Another for kestrel to pick up on his next update.
When it comes to The Bounty of Ceres I'm biased I suppose. Ever since I first heard it I loved it. I'll try and explain why..
It just sounds so retro, so black and white. The sparse music and sound effects combine to conjure up a vivid TV episode in my head.
A cold, isolated mining colony with an unknown threat, retro computer noises and clanking maintenance bots. Even the handguns sound futeristically 1960s, and the whole thing is accompanied by a perfectly sparse and eerie soundtrack which compliments the remote setting.
The mystery is small scale too which is my kind of adventure. On repeat listens, there are clues scattered throughout as to what is really going on, but I'm glad to say I missed them on my first listen and just allowed the sound of the whole thing to wash over me.
Peter Purves take on the First Doctor is superb, so good in fact that I can see William Hartnell in my minds eye when Purves is playing him. The script helps, and the Doctor here is old but oh-so-wise and always a couple of steps ahead of the game, like a brilliant footballer who plays the first 2 yards in his head when his legs start to go a bit.
The regulars and the supporting cast all convince, with the 3 crew members of the facility clearly feeling the strain of life on an unforgiving ball of ice and rock in deep space. Paranoia ensues, and the mystery builds slowly.
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