Agreed, this was very good. The only bit that bothered me was my usual nitpick - Unbelievable Co-incidence, in The Dark Thing, where the only person they really interact with on the planet turns out to the be daughter of the people who "pushed the button" - I really wish they'd explained that away with some technobabble saying it "wasn't really her parents, the device was just showing her something taken from her memory".
Kisgart was masterful as the Manager. But it certainly seemed like the character met his ultimate end there. Not like we've never seen that before though.
I have ruined my head space, overdosed on Scarifyers, so Warner for me is Harry Crow, I kept expecting him to thump some one or make some inappropriate comment, and anyone else think that the Robot in the first disk The Library In The Body sound a little like Tom Baker.
"A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting."
Listened to all of this over the weekend and absolutely loved it! My favourite Big Finish release in an amazingly strong year.
As much as I adore the main Doctor Who universe and its lovingly spun web of time, it was lovely to hear something so utterly un-anchored from canon. Everything felt fresh and raw and mysterious in a wonderful and very old school way. And of course Warner, Bowerman and Kisgart were fabulous!
I loved Vol 1 and hated Vol 2, so I was a bit worried going into this one.
So thank goodness I enjoyed the heck out of this one! Lisa Bowerman is wonderful, David Warner was spot-on, and every 'guest' actor that appeared was excellent. The stories were the perfect balance of emotional gut-punch and Benny Silliness, and the banter in every episode was clever and hilarious!
Just a terrific release. Loved it to bits.
And if you stayed till the end of the Behind The Scenes, they confirmed that they're doing another Benny/Unbound Doctor release, still set in the Unbound Universe.
I loved this box set all 4 stories were great. Although I will say the 2nd & 3rd were probably my favorite. Lots of great guest stars in this as well: Deidre Mullins, Rowena Cooper, George Blagden, Guy Adams (not just a great writer) that chap Sam Kisgart, but I especially loved Sophie Wu in Planet X. Something about her performance just struck out to me.
So happy there will be more with Warner's Doctor & Bernie. I will pick it up with no hesitation.
Just finished it yesterday. I loved the set. I have pulled out the first two David Warner Unbound stories for a relisten at some near future time. They sure had a lot of fun at Kisgart's expense in the extras It was also nice that they pointed out some of the "inside" jokes wrt timeline changes. It really was loads of fun throughout.
Post by Sir Wearer of Hats on Sept 19, 2016 8:01:49 GMT
I love how he thinks the greatest dismissal/insult he can offer is "BORING!", I also like how instead of being a feared warrior, someone who's very name can send armies fleeing, he's considered a bit of a Cassandra.
Planet X made the Warner Doctor one of my all time incarnations of the character. Thanks Guy Adams!
You're welcome. Thank YOU for the nice words (indeed thanks to everyone, such a relief to see how well this set has gone down overall).
David is just a wonderful Doctor isn't he? Scott and I in the booth, fizzing with delight as he recorded the interrogation scene and then... "So you see, I'm not going to let you stop me now!" The sighs of pure, fannish, glee at that line were pathetic to behold.
Would like to add to the praise being given to this set. Warner does very well at portraying the slipperyness (for want of a better word) that Troughton and Tom Baker also excelled at. He's the good old Doctor alright, but also occasionally cowardly, dismissive and childish, so you can never quite get a grip on him, making an interesting character. Benny really brings the best out of this Doctor; they are perfectly matched by their sense of adventure. Very pleased that there will be some more and hope to see a return of the mother superior - seems to me she and her number loving nuns with guns could be the Brig and UNIT to this Doctor.