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.)doctor who breaking bubbles and other stories peri brown sixth doctor big finish
On how the series will be different from before.
Sunday Times Interview (27/07/14)
Once, long ago, in a land of monsters and corridors, a fair maiden was captured, and placed in a deep sleep.
She was used to being captured, and she had a hero who rescued her on just such occasions. But this time the hero never came.
And the fair maiden slept on.
Eventually, a King rescued the maiden, and made her his bride, which many wise old women might that tell you is just another way of capturing fair maidens.
And still the fair maiden slept on.
Then, the hero had another stab at rescuing the maiden from her prison, but he was too late. And, more importantly, he had forgotten the rules of fairy tales.
He didn’t slay the dragon.
(x)poor peri this is going to be heartbreaking isn't it the widow's assassin big finish sixth doctor peri brown doctor who
I’m gonna be honest, I get a bit mad when people shit on Amy for this episode.
She was kidnapped, had her baby stolen(!!!) and her body violated(!!!) by aliens, and has - presumably recently - learned that, on top of everything else, it also left her permanently infertile. I haven’t gone through this myself but if you asked me to guess how someone might feel after such a trauma, I might go for “abused”, “wounded”, “extremely complicated feelings of grief and shame”, maybe even “a damaged perception of self-worth”, “a lack of faith or hope”…I could guess and guess all day, and I wouldn’t even be able to approximate the truth.
So I don’t see “how could she insult poor Rory by thinking he’d give up on her!!” or “lol does Moffat think all women are obsessed with having children??” as appropriate responses in this situation. Rather - try to stop, think, and have a bit of sympathy.doctor who asylum of the daleks amy pond sorry serious posts aren't my thing