Looking for a smart, female driven, sci-fi saga? Then tune-in to the first two seasons of the podcast series, “Dimension.”
Actress Christina Barsi wrote, directed, and stars-in all 31 episodes, created as an answer to the lack of interesting roles available to her in Hollywood. To assist, Christina brought in experimental sound artist Rick Potts for effects; and Lance Kramer, Karthik Srinivasan, Lexii Jaye and Andrew Stroud to help voice the characters.
The series originally premiered back in 2013, but recently relaunched with a fresh website and a brand new companion blog to further take fans on a thematic and scientific exploration.
Christina Barsi reveals more about the world of “Dimension” in this recent interview.
Give us an overview of your podcast series “Dimension.”
CHRISTINA BARSI: DIMENSION begins when three unidentified young women wake up in the desert, disheveled and disoriented. They have no memory concerning their identities or their arrival but are each harboring a sense of vengeance and conviction. The mystery behind their arrival lies in the fact that they originated as one single woman whose traumatic experience caused her to enter a new dimension, breaking the time continuum. Now that they are here, they each seek answers to their mysterious past.
What inspired you to create this sci-fi saga?
CB: Originally, I set out to create the series in order to fill a void. The whole project was created out of a desire to play female characters that had a great story. My frustrations with the entertainment industry left me contemplating larger ideas about life and the significance of time, thus a science fiction series was born.
You recently added a companion blog – tell us about that.
CB: Entitled “The Science & Philosophy of Dimension”, the blog follows each chronological DIMENSION episode and offers an examination of its themes by referencing the works of Lewis Carroll, current discoveries in science and personal experiences.
What do you hope audiences take away from “Dimension”?
CB: I would like a young audience to have the opportunity to experience a story that features strong, smart, multi-dimensional women and that everyone feels it’s just as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.
In addition to the story that’s being told, I also hope that my audience taps into the way the project was produced and came to fruition. It is important that people understand they have choices and if they want something in life, they have the power to create it. The process of how this project was produced is just as important as the content of the story.
If we could waive a magic wand and go back — is there anything you would do differently as the creator?
CB: There isn’t much I would change, mainly because if I over planned this project I would have run the risk of hesitating. It was the perfect platform, it being a podcast, for me to workshop the story and the characters. It serves as a great base for developing it further, hopefully as a television series.
Were you a fan of the genre before creating this project?
CB: I have to admit that I wasn’t a huge sci-fi buff growing up, but I always enjoyed stories that explored different worlds and bended reality a bit. I was very interested in theoretical physics when I was creating this story and that informed much of the direction I went into.
Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
CB: Experiencing this project was nothing less than perfect. There isn’t a descriptive enough word to encompass the ease, the love, the passion, and the joy I was able to share with each person who took part and I want nothing more than to keep sharing it with others. My hope is that if you’re an artist or even if you’re not, you understand that your voice matters and your perspective matters. Trust your gut and just do it!
Thanks, Christina – and keep-on trusting your gut!
Listen to “Dimension” and read the new blog “The Science & Philosophy of Dimension” at: www.DimensionPodcast.com
Season One is also available on iTunes: DimensionPodcast