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Daring test pilot Dixie Stenberg leads a motley squadron of pilots to battle a shadowy Nazi nemesis at the height of WWII, with robots, rayguns and moxie to spare!

The detailed logo of the show includes this as a preamble to the show: "In the early spring of 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the formation of a clandestine group of F47 Thunderbolts. This squadron was known as the First Brassy Battalion Fighter Squadron (1st BBFS), and this is their story."

Umket Industries Presents: The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater was Pendant Productions first full scale original series.

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Audio Drama Edit

Ep. # Title Debut Length Link Commentary
1 The Visitor from Washington July 4, 2006 14:34 Link sm blue
2 The Uninvited Guest August 8, 2006 15:12 Link sm blue
3 The Global Menagerie September 5, 2006 19:00 Link sm blue
4 The Skirmish at Stuttgart October 3, 2006 21:01 Link sm blue
5 The Traitor Within November 7, 2006 19:36 Link sm blue
6 The Rescue of Thomas Galen December 5, 2006 26:00 Link sm blue
7 The Hidden Truth January 2, 2007 23:31 Link sm blue
8 The Secret of Reginald Billingsley February 6, 2007 22:50 Link sm blue
9 The Donnybrook in Death Valley March 6, 2007 23:48 Link sm blue
10 The Compendiary Jubilee April 3, 2007 24:26 Link sm blue
11 The Anticipation at AeroQuest May 1, 2007 21:44 Link sm blue
12 The Bastion of Evil July 4, 2007 34:03 Link sm blue
13 The Disheartening Discovery August 7, 2007 22:32 Link sm blue
14 The More Things Change September 4, 2007 23:02 Link sm blue
15 The Other Side of the Fence October 2, 2007 25:35 Link sm blue Link sm blue
16 The Mystery Woman November 6, 2007 21:02 Link sm blue Link sm blue
17 The Attack on AeroQuest December 4, 2007 24:29 Link sm blue Link sm blue
18 The Amber Avenger January 1, 2008 20:57 Link sm blue Link sm blue
19 The Oracular Spectacular February 4, 2008 19:38 Link sm blue Link sm blue
20 The Subaqueous Substratum March 3, 2008 26:14 Link sm blue Link sm blue
21 The Savage Struggle April 7, 2008 18:17 Link sm blue Link sm blue
22 The Payback Under the Pacific May 5, 2008 23:28 Link sm blue Link sm blue
23 The Elixir Incident June 2, 2008 23:36 Link sm blue Link sm blue
24 The Lamentable Eventuality July 4, 2008 18:38 Link sm blue Link sm blue
25 The Belly Deep Slough September 1, 2008 26:36 Link sm blue Link sm blue
26 The Meridional Contemplation October 6, 2008  22:08 Link sm blue Link sm blue
27 The Austral Leviathan November 3, 2008 26:01 Link sm blue Link sm blue
28 The Hypogean Grotto December 1, 2008 27:57 Link sm blue Link sm blue
29 The Collateral of Lily LaRue January 5, 2009 24:06 Link sm blue Link sm blue
30 The Antipathetic Confederacy February 2, 2009 25:36 Link sm blue Link sm blue
31 The Rumble in the Jungle March 2, 2009 27:27 Link sm blue Link sm blue
32 The Tribulations of Kinship April 6, 2009 28:18 Link sm blue Link sm blue
33 The Pertinence Predicament May 4, 2009 29:12 Link sm blue Link sm blue
34 The Clash of the Comrades June 1, 2009 26:41 Link sm blue Link sm blue
35 The Righteous Bushwack July 4, 2009 27:16 Link sm blue Link sm blue
36 The Remembrance Reunion September 7, 2009 31:38 Link sm blue Link sm blue
37 The Rattling Return October 5, 2009 30:22 Link sm blue Link sm blue
38 The Unexpected Arrival November 2, 2009 23:25 Link sm blue Link sm blue
39 The Return of Brassy Battalion November 30, 2009 35:36 Link sm blue Link sm blue
40 The Final Revelation of Archibald Withersby January 4, 2010 23:04 Link sm blue Link sm blue
41 The Dauntlessness of Joey Scalzetti February 1, 2010 32:31 Link sm blue Link sm blue
42 The Conviction of Cornelius Robert Sims Pearson March 8, 2010 37:52 Link sm blue Link sm blue
43 The Exploitation of Thomas Galen April 5, 2010 38:30 Link sm blue Link sm blue
44 The Intuition of Lily LaRue May 3, 2010 31:22 Link sm blue Link sm blue
45 The Occidental Nazis June 7, 2010 30:50 Link sm blue Link sm blue
46 The Ardency of Benedikt Adarchenko July 4, 2010 36:17 Link sm blue Link sm blue
47 The Brainchild of Friedemann Freudenberg August 2, 2010 28:20 Link sm blue Link sm blue
48 The Unfathomable Phantasm September 6, 2010 26:09 Link sm blue Link sm blue
49 The Beginning of the End October 4, 2010 30:25 Link sm blue Link sm blue
50 The End of Dixie Stenberg November 2, 2010 38:07 Link sm blue Link sm blue
* Dixie Stenberg Episode 50 Anniversary Reel November 1, 2010 1:10:08 Link sm blue

