Friday, November 23, 2007

Spoofs go poof?

And no, there is no homophobic subtext to that title whatsoever.

Ah. Well, a brief update for anyone who's reading... the Big Finish spoof site is going on a hiatus for the next few weeks. Maybe more. But then, of course, it was being updated every day for two months, so come on!

Ah, that new archive site was a real inspiration, knowing that comedic dross wasn't just festering on my harddrive but out there! In Cyberspace! Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to tell Charles Daniels about it! But suddenly inspiration returned and I was churning out the spoofs like there was no tomorrow; from ones I'd always meant to do but never got round to (The One Doctor) to ones I never had any idea how to tackle (The Council of Nicea).

Since I started doing new ones for that site, I've done:

Project Twilight
The One Doctor
The Maltese Penguin
The Dark Flame
Project Lazarus
The Wormery
Arrangements for War
The Roof of the World
Medicinal Purposes
The Juggernauts
The Game
Dream-Time
Catch: 1782
Three's A Crowd
The Council of Nicea
Thicker Than Water
Singularity
Night Thoughts
The Settling
The Reaping (with the infinite help of Jared Hansen)
Memory Lane
No Man's Land
Return of the Daleks

The inspiration and enthusiasm was going to run out sooner or later, and this, coupled with the fact there is less and less information, reviews and thought given to Big Finish means, quite simply, everything from The Settling onward was hardly given any coverage ever. Without a basic fan opinion of a story, what is there to be said? Plus, you know, I don't own the last thirty stories or so, which means I don't even have my own opinion to work on.

There are only twenty more mainstream releases to do and I'll finally have done the first 100 BF releases. Then I just need to do the 8th Doc/Lucie series, the subscriber only stories, and then... well... maybe I'll start on the AVs?

In the meantime, my reeling brain is turning its attention back to the DWADs - only seven to go and I finish the J Coburn era. First stop, Radio 2000! Next: Devinaura IV!

14 comments:

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Yes! I love your DWAD reviews... for some reason. I have barely any interest in the stories themselves, but I can't get enough of your very thorough post-mortems..

To get comments on the more recent BFs you could always go trawling through the BF forum on OG... though I can understand why the idea wouldn't appeal that much..

Youth of Australia said...

Yes! I love your DWAD reviews... for some reason. I have barely any interest in the stories themselves, but I can't get enough of your very thorough post-mortems..
Well, I intend to finish the 'Eleventh' Doctor, if only cause he's the one I like.

Maybe the 'Twelfth' since there are only five stories for him...

To get comments on the more recent BFs you could always go trawling through the BF forum on OG... though I can understand why the idea wouldn't appeal that much..
I tried that for No Man's Land. Three pages of "That music's crap, isn't it?" and Forge-squee. Nothing else...

I tried to spoof Unregenerate!, but it was so damn confusing I still don't know what happens in it... it's more baffling than Interference being read in Arabic.

Speaking of audios, I heard you're definitive 7th Doc deathfic is being professionally read on audio.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Maybe the 'Twelfth' since there are only five stories for him...

So long as you can bear it...

I tried that for No Man's Land. Three pages of "That music's crap, isn't it?" and Forge-squee. Nothing else...

Wow. OG does suck sometimes.

But then I discovered that recently by checking out Time Crash forums.

There's only so many times you can read "The Doctor's either bi- or omnisexual". Somewhere along the line fandom has decided that the logical apex of evolution is sticking your sexual organs into anything that's the right shape...

Speaking of audios, I heard you're definitive 7th Doc deathfic is being professionally read on audio.

'Professional' may be a wee bit generous. Boundless enthusiasm is involved, though, so that's all well.

Youth of Australia said...

So long as you can bear it...
That remains to be seen.

Wow. OG does suck sometimes.
Like the BBC7 stories... they have nothing to say.

But then I discovered that recently by checking out Time Crash forums.
There's only so many times you can read "The Doctor's either bi- or omnisexual". Somewhere along the line fandom has decided that the logical apex of evolution is sticking your sexual organs into anything that's the right shape...

I don't remember anything about the Doctor's sexuality in Time Crash... Unless the Tenth Doctor was going on about having sex with Tegan, Nyssa, the Mara, the Cybermen and Time Lords in funny hats...

'Professional' may be a wee bit generous. Boundless enthusiasm is involved, though, so that's all well.

I thought about offering one of my stories up, but it'd give the game away. Sigh.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

I don't remember anything about the Doctor's sexuality in Time Crash...

That'd be because there wasn't one.

But the 'beard/wife' joke lead to people adapting Sparacusian ideas regarding the Doctor and the Master's relationship against all evidence and commonsense, just as I feared...

Youth of Australia said...

What?

OK, I admit there IS a possibility that the beard gag was about the Master being gay, but where is this evidence that the Doctor is secretly in love with the Master?

The dissing of the beard is on the same level as the dissing of the celery - I doubt the sexual subtext is a major part of it...

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

OK, I admit there IS a possibility that the beard gag was about the Master being gay, but where is this evidence that the Doctor is secretly in love with the Master?

Well... nowhere.

If anything, it feels like they're both making fun of the Master schoolboy-style.

The dissing of the beard is on the same level as the dissing of the celery - I doubt the sexual subtext is a major part of it...

.. sexual subtext to the celery? Didn't get that myself.

"Look, I can save the Universe with a kettle and some string, and I'm WEARING A VEGETABLE!"

Youth of Australia said...

Maybe they think the vegetable in question is a turnip and all the sexual connotations inherent within?

...why the hell am I making excuses? Sparacus is nuts. What excuse does the rest of OG have, huh?

They should concentrate on better things... like the return of K9! Yeah! He kicks ass!

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

They should concentrate on better things... like the return of K9! Yeah! He kicks ass!

...K9 is back?!?

Or is this just about the spin-off series he has, which will obviously never be as cool as his appearances in regular Who?

Youth of Australia said...

...K9 is back?!?
Yep!

He guest appearances in the final episode of Sarah Jane Adventures. Basically his appearance is a cross between the horse and mirror bit in GITFP, and the Jack versus the redneck cannibals in Countryside. He saves the entire world in about three seconds.

Or is this just about the spin-off series he has, which will obviously never be as cool as his appearances in regular Who?
Nothing could be cooler than K9 turning and basically saying, "For fuck's sake, I leave you lot alone for five fucking minutes..." before going machine gun crazy.

I love K9.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

He guest appearances in the final episode of Sarah Jane Adventures. Basically his appearance is a cross between the horse and mirror bit in GITFP, and the Jack versus the redneck cannibals in Countryside. He saves the entire world in about three seconds.

Wow. A non sex offender-ish reason for watching the series! Who'd have thought it?

I love K9.

I think Perters was the only person who didn't.

Youth of Australia said...

Pertwee didn't like K9?

I didn't know that.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Yeah, he made some comments about how he'd have refused point-blank to have worked with the prop.

Youth of Australia said...

Well, Tom Baker couldn't stand the prop even when it was working, but he conceded that it would appeal to children and he and John Leeson were best mates.

How they used to freak out people by pretending that the prop really was alive... great fun.