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Old July 27 2013, 03:11 AM   #211
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How's the Cyberman series? I wasn't really that interested until I noticed James Swallow wrote the second run.

Is there an intro story in or "jumping off" point from the main range for stuff like Cyberman, Dalek Empire and I, Davros?
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Old July 27 2013, 03:28 AM   #212
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How's the Cyberman series? I wasn't really that interested until I noticed James Swallow wrote the second run.

Is there an intro story in or "jumping off" point from the main range for stuff like Cyberman, Dalek Empire and I, Davros?
I don't know any of those series, but, the first Dalek Empire story is this month's "Book Club" special, so, it's only 99cents. I purchased and downloaded, but, it's going into the queue, because I have all these Six/Evelyn I want to listen to (Tomorrow I should finish Evelyn's 9th story, and there's 13 left waiting for me to listen). I can't pass up the 99cent deals

I assume Dalek Empire and The Cybermen Series are basically seperate from everything else. I, Davros, I think is his origin story
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Old July 27 2013, 04:30 PM   #213
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How's the Cyberman series? I wasn't really that interested until I noticed James Swallow wrote the second run.
I'm a fan of Cyberman. Cold and heartless-- but that's what you want, I think! It has a very raw feel to it. I reviewed it all here:
http://unreality-sf.net/2009/08/09/archive-scorpius/
http://unreality-sf.net/2009/08/26/archive-fear/
http://unreality-sf.net/2009/09/05/archive-conversion/
http://unreality-sf.net/2009/10/23/archive-telos/
http://unreality-sf.net/2009/12/20/archive-cyberman-2/

Is there an intro story in or "jumping off" point from the main range for stuff like Cyberman, Dalek Empire and I, Davros?
Kind of. The Dalek Empire draws vaguely on some stuff set up in the "Dalek Empire" strand of the main range: The Genocide Machine, The Apocalypse Element, The Mutant Phase, and Time of the Daleks. But it's pretty minor.

Ditto, the Cyberman audios take place in the same milieu as Sword of Orion and Kingdom of Silver (the Orion Wars in the 26th century), but there's no plot overlap.

I, Davros also builds off some stuff established in Davros. You should listen to Davros, mostly 'cause it's brilliant.
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Old July 27 2013, 06:12 PM   #214
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But if you listen to all four in one day... I wanted to punch Susan Mendez. She was a bigger Muppet than Mickey had ever been.
Oh, god, Susan Mendez! I had blanked her out in my mind!
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Old July 27 2013, 06:28 PM   #215
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I, Davros also builds off some stuff established in Davros. You should listen to Davros, mostly 'cause it's brilliant.
I also highly recommend I, Davros, especially if you're a fan of I, Claudius.
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Old July 28 2013, 12:39 AM   #216
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But if you listen to all four in one day... I wanted to punch Susan Mendez. She was a bigger Muppet than Mickey had ever been.
Oh, god, Susan Mendez! I had blanked her out in my mind!
By the end actual Daleks were calling her "Suze".

Adopted kids must be so happy knowing that their parents have never had sex.
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Old July 29 2013, 08:39 PM   #217
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Had a little windfall, so I was finally able to justify buying the Sarah Jane Smith audios. Finished the first one a while ago. I like the premise, definitely, and we'll see how it goes.

But please tell me I can't be the only one who notices the striking similarity between the intro/outro music for this series and the Torchwood theme...
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Old July 29 2013, 09:54 PM   #218
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Oh maybe. I hadn't. I like David Darlington's musical stylings a lot. He's good at adding to the feeling of the play without it being sub-orchestral warbling (i.e., he's not Andy Hardwick).
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Old July 30 2013, 03:03 PM   #219
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Finished Doctor and The Pirates - I enjoyed the Musical Portion, and Evelyn's trauma juxtaposed with Sally's (Though did we ever get a clear answer how Sally was responsible for her boyfriend's death? I got the impression is was a car crash, but, don't recall it being actually stated, nor it being stated how it happened). The first two episodes, though, were pretty frustrating, waiting for something to happen, and I don't believe that frustration adds to the overall enjoyment, I would've preferred that had been handled differently. But the second disk does make up for it, and overall it's enjoyable (Could've been more enjoyable if not for the frustration in the first two episodes)

Finished Project:Lazarus - I loved the fact that it was a sequel to Project:Twilight, and Evelyn's secret was well done, and the additional trauma from Cassie really amped things up. Overall I enjoyed it, but, wish there was a smoother transition bringing in McCoy's Doctor or a little something more with Six and Evelyn before the end of it

Just started Arrangements for War - I'm glad to see they ramping up Evelyn's trauma, and not just sweeping it under the carpet. Anxious to see where this one goes.
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Old July 31 2013, 08:35 PM   #220
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Exciting news, I think. Adric is back!!

Matthew Waterhouse was recording today with Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton & Peter Davison.

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Old August 1 2013, 07:23 AM   #221
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Great news!

Now that he, Tom Baker, and John Levene have all seen the light, that just leaves Jackie Lane.

I know she's retired but I really want to do just one audio play. Companion Chronicles are retiring but they will be replaced by Early Adventures. I can only hope she can be convinced...
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Old August 1 2013, 08:04 PM   #222
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary Big Finish are permanently reducing the price of the first 50 releases to £5 for the cd's and £2.99 for the downloads.

After the current stock of cd's has been sold they will not be repressing them anymore and they will only be available as a download.

http://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doct...y-a-fiver-each

I have them all but a good way to get into the audios.
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Old August 1 2013, 09:02 PM   #223
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Very cool indeed, I have some of the first 50, but, I am missing many of them, and I always do download, instead of CD, so, this is awesome for me (Now I just need to get through my backlog to justify spending more money )
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Old August 1 2013, 09:32 PM   #224
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That's excellent news, my collection has hardly any of the first 50 in it.
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Old August 2 2013, 01:19 AM   #225
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Wow, I just noticed Zagreus is #50. That's a hell of a deal, it's a 3 Disk 40th Anniversary Special, featuring Doctors 5-8 (And it says on Wikipedia that it also includes 3?). I have it, but, for $2.99 that's an awesome deal for someone who doesn't have it, and since people either love it or hate, it's a great way to see which side you fall on, without risking much. (I'm fortunately one who does like Zagreus a Great Deal)

I have 18 of the First 50, I believe, and 32 I don't have.

The Holy Terror, Colditz, Omega, Davros, and Master, I've heard favorable things about so, they'll probably be first on my list, and I have #2 and #3 of the Dalek Empire Main Range and enjoy them both, so, I'll likely get The Genocide Machine and The Time of Daleks. At some point, I want to continue/Restart with Charley/Eight, so that's another 5 or 6. So, that alone is more than 1/3 of what I need of that first 50, so, I'm likely to get them all at that price. Only Big Finish Story I've heard, that I would regret having paid $3.00 for is the Arabella Weir Unbound as Doctor 3, all the rest of them though would be definitely worth $3.00 each for a first listen....(Mission of the Viyrans, I'd probably complain if I paid much more, but, I got it for free and wouldn't regret having paid $3.00 for it)
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