My biggest problem with this set is that every major speaking part is cast, except the doctor, so there are portions that sound very odd when all of a sudden Churchill is talking, then he's reading a bit of dialogue from the doctor, then Churchill is talking once more.
The stories I've heard are fine, but really, that bit right there is what makes this a less satisfactory story to me. (Still better than the River Song release...)
That's a shame, although I suppose the idea never sounded like a long-lasting one.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad set (quite the opposite) but I can't see it being a sustained range. There's only so much DW you can fit in with Churchill's life - he can't be fighting aliens forever in his own timeline. However, i'd definitely like him to appear in other ranges as a strong supporting character (a bit like Doctor 8 in River's boxset).
One idea that could work as a Churchill standalone would be stories from the alternate timeline in series 6 (as seen in theWedding of River Song)
I'm sure there are going to be some intervals in the series if it's a success. But, testing out whether the revival series audience is receptive to narration-based releases with a very recgonisable figure in history whose fictional relationship with The Doctor was never fully defined is a good move. It's possible we might get something like the Tasha Lem Chronicles or a new companion set (a new companion would work well with Ten during the specials year, adding to The Waters of Mars and Eleven's obliviousness to the action of his consequences viewed from the outset).
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