Monday, March 29, 2010

News about Album 52

So I have heard from a little birdie that Album 52 is being recorded over the next several days in Burbank! And guess what - there is a Christmas episode! YAY!! Looking forward to it! :)

7 comments:

  1. That's good news! I hate waiting for new seasons.

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  2. I'm glad that they decided to do Album 52 and not a new Passages. :) Don't get me wrong, I loved Dariens Rise, but if they were to make new Passages Audio dramas in place of AIO, I would get bored really, really fast. And I can't wait to hear what they're doing! :D I wonder what the Parkers and Jones will be doing for Christmas??? :)

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  3. Timothy EndersbyApril 5, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    when is it going to come out? I hope it comes out soon!! I bet the parker family will do something crazy for Christmas- mabie there will be a mystery!

    Rock-o-ages-i agree

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  4. @ Timothy Endersby:
    I too think it would probably be a mystery! ;) If Emily Jones has Christmas with the Parkers, then I'd probably guarentee a mystery! :D Emily Jones has quickly become a favorite character of mine! :D She's so smart! ;)
    ROA

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  5. I just listened to "Target of the Week" and "Game for a Mystery". Ah, the traditional "kids' slice of life" back again with new kids.

    I especially enjoyed "Game for a Mystery" but "Target of the Week" was also good.

    Just a little note: I wasn't offended as I did not grow up in USA, but I know from interactions with American-born Chinese (ABCs) that they are often very sensitive to stereotypical characterizations of Chinese-Americans.

    The new coach for the Odyssey Coyotes is played a bit too much inscrutable Charlie Chan and could risk offending some ABCs. My suggestion to the Odyssey team is: Keep the accent, yes, but drop the zen-like stuff is my suggestion. Have milder stuff like what you find with the Hispanic references with Camilla Parker. Make that ABC coach more of a normal human being who just happens to be Chinese and have that accent. You can throw in some cultural references once in a while, but the fact is that no real normal Chinese person speaks in these silly zen-phrases.

    That said, the moral of this episode was very well done. I always felt the tension with these kids of shows as I was a perennial bully victim in the Malaysian equivalent of grade school.

    If we didn't have gun control in Malaysia, I would have been the Malaysian Columbine shooter -- I was so pushed to the wall that one day in equivalent of 6th grade I brought a kitchen knife to school and tried to kill my tormentor. Praise God, they managed to stop me and the very next year I got saved and my life took a drastic turn for the better!

    I'm very glad to see the principal taking proactive action to stop the bullying in this episode -- many Odyssey episodes in the past, the bully got away, which leaves less incentive for children to not take revenge into their own hands.

    All in all, this was a very good handling of the bullying issue.

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  6. ian-that was in album
    \we are talking about album

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  7. Can't wait to listen!

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