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Charon Part Two Now Online! – Alien Fan Audio Drama

If you haven’t already listened to Part One of Charon, now is the perfect time to because creator Anarchist86ed has just released Part Two!

Administrator Carter gets closer to acquiring a Xenomorph specimen than Weyland-Yutani ever has. Hadley’s Hope holds many secrets to be uncovered.

You can download Part Two directly by clicking here. Charon is a spin-off from Anarchist’s other Alien audio drama called Alien: Solara. The previously released short dramas and main episodes are also available on Anarchist86ed’s YouTube channel. They all have direct download links for each release too.

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Comments: 27
  1. Corporal Hicks
    Thanks, that one is fine!

    As always, enjoyed. I loved the nod to Specimen with the synthetic dog. Newt's actress does a great job sounding younger. Am curious to see how the Aliens get introduced into the story.
  2. Anarchist86ed
    Her name's Newt, not Rebecca. Administrator Carter brings the last Human survivor of Hadley's hope back to life, but will this facsimile be anything like the little girl it's based on?



    All episodes of Charon for download: [url=]

    Now, of course, time for all those fun references and stuff.

    Newt speaks with a hint of British. As you may know, Carrie Henn had a British accent when she made aliens. Our excuse is the computer couldn't fully replicate her voice because of the way she'd say certain words and just made her sound more British. Carter will mention this in part 4.

    Newt plays a short clip from Aliens, then she has no more memory because all of the companies surveillance gear blacked out because "they cut the power".

    Turning into a steamed ham. If you ever watched the Simpsons, you'd know.

    Doggo. This shouldn't be something people in a retro futuristic society would say, right? Wrong. Because the concept of a selfie exists in the alien universe, a character in out of the shadows wanted to take a selfie with a dead queen.

    Carter drops 5/25/79. The release date of this episode and also for Alien in 1979.

    Anthony may have been related to Tony Soprano, and is cut off by Carter before he can explain what happened to his family one day.

    Cinnamon toaster pastries SUCK.

    Pepsi Perfect, the future is now. "We've all seen the commercial" Not only a reference to Back To The Future, but to the fake commercial for the product. Apparently BTTF is canon in our Alien universe since Pepsi Perfect is still made in 2181 and is like tradition.

    Carter tries to explain why the company was Weylan-Yutani for a while, but gets cut off.

    Beat it, robot. This don't concern you. Another BTTF reference. 3-D says "Hey, beat it, spook. This don't concern you."

    McClaren mentions a bounty on some terrorists who caused some trouble on Plutus. The crew of Solara, or someone has a large bounty on their heads, but Kylen reminds us it's all classified. Charon takes place AFTER Solara.

    Kylen uses "easy street" to punish the mercenary for his actions. Negan did the same thing to Daryl. A mercenary also says easy peasy lemon squeezy, yet another TWD reference. We've used it several times.

    Thanks to YouTube I had to change the song during the "dance". This actually works out better, the other song was slow, and didn't sync with the retro 80's vibe we've been going with in the series.

    Carter lies through his teeth about what happened to Ripley and the Marines.

    The actress who performs newt is not a child, she just graduated high school.

    "Bit on the nose". McClaren is just mentioning the song is the beginning of a romantic story between them.

    The mercs say "copy that". It's a thing in the audible dramas.

    "I don't actually work here."

    Fine Kentucky red-eye. Buford Tannen enjoyed this drink.

    I think we kept it kinda light on references this time since we focused on character development.
  3. Anarchist86ed
    Charon, Part 3 is 95% done and will release on the 25th.

    Her name's Newt, not Rebecca. Administrator Carter brings the last Human survivor of Hadley's hope back to life, but will this facsimile be anything like the little girl it's based on?
  4. Anarchist86ed
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 02, 2019, 07:25:09 AM
    I finished listening to on the way to work. If you didn't tell us how much of a pain this was to work on, I'd think you'd have the time of your life putting this together. The cast are obviously having a f**king great time!

    As always, I really enjoyed this. Your sound design continues to be excellent. The school teacher thing made me smile.  :)

    It's all fun for them.  ;D

    For me it's balancing audio that's never centered. Filtering. Fixing loop pops. Finding sound effects. Trying to level everything. And writing it. I go through about 5 versions before it's finally done. On Alien day I had to render it three times because I kept noticing problems.  ::)
  5. Corporal Hicks
    I finished listening to on the way to work. If you didn't tell us how much of a pain this was to work on, I'd think you'd have the time of your life putting this together. The cast are obviously having a f**king great time!

    As always, I really enjoyed this. Your sound design continues to be excellent. The school teacher thing made me smile.  :)
  6. Anarchist86ed
    SoundCloud wants money to upload anymore, and they delete anything with detectable copyrighted audio so I don't use that anymore.

