My funds are up in the air again like they've been for most of the year, but I donated a wee tiny speck to Mermaids because Elliot is asking. Very constructive and very gentlemanly gesture on Elliot's part. Perhaps I've having a flashback to a PBS pledge drive, lol, but I'd like to challenge others who might be so inclined to consider doing likewise if they can.
I've been doing a lot of Early Adventures re-listening and I'm so saddened by the news of Eliot Chapman. I adore his Ben and I'm going to miss him terribly.
I just started on 'The Home Guard' last night and thought how flawless he was - not just 'Ben' but 'Eliot as Michael as Ben". And the recent CCs, outstanding. Surely this can't be the last we hear from him?
And what will become of the Duchess without her Sailor Ben? A re-recast for Ben would be a very tough act to follow.
If this is the end of the EAs and the Polly/Ben CCs as we've come to enjoy them, that is very very bad news.
Polly and Ben (och, and Jamie too, ye knoow! ) are my favourite Second Doctor team and almost lost from the archives. Don't say we're losing them again?
If anyone wants more evidence that James Dreyfus has been quietly phased out: the physical cover of "The Home Guard" doesn't credit him on the front cover, and the photo of the cast on the inside front cover is one of everyone in the cast but him.
I doubt we’d ever do the Nightmare Child, to be honest. (Although I’ve a faint feeling it turns up in a book).
Well Nick Briggs said he doubted Big Finish would ever do the Time War...look at them now!
So I guess there is always hope.
Hope for the inspiration that explains just what the Nightmare Child is.
I think the Time War is a different thing (and once it was shown on screen, bets were off!). For me, TNC is a bit like Zodin and the Corsair. They’re fascinating because they’re unknown. Sure, you could make a decent story with a character called ‘the Nightmare Child’, but you could probably just create another cool character instead.