Stories:
2827
Members:
711
Submitted Reviews:
7672
Reviewers:
327
< 142a. The Demons of Red Lodge
142c. Doing Time >

142b. The Entropy Composition

Rating Votes
10
2%
2
9
2%
2
8
13%
11
7
25%
21
6
29%
24
5
19%
16
4
8%
7
3
0%
0
2
0%
0
1
0%
0
Average Rating
6.3
Votes
83
The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories
7.2
Boxset Average Rating
Cover Art:
Director:
Music:
Music:
Sound Design:
Sound Design:
Writer:

Purchase From:

Latest Community Reviews

From the Reviewer:
User Rating:
7
Plot Rating:
8
Acting Rating:
7
Replay Rating:
7
Effects Rating:
7
Has Prerequisite(s):
No
Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/7/16 5:30 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A solid release about a sound monster that sets the Doctor and Nyssa back to 1968 where Nyssa pretends to be a groupie. The story has the concept of a sound archive containing all the most Heavenly music in the Universe and I love the idea. There are some nice humorous touches that make the story pleasant to listen to.
From the Reviewer:
User Rating:
NR
Plot Rating:
NR
Acting Rating:
NR
Replay Rating:
NR
Effects Rating:
NR
Has Prerequisite(s):
Unsure
Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/26/15 7:28 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This gets Peter and Sarah involved with a sound alien, that is trying to get a Rock guitarist to write her a anthemic peace of music it's capabilities to destroy everything in it's way allowing her to live. I think this adventure is one of those stories you feel that was written with the only purpose to pad out the release, it is quit simplistic, but it does expose the Doctor as being phobic about music with loots in.

Peter is Peter and comes out as being almost bored their is no enthusiasm in this at release. Sarah feels like she is reading as opposed to acting in this release. Weakest one in the four I think of the stories.
From the Reviewer:
User Rating:
5
Plot Rating:
NR
Acting Rating:
NR
Replay Rating:
NR
Effects Rating:
NR
Has Prerequisite(s):
Unsure
Reviewed By: sarozReview Date: 5/23/13 8:23 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Easily the weakest story of the set. The premise is an interesting one, but Big Finish have done sonic monsters before, and the way this one plays itself isn't overly interesting (to me). Nyssa also undergoes a character transplant midway through the story, passing herself off as a music groupie in a way that doesn't seem at all like something she would do; I would much sooner expect Nyssa to be oblivious to or even confused by 1960s "lingo."
From the Reviewer:
User Rating:
NR
Plot Rating:
NR
Acting Rating:
NR
Replay Rating:
NR
Effects Rating:
NR
Has Prerequisite(s):
Unsure
Reviewed By: Crystal LogicReview Date: 8/18/12 8:46 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Well this was a damn interesting idea. As an proud "rock 'n' rol guy", and even a lover of progressive rock, the concept really intrigued me. However, what ultimately let this thing down for me was it seemed like a script with a whole lot of stuff excised from it. Maybe that's exactly what it was? It does come from a first-time writer, after all; it wouldn't surprise me to learn that he had delivered something that would have run overtime, so the team had to pull chunks out of the narrative. These one-part stories can work really well at times, but their drawback is that they must focus almost exclusively on the Doctor and his companion. To be blunt, this story really needed some other focus. The Cooper character only gets one speaking line, and he should be at the centre of everything. The eponymous siren is someone I would have loved to learn more about. How did she become Cooper's muse? What did it take for her to exist in this decidedly alien landscape that was probably hostile to her? How could Cooper create the "entropy composition" using, presumably, some guitars, a Hammond B3 and maybe a Moog synthesiser? I really liked the housekeeper character though...at least i think that's what she was.

Ah, and while this story may not feature any prog rock, it does feature...noise! I actually grinned at the conceit that the "music of the spheres" is really a roaring, crackling monstrous noise that would make Merzbow proud. Unfortunately said noise means that by the end of the play everyone is shouting at each other and you can't drift away from your speakers for long or you'll miss what's going on.