    And we never got on iTunes. Don't ask me why. I moved on from it.

    It's odd to say YouTube has given me the least problems.

    All I can tell you right now is to follow us on Twitter. If anyone has a suggestion let me know.

    Our MP3 Folders.


  7. Anarchist86ed
    Now comes the fun references and story info! Yay!

    'It's a planet. It's a moon. Whatever." A similar conversation happened in rive of pain.

    Both songs used in the bar were used in another 80's scifi movie, Innerspace. In fact they were used in the same way I used them.

    "I got that lovin' feeling." Is a top gun nod, albeit not as strong as the one I wrote for part 3.

    Hicks' shotgun sound effect in the APC.

    Some say Vasquez's smart gun was tossed out of the APC, but I don't think so. And as I've said, we're not going with Colonial Marines canon so I left it in the APC to be found and claimed.

    Kylen reads the same document that Bishop did in the med-lab.

    They mention one of the facehuggers being decayed on an examination table. It's the one Bishop was fooling around with that's been rotting away for 2 years. I don't know exactly where he did that, but I guessed it was med-lab.

    "I wonder if there's a bar around here." That's a nod to the bar sign you see at the colony.

    Bay 14, section 31. If you know anything about star trek, you'd know article 14, section 31. Carter's mission is a covert one and highly classified.

    McClaren is an obvious name drop, though no relation to the Ripley family.

    The mercenaries find Newt's citizenship award picture in her hiding spot.

    Henn, Weaver and Cameron are all mercenaries.

    Why do I keep bringing up piss water? Because of Water World.

    The gun sound effect is the one used in Die Hard 2. I didn't like the "Pop-A-Cha" sound from the first movie. AJ had a choice of sound effects to use including the Beretta from Lethal Weapon, he chose Die Hard.

    Fun fact: The Beretta used in both Die Hard and Lethal Weapon was the exact same gun.

    Shit sounds 80s. 1980s, not 2180s. Charon is based on Aliens, a 1980s movie and therefore takes much of it's nostalgia from it.

    Elysium station is in orbit of Acheron.

    Carter mentions the fate of the mercs from Mr. Deckard and how they ended up when their contract was terminated.

    The scrolling text of the computer in med-lab is a staple of 80s movie and TV computer readout sound effects.

    Wilhelm scream.

    Smacking technology around till it works is always a tried and true method to get something to work right.

    Yes, I know the APC was "wasted" but was it? Was it really? Or was it because it was scripted but the special effect they did never got put in?

    "Nothing but rain" Whaddaya hear, Starbuck? Nothing but the rain, Sir. I was watching a lot of BSG as I was writing.

    Didn't you know you can fry up half a city with a particle beam weapon?

    Running a bypass to open the door.

    Easier to clone than breed them. It seems in the future they had to clone one to breed them.

    The Draco Double Burner makes a second appearance, it was in Mr. Deckard. Carter mentions the company owns them and that they are bulky and crude, unlike the slimmer and more advanced design of the future.

    Carter kept the picture of Newt, it sits on his desk. It triggers him into an emotional meltdown.

    Carter mentioned Newt could have been a school teacher. In case you didn't know, that's exactly what she grew up to be in real life.

    The hologram on sound effect is just from a star trek game. And for some reason the mobile holographic emitter in our universe is more advanced than the one in Voyager because it's autonomous like the PUPs and can project an image that's indistinguishable from a real object or person.

    Kylen was badly damaged by a woman, not a man.

    Yes, the NewtOgram is dressed like she is in the award picture.

    No, she is not going to be voiced by Carrie Henn. We would never bother her with something like this.

    Why bring Newt back at all? Because I never liked that she was killed off, that's why.

    How can the NewtOgram have memories? In part 3 we talk about how the company monitored everything that went on there. Surveillance cameras and microphones were everywhere. The colony was their investment, they wanted to make sure no one was up to shenanigans that might cause them problems so they would record and analyze everything the colonists said or did without them ever knowing they were being spied on. The computer uses the vast amounts of data collected to make a simulation of Newt, though it didn't have enough of surveillance data on her to simulate a 100% accurate memory for her. For example, the NewtOgram doesn't have any memory of going to the derelict. Nor will it ever say "mostly" because events like that happened outside of surveillance monitoring. But she does remember most of the events of river of pain. And up until the aliens cut the power. After that, there was no more surveillance monitoring and the computer could not simulate memory for her. I now it's a stretch to explain giving her memories, but we all know the company would certainly spy on the colonists to make sure they weren't plotting anything that would harm the bottom line for them.

    I hope so, for your sake. You should know where that's from.

    More aggressive than a hungry cat. This more for me than anything else. My cat's a pain in the ass when he wants food.
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