Thursday, February 16, 2012

Big Finish - Zagreus

Time to kick-start this blog. This is Big Finish's 50th release Zagreus, written by Alan Barnes and Gary Russell, and starring, well everybody.

The eight Doctor may, or may not, have become the mythical monster Zagreus. It will take all the resources of the Tardis and several of his companions to help him. There are at least twelve companions in there, and four previous incarnations of the Doctor spread over three CDs of confused mayhem.

The good points about Zagreus are its huge scope and ambition, plus the delight of using recordings of the late, great Jon Pertwee as one of the Tardis voices trying to help the Doctor. On the down side it is all rather confusing and it does seem strange to have Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy playing characters other than the Doctor.

Overall, I was slightly disappointed, mainly because I had heard such great things about it. However, you have to admire the mammoth story it tells. It gets a solid 2.5 out of 5 mythical Gallifreyan monsters. Next up is the return of Davros in The Juggernauts. But first some convention reports.

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