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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.
Arthur Darvill, Mr. Amy Pond, Rory Williams himself, essays the role of the tortured and driven Victor Frankenstein…or at least so the character was written and intended to be performed.
5th Doctor Peter Davison’s lovely daughter (and wife of 10th Doctor David Tennant) Georgia Moffett clocks in as his longsuffering, ultimately unfortunate wife Elizabeth. Terry Molloy and Geoffrey Beevers, despite comparatively smaller roles in the production, also make their presence felt.
So now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way, let’s dig in to the meat of the matter…
“But the ritual also required a magickal building. It needed to be secluded and to face Northward, with windows facing in all directions for me to watch for evil spirits. I also required a terrace covered in fine sand, at the end of which should be a lodge where evil spirits could gather. Oh, and a croquet lawn.”
“For the evil spirits to play croquet?”
“Exactly. Keep ’em busy!”
“Why have you got a horse in your office!?!”
“I couldn’t find anywhere else to put the bally thing…apparently the service doesn’t own any stables. Bit of an oversight, if you ask me…”
In honor of the season, this eerie month of October, the sinister shades of Samhain and the fine fellows over at Bafflegab Productions have joined forces to provide us with some retroactive reviewables we’d managed to miss out on in the ongoing adventures of the men of MI-13, the Scarifyers.
“I admit I was never a big one for The Bard, but I don’t remember his stuff being like this, do you? It doesn’t scan, it doesn’t rhyme, it’s crap!”
While not quite up there on the level of Jago & Litefoot or its wholly unrelated in genre upstart competition Pathfinder Legends, one of my very favorite Big Finish lines* has always been The Scarifyers.
* through the auspices of the fine fellows at Bafflegab Productions. Continue reading
“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.
“Proof of concept, not merely philosophical speculation.”
Many years ago, somewhere between kicking off Dalekmania and reinventing the dynamics of cult sci-fi with Blakes 7, Terry Nation delivered a grim oddity known as Survivors.