With Foe From the Future, this two CD story originally written by Philip Hinchcliffe is part of the Fourth Doctor Boxset of Lost Stories. Adapted by Jonathan Morris, it is described by director Ken Bentley in the extras as bonkers. Does it deserve this, and does it matter?
Over on the Big Finish forums, a user called Billy2 (though in reality named Tim) has started an ambitious project to produce timelines for all the companions. The forum topic is The Companions’ Timelines Index. So far Tim has stated Leela, Nyssa, Peri, Ace and Charley. Continue reading
At last we get a story that doesn’t revolve around the Doctor saving the world / galaxy / universe / reality of space and time. In this Fourth Doctor tale, The Fate of Krelos, Nick Briggs creates a strong character study with several strong hints as to what is coming next (as if we didn’t know from looking ahead on the website!)
Christopher Eccleston has talked (briefly) about leaving the show on the Radio 4 show Loose Ends. We all believed it was due to some unspecified dispute so this tells us little more. He did refuse the anniversary show so clearly it was a big deal. At least he is professional enough to refuse to be drawn on the subject. Who knows? We may yet get him to audio! [Update: yes this is an April story, suddenly doing the rounds] Continue reading
Part of the Fourth Doctor boxset of Lost Stories, Foe From the Future is a six-part (3xCD) story for the Doctor and Leela. It was originally written by Robert Banks Stewart (who wrote Terror of the Zygons and Seeds of Doom) and adapted by John Dorney. The other story included in the boxset is The Valley of Death;I will review that later.
When Tom Baker came on-board with Big Finish, this was the first product released (October 2011) — does it show any signs of this?
The answer is a resolute no – it is an excellent, if pricey, set of stories deserving of a place in any collection.
I reviewed the fascinating Reeltime release #118 on Kasterborous. It’s about Virgin Publishing and has interviews with a lot of writes, recorded in 1993. Worth watching just for the site of a very young Paul Cornell! The piece is:REVIEWED: MYTHMAKERS #118 VIRGIN PUBLISHING.