Production Comments Edit

In late 2005, Seth Sher came to me with an idea. He wanted to produce and direct a new ongoing montly radio drama serial in the style of the classic originals from the 1930s and '40s. He asked me if I would be so inclined to write the project, and I jumped at the chance.

I'm a big fan of just about anything from that time period. Art deco, the clothes, the cars... I'm not sure what it is, but it's always been my favorite era of American history. And there was something special about the science-fiction back then. It was so innocent, so hopeful, so completely unburdened and unrestrained. It's some of the most imaginative sci-fi ever created.

Not only is "Dixie" set during this time period, but we'll be striving to maintain as much of an "old time radio" feel as possible. We're shooting for something light-hearted and, hopefully, something that's just barrels of fun.

Come along for the ride, won't you? :)

Jeffrey Bridges Writer and creator, 
"Umket Industries Presents: The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater"
Founder and Executive Producer, Pendant Productions

Director Comments Edit

The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater grew out of a shared love for the classic radio theatre shows of the 40s and 50s. Specifically the aerial adventure drama, with shows like Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan, Adventures by Morse and Speed Gibson. They showcased not only the dramatic range of the writers of the period and the actors and actresses involved, but also a somewhat larger canvas than most other radio serials of the period.

The characters in these shows would traipse all over the world, getting into trouble and danger, sometimes not getting out again, most times saving society or friends or their neighbor's cat, but throughout all of this there was a high sense of fun and adventure in the voices of the cast.

I have been drawn to this style of radio drama since I was but a wee bairn, too young to understand that it was actors reading a script instead of some kind of news report from a faraway place.

Thankfully my parents set me straight in that regard. 

And Jeffrey Bridges saw a kindred spirit.

Dixie is written by Jeffrey and will be produced by myself, in the classic radio drama style. We hope you will enjoy our first completely original audio theatre effort!

Seth Adam Sher Director, "Umket Industries Presents: The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater"

Nominations and Awards Edit

Year Host Award Recipient(s)
2006 Pendys Best Supporting Actor in "Umket Industries Presents: The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater" Shannon Gaffney as Frank McGuff
2006 Pendys Best Writing in a Pendant Production Jeffrey Bridges
2006 Pendys Best Pendant Production
2007 Pendys Best Comic Relief in a Pendant Production David Ault and Philip Weber as SCAR Troopers
2007 Pendys Sexiest Voice in a Pendant Production Alicia Laine Matheson as Lily LaRue
2007 Pendys Best Musical Performance in a Pendant Production Kristen Bays as the Umket Triplets
2007 Pendys Best Pendant Production
2007 Pendys Best Supporting Actor in "Umket Industries Presents:

The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater"

Steve Anderson as Reginald Billingsley
2008 Pendys Best Musical Performance in a Pendant Production Kristen Bays as the Umket Triplets
2008 Pendys Best Supporting Actor in "Umket Industries Presents:

The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater"

Amanda Fitzwater as Nebulon
2008 Pendys Best Direction in a Pendant Production Seth Adam Sher
2009 Parsec Awards Best Audio Drama Short Form Finalist
2009 Pendys Best Comic Relief in a Pendant Production David Ault and Philip Weber as SCAR Troopers
2009 Pendys Best Musical Performance in a Pendant Production Kristen Bays as the Umket Triplets
2009 Pendys Best Supporting Actor in "Umket Industries Presents:

The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater"

Pete Milan as Freudenberg
2009 Pendys Best Direction in a Pendant Production Seth Adam Sher
2010 Pendys Best Hero in a Pendant Production Rene Christine Jones as Dixie Stenberg
2010 Pendys Best Villain in a Pendant Production Steve Anderson as Reginald Billingsley
2010 Pendys Best Musical Performance in a Pendant Production Kristen Bays as the Umket Triplets
2010 Pendys Best Supporting Actor in "Umket Industries Presents:

The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater"

M Sieiro Garcia as Miss Fortune Divine
2010 Pendys Best Lead Actor in a Pendant Production Rene Christine Jones as Dixie Stenberg
2010 Pendys Best Writing in a Pendant Production Jeffrey Bridges
2010 Pendys Best Pendant Production
2011 Parsec Awards Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form) Finalist