Just listened to The Lady in the Lake. An excellent opening to the set. It’s dark, emotional and adds some great backstory to River as well as being an interesting sequel of sorts to A Good Man Goes to War.
It’s nice to listen to something so soon after release, rather than trying to find an hour in the evening after work.
A Requiem for the Doctor carries on the high standard. I think I preferred The Lady in the Lake a little bit more, but they’re different stories doing different things and there’s plenty to like. I love the way the Doctor and River are brought together, it’s different than usual, and I like that he has an original companion in it. Davison and Kingston really shine together; I think Davison’s Doctor is made for audio. And it’s still a novelty to have him doing guest appearances outside of the main range, more so the fact he’s travelling solo or with someone new.
And what a fantastic final five minutes. I’m looking forward to My Dinner With Andrew.
What a great timey wimey romp My Dinner With Andrew is! I loved the structure of the story with it being broken down into a fine dining menu. The story doesn’t really add much to Kovarian, bar it presenting another attempt at her assassinating the Doctor, but I’m guessing that’s left for The Furies.
The Furies is a great finale. Some nice world building and insights into Kovarian, River’s upbringing and the other test subjects. The music being a nursery rhyme version of the Diary theme tune was well played and rather sadistic!
And that’s the set finished. Great stuff all round and, for me, the best River set yet. I interpreted it as preceding the other River Song material Big Finish have released so far; is that just me? Roll on Series 4 in the summer!
I have to agree - this was definitely the best River Song set yet. After the first story I found myself wondering how on earth they could possibly top that and the box set went on to do so each and every time.
Post by eldersensorite on Jan 24, 2018 2:13:49 GMT
Wow... I wasn't expecting too much of this one because although I enjoyed the first two series I didn't think they were mindblowing or anything, and I didn't particularly care for Kovarian (or anything to do with series 6 of Doctor Who, a real low point of the show for me) but this really did it for me. I loved hearing scripts from writers we don't hear from that often as well as the regulars. I especially loved My Dinner With Andrew, which was a little unexpected for me because as, as I have said, I think the series would benefit from not having the Doctor in as much, but Peter Davison was just brilliant in this - it's always fun to have an actor playing a character pretending to be someone else.
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