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Bob Simko
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Posted: 15 May 2017 at 5:40pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Exciting announcement by Big Finish today...Volume 2 of the 10th Doctor
coming later this year featuring David Tennant & Billie Piper. I've enjoyed the
first volume of 10th Doctor stories...amazing how Tennant falls so comfortably
back into the role, and am very much looking forward to this. Curious about
the "new season" of TORCHWOOD as well. I've only checked out a couple of
the TORCHWOOD productions from BF, but I definitely enjoyed Barrowman's
return to the character of Captain Jack. Overall, BF has had more hits than
misses for me...if you haven't checked them out yet, take a listen.
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Andrew Saxon
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 9:53am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Sorry to see 21st century Who starting to contaminate the classic era stuff at Big Finish. River Pong interacting with classic Doctors makes me feel ill.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 10:38am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

River Pong

Oh, thank you!!!

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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 8:04am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Not a fan of Rose, and I can't afford to buy shows. 

(I have downloaded several free first episodes, though.)
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Emery Calame
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Posted: 21 June 2017 at 10:51pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I tried listening to some of their ninth doctor stuff. Yeeeeesssh. It's pure Campbell's Cream of Goat Shit (low sodium).

Somebody told Nicholas Briggs that he can sound like Christopher Eccleston. Nope. not so far anyway. 

It's like Crank Yankers UK edition. 

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Blood of the Daleks with Paul McGann was pretty damned good. 

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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 22 June 2017 at 5:52am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

As I said before, I can't afford to buy shows due to my financial situation. But I've listened to a lot of the free first episodes, and I already know what the first three shows I'll probably buy when I can afford to are:

The Secret History (Fifth)
The Star Men (Fifth)
The Transcendence of Ephros (Third)

Wish they'd give away a Fourth Doctor episode for free.....or a decent Eighth. Living Legend wasn't too good, and its from 2003.

Regarding Doctor replacements, Tim Treloar is great as the Third Doctor, and William Russell is decent as the First. But Frazer Hines is only passable as the Second.

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Emery Calame
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Posted: 22 June 2017 at 3:54pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I listened to Land of the Dead w/ Davidson and thought it was pretty good. It was fairly long and complicated though. It's post Adric's death and Tegan leaving. I guess Tulough would be dead about that time too. 

Phobos w/ McGann was short and sweet and fun but didn't make THAT much sense. 
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Andrew Saxon
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Posted: 23 June 2017 at 12:56am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Glad you enjoyed Land of the Dead, Emery, as it's a real favourite of mine. It's actually set between Time Flight and Arc of Infinity and there are several 5th Doctor/Nyssa stories set in that gap between series (seasons) 19 and 20. In the early days of Big Finish, Janet Fielding declined to return as Tegan so Nyssa was given the chance to step out of her shadow and really shine as the 5th Doctor's solo companion. Fielding is back now and there are stories set in the early days of the 5th Doctor with Mather Waterhouse back reprising the role of Adric (surprisingly good considering I hated Adric on the telly) and stories set later during Turlogh's time on the show. There are even stories set between Planet of Fire and The Caves of Androzani which feature Peri as the 5th Doctor's companion plus, for a while, Erimem - a companion from ancient Egypt. I'd recommend the Peter Davison Big Finish stories to anyone as I feel the scripts for his Doctor have been consistently good.
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Emery Calame
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Posted: 23 June 2017 at 11:42am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I was thinking Turlough died but it seems he went back home. Heh. Funny the impressions I get watching most of these on PBS and either renting them later during the blockbuster age or seeing them on netflix or Daily Motion as clips. 

I listened to a 'multiple doctors' story called Time Sirens and the voicework is kind of neat in that when they finally all get together Davison is "alright, I'm in charge here, let's calm down and everything is fine" Colin Baker is "No you're not, everything is bent. I'm not listening to you." & Sylvester McCoy mostly politely ignores them both as they bicker while musing and whispering to himself, raising his voice only to give alarm. It's all very id, ego, superego. 


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Rob Ocelot
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I've derived the most enjoyment from the 5th Doctor BF stories.

SPARE PARTS is probably the best BF I've ever experienced and some of the best written and throught out Doctor Who (regardless of media -- period)  that I've seen in about 25 years.

CRADLE OF THE SNAKE is a guilty pleasure.  A great capper to the other two Mara stories.  There's an ironic symmetry in how the ever-impatient Mara cheats and reads up on it's own history, tries to engineer its emergence sooner and unwittingly ends up erasing itself -- a perfect oraborous.  It's also nice that this story takes place after the Black Guardian triolgy, with a reformed Turlough and a much older post-TERMINUS Nyssa.  If you've ever wondered how Turlough would have fared in SNAKEDANCE, it's a must-listen.


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