Oh dear, that was truly awful

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I’m a big fan of Big Finish, and only very rarely do they drop their standards, and even when that does happen it’s only dropping a little bit. In fact, on the whole the standard is so high any drop is really noticeable. However, on this occasion I have to confess I’m almost at a loss for words.

I’ve been enjoying Big Finish’s Torchwood output since they started with season one, and so I bought this episode on good faith. But all I can say about it is that it is so far beneath their normal standard that I almost can’t believe that they made it at all. I also can’t fathom out why they’d want to make this story. It has none of the regular characters in it, it’s set somewhere completely different, and it shows none of the characteristic Torchwood elements to it.

I can’t begin to understand why Big Finish made this. I just hope that it’s a blip. If it isn’t then that’s a real problem.

Listened to Torchwood Ghost Mission

Torchwood Ghost Mission
Torchwood Ghost Mission

And I think it probably has to be one of the best episodes of the audio series so far. It was really funny, well written and a great little story which kept me happy for an hour. I hope they do a few more like this, specifically with Andy as well, as he’s a great character and really does lighten the mood.

Torchwood, The Victorian Age

Torchwood, The Victorian Age
Torchwood, The Victorian Age

I have to say that I wasn’t looking forward to this story. It just didn’t appeal to me at all. However, I got it, and listened to it yesterday, and I have to say that I was really impressed. It was a great story. A real caper! I enjoyed the whole thing and I’d say that it’s probably one of the best since Big Finish started this series of Torchwood audios.

So Now I’ve listened to Torchwood, More Than This

Torchwood, More Than This
Torchwood, More Than This

Whilst broadly speaking I’ve enjoyed the latest series of Torchwood on audio I haven’t been blown away by it. However, having said that I think that this episode is by far the best so far. It’s touching, funny, and action packed, and probably best of all it has Gwen in it, which is never a bad thing. I think it’s only fair to say that I’ve enjoyed this much more than any of the other episodes to date. I hope that they do more like this.

Torchwood: Uncanny Valley

Torchwood Uncanny Valley
Torchwood Uncanny Valley

I listened to this yesterday. Not a bad story if a little one dimensional. The idea isn’t a new one, but, as often with Torchwood, was taken much further than I’ve seen it taken before, and possibly would have liked to have seen (or rather heard) it taken before.

I didn’t feel it moved the story arc on any further though, not really. That was a bit of a wasted opportunity in my view. There isn’t anything more known about the arc than at the start of this episode. I’ll stick with the series, but I’d like to see (hear) it move forward a bit more than it is right now.