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This is by far my favourite BigFinish series presently. It’s sophisticated and intelligent like no other series they’ve done.
The series story arcs and character arcs are deployed with such finesse. I only wish that this level of attention was given to all their series. I adore BigFinish; however, with its expanded offering and increasing popularity some of it’s Stories are suffering. Personally I believe they’re in much need of an independent producer or top level script editor. Because as the volume of productions increased in recent years so too has the worst short coming increased - that of, too many average story lines reaching us, their fans.
And there’s absolutely no need for it.
Well, in my opinion BigFinish must remember that although they have the backing of so many incredibly devoted fans like myself. Who basically buy every single title they produce- they mustn’t take this for granted. I believe it’s now time to bring in a new story producer or a new creative director. Do that and I believe BigFinish could be better than ever. Do nothing and I believe thy begin to risk everything. For there is nothing more competitive today, then the increasing bids made by producers for our entertainment dollar. And the quality only continues to increase. ∴ I hope BigFinish will respond to this challenge. Because the truth is - when they’re on their game they’re magnificent. Truly magnificent.
Anyhow, back to Gallifrey.
This is a series that has absolutely none of these problems. It’s incredibly clever. The stories are so alive. Political theatre that would make even Shakespeare appalause. The pace is forever moving. The twists never obvious and the characters wonderfully three dimensional. Romana is never the whining girl we too often saw on television and in the 4th Doctor Adventures. No. She is strong, forthright, a true commander in-chief. And Narvan, well, he’s devious and yet devoted. No one is cartoon evil or wholier than now. It is one of the, if not the, most impressive story telling I’ve experienced this year. That includes fiction, radio, television and cinema.
If you enjoy wicked machinations and desire to learn more about the mysterious Time Lords, well, your going to have the time of your life.