Doctor Who: Phantasmagoria (Big Finish Monthly Range #2)
The time-travellers become enmeshed in the hideous plan of Sir Nikolas Valentine, a gambl ...more
The worst problem is the casting of David Walliams - he of perhaps one of the most distinctive voices in the UK - for two different roles. At one point one of his characters leaves a room only for the other to enter, which took several listens for me to understand. Similarly once you realise one of the characters is played by Mark Gatiss, he is all you can think of when the character speaks.
However, there is definite good in th ...more
After The Sirens of Time, and its multi Doctor complexities, Phantasmagoria feels very simplistic, but after Sirens this feels like a breath of fresh air. The story ambles along at a steady pace, the first three episodes building up to a satisfying pay off in the final episode, and feels like a missing story from the early 80’s. Both Peter Davidson and Mark Strickson sound like they have never been away, and the cast all help to make this a successful audio drama. Even the ...more
This is arguably the first real Doctor Who audio adventure in the Big Finish line as their first one was a multi-Doctor affair and this one sets the model for what has become hundreds of adventures since. The set-up is pretty solid with multiple threads slowly weaving together ...more
Phantasmagoria is another stunning audio drama from Big Finish, this time featuring the Fifth Doctor and Turlough stuck in 1702, where phantoms appear to be killing the living. I noticed a few similarities between it and a Gatiss story for New Who, The Unquiet Dead. The acting is top notch as always, as was the entire production quality. I found the story to be suspenseful, intriguing, and well written. Some clues were rather obvious to me, while others seemed like quite the logical jump. But in...more
I also think the story feels a bit under-length - I wouldn't ha ...more
Turlough is actually enjoyable in this one; although his main character motivation seems to be to stuff himself. That said, very interesting story.
La storia in sé è interessante, ambientata nella Londra del 1700, tra presenze aliene, fantasmi e morti misteriose. L'intreccio sembra a volte ancora in fase di rodaggio, come se non avessero trovato il giusto mix.
Essendo la seconda prova è comunque una prova riuscita.
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Gatiss has written three episodes for the 2005-revived BBC television series Doctor Who. His first, "The Unquiet Dead", aired on 9 April 20 ...more