“Some take seed and some blossom, such as the idea that different means broken. And broken means disposable.”
I always found the best fiction to be short form.
“We are at the mercy of that bloodthirsty tyrant, Thomas Arundel. And he cannot be defeated…he is part of history. And we cannot change a thing.”
Arriving at the Bishop’s palace on the Thames, The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and young Vicki find themselves amidst a regicidal conspiracy…and very much on the losing side.
“I resented being back in the military. The orders, tedium…the bullying passive aggression. It had been my whole life, once…and then there was meeting the Doctor. The freedom of travelling in time and space.
More than that: the Doctor’s whole attitude. Questioning everything. Refusing to obey. No wonder they thought he was so dangerous…”
“I’m not going to just sit here listening to you doing a stupid voice pretending to be some ancient Roman named Crispy…”
During a stopover in the 20th century, Vicki gets hornswoggled by a psychic into joining in on a seance. After getting half-suckered into believing the reality of her first “contact with the spirit world”, she falls for it whole hog when she’s contacted by…herself?
“I suppose that’s the kind of thing you types dream of, isn’t it? Enforcing conformity on people in their sleep?”
The real world implications of two teachers disappearing from London during the heart of the Cold War with a teenage pupil…worse, one with forged documentation, is explored as a jailed Ian finds himself under interrogation.
Big Finish, Carole Ann Ford, Clara Oswald, Companion Chronicles, Destiny of the Doctor, Doctor Who, Jenna Coleman, Lisa Bowerman, Matt Smith, Quadrigger Stoyn, Susan, The Beginning, third eye cinema podcast, William Hartnell
I seem to be in something of a minority, at least among the Newvian community, in preferring by far the Matt Smith Doctor to that of the surprisingly feted and seemingly universally beloved David Tennant version.
Well. This I certainly wasn’t expecting.
Those who’ve perused my earlier discussion of the Big Finish Doctor Who audio drama line should be familiar with the course chart of my ongoing journey into an ever-widening scope of Whovianism, and in particular the fact that the absolute last of the original series Doctors (under which umbrella I include Paul McGann’s telefilm Eighth Doctor, if that matters to the reader) with whom I’ve developed a degree of affection was the original, the template, the First Doctor as portrayed by the late William Hartnell.
So it was with an admitted admixture of trepidation and curiosity which I approached this month’s Lost Stories entry, featuring Ian Chesterton (William Russell) and Vicki (Maureen O’Brien), who also essay the roles of the Hartnell Doctor and Barbara, respectively, as well as alternating as omniscient narrator to set scenes and describe the undialogued stage direction.