The second episode of Survivors is just as good, and just as dark as well. It works well. It isn’t easy listening at all. In some ways it is just like an extended part of the first episode really. Not that that’s a bad thing you understand.
Having just watched Survivors (the last BBC version) for the third time (I think), I hear today that Big Finish are releasing a version of the classic TV series as an audio book. Their series 1 will be 240 minutes long and features, amongst others, Louise Jameson.
I don’t begrudge big finish, it’s just that they seem intent on releasing excellent content that I want to buy, resulting in me having to spend loads of money with them. On the one hand I don’t want them to stop, and on the other, actually I don’t want them to stop at all. I’d rather they just kept it up as it goes.
I really enjoyed this. As I listened to it I had no idea where it was going or what was going to happen, and I really like that in a story. I did guess the end of the story about 30 minutes before the end. Even so, it was an awesome story over almost 4 hours. Evey minute worthwhile.
I think it’s been left open for a Dark Eyes 3. Perhaps we’ll need to wait another couple of years for that though.
Another great story from the first series of fourth Doctor stories from Big Finish, and I can barely remember it from the first time around. I listened to it yesterday and it’s awesome. A classic Dalek romp.
I hadn’t realised that Leela had never done a Dalek story. In fact, the fourth doctor didn’t do many either. Primarily Genesis and Destiny of the Daleks. Neither of which contained Leela. So this story is very significant indeed.
The next 8th Doctor story is another good one so far. An interesting story although far from uplifting sadly. Even so, the story arc is slowly moving onwards with each story and I’m sure it’ll get there in the end.