Oh indeed. The main cast list also suggested that to me - with only three main leads listed I suspect that we won't be getting "Flamer" Spry or Hank (and Stripey isn't entirely suited for audio anyway... :-) ) in these stories so in some of them ("Reign of the Robots" springs to mind) it may be that we'll get the primary story thread but not necessarily some of the additional ones. I think it makes sense in market terms to do a varied boxed set, rather than single-story sets. It is more likely to be successful from the "I'll take a punt, even if there is one that doesn't do much for me there are another two stories in the set" point of view.
Tad annoyed at the 'get a fiver off but only TODAY BUY IT TODAY!!!!' tone of the press release. An announcement that was a surprise: customers don't have bottomless pits of cash on reserve! Have a reasonable length of time if you're going to have an opening 'special discount' offer. Grrr. It hath out me in a disposition against it in the off. I feel disinterested in pre-ordering it when the price jumps up after only one fucking day!
My thought process was: Dan Dare! Great! I'll maybe think about - oh the price goes up by a fiver after day 1? Er, nevermind then. I'll buy something else.
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I would have pre-ordered both volumes at the next payday but not now it will cost a tenner more after such a ludicrously short discount window. That is not a sales tactic that ever works for me. I'll wait for a sale down the line.
The Wizard of Oz is £3 in the BF Chrimbo download sale so I have grabbed it. I had wanted to hear it at some point. Also grabbed the 4th Doc 'The Exxilons' and the first Torchwood release in the sale so far.
I picked up the Tom Baker interview and listened to it on a flight the other day; it was wonderful. Funny, interesting and also quite touching at times.
The HG Wells releases sound promising, and the Cicero drama coming soon also piques my interest.
I also saw them advertise a 4th series of Graceless, which I'd never heard of and appears to be an adult-oriented spin-off from Key 2 Time of all things. I'm failing to imagine either how it is or even how it came about or came to have 4 full series. Has anyone listened to it?
It did indeed. That was where I heard some of it. It suffered from the obvious flaw of having no characters that the audience could make any kind of connection with whatsoever, between their "authorial Fiat" powers and the fact that they were entirely self-interested it felt like a "villain show" and I rarely do well with them.
Ralph's Avon impression reminds me that I listened to the Liberator Chronicles Vol 6 this week, which I knobbled recently when they were doing 35% off B7 audios.
Excellent set of stories. The first is a great Avon/Tarrant two hander which feels more like a full play than a chronicle style audio, but the other two are really well worked out stories that recount the lives of Blake and Jenna during season C/D. They're brilliant. They dovetail with the series itself perfectly. Bar one crap plot device to make the narrative work in the Blake one they're among the best B7 audios they've done.