“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.
“My name’s Ace, I come from a dysfunctional family and I cope by blowing things up. What’s your excuse?”
One character I’ve always held somewhat mixed feelings about is Hex.
“Somebody is breaking the first law of time, and you know what that means.”
Not long after I first discovered Doctor Who, during the early to mid 80’s PBS airings of then-outdated Tom Baker serials, there was a rather special event.
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.