Seventh Doctor Audio Drama: Fearmonger

fearmonger

Writer: Jonathan Blum

Director: Gary Russell

Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Gary Russell

Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes (2 CD’s, 4 Pts)

Companion: Ace (Sophia Aldred)

Summary: The Seventh Doctor and Ace find themselves in an alternate version of Britain occupied by the far right New Brittainnia Party. The Party is using a monster called the Fearmonger, who instills fear and feeds on the fearful.

Review: This is Big Finish’s first story to feature the Seventh Doctor. What I thought was the best feature was talk radio host Mick Thompson, whose show we hear throughout the story.  He played a sort of Greek chorus/unreliable narrator and made it easier to immerse yourself into the world of the story. The story has an in media res feel, which I’ve learned is typical of Jonathan Blum’s stories. The Fearmonger is a great enemy, as it brings to mind the monsters of Troughton’s era.  McCoy and Aldred were one of my favorite teams from the Classic Era, and the story feels as if it would fit in well with the Seventh Doctor’s era, as it tried to recreate Troughton’s era.

Overall Review: 10/10

Trivia: Mick Thompson is played by Vince Henderson, Sophia Aldred’s husband.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s