Synopsis On the human colony planet Nocturne, there is suffering and blight, tragic symptoms of an ages-old war. Never the less, Nocturne is also one of the Doctor's favourite places in all of time and space, because it is here that a late, great flowering of human art - the High Renaissance - is taking place.
He has been back here many times. It is a place of music and art which he finds inspirational and uplifting. It is a place he wants to share with Ace and Hex. It's always been a safe haven for him, a world of friends and laughter.
But with strict Martial Law imposed on the front-line city, and the brutal scourge of interstellar warfare vicing the system, how safe can anyone really be?
There is a note of death in the wild, midnight wind...
Written By: Dan Abnett Directed By: John Ainsworth
CAST Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor); Sophie Aldred (Ace); Philip Olivier (Hex); Trevor Bannister (Korbin Thessinger); Paul David-Gough (Will Alloran); Eric Potts (Lothar Ragpole); Ann Rye (Lilian Dillane); Helen Kay (Cate Reeney)
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Having a revisit of this love the team and it isn’t one I can say I have given a lot of listens to.So it’s raining outside and on my holiday am trying to take advantage of the not going anywhere this week to catch up on stuff because I always feel rushed to go to something I know I have an instant like to
Not a bad release at all, but never quite manages to pull off the the main elements it hinges on; the sophisticated artistic society, the tragedy of the two brothers or the growing threat of the unseen menace.
I quite like it and listened to it again a couple of weeks ago.
It's one of those that just came and went wasn't it? I am half way through a relisten and it's very entertaining but I can't really say more.
It has some interesting moments I felt and the Tardis team work well together there is a freshness of stories with Hex in them,I mean he is so easy in the role as if he had been with them forever. it is nice to know the Doctor has friends and he wants to share those friends with his crew
In going to go there and say that I’m not a fan of the these stories. I’ve got no problems with performance or anything but this whole era is trying desperately hard to create a mood of moral ambiguity and noirishness and general darkness but it just isn’t coming across for me. This is no exception: the setting is great and the story idea is interesting but it’s reaching for consequences and a gravitas that just isn’t there.
I loved it, in fact i am really loving all the hex stories. From Live 34 onwards its been banger after banger. I was sure this would be the one that would falter but i loved it again. The world building - perfect. Okay so the fine art was perhaps a bit on the nose in certain places but all in all i dug it. It also made the idea of the doctor visiting somewhere that we haven’t seen which i often find a bit played out, but it really worked for me. At the end of the story it makes it clear why this is the doctors visit to nocturne we got to see as its the most important one. McCoy is blowing this out of the park, hes genuinely being amazing, as is Sophie and Philip might be the best BF original companion i have heard yet. I love this team and I'm very excited to see how it develops. Even the storyline about the doctor not telling them enough makes what would be a “filler” episode into something special.
I know the next ones also meant to be bad but sod it im going to go in with an open mind as these have been so good! Strongest BF run by a mile
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