Friday, 15 September 2000 - Reported by Marcus
BBV Returns to Video Production: BBV has returned to the video fold with "Cyberon". As noted on BBV's website: "We’ve made contact with something better than us. They are stronger, they don’t die. They’ll cast off their human bodies and spread to the stars, nothing will stop them." Doctor Lauren Anderson is understandably sceptical when research scientist Tom Mordley arrives to perform clinical trials of a new wonder drug. But not only does the drug work... it works miracles. It is only when the side effects begin to manifest themselves that Doctor Anderson must take matters into her own hands and find out the truth behind a drug called... CYBERON." Principal photography on this new production has been completed. The video stars Jo Castleton as Dr. Lauren Anderson and P.J. Ochlan ("Space: Above and Beyond - Toy Soldiers") as Tom Mordley, and is wrtitten by Lance Parkin. "Cyberon" is slated for an October release.
BBV Production Calendar: Details on current and forthcoming BBV productions are as follows:
- I Scream - Written by Lance Parkin. An all new adventure featuring the "I" created by Kate Orman and Jon Blum for the novel "Seeing I." "It was never like this for Reggie Perrin. Is our heroine paranoid or are they really out to get her... and the galaxy as well. The fall and rise of an executive in the galaxy's biggest ice cream firm." Lisa Bowerman, star of Big Finish productions' other series of audios based on Benny Summerfield (the former Doctor Who novel companion character), and Jo Castleton, who has featured in both BF and BBV audios, star in this production. Now available!
- Sontarans: Conduct Unbecoming - Written by Gareth Preston. "The Sontarans... a race of formidable warriors cloned from the most formidable of their progenitors, General Sontar. But now something threatens to destroy them all, an insidious threat that strikes at the very heart of their being..." Featuring Tom Chadbon from "City of Death" and "The Mysterious Planet." Now available!
- Race Memory - Written by Paul Ebbs. An all new adventure featuring the alien Wirrn from Doctor Who. Double CD release. Due in September 2000.
- Resurrection of the Rani - Written by Pip & Jane Baker (the authors who originally created the character). Enslaved by her former servants, the Rani is forced to use her formidable scientific knowledge to satisfy the Tetraps thirst... for blood. Kate O'Mara has agreed to return to the role and BBV is currently negotiating with her agent for schedule dates. Due in October 2000.
Faction Paradox Returns? One of the most controversial (and popular) concepts in the Eighth Doctor BBC novels may see new life, through BBV. We're told that Lawrence Miles, who created Faction Paradox, is currently negotiating to write a new audio (one or more) concerning the Faction.
Video on the Web: BBV has put several video clips on the web. Says the BBV press release: "With the imminent release of the latest Audio Adventure in Time and Space, the latest Sontaran epic, Conduct Unbecoming, BBV Online presents "For Battle and Glory" an exclusive download in VQF format featuring writer Gareth Preston and actors John Wadmore and Anthony Keetch. Also now available is BBV Online's first ever video download (in RealMedia format) with a look back to the recording of Ghosts, a Season 2 adventure featuring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred as The Dominie and Alice."
BBV's website can be found at http://www.bbv1.demon.co.uk