I’m two parts into Breaking Bubbles & Other Stories. (I know the last one, the Curious Incident pastiche by Nev Fountain, is supposed to be phenomenal so I’m very excited.) These are really flying past, Breaking Bubbles was fairly simple and Of Chaos Time The felt like it was over in half the time.
The latter had a quite great element in the use of the Doctor (Sixie)’s internal monologue, something you don’t always tend to hear since the Doctor’s mind is usually presented as a bit unfathomable. I was wondering how they’d even do the “Doctor gets jumbled up in his own chronology” but the way you get to hear what he’s actually thinking, while he’s pretending to the others that he knows wtf’s going on, is dead clever.
I have to remark on Peri at the end of Breaking Bubbles. Not to spoil anything specific, but she outright - passionately - confronts someone over their morals and manages to convince them. It’s a small and not massively dramatic story but it just struck me how powerful Peri was there. If there’s some sort of ranking of which Classic companions have been the most lovingly treated or expanded by Big Finish, Peri has to be up there, top 5 surely. (I think Sara Kingdom would be in the top 10 somewhere just based on the mindblowing Home Truths trilogy.)
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