Great release - I rather enjoyed how lowkey Strax's inclusion was as just another oddity that Henry and George encounter and one suspects that the door has been well and truly opened for future meetings....
This is stunning and such well worked comedy, I loved every single minute, of which there is not enough, they have to use STRAX more, and they also need to use him with Jago and Litefoot again, they just have too. The whole idea as well of getting Jago and Litefoot involved in the Paternoster Gang my mind is literally exploding with possibilities. Quite simply this is the quiet release amongst all the other big fireworks of releases that are coming out that in my mere opinion is simply stunning.
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This was excellent. Having listened to the first 4 series of Jago & Litefoot in quick succession, I think this fits in perfectly (better than the Sixth Doctor "Voyage ..." stories). Strax is fantastic and the comedy is not overused. I can definitely see a J&L and Paternoster cross-over coming in the future (perhaps as a final J&L boxset).
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Really wish they would do more specials with J & L just started their series love it so far and loved both voyages with 6. Would love for them to do s few more with other Doctors. Both are getting up their in age would love to have as much of them as possible
I liked how including Strax allowed Justin Richards to expand the story in terms of technology used. It gave Jago, Litefoot and Ellie (who is the unsung hero of the adventures) the classic looking down at Earth from space moment. My favorite scene was in the library, where Strax clearly does not get the whole quiet thing, and asks for access to the Sontaran equivalent of the internet!. It reminded me of the bit in Miranda where she goes to the library and gets in a shushing argument with the librarian.
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I finished this a couple of days ago - it was great. I don't think you can write Strax any way other than they did here - the wrinkle being his mind is a bit addled from the perception gizmo used on him. And that's one thing that I have to wonder, since they never did try to reverse the effects of that on his Sontaran brain, what will he "see" when he gets back home to Paternoster Row?
This story was a lot of fun. My favorite scenes were when they took Strax to the theatre, and when they took him to the library. Neither scene really advanced the story, but both were hilarious. The best line was when Strax called the librarian "whispering scum." I'm also glad that Strax got to blow something up. I hope Madame Vastra comes to Big Finish soon.
Very enjoyable. The plot was simple, but in the case of this story I think that's a good thing. The dynamic between the Jago & Lightfoot characters and Strax took centre stage. I liked Strax much more when he was interacting with Jago, Litefoot and Ellie than I ever did when he was with the Doctor.
Very enjoyable. The plot was simple, but in the case of this story I think that's a good thing. The dynamic between the Jago & Lightfoot characters and Strax took centre stage
It really reminded me of the Justice of Jalxar in that way. Simple plot, all about the character interactions - In Jalxar's case, it's Romana and the Fourth Doctor with J+L and it works quite well so it's no wonder they emulated it.
That was so much fun. They wouldn't have gotten away with that on tv. So many good moments.my favourite part had to be the bit onstage with cutting the cards and parrots but there are so many memorable moments
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