Having just started this, it feels SOOOO weird playing a sixie story and hearing the Howell theme, just feels off.
I can't believe I am being so picky as to even notice this, but the opening theme seems to be lacking that extra musical 'fizz' that Series 22 had!
I thoroughly enjoyed this release. It is very wordy - the cliff-hanger jeopardy to episode 1, for example, comes and goes pretty quickly and only really exists to end the episode on a dramatic high. But this is no criticism. Apart from a variety of terrific characters, there is ultimately a tricky question which even The Doctor cannot fully answer: what happens when there is a need to implicate a murderer, but all you have is an old man with no memory? A weighty issue. It is really good that Peri effectively saves the day while the Doctor is engaged elsewhere realising exactly who he is. Favourite line? “My vengeance will be swift, unexpected and bloody, and … it’ll involve a spoon!”
Holy hell this was a bloody fun story, and probably my favourite of the Monthly Adventures this year. Just a very good, enthralling yarn which allows Colin to ham it up and....honestly, considering that she's never been truly gone if you consider how audios are listened too (in my case, supremely out of order!), it's lovely to hear Nicola again, and to get some good depth to her. I think Part 4 was a bit too...meandering versus the first three parts, but it's a really good philsophical tale with some rather grey questions over morality (at the very least, it got me thinking about the notion if a person with amnesia is the same as before, that sorta thing). But otherwise, a great story and a brilliant start to a trilogy (and frankly, I thought last year's Sixie trilogy was very disappointing so this is a promising return to form!).
Post by Audio Watchdog on Jul 13, 2019 0:04:54 GMT
What a entertaining story. I pretty much had the mystery sorted by the second episode but this is one of those stories that is well crafted from a character standpoint and the performances are charming and fizzy. An easy way to lose 2 hours. Welcome back Peri.
"A good writer is not someone who knows how to write - but how to rewrite."- William Goldman
It's interesting. In retrospect, their friendship over the audios is so rock solid nowadays that it feels strange for Peri to be so... lost, come The Mysterious Planet and Mindwarp. Particularly given the consequences of going home in The Reaping. What happens there is pretty final, yet she's still feeling pretty displaced by Ravelox. The emphasis of the Trial stories could be off, absolutely, (tamper, tamper) but something's definitely happened between there and then.
"Courage isn't a matter of not being frightened you know; It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway."
Post by Star Platinum on Jul 15, 2019 21:39:00 GMT
Just something I noticed on my way to work, while peri is attempting to trigger the one guys memory, she mentions that the doctor managed to get her an honourary degree before she was cut off.
Seeing the only degree I can remember happened at the end of the rani elite, and the tardis wiki (for its sins) only shows her having obtained that one degree. I wonder is this was scripted as a continuation of that arc (before being moved to pre-trial), or was it just a minor continuity error?
I really loved this release. I had been missing Peri with Sixie but didn't realize how much till this release. Probably because it gave her a lot do, allowing her to use her intelligence and also letting her relationship with The Doctor show how well it's progressed. Something that is sadly lacking in many audios and definitely lacking on TV.
The story was terrific, and Colin was at his best in quite a while. As much as I would like to hear more from the story arc with Constance and Flip, this is a very welcome story indeed.