Jack Remillard wrote:
I haven't yet listened to any of the Companion Chronicles, but they do sound good.
Well, The Scorchies
is a very good example, though it's also a very bizarre one. It was certainly better than the Hornets' Nest
and Demon Quest
stories. The latter felt more like audiobooks written to satisfy Tom Baker's ego, and while moderately enjoyable, didn't quite reach the level of Big Finish. Whereas The Scorchies
...well, it's bizarre, yes, but far more enjoyable.
I'm hoping that Paul Magrs' Big Finish stories are better overall than Hornets' Nest
and Demon Quest
were. I want to listen to The Boy that Time Forgot
and The Wormery
Jack Remillard wrote:Or any of the 4th Doctor Big Finish stuff! I did enjoy The Talons Of Weng Chiang a lot, so that one you describe does sound tempting...
The story is rather thin (being a two-parter), but it's still fun, which is what matters. Jago and Litefoot have their own spinoff with Big Finish, as you may know, and actually travelled with the Sixth Doctor. There's a brief reference to this in The Justice of Jalxar
If you want a story with a bit more meat, I'd recommend The Renaissance Man
. Not quite as enjoyable as The Justice of Jalxar
, but certainly a good story. Tom Baker versus Ian McNeice, 'nuff said.
They've also done two rather more substantial stories for the Lost Stories Fourth Doctor boxset
: The Foe from the Future
(6 parts) and The Valley of Death
(4 parts). I hope to get this one soon when I get the money.
There's also a similar boxset coming out late next year, given the overall title Philip Hinchcliffe Presents, with stories commissioned by Philip Hinchcliffe himself, with Marc Platt writing.
Four minutes? That's ages! What if I get bored? I need a television, a couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.
-The Eighth Doctor, defiant in the face of death, in Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor