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The Cannibalists (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures, 3.6) ebook

by Jonathan Morris,Paul McGann,Sheridan Smith


Jonathan Morris keeps his winning streak alive with the 8th Doctor adventure Hothouse. The 8th doctor is summoned to check out a threat that he stopped 4 regenerations ago and Lucie Miller has been drafted to go undercover

Jonathan Morris keeps his winning streak alive with the 8th Doctor adventure Hothouse. The 8th doctor is summoned to check out a threat that he stopped 4 regenerations ago and Lucie Miller has been drafted to go undercover. The story keeps flowing with several twists but none so violent that they disrupted the story, the Doctor's uncertainty concerning Lucie made a nice touch.

The Cannibalists was the sixth story in the third series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Jonathan Morris and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller. The Haven hangs in space. A vast star city, devoid of life. Organic life, that is. From their high spire, looking out over silent streets and empty plazas, the Assemblers are waiting for the day when the humans arrive.

Doctor Who: The Cannibalists. Released August 2009. Starring Paul McGann Sheridan Smith. This story takes place after the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie and after the Big Finish audio adventure, The Scapegoat. Written by Jonathan Morris.

The Eighth Doctor Adventures . The Cannibalists. Starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith with Phil Davies, Phill Jupitus and Nigel Lambert. Waitin. hen the TARDIS brings the Doctor and Lucie to the Haven, it seems like Assemblers’ long wait might be over. Eighth Doctor Adventures

The Haven hangs in space. Doctor Who: The Cannibalists. Eighth Doctor Adventures The Haven hangs in space. Jonathan Morris continues to impress me, not only with his grasp of how to write Who (which is tricker than you think) but his sense of humor. Most of his stories have a quirkiness to them (he's been compared to Douglas Adams in delivery) and this one is no exception. Cannibalistic ROBOTS?!?

The Cannibalists is an audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. This audio drama was produced by Big Finish Productions.

The Cannibalists is an audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The Doctor and Lucie find themselves in a place called the Haven, which seems to be populated entirely by robots. The Doctor - Paul McGann. Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith. Servo - Phill Jupitus. Diode/Domitian - Nigel Lambert. Macrinus/Crusher - Teddy Kempner. Probus/Ripper - Oliver Senton. Minerva - Charlotte Fields.

It's stories like this that make big finish what it is: The best source of New Doctor Who Adventures out there.

The Eighth Doctor Adventures (audio drama series). In 2006 Big Finish Productions began a standalone range of audio plays featuring the Eighth Doctor. These stories were set after his travels with Charley Pollard and C'rizz in the monthly range. The first series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures began with Blood of the Daleks, a two part story spread across two separate releases and showcasing a more violent approach.

Eighth Doctor Adventures. Written by. Jonathan Morris. Eighth Doctor Lucie Miller. Directed by. Jason Haigh-Ellery. The Cannibalists is an audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

The Haven hangs in space. A vast star city, devoid of life. Organic life, that is. From their high spire, looking out over silent streets and empty plazas, the Assemblers are waiting for the day when the humans arrive. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting -
Marinara
Totally met my expectations. Cd was AWESOME. Vendor is very reliable. Thanks.
Jothris
I nearly always enjoy these Big Finish productions, but this one was a let-down,
Silly, annoying, shouty voices that were meant to be the cannibalist robots, but just sounded like raucous humans with, well... silly shouty loud voices, shouting every time they spoke. Intensely irritating to listen to, and made part one into an endurance test.
Part two was marginally better, because at least by then, some kind of story had started to form. Unfortunately though, all the robots still sounded too human. If they'd sounded more mechanical and, well, robotic, the story would have been greatly improved and been far more interesting to listen to. - And certainly easier on the ears!

I wasn't too keen on another story in this series either, - The Scapegoat. I usually enjoy the 8th Doctor's stories, but not these two. I'm not keen on Lucie Miller, the companion, either, I find her altogether too mouthy and irritating to listen to. Her voice can get really annoying and grating. I much prefer Charlie (Charotte) Pollard, and one can only hope that as she finishes her term with the 6th Doctor, we may get her back with the 8th. They made a great team. (But then she does with the 6th Doctor also).

So, a major let-down for the first part of this story, only just saved by the 2nd part, which just prevented the whole thing being written off as a dismal failure. Sorry. Such a shame, I had been looking forward to hearing The Cannibalists after reading good reviews for it, but it's not to my taste at all. It's hard to imagine how anyone could enjoy settling down to listen to loud, angry, bellowing, rough, raucous voices, but there you go, it takes all sorts I guess! - And quite why it was decided that the cannibalist robots' awful shouty voices all had to have Cockney accents is anyone's guess.....
Auridora
Bang, crash, shout, bang, shout, crash! Enough! Enough already!

What on earth went wrong in the planning for The New Eighth Doctor Adventures? From a series that has provided such slabs of genius as 'Brave New Town', 'Grand Theft Cosmos', 'The Beast of Orlok' or 'Scapegoat', why are we then expected to tolerate this moronic non-comedy?

Most of the cast merely have to make a lot of noise and whoever thought to cast Phil Jupitus as the friendly robot Servo really wasn't thinking. He is dreadfully out of his depth (are we really back to the JNT celebrity casting couch after all this time?) and Minerva is a deus-ex-machina cop-out of staggering proportions.

By far the biggest flaw is the ear-shredding unpleasantness of the sound of it all - more than once I had to rip off my headphones for the sake of my hearing - and for something that's meant to be funny, 'The Cannibalists' really isn't. Nor is the salutory ending anything more than naff cliche.

Jonathan Morris has given us some really special Doctor Who novels and audios over the years but 'The Cannibalists' isn't one of them.
INwhite
The Cannibalists has to be one of the weaker stories I've heard from writer Jonathan Morris. Conceptually this doesn't sound like a bad idea: Robots on a space station waiting for humans to arrive where a group of them have gone rogue and are killing the others while a group of orderly robots try to follow protocol. The problem is that both the robots representing protocol and the "cannibalists" sound less like what a voice a robot would have more and more like a very naff Disney cartoon stories. The voices makes it hard to take the situation seriously and it's not funny at all with the best laughlines being some rather sophomoric stuff about Lucie's anatomy. The whole thing is wrapped up with conveniences and deus ex machenas.

Ultimately, what saves this from being only the second Doctor Who Doctor Who Drama I've given 1-star too is a very nice surprise twist regarding the station at the end and Lucie had a few good scenes. Otherwise, this is a very weak story.
The Cannibalists (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures, 3.6) ebook
Author:
Jonathan Morris,Paul McGann,Sheridan Smith
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Science Fiction
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Big Finish Productions Ltd (August 31, 2009)
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