The Odyssey Times, Vol 1, Issue 12

Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called The Odyssey Times.

Danger Signals released this fall

The latest in the series of albums of the popular Adventures in Odyssey radio show based on our town will be released in September from Focus on the Family

Cover Art

The Cover art for an Adventures in Odyssey album is always a challenge because the art is the first thing that catches the eye about the album. When considering the possible scenes to portray on an album cover, the team considered which scenes would be the most powerful and dramatic. Ultimately, the scene from “Green Eyes and Yellow Tulips” was chosen.

Title – “Danger Signals”

Occasionally when deciding on a title for new Odyssey albums, there is one name that stands above the rest and all others pale in comparison. However, more often the title is chosen from a list of many.

Here are a few of the other possibilities that were considered for “Danger Signals.”

  • The Bigger Picture
  • Darkness After Dawn
  • What’s Gonna Happen Next?

Episodes

The album includes episodes from the spring 2001 season on the Odyssey radio show.

  • The W. E.
  • Green Eyes and Yellow Tulips
  • The Triangle, Parts 1 & 2
  • Snow Day
  • Broken Window
  • Chains, Parts 1 & 2
  • Break a Leg
  • Fifteen Minutes
  • Welcoming Wooton
  • Breaking Point

Characters

Several new characters were introduced in this album. Mary Hopkins, proprietor of Mary’s Story Shop and Whit’s partner for the new Whit’s End, made her appearance. Everyone’s favorite postal worker Wooton Bassett arrived at Whit’s End. Robert Mitchell started working for Novacom and became Connie’s friend. Finally, Barry Muntz disappeared with the Imagination Station plans and handed them off to a mysterious shadowy character.

Review

Rating:

RATINGS KEY

Must see
Excellent
Very good
Okay
Average
Avoid
Avoid at all costs
Pay not to see
None Give up radio for a year on the chance that you might actually stumble upon this program

Variety is a word often used in connection with Adventures in Odyssey and it certainly applies to the latest album. The album continues the Novacom story that began in the last album, “The Big Picture,” though some of the storylines don’t reference Novacom directly.

The W. E. starts the possibility of a new Whit’s End while Chains and Breaking Point show the beginnings of the construction. Green Eyes and Yellow Tulips tells us more about Novacom while introducing Robert Mitchell. There’s also a court trial (Broken Window), a couple of “slice of life” shows (Break a Leg, Fifteen Minutes), an historical love story (The Triangle), a wacky adventure (Snow Day), and a show introducing a new character (Welcoming Wooton).

All in all, a great variety of shows!

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