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Old July 11 2013, 10:49 PM   #181
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Finished Masters of War. I love this story, must have more David Warner as The Doctor (Though too bad Nicholas Courtney is no longer with us to travel with him as the Brig)

Finally back to Evelyn/Six, popped in Project: Twilight this morning, and will be watching Real Time over the weekend wether I finish Project: Twilight before then or not

I'll be getting the first Dalek Empire story from this month's Audio Book Club Special, and will take a quick break from Evelyn/Six to listen to it, once others start listening and posting in Omaha's Book Club thread. Even if I love it, though, I will wait until I get caught up a bit on my backlog before buying the rest of the Dalek Empire Series
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Old July 15 2013, 03:57 PM   #182
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Ooh, bf Stargate range is currently 2.99 per disk for series 1 & 2.

Splurge.
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Old July 15 2013, 04:47 PM   #183
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Finished Project: Twilight - Awesome Vampires I enjoyed it, especially that the villianess fooled the Doctor into helping her scheme believing he was helping her to find a cure, which she didn't want, but, instead, helped her perfect her plans. Nice that in the end, it didn't get all tied up pretty as they had to leave the one girl (Cassie?) in the Arctic because they hadn't cure her yet.

Also watched Real Time - it was great seeing Evelyn's first encounter with the Cybermen, she's just such an awesome character, such a fantastic change from the typical "Hot sexy companion in a miniskirt"

I bought and downloaded Dalek Empire 1.1 and downloaded my first Subscription release Persuasion, so, I'll interrupt my Colin/Evelyn listening to listen them when someone comments on them. But for now, popped in The Sandman. I'm also looking forwarding to Jubilee after seeing DalekJim, (I believe) commenting on how they don't make them like Jubilee any more.
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Old July 15 2013, 09:14 PM   #184
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Ooh, bf Stargate range is currently 2.99 per disk for series 1 & 2.

Splurge.
But they kinda suck. Brilliant execution, but small tiny inbetween stories (think DS9 season 2.) irrelevant and inconsequential to the greater landscape produced in a companion chronicles like format, which is just weird at first... Good lord, just make thse stories dramatic readings of a book or hire a couple more people and make it a play. Make a dicision! Shit or get off the pot!

Season three however is a fantastic series of full cast plays (which if you listen to it in one go feels like one huge ongoing story.) starring Shanks and Claudia with a couple surprises tucked in.
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Old July 15 2013, 09:48 PM   #185
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Season three however is a fantastic series of full cast plays (which if you listen to it in one go feels like one huge ongoing story.) starring Shanks and Claudia with a couple surprises tucked in.
I don't mind that format, but S3 sounds promising.

S3 is £30 just now but I will hold off on that till I work through 1&2.
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Old July 16 2013, 03:18 AM   #186
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I just picked up Series 3 so the wife and I could listen to it in the car next road trip. Thought about 1-2, but decided I couldn't miss out on Ba'al or Thor!
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Old July 16 2013, 03:26 AM   #187
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Can you imagine Shanks and Hemsworth getting into a pissing contest about who the real Thor is?
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Old July 22 2013, 10:00 PM   #188
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How are the Sarah Jane Smith dramas? She was always my favorite original companion, there was just something instantly likeable about Elizabeth Sladen, and having finished The Sarah Jane Adventures, I really want to add these to my collection. Are they worth it, as stories?
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I enjoyed them, they ended on a massive cliff hanger though.
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Old July 22 2013, 11:57 PM   #190
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How are the Sarah Jane Smith dramas? She was always my favorite original companion, there was just something instantly likeable about Elizabeth Sladen, and having finished The Sarah Jane Adventures, I really want to add these to my collection. Are they worth it, as stories?
They're decent. In the first season, the one by Terrance Dicks is good until it gets to the plot (but that takes half the story!), the one by Barry Letts is not good, the ones by David Bishop and Peter Anghelides are great, the Scooby Doo one is all right. The second season is a little more cohesive, as it's all by one writer, and the last two especially are fantastic. Lis Sladen is of course delightful, and they come up with some decent "companions" for her. Would've been fun to see Nat in an SJA story.
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Old July 23 2013, 01:12 AM   #191
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Finished Six/Evelyn, Sandman, and I'm about 3/4 of the way through Jubilee, and loving it so far. I've been very lucky with the Audios I've listened to. Only the Arabella Weir Unbound and the Freebie Mission of the Viyrans have been audios I've disliked. All the rest of the Unbounds, The Six/Evelyn stories so, Gallifrey and the various ones people have suggested to me have all been very satisfying.

SJA Audios is something I need to look into some day as well, I really enjoyed the Show once it got beyond the more Juvenile S1.

Speaking of Dalek Empire, anyone seen these Second Empire? It's an interesting twist on the Daleks, I'm watching the first part of Episode 2 right now.


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Old July 23 2013, 09:34 PM   #192
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They're decent. In the first season, the one by Terrance Dicks is good until it gets to the plot (but that takes half the story!), the one by Barry Letts is not good, the ones by David Bishop and Peter Anghelides are great, the Scooby Doo one is all right. The second season is a little more cohesive, as it's all by one writer, and the last two especially are fantastic. Lis Sladen is of course delightful, and they come up with some decent "companions" for her. Would've been fun to see Nat in an SJA story.
Great. Definitely sounds like they're worth spending the money on, then. I'll get the range as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I still have K-9 & Company and Downtime to watch.
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Old July 24 2013, 02:25 PM   #193
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Finished Jubilee, a very excellent story. Six and Evelyn, Daleks, Timey-Wimeyness, lots of twists and shocks and very well done Psychologically. Although I've enjoyed all the Evelyn/Six stories, I think this one is my favorite up to this point.

Popped in Doctor Who and The Pirates this morning on the way to work and have heard just a couple minutes of it, cool framing story.
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They're decent. In the first season, the one by Terrance Dicks is good until it gets to the plot (but that takes half the story!), the one by Barry Letts is not good, the ones by David Bishop and Peter Anghelides are great, the Scooby Doo one is all right. The second season is a little more cohesive, as it's all by one writer, and the last two especially are fantastic. Lis Sladen is of course delightful, and they come up with some decent "companions" for her. Would've been fun to see Nat in an SJA story.
Great. Definitely sounds like they're worth spending the money on, then. I'll get the range as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I still have K-9 & Company and Downtime to watch.
After K-9 and Company and Downtime, even The Tao Connection will seem a work of genius!

But seriously, if you like Lis/Sarah, they're good buys.
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Old July 24 2013, 08:26 PM   #195
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SJA Audios is something I need to look into some day as well, I really enjoyed the Show once it got beyond the more Juvenile S1.
Big Finish's SJ output isn't based on SJA, but rather pre-dates it. It's an original series looking at Sarah's post-Doctor investigative life, and released between 2002 and 2006.
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