As part of our Super Fan podcast series, I spoke with Jeffrey Bridges, founder and executive producer of Pendant Productions. Pendant is an audio production group dedicated to making radio dramas like the old radio serials of the ’30s and ’40s, only modernized for today’s audiences. Pendant had 986,000 downloads of their shows in 2007 which just goes to show how popular the productions are.
Jeffrey started Pendant in 2004 to pursue his interest in fan fiction and fan generated radio dramas. Pendant is an all volunteer effort producing more than a dozen different shows, both takeoffs on existing properties and original properties produced by Pendant.
Pendant got its start with “Star Trek: Defiant” a text based story list that Jeffrey started way back in 1995. Jeffrey got interested in producing an audio version of the stories, and was able to find enough sound effects and audio mixing programs to make it possible. He went on to produce “Star Trek: Defiant” as an audio file. Not long after starting the first Defiant audio, Jeffrey was listening to some of the old Superman radio serials from the 1940s and had the inspiration to do Superman audio too, which led to the formation of Pendant Productions in 2004.
Jeffrey told me about Pendant’s history and how they make so many great radio shows. It is a fascinating story that shows just how much Super Fans can achieve and produce.
|Superman: Last Son of Krypton||Batman: The Ace of Detectives|
|Wonder Woman: Champion of Themyscira||Supergirl: Lost Daughter of Krypton|
|The Pendant Shakespeare||Star Trek: Defiant|
|Star Wars: Blue Harvest||Seminar|
|This Week in Pendant||Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion|
|The Kingery||Once Upon a Time in Vegas|
|Imperium: Superman, Batman,
Wonder Woman Crossover
|James Bond: To The End||Indiana Jones and the Well of Life|
|Indiana Jones and the Well of Life|
Downloads are available in web-quality and CD quality. The CD quality downloads are available via BitTorrent.
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