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The Emerald Tiger

At some point I got way behind the Big Finish Doctor Who adventures. I've been catching up a bit lately, and I've just finished Barnaby Edwards's The Emerald Tiger. Highly recommended. It had me grinning like a fool throughout. By the time you get to the Doctor, in 1920's India, leaping out of a low-flying hot air balloon onto a moving train, you know you're in the midst of a good story. Big Finish isn't always good, but when they hit the mark, they hit it well. The whole scene of the Doctor trying to catch up to the train in a Silver Ghost was fun too. Perfect writing for the Davison era, and a great chance for Peter Davison to buckle some swash.

I think I am destined to always prefer old-style Who to the new stuff, but so long as there's still good adventures like this being produced, I really don't mind being an anachronism. Leaping out of a hot air balloon onto a moving train! This is what the world needs more of. And if I can get it without CGI and stupidly loud music then so much the better.

A quick note to the writers, however. Swords would be good. ;)



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Nov. 10th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
I do want to watch the old ones but the new ones were so exciting after being scared of it as a kid!!!
Nov. 10th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
That's cool. If you're really enjoying the new series, it's worth trying the old one, but they are very different. The old show is quite a lot slower, and obviously the FX are in a different league. The Beeb have put lots of clips on YouTube, which might be a good place to start.

Nov. 12th, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
ah thanks, i saved that link.

Sometimes when I am bored I watch YouTube altho I have to watch my download usage.
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