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What is ScapeCast?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 03:03:22 pm »
1. What is ScapeCast?

ScapeCast is a Farscape fan-created news and discussion audio program available as a webcast (more commonly referred to as a "podcast") for direct download, subscribed download by tools such as iTunes, or streaming over the web.  Our mission is to keep the passion of Scapers burning and to introduce newcomers who have found the show via syndication or DVDs to the wealth of information and community available to Scapers.

                                     How Can I Listen to The ScapeCast?
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Who makes ScapeCast
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2006, 12:01:40 pm »
2. Who makes ScapeCast

ScapeCast is fan-made by volunteer writers, voice talent, hosts, editors, and other folks like you!

Current Staff:

Brent Barrett
Chris Polansky
Hank Shiffman
Kevin Bachelder
Kimberly Thompson
Lindy Rae
Michael Falkner
Sammy Mohr
Wendy Hembrock


Regular Contributors:

Alyrenee Greaves
Janis Keating
K.M. Dealan
Kelly Morris
Kurt Armbruster
Nicola Wood
Penny Sullivan
S.P. Kane

If you would like to help with The ScapeCast, please use the Contact ScapeCast link at the top of this page to send us a note with your interests and your availability.
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What is the 'Register for ScapeCast Updates' box?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2006, 11:55:49 am »
3. What is the 'Register for ScapeCast Updates' box?

On the right side of our web pages you should see a 'Register Me' box so you can receive an email notifying you anytime we post something new on our web site.  It might be when we publish a new show or something else that we think our listeners will be interested in.  At most you'll only receive one email per day.
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How to Register for ScapeCast Updates via Email
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2006, 11:58:16 am »
4. How to Register for ScapeCast Updates via Email

Most folks who have signed up for other email lists will find that this process is very similar and easy to do. However, we wanted to lay it out in easy to follow steps for those who may need all the details. 

Step #1 - To start the process you need to first enter your email address in the box marked "Enter Your Email" and then click on the 'Register Me' button.

Step #2 - You will then be taken to a sign-up web page at FeedBlitz.com which is the service that manages our email list.  In order to deter spammers and unauthorized sign-ups for the list this web page will ask you to enter the special text you see in the image box on this page to confirm that you really are a person and not some automated spam bot.  After entering the special text you just click on the "Subscribe Me" button near the bottom of the page to complete this part of the process. At this point you can close your web browser. 

Step #3 Shortly after you finish the above step you should receive an email from Feedblitz at the email address you provided in step #1.  Simply click on the link titled 'Click this to confirm your registration now'. This will take you to a "Welcome to Feedblitz" web page that confirms that you are now on the email list.

If you have any trouble with the process feel free to post a message on the forums and we'll be glad to help.
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How Can I Listen to The ScapeCast?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 10:25:16 am »
    5. How Can I Listen to The ScapeCast?

    There are several ways to enjoy our show...

    • You can listen right now on your computer...no downloading or iPod needed!  Simply look for the play button on any of the postings on our home page to be able to stream (i.e. play) the episode right away.

    • If you use iTunes for your music and/or podcasts then you can do a search for  ScapeCast  or  Farscape  in the iTunes podcast directory and we should come up.  If you already have iTunes installed on your computer you can also click on this link to find us.  You can also manually subscribe in iTunes by going to the 'Advanced' menu then selecting 'Subscribe to Podcast'.  In the pop up box that appears simply enter  http://scapecast.libsyn.com/rss  and click on 'OK'.

    • If you like to listen to several podcasts then you might already use a program known as a 'podcatcher'.  One of the more popular free programs for this is called Juice.  With these programs you can subscribe to our show and have new episodes download automatically.  Use this link in your software...  http://scapecast.libsyn.com/rss .

    • You can also manually download the show by 'right clicking' on the link for the show MP3 file and choosing 'Save Target As' if you use Internet Explorer.  If you use Firefox then you would choose 'Save Link As'.  Once the file is downloaded to your hard drive you should be able to double click the file and it will begin playing in your media player software.

    • We're also experimenting with software that will let you listen to the show right over your Internet connection, even a dial-up one, without needing to download anything.  We have a basic player available now. You should see it on most of our web pages (including the top of this page).  It looks like this...



      Just click on the button. This will open a new small window and start the show after a minute or two. You can click the other buttons to the left and right of the "Play" button to switch between our available shows.

    • If you have any questions please feel free to post a message in our 'Help Me' forum.

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    Re: Frequently Asked Questions
    « Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006, 10:52:29 am »
    6. Do you have banners or ads I can use on my website?

    You're welcome to use any of these images to link to or advertise The ScapeCast.






















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    Re: Frequently Asked Questions
    « Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 09:09:48 am »
    7. Do you provide transcripts of your show or parts of your show?

    We would like to encourage people to listen to the program directly.  After all, each download of our show adds to rankings in the podcast/iTunes world, and we feel it's important for a Farscape fan production to rank as high as it can in the ratings for the good of the fandom and Farscape in general.

    In addition, the staff of the ScapeCast is all-volunteer, so we simply don't have the time to transcribe our shows.

    For these reasons, we do not offer transcripts of our shows or segments.  We know that there are some folks who, for one reason or another, can't listen or can't easily listen, and we're sorry for that.

    If you need a transcript, one service that might help is: http://castingwords.com/
    Please note:  Casting words is a third party service we found via google search.  The ScapeCast has no affiliation with this service.
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