Sometimes /r/gallifrey makes me want to scream.
The problem with ranking Doctor Who stories from best to worst is that I like most of Doctor Who and so it feels wrong to put stuff I like in the bottom quarter of the list.
You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
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The new Benny releases have been officially announced!
- June 2014: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield ”sees Benny reunited with the Doctor [and Ace]. He’s come looking for her, as he has a very important assignment for everyone’s favourite time-hopping archaeologist.” Five-part box set. Cast includes John Finnemore, Matt Gravelle, Miles Jupp, Colin McFarlane, and Sheila Reid.
- December 2014: The Highest Science - “Originally published in 1993, Gareth Roberts’ debut novel was only Benny’s third outing as a companion and introduced the New Adventures’ most iconic monsters as the fearsome Chelonians marched on the legendary planet of Sakkrat.” Adapted by Jacqueline Rayner. Cast includes Sinead Keenan, Daniel Brocklebank, James Baxter, and Tom Bell.
JUNE. I can’t believe it! That’s in no time at all!
New Boxset - The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield
Per the BF forums, there was a new Seven/Ace/Benny boxset announced in the latest DWM, due out in June:
Doctor Who: The New Adventures Of Bernice Summerfield sees Benny reunited with the Doctor. He’s come looking for her as he has a very important assignment for everyone’s favourite time-hopping archeologist.” Starring Sylvester McCoy, Lisa Bowerman, and Sophie Aldred.
Official announcement on the BF page due out later today (according to Paul Spragg).
One of the things I like about live theatre as opposed to television or film is that with television and film there’s this sort of tyrannical realism where statements like “that set just wobbled” or “this character doesn’t seem real to me” are withering criticisms which are thought of as potentially rendering the entire enterprise worthless, whereas with theatre, audiences for whatever reason never developed that prejudice.