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     Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 09:24 AM EST of the first season Big Finish audios, "Winter for the Adept", deals with an isolated girls school where ghostly things start to happen, and it turns out to be an alien race trying to come through. The girls in the school have psychic powers, and those powers are key to foiling the plot.

    I know that's not a terribly unique Doctor Who plot, but it felt very similar to Unquiet Dead. It doesn't hurt that I only listened to the BF story a month ago, of course.

    Did any one else feel that parallel?


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     Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 09:28 AM EST
    I have access to all the BF audios. I'll have to give that one a listen.

    I'm cycling through the early episodes again now, and I'm soon coming up on Winter for the Adept. I'll listen with new ears.

    But there is further reference too, in "The Unquiet Dead" to the BF audios. At one point Dickens says "What sort of Phantasmagoria is this?" or something... I believe that episode was written by the same guy who wrote "Phantasmagoria" for Big Finish.

    So the two aren't as distantly related as one might think. I'd say you'll see some parallels to the BF audios as some are being written by the same folks.


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     Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 09:41 AM EST

    Well the definition of Phantasmagoria is "a sequence of real or imaginary images like that in a dream" so that would fit into what Dickens was seeings at the time on the screen.

    That being said the old PC gamer in me hears that word and things of an old horror/adventures game made by Sierra and Roberrta Williams awhile back too. It is an old word and would be common for that time period.


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     Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 10:39 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter] .
    But there is further reference too, in "The Unquiet Dead" to the BF audios. At one point Dickens says "What sort of Phantasmagoria is this?" or something... I believe that episode was written by the same guy who wrote "Phantasmagoria" for Big Finish.

    Yes. Mark Gatiss did write both "Phantasmagoria" for BF, and "The Unquiet Dead". When I heard that word from Dickens' mouth, I made that same connection.

    "Phantasmagoria" is also a Victorian era story, although it was much darker than "Unquiet Dead" I thought.

    Interesting how all that goes around, comes around. Smile


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     Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 10:58 AM EST

    The Unquiet Dead has quite a bit in common with The Talons of Weng-Chiang. We just watched the latter at the last DWNY video meet, and quite a few of us picked up on quite a number of parallels. Pier Pressure seems to borrow quite a few concepts from The Unquiet Dead as well.


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