“If you lived on a planet where it rains heavily all of the time, why would you build an open air theatre?”
“The mystery of the missing library books? It seems absurd!”
Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Bernice Summerfield and…Cthulhu?!?
Alexander Vlahos, Bernice Summerfield, Big Finish, Chase Masterson, David Warner, Iris Wildthyme, Katy Manning, Lisa Bowerman, Nicholas Briggs, Sherlock Holmes, Terry Molloy, The Confessions of Dorian Gray, third eye cinema podcast, Vienna Salvatori
Author David Llewellyn drafts a curious tale spanning centuries, which gives new listeners a taste of several series they may have heretofore missed out on.
“Fortean flickers…have you ever come across a word somewhere or heard a place name for the first time, and then seen it everywhere?
Maybe you’ve punched the wrong code into the communicator and become connected to an old friend you lost touch with. It’s those chaotic forces of coincidence that snowball, breaking the link in the chain of causality. It moves things and people out of place, out of the natural order.”
“You’re different, somehow.”
“That’s because you’re lying on the floor.”
“I’m examining the floor…a-ha! As I thought. There’s nothing archaeologically significant about this floor…now I’ll have a cocktail, and put an umbrella in it with a question mark handle.”
Benny’s back, but it’s not quite what you’d expect. And while there are strong echoes of the woman we’d only recently left in the excellent Missing Persons, longtime fans may well be caught blindsided by the changes.
Bernice Summerfield, Big Finish, Blake's 7, Blakes 7 the Classic Audio Adventures, Blakes 7 the Liberator Chronicles, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who, Jago & Litefoot, Pathfinder Legends, Paul Spragg, The Avengers, The Confessions of Dorian Gray, third eye cinema podcast, Vienna
It is with honest sorrow and heartfelt regret that I am moved to inform of the untimely passing of Paul Spragg of Big Finish. I am told that this was both sudden and unexpected, with coworkers trading emails with him mere hours prior.
Bernice Summerfield, Big Dig, Big Finish, Brax, David Llewellyn, Gary Russell, Hamish Steele, IN LIVING MEMORY, Irving Braxatiel, Jack, James Goss, Lisa Bowerman, Martin Day, Miles Richardson, Missing Persons, Peter, Ruth, Scott Handcock, THE BRIMSTONE KID, THE REVENANT’S CARNIVAL, THE WINNING SIDE, third eye cinema podcast
A Handful of Dust, Alexander Vlahos, Avril Fenman, Bernice Summerfield, Big Finish, Brax, HMS Surprise, Irving Braxatiel, Jack, Lisa Bowerman, Peter, Ruth, The Curse of Fenman, third eye cinema podcast
One of the first things you’ll notice about the Bernice Summerfield line, by comparison to Big Finish’s Doctor Who…or for that matter, just about any other Big Finish series…is a far greater emphasis on humor.
The typical episode finds Benny (Lisa Bowerman, also of the 1989 Who teleseries and both costar and director of the Jago & Litefoot line) besting even the Doctor himself at the art of the snide putdown and the sarcastic aside. Practically every phrase she speaks trails off to a wry take on the situation.
Ace, Bernice Summerfield, Big Finish, Charley Pollard, Colin Baker, Detective Menzies, Doctor Who, Eighth Doctor Adventures, Elizabeth Klein, Erimem, Evelyn Smythe, Fourth Doctor Adventures, Gallifrey, Hex, Iris Wildthyme, Klein, Lost Stories, Mel, Nyssa, Paul McGann, Peri, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Tegan, third eye cinema podcast, Turlough
On occasion of recent price cuts on the first 50 installments of their main monthly release line, I thought it apropos to chat a bit about the excellent Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas.
As a Whovian since the early to mid 80’s who harbors decidedly mixed feelings about the post millenial “reboot” of the series, I was quite pleased to discover that most if not all of the surviving original Doctors (and a number of their companions) were in fact still active, and still crafting tales and ongoing adventures in the traditional style.