Subject: 8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 29 2008 @ 03:02 PM
By: cybercolin

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(Not sure if its been mentioned anywhere else!)



Series 2 of the EDA has begun with Dead London and without (knowingly!) sticking in any spoilers, I quite like it. Paul McGann is back to the 'cheeky, witty' Doctor and Sheridan Smith is at her usual best. Clare Buckfield is back and she is her usual loveable self (well her voice, anyway!). The story is well crafted and probably would be better if it was a bit longer!



I don't know if the 8th Doctor will ever return to the monthly series, but we are actually getting more stories, per year!



Not sure if this constitutes as a spoiler, but there is a new theme. Cry



I'll be reviewing the series on my blog, so don't forget to check it out!



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8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 29 2008 @ 04:52 PM
By: Fairport

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This is great news. Thanks so much for the positive review. As a McGann fan, this only makes me even more eager to hear Dead London.


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 29 2008 @ 08:18 PM
By: Linquel

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I need to go and finish listening to series 1. I stalled out at the fourth episode, I think. Are they doing the audio "Confidential" thing again? Beyond the Vortex or whatever it was called?


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 29 2008 @ 09:23 PM
By: tarashnat

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Once I sync my iPod, I'll get a chance to listen to this one. I've had the disc for about a week before importing it last night.

All the monthly releases have been including interviews and music tracks as extras. I assume that the 50 minute story leaves enough room for such stuff as well.


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 30 2008 @ 06:30 AM
By: Tin Dog Podcast

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Ive got it (and put it on ebay for sale)

its good but the 50min format feels rushed. I know it brings the 8th doctor more into line with the 9th and 10th doctor.

story wise it lacks exposition and is more of a collection of narratives than a narrative itself. The acting is - as always- top notch but I do have higher hopes for the rest of this season

Not wishing to give spoilers I will leave it there



for sale here


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 30 2008 @ 06:50 AM
By: That Neil Guy

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What a bummer about the theme -- at least I say that now before I've heard it. I really like the David Arnold version that's become associated with the eighth doctor in my mind.

So how is the new theme? Who arranged it? What's it sound like?


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 30 2008 @ 06:56 AM
By: Tin Dog Podcast

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[QUOTE BY= That Neil Guy] What a bummer about the theme -- at least I say that now before I've heard it. I really like the David Arnold version that's become associated with the eighth doctor in my mind.

So how is the new theme? Who arranged it? What's it sound like?[/QUOTE]

its the 4th Doctor Version with some sort of looping.. Ala the delaware version. its not bad.. just not 8th Doctor Enough


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 30 2008 @ 07:11 AM
By: That Neil Guy

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Bummer.

Ah well, change is hard to take.

Thanks for the info, Tin-Dog. (I enjoy your podcast, by the way, even though I'm taking a long time catching up...)


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 30 2008 @ 07:54 AM
By: Linquel

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I'm confused about something. Aren't these being broadcast on BBC7? I didn't think they'd be available to buy yet. Or were they already on BBC7 and I didn't hear about it? Or are they being sold on CD closer to broadcast date?
Confused


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 30 2008 @ 10:31 AM
By: Tin Dog Podcast

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I thought that they may be on Radio 7 but there seems to be no plans for this... so I bought the cd.

they follow on from Radio 7 so could be on in a few years time.

looks like Charlie is.... dont want to spoil anything...
and we now have Lucie for good.... Proto-POMO-rose?


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 30 2008 @ 11:45 AM
By: That Neil Guy

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Didn't I hear somewhere that Charley is joining another Doctor or something?


