Honestly, I never expected it. When the new show popped up it was like they just swept most of Classic Who under the rug and picked up things where they needed it, boiled the idea of the past down to one old companion some revamped monsters and maybe gave a wink and a nudge here and there, and honestly, that is fine because things change and the show has never been about getting hung up on continuity, but to bring Eight back in and not only that but to acknowledge the audio companions is giving credit not only to the past but to the hard working and talented people at Big Finish that kept Doctor Who alive and full of new adventures during the down time and beyond. Eight and Charley might never be as popular as the new kids but they are a link in a long chain and to see them get some respect from the show end is really wonderful.
People talking about Doctor Who on Tumblr always makes me go “huh” because what they think of when they say Doctor Who has little to do with what I think of then I hear Doctor Who.
Sometimes I remember that the majority of Doctor Who fans don’t geek out at a mention of the R-101.
Oh my fucking god.
WHAT made me think listening to Scherzo at work would be anything like a good idea?
Like, I though it wouldn’t be as traumatic as I was remembering.
It was worse.
Don’t get me wrong, I love that audio, but my god, nothing freaks my shit out like that one.
I think that every one needs to take a moment to remember that there is some one who the Doctor loves. And who he told so. Some one he willingly sacrificed not only himself but the TARDIS for. Someone that pulled him back from the brink with her love and friendship.
And she is not who you were thinking of:
Day 04::What’s Your Favorite Relationship on Doctor Who?
Well, these two obviously, as they are married beyond words and adorable enough to kill. I have built enough fanon around them that I ought to need zoning permits for the ship because where they conflict can be interesting the places in between when they are happy together are beautiful, and these incarnations are the most compatible of the lot. Both of them the most willing to compromise than any other of them selves, they can meet half-way letting them enjoy long happy stretches of time together.
Five and Nyssa, who was really the only companion Five genuinely liked, trusted and respected up until Erimem and after Peri grew on him in audio land. They are so like minded, calm, polite, scientifically minded. Nyssa is the only person who can keep up with him and up with Zoe as Romana and one of the smartest companions ever. Five is often painted and a gallant knight sort of Doctor and Nyssa is a Science Princess. They where basically made for each other. I think that there is a huge amount of love between them and they have really great chemistry too.
Eight and Charley who have the most beautiful friendship ever. I love how they are both a little frivolous and both a lot awesome.
And these three:
but I’m gonna stop now before I just go one about everyone.
Big Finish 100 Recs
Aside from a couple corrupted files and some I have about 30 - 10 minutes left on, I’ve listened to the first 100 BFAs. Dance party is in order, y/y?
Any way here are some recs.
Top ten BFA of the first 100 (In no specific order)
BF081 The Kingmaker (5th Doctor, Peri, Erimem)
BF040 Jubilee (6th Doctor, Evelyn)
BF034 Spare Parts (5th Doctor, Nyssa)
BF029 The Chimes of Midnight (8th Doctor, Charley)
BF024 The Eye of the Scorpion (5th Doctor, Peri)
BF049 Master (7th Doctor)
BF043 Doctor Who and the Pirates (6th Doctor, Evelyn)
BF054 The Natural History of Fear (8th Doctor, Charley, C’rizz)
BF047 Omega (5th Doctor)
BF049 + 50 Neverland + Zagreus (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Doctor, Charley, Romana, Leela, K9)
Specal mentions to:
BF027 The One Doctor (6th Doctor, Mel)
BF051 The Wormery (6th Doctor, Iris Wildthyme)
BF038 The Church and the Crown (5th Doctor, Peri, Erimem)
BF063 Caerdroia (8th Doctor, Charley, C’rizz)
BF010 Winter for the Adept (5th Doctor, Nyssa)
BF069 Three’s a Crowd (5th Doctor, Peri, Erimem)
BF052 Scherzo (8th Doctor, Charley)
BF039 Bang-Bang-a-Boom! (7th Doctor, Mel)
BF026 Primeval (5th Doctor, Nyssa)
BF073 Thicker than Water (6th Doctor, Mel, Evelyn)
For just missing the cut by a hairs breath. There are a lot of other wonderful ones too these were just the ones that resonated with me personally.