Sat, 31 March 2012
As March closes, we are pleased -- and perhaps a bit giddy -- to present our review of The Crooked World by Steve Lyons (author of Conundrum, which we talked about back in Episode 6). Before we begin to tell you exactly why we both want to have a common law marriage with Mr. Lyons, perhaps you should first read the back cover:
The people of the Crooked World lead an idyllic existence.
Take Streaky Bacon, for example. This jovial farmer wants nothing more from life than a huge blunderbuss, with which he can blast away at his crop-stealing nemesis. And then there's Angel Falls, a racing driver with a string of victories to her name. Sure, her trusted guardian might occasionally put on a mask and menace her for her prize money, but that's just life, right? And for Jasper the cat, nothing could be more pleasant than a nice, long nap in his kitchen — so long as that darn mouse doesn't jam his tail into the plug socket again.
But somebody is about to shatter all those lives. Somebody is about to change everything — and it's possible that no one on the Crooked World will ever be happy again.
The Doctor's TARDIS is about to arrive. And when it does... That's all folks!
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Wed, 29 February 2012
February's episode is a very special one: we recorded during Gallifrey 23 with our good friend and listener Erika (known as @HollyGoDarkly on Twitter and the reader for our review of Alien Bodies). The three of us crowded around a single microphone in a lonely hotel room whilst the party started gearing up in the lobby downstairs. The topic: Love and War, the Virgin New Adventure by Paul Cornell. And, yes...there is a bit of a dip in the audio quality in this episode, but it was well worth the result in quality. From the back cover:
On a planet called Heaven, all hell is breaking loose.
Heaven is a paradise for both humans and Draconians -- a place of rest in more ways than one. The Doctor comes here on a trivial mission -- to find a book, or so he says -- and Ace, wandering alone in the city, becomes involved with a charismatic Traveller called Jan.
But the Doctor is strenuously opposed to the romance. What is he trying to prevent? Is he planning some more deadly game connected with the mysterious objects causing the military forces of Heaven such concern?
Archaeologist Bernice Summerfield thinks so. Her destiny is inextricably linked with that of the Doctor, but even she may not be able to save Ace from the Time Lord's plans.
This time, has the Doctor gone too far?
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