Now more than ever, we need your support! Become a Supporting Subscriber today.
The Company of Friends (some spoilers)
Benny's Story is the first audio on the disks. Let's just say that I love Benny now. I wasn't always her biggest fan but the way she comes to life on the audios and having her be a mum is just...brilliant. Inspired putting her with the straight laced 8th Doctor. She has real sarcacstic but well meaning wit, dry humor and a history that combines all of that together to give us splendid lines that cause me to laugh out loud...loudly. Only Benny can pull this off and this actress can only pull this off this way as Benny. She's great, both the actress and the character. Mix well with the 8th Doctor's shoot from the hip and you have a great adventure but the kick is this: the plot is wholly original at least that I know of: a woman wants to free the TARDISes whom she sees as a life form and a species...from the Time Lord slavery oppression! On top of that there's a whole plot about the TARDIS key ("I can't even lose a key without it turning into an epic adventure!" and having it lost...and a lion like life form. And a time bubble and a creature...that may or may not be part of the TARDIS...truly amazing story. Well done.