Month: August 2016

Thoughts on Night Thoughts

Big Finish Folly, Part 152 – Night Thoughts, by Edward Young

Night Thoughts‘I warn you, things could get very nasty here before they get better.’

A remote Scottish mansion. Five bickering academics are haunted by ghosts from their past. Reluctantly they offer shelter to the Doctor and his companions Ace and Hex.

Hex, already troubled by a vivid nightmare, is further disturbed by the nighttime appearance of a whistling, hooded apparition.

Ace tries to befriend the young housemaid, Sue. Sue knows secrets. She knows why the academics have assembled here, and she knows why they are all so afraid. But Sue’s lips are sealed, preferring to communicate through her disturbing toy, Happy the Rabbit.

And then the killing begins. Gruesome deaths that lead the Doctor and his friends to discover the grisly truth behind the academics’ plans, and ­ as the ghosts of the past become ghosts of the present ­ to recognise that sometimes death can be preferable to life. (more…)

Radio Free Europa

Big Finish Folly, Part 151 – Live 34, by James Parsons and Andrew Stirling-Brown

Live 34“LIVE 34 | News on the hour every hour  | LIVE 34 | Broadcasting to Colony 34 all day every day |­ LIVE 34 |­ Constantly updated every minute of every hour | LIVE 34| Sport, weather, business, local news, interplanetary affairs | LIVE 34 | Live, independent, accurate, comprehensive | LIVE 34 ­ all news, all day, every day | LIVE 34…”

“Reports are coming in of an explosion…”

“On the line now is the leader of the FDP…”

“The President is about to begin his address…”

“We can see bodies in the wreckage…” (more…)

Galactic Walkabout

Big Finish Folly, Part 150 – Dreamtime, by Simon A Forward

DreamtimeThe Dreamtime is living Time. The Dreaming is living myth.

A city travels the stars, inhabited by stone ghosts. At its heart, an ancient remembrance of Earth. Mythical creatures stalk the streets and alien visitors have come in search of trade. But there is nothing to trade. There is only fear. And death. And the stone ghosts.

For Hex’s first trip in the TARDIS, it’s about the strangest place he could have imagined. Weird and very far from wonderful. Adjustment to his new life could prove tough. But he will have to adjust and do more, just to stay alive, and Ace will have to be his guide through this lost city of shadows and predatory dreams. And the Doctor is the first to go missing.

The Doctor has crossed into the Dreamtime. (more…)