"Canadia 2056" (IPAEng|kænədiːə twɛnti fɪfti sɪks) is a Canadian radio
comedyseries which premiered on CBC Radio Onein April 2007. A science fictioncomedy written by Matt Watts, the series centres on Max Anderson, the American liaison on board the only Canadian spaceship in an otherwise American space fleet headed toward a galactic war with the planet Ipampilash.
The premise of the series was summed up for promotional purposes:
It is the year 2056. The United States has launched an armada to destroy an alien threat. Canada sends the nation’s only publicly-funded spacecraft, The Canadia – a ship with a single purpose. To plunge the Americans’ toilets. Travel with them.
In the second season, the "Canadia" became lost in time; at the end of the second season, it was revealed that this was not in fact the case.
Canadia 2056 first aired on
CBC Radio One, on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Matt Watts, in addition to his role as lead scriptwriter, also provided the voice of Midshipman Anderson. Other actors included
Shauna MacDonaldas the voice of the "Canadia" computer, and Donnelly Rhodesas the American president, providing the series' explanatory voice-over at the start of each episode. Other members of the cast include Stephanie Broschartas Margaux Faverau, Holly Lewisas Amanda Lewis, Paul O'Sullivanas the Captain, Chuck Shamataas Doc Gaffney, Tim Hamaguchias the Crewman, Naomi Snieckusas Skip, Peter Wildmanas Pickens, and Alyson Courtas Connie.
Greg DeClute directed and produced every 2nd episode the two pilots.
Anton Szabo did the sound effects for every 2nd episode the two pilots.
voiceoverat the start of each episodeis an instrumental interpretationof the song" Life on Mars?" At the end of each episode, the credits are read over the song "Gravity", taken from the Max Websteralbum " High Class in Borrowed Shoes".
* [http://cbc.ca/canadia2056/ "Canadia 2056"]
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