Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Home Truths

Home_TruthsBlurb: There’s a house across the waters at Ely where an old woman tells a strange story.

About a kind of night constable called Sara Kingdom. And her friends, the Doctor and Steven. About a journey they made to a young couple’s home, and the nightmarish things that were found there. About the follies of youth and selfishness. And the terrible things even the most well-meaning of us can inflict on each other.

Hear the old woman’s story. Then decide her fate.

Review: Of all the companions that Big Finish could work with, Sara Kingdom was the most likely. Since she only appeared in the final nine episodes of a single serial, The Daleks Master Plan, it didn’t seem possible for her to have any unseen adventures with the Doctor and Steven. Yet, Big Finish decided to exploit the fact that episode seven of The Daleks Master Plan does not contain a cliffhanger for episode 8. With Sara’s characterization changing somewhat in the later episodes, it seemed possible that maybe she did have a few more adventures with the Doctor and Steven than what had been seen on TV. It created a great opportunity for Big Finish, since Sara has a tremendous backstory to exploit. She started as a blindly obedient agent of the futuristic Space Security Service who doesn’t even question the order to murder her brother, Bret Vyon, when it’s given by the Guardian of the Solar System, Mavic Chen. Her obedience leads her to do the deed and to hunt the Doctor and Steven as criminals until they prove to her that Chen has sold out the human race to the Daleks. Then she swears vengeance on Chen even as she travels with Steven and the Doctor to protect the taranium core that the Daleks covet. Writer Simon Guerrier who had written a short story for Sara Kingdom was asked to write the story, and Big Finish prepared to reintroduce the character to modern audiences with Home Truths. Continue reading “Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Home Truths” »

CasterQuest Ep 59: Valentine’s Day Fan Fiction!

I bet you thought we forgot to get you a Valentine’s day present, right? Well guess what- We love our listeners so much we decided to surprise them with a special Valentine’s Day themed fan fiction episode! Treat yourself to three terrible fanfiction reads. And keep in mind, as ALWAYS these fanfiction episodes are NSFW and 18+ due to explicit content and adult language.

In our first story, we make politics interesting by reading:
Make America Sexy Again” by: americalovesthecockpit

In our second story, Spongebob tries to get Squidward a Valentine’s Day date in:”Spongebob’s Valentines Day” by My Animated Imagination

In our third story we travel to South Park Colorado to find out who left Cartman a mystery Valentine in:
The Mystery Valentine” by Wedjat (Southpark)

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The Earth Station One Podcast Episode 357 – The Batman Lego Movie

Earth Station One Podcast Ep 357
If there’s one thing LEGO Batman loves more than beating up bad guys, saving the city, chowing down on lobster thermidor, and shredding the guitar, it’s listening to folks talk about how awesome he is. So, he should love hearing Mike, Mike, Alex, and Ashley review his new solo movie. Plus, Marten Jallad joins us to talk up Joelanta, The Great Atlanta Toy Show. All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Geek Girl’s Take, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
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