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Old September 20 2013, 03:56 PM   #16
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Re: DWM Announces Full Cast List for Big Finish's The Light at the End

Big Finish has released a video advertisement of the three different editions of The Light at the End. During the presentation, the full cast list is briefly glimpsed:

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Old September 20 2013, 04:10 PM   #17
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I wish they'd use John Guilor, who voiced the First Doctor in the DVD reconstruction of the extended version of "Planet of Giants." He did an absolutely uncanny Hartnell impression. I don't know why Big Finish isn't already using him as the First Doctor, since he's virtually perfect at it.
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Old September 20 2013, 04:24 PM   #18
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Re: DWM Announces Full Cast List for Big Finish's The Light at the End

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I wish they'd use John Guilor, who voiced the First Doctor in the DVD reconstruction of the extended version of "Planet of Giants." He did an absolutely uncanny Hartnell impression. I don't know why Big Finish isn't already using him as the First Doctor, since he's virtually perfect at it.
Because 1) Big Finish has a policy of not recasting the deceased Doctors, 2) Russell has voiced Hartnell's Doctor in previous Companion Chronicles, and 3) Russell starred in the original series where Guilor has not.
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Old September 20 2013, 05:21 PM   #19
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Re: DWM Announces Full Cast List for Big Finish's The Light at the End

But as per the spoiler in Emh's post, they are recasting all three deceased Doctors -- and only two with veterans of the original show.

Guilor is so amazingly good at recreating Hartnell's performance that it seems a shame not to make more use of him.
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Old September 20 2013, 05:29 PM   #20
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But as per the spoiler in Emh's post, they are recasting all three deceased Doctors -- and only two with veterans of the original show.
Fair point. I phrased badly what I was trying to say.

In the case of the first and second Doctors, Big Finish has established voice actors who have voiced the Doctors in the Companion Chronicles, so they're going to use those actors and not bring in someone from outside (like Guilor or David Troughton).

Also, given Big Finish's past stance on the issue of recasting, I'm curious to what extent the first three Doctors will appear in The Light at the End, if they will be handled in a jokey way at a remove (like Jon Culshaw's fourth Doctor in The Kingmaker) or in a Companion Chronicles style. Or they may have decided that, as a celebratory one-off, they'll break the recasting rule this one time.
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Old September 21 2013, 01:55 AM   #21
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Either way, it'll be a bonus to the actual happenstance of having the actual remaining 20th century doctors present interacting (or so I hope that they do). I do think Christopher is right, though, and its dissapointing that they're self-imposing that double standard of theirs on the 50th anniversary - they could have easily done away with it, just for this momentous occassion.

And to note, David Troughton isn't outside the Big Finish family. Pretty sure he's done Big Finish audio dramas too - not as the Second Doctor, of course.
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Old September 21 2013, 03:28 AM   #22
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Dumb question, is this going to be available to buy in the US? As a digital download, maybe?
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Old September 21 2013, 03:45 AM   #23
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^^Amazon has the CD up for pre-order.
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Old September 21 2013, 04:02 AM   #24
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Dumb question, is this going to be available to buy in the US? As a digital download, maybe?
You can download in the US from Big Finish, I'm in California and download stuff all the time from there.

If you buy the CD and wait for it and pay for shipping, you can also download it for free immediately, so, you can listen while you wait for the actual CD to show. ($23.02 Standard/$61.42 Deluxe + Shipping, not sure how much) At least one or two US Folks on the board that posts about Audios buy the CDs

If you're like me, and prefer to burn your own CDs, and keep them in a CD wallet for less storage space (Or keep them as files on computer or a device), the Download only is cheaper than buying the CD, and no shipping fees either. ($12.99 for the Standard/ $25.00 for Deluxe)

All Big Finish Purchases stay in your account Library, so, you can download them at any time if you ever want to download again for any reason (Except the very rare occasions that don't have downloads)

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Looks like Amazon CD is $42.32 pre-order, I don't see a download yet.
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Old September 21 2013, 10:06 PM   #25
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Guilor is so amazingly good at recreating Hartnell's performance that it seems a shame not to make more use of him.
I think hearing must be subjective, some rave about it, to me its mearly OK.
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Old September 21 2013, 11:45 PM   #26
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Well, I'm usually very good at recognizing the difference between the genuine actor's voice and an impersonation, since I have a keen ear for such things, but in this case I couldn't tell the difference. Guilor's performance did sound a little exaggerated compared to Hartnell's, but in terms of vocal timbre he's an uncanny match. Certainly far better than Richard Hurndall ever was.
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Old September 22 2013, 01:37 AM   #27
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Well, I'm usually very good at recognizing the difference between the genuine actor's voice and an impersonation, since I have a keen ear for such things, but in this case I couldn't tell the difference. Guilor's performance did sound a little exaggerated compared to Hartnell's, but in terms of vocal timbre he's an uncanny match. Certainly far better than Richard Hurndall ever was.
Hurndall's performance is an odd one; when you see him in other stuff from the 60s and 70s, he's astonishingly like Hartnell on occasion, far more than in Five Doctors (in one Crown Court story, he walks into the witness box with Hartnell's hair and Pertwee's velvet jacket, playing a self-important art expert, and it's uncanny to watch).
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Old October 23 2013, 05:56 PM   #28
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And, its out!

Don't know if the whole AudioGo situation forced them to release this early, or if it was always their intention to surprise-release it earlier (though at their Facebook and twitter accounts they state that all is good on their front), but in any case, its been released.

And all hell broke loose - their servers are down at the moment, apparently due to the high demand of this 50th anniversary story. Quite remarkable.

Anyway, I must admit I'm rather excited. Can't wait to grab the Limited Edition collection myself!
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Old October 23 2013, 06:35 PM   #29
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Wow. I guess that was their big announcement this week. I didn't expect it would be out so early.

I'm trying to download my copy right now.
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Old October 23 2013, 07:16 PM   #30
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Don't know if the whole AudioGo situation forced them to release this early, or if it was always their intention to surprise-release it earlier (though at their Facebook and twitter accounts they state that all is good on their front), but in any case, its been released.
I would suspect that they'd have known about AudioGO's problems before it went public and wanted to make sure that it got released.

I'll be on a twelve-hour flight from Hong Kong to London on the 23rd of November, so I'll save it for then.
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