Post by omega on Dec 9, 2018 1:49:24 GMT
It's a shame that the Audio Visuals aren't available through any legal means, because they are unlicensed fan productions. Quite a few of the Big Finish audios use the concepts and storylines from that, with Frozen Time even being a sequel to Endurance. I'd be interested to read about how the stories were changed when reused for Big Finish, which would be very informative with the different approaches the companies took.
Dec 9, 2018 1:13:26 GMT @wolfie53 said:
The original Minuet in Hell's rather good. The Doctor's locked up in Bedlam, the rituals have to do with the Hellfire Club and the creatures responsible for fostering it have a very special connection to Gallifrey. It comes off more like the ritualists in Robin of Sherwood then something from Buffy (I wonder if the Satanic Panic of the decade helped with the atmosphere?). I think I might prefer this to the rewrite of Minuet, though, it moves like an art film. Paul Magrs has this very particular style here where it feels like you're swimming through the set pieces, it's very lyrical and fantastical. Dreamlike, almost.
I think it's fine. The Wormery (an important cornerstone for post-Trial Sixie) and The Peterloo Massacre (a grounded story about selfishness and injustice), both by Magrs, will always get me jumping out of my seat going: "This is what it's all about!" It's less earthy than those entries, The Stones of Venice feels like an exploration of those TVM production values in audio form. Like a city about to nod off to sleep. Nice.