The Adventures of Luther Arkwright is a 2005 BF adaptation of the comic book series. The BF script was adapted by Mark Wright from the comics that were both written and illustrated by Brian Talbot. The cast is led by David Tennant, Paul Darrow, and Siri O'Neal.
Luther Arkwright is a government agent able to pass between parallel worlds. The work blends elements of spy stories and alternate histories.
Until recently, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright was available only on CD, but is now available as a download.
Questions to consider: What do you think of the story? Was the adaptation to audio successful? Which cast members gave strong performances? Should fans of David Tennant and Paul Darrow purchase this release for their collection?
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2019 17:30:56 GMT by Hieronymus
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Post by charlesuirdhein on Jul 26, 2019 18:31:18 GMT
I thoroughly enjoyed it, though I posit the caveat that I had already read the graphic novel, so possibly there are some sequences that may seem off or just elicit a WTF moment on audio. So I don't know if it could have been adapted better, we have what we have, but maybe tweaked to help some of the moments that are very visual in the comic translate better.
It’s an excellent story from a time when BF took some real creative risks with their choices of material to adapt. At first glance it’s got vanity project written all over it but it’s a very solid script anchored with some great performances (Darrow is a hoot and the supporting cast all give it a solid effort) and some terrific world building. I’m not familiar with the comic it was based on but I didn’t find that a disadvantage at all when I went in.
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