Steam Dreamers of Inverness on the ZBS Radio Hour

Join us today at 11am or 7pm Pacif­ic Time (19:00 or 03:00 in the UK) as we con­tin­ue our brand new series of ZBS adven­tures — includ­ing the first broad­cast of the lat­est Jack Flan­ders adven­ture — and it’s Steam­punk!

In Part 2 of Steam Dream­ers of Inver­ness at the top of the hour… 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 cen­tre 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 and light, they do not wish to wake up from this dream.

Then on the half hour, it’s the anoth­er weird Sci-Fi tale from Stars And Stuff… and what strange tales they are. With titles like these: The Thing That Ate Aunt Sophie… The Tongue That Licked Tuc­son… Motor­cy­clists from Mars… Rock­et Pierre and The Peanut Peo­ple of Plu­to… just read­ing these titles will give you an idea of what’s wait­ing to pounce on you.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world at the appoint­ed time at, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link:

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