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Bernice Summerfield Season 1 wraps up with its final New Adventures Adaptation, this time Justin Richards story Dragons Wrath. Where Oh no It Isnt felt different cause it was their first release, they were experimenting and trying to draw some attention from the public to the newborn company, this had a tone that wasnt similar with the previous 5 audios (including Buried Treasures). Besides, even though it belongs to the same season, it was released 13 months after Just War and IMO, putting the curtain call there would have been much more powerful than here.
I got already used to the first intro theme and then i hear Benny karaoke drunk-singing which was fun and part of the story but when its played again at the end i realised it was their brand new theme music -Adventure is my Game. Maybe ill end up getting used to it like all new things, and its not that i dont like the song or Bowerman singing but i think that lyrical themes are a better match for TV shows than for audio drama. You already feel the adventure while you listen to it, you do not need the song reminding it to you.
Its basically about a rich guy who wants to consolidate his power amongst the war lords of his sector by using his glorious ancertors Gamelial name. In order to do that he is capable of lying and killing whoever it takes, planting a fake statue (Gamelials symbol) in some planet where an ancient battle took place, to validate his claim over his bloodline and trying to get confirmation of it by holding an archeological enquiry.
There are some nice twists here and there, it has Richard Franklin on it (last Who guest star of the season) and i liked the dialogue between Benny and his historian colleague Nicholas Clyde but theres nothing special or outstading about the plot and it´s a step down to finish the season after the Time Ring trilogy and Lance Parkins incredible WW2 story (even Cornells Closure); plus its far from Lisas best performance.