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: January 30 2008 @ 04:42 PM
By: tarashnat

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on the theme: The remix of the theme sounds like a seventies Tom Baker era version with accents added that hint the late eighties versions. This version of the theme may be more recognizable to the casual listener than the Arnold version.

on the story: This was quite an interesting choice to start out this series. The nature of the plot of the story lends it to disjointed set pieces.

on the extras: The CD Extras does not carry the label "Back to the Vortex", but the interviews are interesting for the most part.

on Charlie: < spoiler >At the end of The Girl that Never Was we see Charlie picked up by the Sixth Doctor.< / spoiler >


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: February 08 2008 @ 10:24 PM
By: DarthSkeptical

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Please, God, let me find the STOP button. What in the name of hell was that? "Dead London", I mean. Absolutely hated that. I didn't pay for the Doctor/Sophie show. Where's the fallout from the end of the last series? Are we really supposed to believe that Lucie, to the extent of the paltry time that she was with the Doctor at all in this episode, is just fine with the hand the Time Lords have dealt her? She's a happy time traveller now? Did JNT commission this script from the Great TARDIS in the Sky? Even if I did have access to a decent recording microphone, it wouldn't even be worth reviewing properly.

Probably won't stop me, though; I've not had a good bile fest in a while. About the only thing I agreed with was that ending line, "Only the darkness is dead"? I felt pretty dead as I listened to this thing in the dark.

And, as if the completely silly, continuity-disrespectful story weren't enough, we lost the best version of the theme song ever committed to an audio file.

In charity, I suppose one could choose to believe this wasn't the first story of the season. Maybe something's coming later in this season that links us to the BBC7 season. As a mid-season story, it's a failed experiment; as a season-opener it's just depressing. Either way, I've just bought little more than an awfully expensive new coaster. Rather like a McCoy DVD in that way.


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: February 08 2008 @ 11:26 PM
By: tarashnat

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Darth...

Will you be changing your avatar soon?!? Twisted Evil Wink

Taras


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: February 08 2008 @ 11:55 PM
By: DarthSkeptical

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[QUOTE BY= tarashnat]
Darth...

Will you be changing your avatar soon?!? Twisted Evil Wink

Taras [/QUOTE]NEVER! I still love Lucie. I'm just not overly fond of Pat Mills. And I'm wavering on Nick Briggs. I hear the next story is a big improvement, though. Apparently quite funny. What's odd is that I'm suddenly more interested in Charlie than ever, after the smashing "The Condemned" . . .


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: March 12 2008 @ 12:42 PM
By: Linquel

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I haven't listened to the story yet, as I'm still only finishing up No More Lies, but I did sneak a listen to the new theme and I'm not impressed. I liked the 8th Doctor's theme (not at first, but it grew on me) and don't know why they changed it to this.


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: March 12 2008 @ 01:09 PM
By: That Neil Guy

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I love David Arnold's take on the theme and am very sad to hear it's been replaced. I wonder if the license on it expired...?


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: March 12 2008 @ 01:26 PM
By: mad4plaid

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[QUOTE BY= DarthSkeptical]What's odd is that I'm suddenly more interested in Charlie than ever, after the smashing "The Condemned" . . . [/QUOTE]

Now that I agree on (finished The Condemned on the train ride to work this morning). Maybe Charlie and #8 were getting a bit stale, but I'm having trouble liking Lucie as much as I enjoy Charlie. I haven't listened to Dead London yet but hope to get started on this new series soon.

I must say, this "series 2" 8th Doctor adventures does sort of feel like a way for Big Finish to get more money out of the subscribers.... probably not a fair assessment, but here I am paying more for what is not a spin-off.


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: March 12 2008 @ 02:18 PM
By: tarashnat

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[QUOTE BY= mad4plaid] I must say, this "series 2" 8th Doctor adventures does sort of feel like a way for Big Finish to get more money out of the subscribers.... probably not a fair assessment, but here I am paying more for what is not a spin-off.[/QUOTE]
Ah, but you are getting more classic Doctor Who stories per year... Win-win in my book!


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: July 16 2008 @ 11:42 AM
By: cybercolin

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Just reviewed 'Sisters of the Flame' and i'm mightly impressed. Anyway here's the review:

Well that's much better! After being slightly disappointed with last month’s offering, we reach part one of this year’s ‘finale’ and its brilliant!

Okay, it’s only the first part and part two could end up an absolute mess but everything about this story seemed to just fit into place rather nicely. Nick Briggs has easily justified his position at Big Finish after being criticized by fans, for the fact that he was ‘doing everything’.

