Post by theillusiveman on Jan 15, 2021 14:34:13 GMT
Since Masterful was more like if The Light at The End was a 3 Part Story and featured only The Master i was wondering for The 60th Anniversary Special in 2031
Should be more like The Legacy of Time
Since most of The Masters- Derek Jacobi, Eric Roberts and Michelle Gomez already have their own spin off ranges it would be much easier imaging them having their own episodes that tie into the over arching plot of the storywhich allows them to not feel underused or developed This would be great for Masters like Geoffrey Beevers, Alex Macqueen, John Simm (which i think he will be getting his own spin off sometime soon), James Drefyus/Milo Parker, Mark Gattis and Sasha Darwan to be able to expand their Masters in a full 60 min story each
Of course between now and 2031 a lot of things could happen so its potentially possible that Big Finish could record years in advance
Or is Masterful a One/Off Anniversary special because of 50 years?
Should there be a 6-part anniversary box set for the Master specifically? I say no, because if you start celebrating the anniversary of every little thing, then it becomes less special. A 50 year milestone is one thing, but I don't think we need one every ten years other than the anniversary of the show's debut.
Anniversary boxes in general, I mean sure, why not? I think instead of a typical box-set it might be more fun to do a longer miniseries or "season" throughout the entire year, which would then culminate in November. Not unlike Destiny of the Doctor, only full-cast.
Honestly I think the whole concept of the "just throw everyone in" crossover special is fundamentally flawed. Those never produce good stories. Masterful did well in almost immediately separating all of the Masters into pairs, and I think that's definitely the model to take for future specials (Doctor specials included).
However many episodes there end up being is a secondary, or even tertiary concern, I think. What matters is how focused, engaging and compelling the narrative is.
And I think the more protagonists a story has, the harder it is to have any of that. So, in principle, a 6-part story might be best. I think ideally, I might prefer something more akin to 'Out of Time' for the next multi-Master story. No big plot, just a series of independent, unrelated stories that are simply grouped together because they involve different incarnations of the Master encountering each other.
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