Originally release in December 1984 as the pilot for the first season of audio plays from Audio Visuals (a non-profit-making fan organisation).
THE SPACE WAIL
As with all pilots, changes were made for
subsequent stories to generally improve the
series; but both the current AV team and
myself have always resisted the temptation to
re-record this story with Nick Briggs's
Doctor - after all, as the Doctor always says,
"You can't change history".
Warren Martyn, December 1991
The school playing field sequences were actually recorded in the open air. The venue was not the local Hampshire public school, but Chris Corney's back garden!
The sequence involving Lotin speaking over a communicator did not involve any special sound effects. It was recorded by having the lines said over Chris Corney's parents' bedroom telephone extension.
BABE's voice was effected 'live' by Marilyn Layton
speaking into a vocoder which was in turn
modulated through a flanger unit. A finger was
permanently on the temperamental vocoder to prevent
it from switching itself off at inopportune moments.
Gary Russell, December 1991
|The Doctor||Stephen Payne|
|Gregory Holmes||Richard Marson|
|Commander Gryc||Dominic May|
|Junior Commander Lotin||Robert Moubert|
|Dag Solomon||Chris Corney|
|Guard Joba||Gary Russell|
|The Judge||Michael Wisher|
|Guards||Nick Layton & Bill French|
|Series Theme||Brian Marshall|
|Editors||Nick Layton & Chris Corney|
|Cover Art||Anthony Townsend|