I liked it, its probably the nearest BF have been to a BBC Missing Stories soundtrack
The usual 2nd Doctor/Cyberman routine which is never a bad thing IMO.
I'm always a sucker for a good Cybermen story, and this was a good one (much better than Nick's last story "Krelos").
I've generally enjoyed the Second Doctor EAs but was trying to think what's different about this particular one and you are spot on Mark, it's just like listening to one of the BBC soundtracks (with linking narration). The interplay between Jamie and the Doctor was great (hard to believe that Frazer plays both parts) and the incidental music really captures the era.
Roll on Series 3 ...
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Having listened to all of the lost Second Doctor episodes rather than watching telesnaps, I completely agree that this sounded very authentic.
As for how much I liked it, it was good but The Yes Men and The Foresaken passed it for me. The Black Hole was fun, too, but I think all my EU continuity sadness overtook me too much. Have to listen again to that one I think.
Post by barnabaslives on Jan 14, 2016 22:16:48 GMT
I think I enjoyed this as much as any of the Second Doctor Early Adventures to date (although I don't have The Forsaken yet). This story might have been a little less adventurous in ways, but I think all of them have been very, very good at being just what they're intended to be. Frazer and Wendy were both great in this, too, I thought.
I don't know why, but I didn't enjoy this story as much as I had hoped. It certainly wasn't bad (how can giant slugs attacking Cybermen not be entertaining?), but I feel like it could have somehow been better.
If I was going to rank this season for me personally it would be
1) Black Hole 2) The Yes Men 3) The Foresaken 4) The Isos Network
But overall I feel this was a stronger season than the first one. Adding Elliot Chapman as Ben was great. It was wonderful to get full cast series 4 stories. And Rufus Hound was my favorite guest role in Black Hole. I hope they bring him back.
Looking forward to hearing Jemma Powell as Barbara for series 3.
Having just finished The Isos Network I would rank this series as
The Black Hole The Yes Men The Isos Network The Forsaken.
I was quite disappointed in The Forsaken. They had Ben's father in it and did absolutely nothing with the relationship between him and Ben. I don't really get why they used him at all to be honest. I also thought that Frazer forgot to use his Second Doctor voice in some scenes. This really stood out as he is usually so good at it.
I would love to hear Rufus Hound back as well, he was extremely good in The Black Hole
The Isos Network was an interesting twist on the Cybermen stories. Loved the idea that giant (friendly!) slugs could defeat the Cybermen.
Apparently, as I mentioned in the "what are you listening to" thread, some folks who reviewed it on **** ****** thought it required a prior story, but I didn't think so. And I could figure out pretty quickly which TV episode preceded this story.
It was fairly entertaining overall.
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