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Postby Jack Remillard » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:43 am

Invaders From Mars is fun. :D
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:25 am

Jack Remillard wrote:Invaders From Mars is fun. :D


I hope it is. Mark Gatiss' TV stories are very variable, ranging from the mediocre (Victory of the Daleks) to the excellent (The Crimson Horror). I'm hoping that Invaders from Mars is a good one.

You know that he played the Master in one Big Finish audio play? He was pretty damn good.
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:26 am

And would you believe that Big Finish has posted one of the Iris Wildthyme audio plays for free download?
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Jack Remillard » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:00 am

The only one I've listened to with Iris Wildthyme is Excelis Dawns. I'll check it out. :)

As for Invaders From Mars, it's not in the same league of brilliance as The Crimson 'orror, but I remember enjoying it as much as any of the 8th Doctor stories. Which is to say that I quite enjoyed it. :D I though the premise was endearingly silly, and I remember laughing quite a few times and enjoying listening to (Americanized) Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes. It's a long time since I heard it, but the punchline to a particular gag still sticks in my mind. :D

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. :) I'm probably easily pleased, so whether I did has little to do with whether you will. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:21 am

I did. It was nowhere near perfect, and the awful American accents of the mobsters (including Simon Pegg) made it less enjoyable, but it was a fun romp. I both liked and didn't like how Mark Gatiss (who directed as well as wrote Invaders from Mars) put in the cues from 1930s radio dramas. It did get a bit too cheesy at times.

BTW, I listened to it earlier than I intended to because of a flaw on the first disc, which prompted me to listen to it now to make sure it was fine. Thankfully, it was. I also had a flaw on the first disc of my new copy of Jubilee, so I listened to that again to make sure it was fine. Thankfully, it was, but I saw something similar on the first disc for my copy of The Chimes of Midnight, and that had problems. However, I was able to copy The Chimes of Midnight to my computer, and the ripped files play fine.

Oh, and I've also listened to The Mutant Phase, which was better than I expected.
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:32 am

I have a cd of Stephen Fry interviews to listen to, hopefully today. It'll be insightful & funny I'm sure.
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Jack Remillard » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:32 pm

I listened to John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme today for the first time, and it was really quite a lot of fun. Where else are you going to hear a love song about a porcupine sung by a balloon? :lol:

And there was a pedantic guy who kept picking on what he was hearing on the radio, only to discover that what the person had said was in fact completely accurate. :D

I'm describing it badly of course, but you get the kind of thing. :lol: It's by John Finnemore (as you might possibly have guessed), who is the writer of Cabin Pressure (and also plays Arthur).
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:00 am

I heard it as well, very funny as usual from Finnemore :D
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby michelanCello » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:39 am

I just listened to the last episode on BBC radio player, it is funny :D
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Quatermass » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:58 am

I listened to the Doctor Who audio story The Holy Terror a couple of days ago. It was...disappointing, really. Not a bad story by any means, but nowhere near the level of excellence that other stories by the same author, Robert Shearman, got to.
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Jack Remillard » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:47 pm

michelanCello wrote:I just listened to the last episode on BBC radio player, it is funny :D

Just felt like transcribing this bit. :lol:

I've adored you since the moment I first met you,
when I floated down beside you in the zoo,
I knew at once I never could forget you,
you do something to me that nobody else can do,

Oh-oh... spiny porcupine,
won't you be... my Valentine,
tell me... one day you will be mine,
you gorgeous spiny porcupine.

Although we're very different, did you feel the same as me,
when I landed on that sunny afternoon?
Did you look beyond the surface and know we were meant to be?
Do you think that you could love me even though I'm a balloon?

Oh-oh... spiny porcupine,
let us share... a glass of sparkling wine,
then maybe go on back to mine,
divinely spiny porcupine.

Balloon boys are so boring, so lightweight and so smooth.
whereas you're exciting, and you're dangerous and cool.
My friends all say you'll hurt me, but I know that's not the truth.
They're just jealous and don't know you like I do.

So-oh... spiny porcupine,
let me be... your concubine,
how I long... for our bodies to intertwine,
I'm sure it'll all work out just fine!
I love you spiny porcupine.
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Jack Remillard » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:53 pm

Quatermass wrote:I listened to the Doctor Who audio story The Holy Terror a couple of days ago. It was...disappointing, really. Not a bad story by any means, but nowhere near the level of excellence that other stories by the same author, Robert Shearman, got to.

That's a pity. I haven't heard that one.

I've just ordered my first Big Finish plays for years! A Death in the Family and Kiss Of Death.
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby Jack Remillard » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:21 pm

Kiss Of Death has arrived. :) I'll listen to it tomorrow while driving to and from work. :)
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:29 am

Great running joke on lost night's John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme about an audiobook recording going horribly wrong :D
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Re: Audio Drama/Comedy...

Postby michelanCello » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:04 am

The Mad Collector wrote:Great running joke on lost night's John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme about an audiobook recording going horribly wrong :D

Just listened to it :D very good!
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