable questions about his present. Is he awake or in a dream?

Part 01: Carl is beaten up on a train late at night. As he falls into a coma, he travels on a journey through the bizarre world of his subconscious.
Part 02: From his inner world, Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage.
Part 03: As Carl gets used to his coma world, he looks for triggers to wake him up.
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Edict Zero – FIS Season 3

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The MindWebs Project 2.0 Remixed Remastered

New update 04/08/2018
MindWebs was a half hour, weekly radio show, broadcast out of WHA Radio in Madison Wisconsin from 1976 to 1984. The show’s format and subject were, as the shows creator and narrator Michael Hanson would say “Short Stories from the Worlds of Speculative Fiction” and featured dramatic, enhanced, readings, of stories from some of the genres best writers, including, Arthur C Clarke, Ursula K Le Guin, Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury, and many more. Mr. Hanson states that there were 169 shows which presented 188 stories from 135 authors.

The bad news is that currently, there are only 154 shows available to the Public Domain, and while many are in good condition, a large portion of them are of poor quality.

The good news is,  that WMSE has announced that beginning Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Stroke of Midnight, ‘The Final Frontier Radio‘ program will begin re-broadcasting and archiving every single episode of this fantastic series in it’s original ‘Studio Quality’. You will be able to listen to these new re-releases on the WMSE Live Radio Stream.

The MindWebs Project 2.0  is using open source platforms such as Winamp, Audacity, and StreamRipper,  to easily collect,  edit and save all 169 of these Remixed  and Remastered treasured gems, and you can too.

If you would like to do it all on your own,
1) Install the Winamp media player to grab the WMSE live stream on Saturday nights at Midnight (Central Time Zone).
2) Install the Winamp StreamRipper addon to capture and save the first half hour of the show.
3) Install Audacity to trim and clean up the file.

Or, a little easier way,
1) Download the WMSE Archive Links from playlist two below.
2) Install Audacity to trim and edit the files.

Or finally, easiest of all,
1) Download our already completed files from playlist one.

This Playlist contains our trimmed, edited, and completed versions of the current New Mindwebs Remastered Episodes. They are in excellent condition and ready to be saved or streamed.  This playlist will be updated with a New Remixed and Remastered new Mindwebs episode weekly.

  1. 04/22/2018 To the Dark Star by Robert Silverberg MindWebs 2.0   30:09
  2. 04/15/2018 The Snake by John Steinbeck and The Fly by Arthur Porges MindWebs 2.0   29:58
  3. 04/08/2018 Webster by Greg Bear MindWebs 2.0   31:03
  4. 04/01/2018 Treasure Hunt by Joseph Green MindWebs 2.0   31:28
  5. 03/25/2018 Promises to Keep by William F Nolan AKA And Miles to Go Before I Sleep MindWebs 2.0   30:37
  6. 03/18/2018 Carcinoma Angels by Norman Spinrad MindWebs 2.0   30:11
  7. 03/11/2018 The Man With English-by H.l.Gold and lucifer by Roger Zelazny MindWebs 2.0   30:28
  8. 03/04/2018 A Taste for Dostoevsky by Brian W Aldiss MindWebs 2.0   31:00
  9. 02/25/2018 Pond Water by John Brunner MindWebs 2.0   30:57
  10. 02/18/2018 Paxtons World by Bill Pronzini MindWebs 2.0   31:04
  11. 02/11/2018 I Kill Myself by Julian Kawalec MindWebs 2.0   31:02
  12. 02/04/2018 April in Paris by Ursula K. Le Guin Mindwebs 2.0   31:26
  13. 01/28/2018 The Swimmer by John Cheever MindWebs 2.0   30:52
  14. 01/21/2018 That Only a Mother by Judith Merril MindWebs 2.0   30:57
  15. 01/14/2018 The Hall of Machines by Langdon Jones MindWebs 2.0   31:08
  16. 12/31/2017 The Weapon by Fredric Brown and The Castaway by Charles E Fritch Mindwebs 2.0   31:09
  17. 12/24/2017 The Food Farm by Kit Reed MindWebs 2.0   31:02
  18. 12/17/2017 Roller Ball Murder by William Harrison MindWebs 2.0   30:59
  19. 12/10/2017 Kaleidoscope by Ray Bradbury MindWebs 2.0   30:58
  20. 12/03/2017 Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut and The Haunted Space Suit by Arthur C Clarke MindWebs 2.0   30:51
  21. 11/26/2017 Happily Ever After by William F Noland and Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson MindWebs 2.0   30:30
  22. 11/11/2017 Descending by Thomas M. Disch MindWebs 2.0   29:26
  23. 10/29/2017 The Fog Horn by Ray Bradbury MindWebs 2.0   24:53

This Playlist contains the WMSE Archive Links. They are 3 hours long and will need to be trimmed and edited. They will also be updated weekly.

  1. 04/22/2018 Broadcast of To the Dark Star by Robert Silverberg WMSE Archive Links  
  2. 04/15/2018 Broadcast of The Snake by John Steinbeck and The Fly by Arthur Porges WMSE Archive Links  
  3. 04/08/2018 Broadcast of Webster by Greg Bear WMSE Archive Links  
  4. 04/01/2018 Broadcast of Treasure Hunt by Joseph Green WMSE Archive Links  
  5. 03/25/2018 Broadcast of Promises to Keep by William F Nolan WMSE Archive Links  
  6. 03/18/2018 Broadcast of Carcinoma Angels by Norman Spinrad WMSE Archive Links  
  7. 03/11/2018 Broadcast of The Man With English-by H.l.Gold and lucifer by Roger Zelazny WMSE Archive Links  
  8. 03/04/2018 Broadcast of A Taste for Dostoevsky by Brian W Aldiss WMSE Archive Links  
  9. 02/25/2018 Broadcast of Pond Water by John Brunner WMSE Archive Links  
  10. 02/18/2018 Broadcast of Paxtons World by Bill Pronzini. WMSE Archive Links  
  11. 02/1I/2018 Broadcast of I Kill Myself by Julian Kawalec WMSE Archive Links  
  12. 02/04/2018 Broadcast of April in Paris by Ursula K. Le Guin WMSE Archive Links  
  13. 01/28/2018 Broadcast of The Swimmer by John Cheever WMSE Archive Links  
  14. 01/21/2018 Broadcast of That Only a Mother by Judith Merril WMSE Archive Links  
  15. 01/14/2018 Broadcast of The Hall of Machines by Langdon Jones. WMSE Archive Links  
  16. 12/31/2017 Broadcast of The Weapon by Fredric Brown and The Castaway by Charles E Fritch WMSE Archive Links  
  17. 12/24/2017 Broadcast of The Food Farm by Kit Reed WMSE Archive Links  
  18. 12/17/2017 Broadcast of Roller Ball Murder by William Harrison WMSE Archive Links  
  19. 12/10/2017 Broadcast of Kaleidoscope by Ray Bradbury WMSE Archive Links  
  20. 12/03/2017 Broadcast of Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut and The Haunted Space Suit by Arthur C Clarke WMSE Archive Links  
  21. 11/26/2017 Broadcast of Happily Ever After by William F Nolan and Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson WMSE Archive Links  
  22. 11/11/2017 Broadcast of Descending by Thomas Disch WMSE Archive Links  
  23. 10/29/2017 Broadcast of The Fog Horn by Ray Bradbury WMSE Archive Links  

To listen to the old collections of ‘MindWebs’, including a live radio broadcast, use the Related Links below.  Some are in Studio Quality, some are not. Check this page weekly beginning Saturday, November 18, for updates and new episodes.

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