The latest podcast was very disappointing. It felt like an ego boost for Nick Briggs and little else.
I've actually stopped listening.
Wise move. I could have spent that twenty or so minutes listening to actual Big Finish or another podcast. It's kind of a shame that the BFD8 podcasts were glorified plugs for Nick Briggs stories instead of things that were actually interesting.
Be sure to check out the indexes for the various Big Finish ranges!
I agree with others comments plus at the end JS says there was supposed Benny News that day but BF decided to hold it back. So they've held it twice at xmas for elcusive reveal on BF Day, and then on BF Day itself.
By comparison, today we learned that there'll be monthly progress reports on Vol 2 of the Prisoner.
This criticism of the podcast as a bit of a 'Nick Briggs show' doesn't reflect the podcast that I heard. Yes, all the stories chosen by the BF listener as their top 3 faves had a NB connection - but that is hardly his fault (and 2 of those 3 would show up on a lot of lists I would think). I didn't think he took the chance to self-aggrandise as a result at all. And in fact, he was able to include a nice story about Paul Spragg getting to do a little bit of directing too (and any chance to remember Paul is definitely appreciated).
(I seem to be a bit at odds with the 'tone' of the forum today - both this and the discussion about the the latest news story about Nicks notes on the Prisoner seem at bit mean spirited to me.)
I have to say I enjoyed the three 2015 retrospective podcasts. In addition to some good trailers, I was amused by Nick's efforts to turn off his email notification, as well as by the FaceTime conversations he had with various Big Finish people and the constant questions on where on earth he was.
Unlike some others, I've had no problems with the 2016 BF podcasts. The retrospectives were sufficiently entertaining for me, and I didn't see the Big Finish Day #8 podcasts to be the "Nick Briggs Ego-Fest" that some others have said. I don't mind him promoting the company and the contributions he's made to it.
Had a break from The War Doctor: Infernal Devices to listen to this. I enjoyed this podcast a lot and the format is much better than the last set - at least now we get to hear things of interest . I think the idea of talking about specific ranges with Producers (etc.) works very well and I look forward to hearing more of this in the future (Scott Handcock next ) and I have to say it's brilliant that Nick is doing the "Spragg-tastic" slot as well (well done whoever thought of it).
"I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star."
This is the best podcast for a while. I loved the 4th Doctor info! And the ongoing tribute to Spragg is really lovely. I loved that JHE asks at the end of a podcast, "what have I learned?" because I ask that all the time!
And yes, John Dorney, you blow my mind just by existing as well.
Excited about next week. Scott said he blathered on about Dorian Gray. How can I not be excited for that?
It was mainly about 4da's, some interesting news in there. And you really did feel for Nick when listening to it. You het the feeling that he used to love doing the podcasts with Paul and is very aware that they're not the same without him.
He did laugh at himself about how much he goes on about the Prisoner as well, which was nice. it somehow makes it endearing rather than annoying.
Overall very interesting for the first thirty minutes or so, then descends into a series of adverts, including one for Max Warp, bizarrely. You'd have thought they'd have picked Hexagora if they wanted to promote an oldie.
Yes this podcast was EXCELLENT very glad I listened.
I am not very good at keeping up with podcasts and previous reviews didn't exactly inspire me but this was a lot of fun. There were even some exciting secrets about the 4th Doctor range. Give it a listen guys.
And I also really liked the clips with Paul Spragg. I mainly knew Paul from the old forums but it was lovely to get to hear briefly one of the things he was so famous for. Looking forward to more!
The important question, though, which needs tackling - what, if anything, is "Moonbase Utensil"?! Is this just some Bob-esque nonsense? Is this a really bad gig for Mervyn Stone to write? Or.... or.... is this Big Finish's gritty, audio-only sequel to a classic Peter Davison-theme'd children's television series, in which Mr. Spoon has established a permanent manned community on Button Moon?!!