A double feature with both stories from the latest Third Doctor Adventures, and at intermission the last story from the Ninth Doctor Adventures. There's a mix of new stories I used to think I'd never see. Amazing thing that we have them, not to mention they're very good.
A very entertaining one off. Definitely sounds like something which could have leapt straight off the pages of Doctor Who Magazine. Which is rather apt considering who wrote it and where it was originally released.
Adapted by Jonathan Barnes. A really solid take on the Wells classic although it does have some ‘interesting’ creative choices towards the end which I’m not quite sure works. Nigel Planer is perfect casting, however, as the absentminded Professor Cavor.
Every time, the same thoughts on going back to the beginning. My goodness that's a dark, riveting opener from Justin Richards, very possibly his best J&L ever. A story unlike almost everything else that was to follow - deadly serious, dark, tragic Gothic drama, virtually void of humour. Litefoot seems more austere, Henry more louche and on his uppers than we would see them again. Almost like the start of an alternative, more earnest J&L range we never heard. Superb, gripping story.
1.2 The Bellova Devil
Brilliantly complicated 'whodunnit' with twist upon twist upon twist, hovering between 'devils' of this world and maybe, another one... J&L seem more like their familiar later selves here and the tone is a bit lighter - and some cracking supporting characters, laddie!
(Always, even better than I remembered. What a start to a new range this is.)
I really needed to hear something Seventh Doctor so another listen for the somewhat neglected Red. I rather like the way the story explores its premise, it seems rather notable (and there's nothing like Monthly Range stories to really make me miss Nick Pegg).
Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon-The Endless Night
Finally got around to this DWM freebie. It’s quite something. Four characters and the end of the world. Great work. My one gripe was the score seemingly not matching the time but towards the end it turned wonderfully melancholic.
That said...I don’t see this as a series. Like if the series was Rose just jumping parallel to parallel and this was a one-off apocalypse, I’d be curious. But an entire series of apocalypses just seems like it would dilute the emotional weight they should have. I’m perfectly happy with hearing this as a one-shot. Who knows, I might change my mind.
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