For Tom Baker fans, the episode is pretty easy to figure out from the title. ‘The Sisters of The Flame’ refer to the ‘Sisterhood of Karn’, who first appeared in 1976 in the serial ‘The Brain of Morbius’. The Sisterhood are a cult of psychic woman, who have recently been unscrupulously ripped off in ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ (ooh controversial!). In this audio, they are no longer on Karn as a businessman - Zarodnix (Kenneth Colley) is buying up all the planets he can, even those that don’t offer anything. But why?

Meanwhile Lucie makes a new friend in Rosto (Alexander Siddig), a grasshopper-type creature called a Trel, after the Doctor is kidnapped. With The Doctor gone, Lucie has to investigate the mystery and find him. But with Time Lords sniffing around and a certain chant about ‘flames and fires’, will she ever get to the bottom of it?

The story is written very well and is probably the best ‘set up’ story that has come from the 8th Doctor Adventures range. The first parts of ‘Blood of the Daleks’ and ‘Human Resources’ are pretty decent, but they just don’t ‘pull you in’ as much as this first part. Nick Briggs has done a terrific job, just keep away from that mixing desk, eh Nick?

We are treated to more great performances. Sheridan Smith in particular is outstanding and this just tops everything she done so far, for me anyway! I can’t really wait for the second part, which is why I’m holding back on the top mark. I think these two-parters should be released on a double CD, rather than two single ones. Maybe it’s the month wait and the extra £££’s that the fans will have to pay? Oh well, hopefully the quality will keep for the next instalment!

4.5/5


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: July 16 2008 @ 10:49 PM
By: DarthSkeptical

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I couldn't agree with you more, Colin. Seriously people: RUN, don't walk, to download this episode from Big Finish today.

After a mediocre season which was largely a letdown on the promise of season 1 comes this absolutely brilliant release. It feels like it belongs in the narrative and characterization established in the first series, no doubt due to the return of characters from last year's season finale. However, it seamlessly works as a sequel to The Brain of Morbius.

Lucie is back to her old fiesty-but-secretly-sensitive self. Both Sheridan Smith and the largely absent Eighth Doctor hit every line with a precision and enthusiasm that has sometimes been noticeably absent this season.

If you were turned off by earlier releases this year, come back at least for this one. It looks as though its on its way to being some of the best fun Big Finish have ever given us. And if you've never heard a Lucie Miller story at all, this is actually a good one to start out on, since she's the effective lead and you don't really need the backstory to appreciate what's going on.

5-star experience.


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: July 16 2008 @ 11:47 PM
By: Linquel

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[QUOTE BY= DarthSkeptical]
If you were turned off by earlier releases this year, come back at least for this one. It looks as though its on its way to being some of the best fun Big Finish have ever given us. And if you've never heard a Lucie Miller story at all, this is actually a good one to start out on, since she's the effective lead and you don't really need the backstory to appreciate what's going on.[/QUOTE]

So what are you saying...that this is the "Doctor light" episode of the series? Wink


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: July 17 2008 @ 12:28 AM
By: Doctor Whoovie

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[QUOTE BY= That Neil Guy] I love David Arnold's take on the theme and am very sad to hear it's been replaced. I wonder if the license on it expired...?[/QUOTE]

Me two, the new theme almost seems like it hasn't been finished properly.


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: July 17 2008 @ 03:29 AM
By: DarthSkeptical

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[QUOTE BY= Linquel] [QUOTE BY= DarthSkeptical]
If you were turned off by earlier releases this year, come back at least for this one. It looks as though its on its way to being some of the best fun Big Finish have ever given us. And if you've never heard a Lucie Miller story at all, this is actually a good one to start out on, since she's the effective lead and you don't really need the backstory to appreciate what's going on.[/QUOTE]

So what are you saying...that this is the "Doctor light" episode of the series? Wink[/QUOTE]Kinda, yah Smile Or the Lucie heavy Smile Either way it's fandamntastic. It's maybe a little more fair to say that they become separated and more attention is given to her side of the story. He doesn't just appear at the begnning and end of the story, though, as in this televised season's double-banked episodes. He's just better used in a subtler role here.


8th Doctor Adventures Series 2

Posted on: July 17 2008 @ 04:16 AM
By: Tin-Dog-Podcast

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my morbious cd is due today. REALLY looking forward to it.


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