News Big Finish's Gallifrey: Time War

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  1. Emperor-Tiberius

    Emperor-Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    I'm just saying this, because I wish Eighth's audios will slowly be absorbed by the publics consciousness more easily if the comics helped promote elements from it, like references to past adventures from it and so on.
     
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  2. starsuperion

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    Imagine the joy of seeing the BF story Dark Eyes in Graphic novel or comic format!
     
  3. ATimson

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    The former, sorry. (We know he's done some recording as the Master for some future Tom Baker audios; and he also has a (retroactively) suspicious-sounding role as "The Most Exalted High Persian" in Tales of New Earth.)

    I don't. Titan has already said they're doing series with Tennant, Smith, and Whitaker; they have enough deadline problems with three series, they don't have the resources for a fourth.
     
  4. Emh

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    Well, that's the whole point of audio plays...imagining how it looks. ;)
     
  5. Allyn Gibson

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    You're making a number of unwarranted assumptions here, my friend, but for reasons of confidentially and professionalism I can't tell you which ones or why they're wrong. ATimson's reply above only scratches the surface. I'm sorry to pull this card.

    As for whether or not Bill was "the one dimensional person," I don't really see that. I saw a character with a lot of "edges." True, the edges weren't always developed -- or developed well -- but they were there, right from "The Pilot." She was, imho, a better developed character after one season than Clara was after her first season.
     
  6. Emperor-Tiberius

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    I'd buy that in a second!
     
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  7. starsuperion

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    So they are only going to do Tennant and Smith, Whittaker next year? That blows. I love tennant, Smith was fine..okay..but I really was hoping for some more Capaldi stories. So they're going with the hottest sellers and the new current Doctor. I see...

    The sales reasons are legit, but still blows. I wanted to see better stories for Capaldi's Doctor. Kinda Tennant and Smithed out. Oh well...
     
  8. starsuperion

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    Still possible in Graphic novel format. Picturing the action alongside the audio with a little visual aide never hurt.
     
  9. starsuperion

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    I agree there. Clara was a sham of a companion at first. As for Bill..it's not character development to use her sexual identity as some story point, or personality. Every episode in season 10 had Bill reiterating her sexual preference. Okay, she's black and a lesbian, yea we got that, but that shouldn't define her as a character. Its just a happenstance. RTD did a great job with the omnisexual Jack Harkness. It was mentioned, and then that was it. He went on to be a character deep in scope after the initial setup. It didn't define his character, or needed repeated mentioning. Bill was written 1 dimensionally in comparison, and tho she had some moments, her character still wasn't fleshed out enough for me to care about anything She did. She just seemed like a plot device, and a representation device.
     
  10. Turtletrekker

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    I remember a brief, glorious era when the Star Trek comics were consistent with the Pocket Books Star Trek novels.
     
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  11. Emh

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    N-Vector, Divided We Fall, all of the New Frontier comics (which weren't many), and probably a few others all seemed more like exceptions to the rule than some standard. Or are you referring to something else?
     
  12. The Wormhole

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    IIRC, there have been a few of IDW's Trek comics which incorporated stuff from the novels, but usually that was because they were written by someone who also worked on the novels.
     
  13. Brendan Moody

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    Big Finish has acquired the rights to make the early Gallifrey stories, previously only available on CD, as downloads. To celebrate, they’ve put the entire range on special offer. Details here. So if you want to check the series out before the Time War set is released, you can do so for cheap.
     
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  14. Emh

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    I saw that. Good news for newer listeners certainly. Doesn't do me any good since I already own all of them on CD.

    I wonder if they're providing any new extras that might be available to those who already ordered the CDs?
     
  15. Mr Soak

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    Since you’ve already bought the CDs, the downloads should have automatically appeared in your download list.

    EDIT - I've just checked my downloads; series 2 and 3 have shown up. The site doesn't mark the first series as being purchased, which it was. That's a nuisance.
     
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  16. Emh

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    Well, I figured the audio plays would be available, but it doesn't matter because I ripped all of the CDs anyways (and backed-up in duplicate).
     
  17. ATimson

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    There was a site revamp circa 2008 where they lost all the old order history. (As compared to the one in 2010 where they properly imported stuff into the new site.) If you still have order details & email them they might be able to help you.
     
  18. ClayinCA

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    Ha! If you think Jack's omnisexuality was "mentioned, and then that was it," you haven't seen more than one Jack Harkness story. It's mentioned in every episode to one degree or another, and in the less well-written episodes did indeed define his character. By contrast, Bill is in whole episodes where her sexual preference is alluded to once, if at all. And yet both Jack and Bill are well-rounded, fully-developed characters in their own way. I think you just have a blind spot.
     
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  19. Mr Soak

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    Unfortunately it was another email address, and a change of computers/hard drive crash has removed all details of it. So, no order details. May have the packing slip or whatever somewhere, but it'd be time-wasting looking for it; too much effort for too little gain.