Jack Flanders in Steam Dreamers of Inverness

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of anoth­er excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: “Steam Dream­ers of Inver­ness — Series One” - in which Jack Flan­ders and his friends have an excit­ing Steam­punk adventure!

The com­plete adven­ture con­sists of twelve half-hour episodes, in four series of four episodes each, broad­cast at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT on Fri­days. Cur­rent­ly we are broad­cast­ing the four episodes of the first series.

Now read on…


The Sto­ry: Steam Dream­ers Series 1

Jack, Mojo and Clau­dine dis­cov­er a strange device in the old Vic­to­ri­an man­sion of Inver­ness; a holo­graph­ic pro­jec­tor that oper­ates on steam. The pro­jec­tor is loaded with glass slides: as they whirl around, a black & white pho­to­graph­ic image is pro­ject­ed into the cen­ter of the room. The pho­to is of a town set in Vic­to­ri­an times. As they watch, dif­fer­ent slides slip into the machine; they’re now see­ing peo­ple, hors­es, and car­riages; the men wear top hats, the women bus­tles. High above, hov­er­ing over the town, is a gigan­tic zeppelin.

With just the slight­est inten­tion, or desire, they can be any­where with­in the town. They are so intrigued, so cap­ti­vat­ed, they begin to won­der, “Can this become addic­tive?” Why was this room sealed away and kept secret? Over time, they can no longer dis­cern whether the pho­to­graph­ic images are real, or mere­ly their own day­dreams and desires. With­in this strange room of swirling steam, shad­ows & light, they do not wish to wake up from this dream. Four episodes.

Here’s an audio sample:

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