I've played to the clip of Jon as the Brigadier several times now and he's definitely caught something in his interpretation/impersonation that I'm warming to with each listen. Think I still have an Audible credit floating around in the ether, so I'm going to treat myself to his reading of 'The Five Doctors' tonight, if only to hear his full Lethbridge Stewart.
As for Daisy.. I found a video on YouTube she featured in (a tribute to her mother) and likewise played her parts a few times as well. There are moments when you can clearly (and understandably) hear her mum in her tone and inflection. Personally I think this will work really well..and of course casting Daisy as Liz is a really lovely nod of acknowledgement to Caroline.
And of course more John Levine! Great to see his experience of recording 'Unit : Assembled' was such a positive one that's he's back for more..even better to see Benton is finally coming home. If only we could have had Richard Franklin thrown into the mix somehow..
The long and the short of it? I'm ridiculously excited for what we may hear in Volume 5..and for what may yet come.
Dare I voice the hope for an interpretation of Delgado's Master in Volume 6?
Well, I think this is more than any of us dared hope for! And Jon Culshaw... I had to get my sister to play the trailer through her phone at the time, and both of us adored his performance. He's absolutely spot on as the Brig! A magnificent performance. I could actually visualise the entire scene as it played out. Beautiful.
Yes, they stated talking and I could see it instantly. Can't wait to hear what Liz sounds like - I was really not expecting that.
Also I wonder how this reunion will stack up with the many other reunions of the Doctor and Liz. There are at least seven so far, by my count.
That teaser (and what a tease it was!) was astounding! Instant preorder. I'm positively giddy! And I never dreamed of having Liz back as well! I wonder if this means we'll be getting some Season 7 stories as well! Now all they need is to have pre-crispy Beevers show up as a newly regenerated Master and we'll be golden!
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Wow, that was great, and a perfect example of really the only two ways you can approach taking on an existing role. Tim Trelor continues to do his great work, nailing all the vocal mannerisms of the 3rd Doctor and still evoking that mental image of the character without just trying to do a Jon Pertwee impression, while Jon Culshaw just nails a spot-on impersonation of the Brig top-to-bottom, which I guess comes from being a long-time impersonator.
Wait and see on Liz obviously, but one way or another having the daughter play her mum's role is a lovely story anyway, and it's great to see Benton back as well...
In other words, with the 3rd Doctor era probably being my favourite, I'm ecstatic right now!
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Post by Audio Watchdog on Oct 22, 2018 18:30:33 GMT
Once you recast the Doctor, then it stands to reason that other cast members who are no longer with us would be fair game as well. The Brig was such an essential part of the era that if you want to continue doing stories with 3 at some point they were going to have to bring in some one else. Culshaw is inspired casting. Recasting Liz Shaw was an unexpected bonus and that BF kept it in the family is a lovely touch. I would also agree with a previous post and say this probably means we will have a new performer playing Sarah Jane at some point and probably the Delgado Master.
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This is simply awesome news. The 3DAs have all been of such a high standard and this shows the effort they are putting into it. I listened to that clip and it was uncanny. Three characters yet only one original actor, if you didn't know then you'd struggle to tell!
Like others have said, it's a shame there is no Mike Yates but maybe Vol.6?
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