Audio Club: Red Dawn

Welcome to the forum @turnoftheearth - great to read your thoughts on Red Dawn.

I know it’s not the same before the US members jump on me…but Jezek is Canadian. Is his accent really that bad?

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Oh I am not looking forward to Frobisher’s accent in The Holy Terror, that really brings that whole story down for me.

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Umm acktually it’s a Canadian accent :nerd_face:

I don’t even have an excuse I just didn’t read down far enough but I think this makes the joke even funnier :person_shrugging:

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That’s what brings it down and not…well, to avoid spoilers, but the OTHER weird voice in that episode?

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Well, that’s not great either admittedly…
But…
Yeah that accent really bugs me :joy:

Halfway through this one and my review thusfar:
this one’s already doomed not to be much of a winner for me, i think. Doctor Who has a certain wealth of stories where a bunch of human guys in uniforms are forced into tense negotiations with a bunch of alien guys in uniforms, and those are always the ones that make my eyes glaze over. I’m also one of those filthy heathens that just aren’t that interested in Five in general. What does interest me is a story where Peri gets to be clever and emotive and helpful. i think she’s going to get me through the rest of this one.

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I find it a great science-fiction adventure story. If Season 21/Five & Peri somehow took place in the late 1990’s instead of 1981 I can imagine this being an onscreen tale. /pos
I can thoroughly understand if the villain would get on people’s nerves though, they do fit into the “The Universe shall be Mine!” thing that Four mocks in Shada. They’re sufficient enough although I suppose more ‘fleshing out’ would’ve worked. How that could’ve been I don’t know; the character seems as detailed as the story needs or the character themselves would say. /m /neu
I will also say, I do have an existing liking for the Ice Warriors - or as this story rightly points out, the Martians, since ‘Ice Warriors’ is just a title given by that one scientist in their first story. The Martians here are more Curse & Empress than Seeds, which has been my preferred side to them than the others: it’s just more interesting to me. /pos
Five & Peri admittedly could be swapped around for any other companion pairing & some dialogue editing would be about the changes needed to retrofit the story, but since they are the ones in it, I think they’re done well. Certainly works as showing off the Doctor & Peri’s first travels. /pos
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I’ve just finished this (yay, I didn’t fall behind yet!).

It was really quite slow and dull to be honest. I quite enjoyed some of the dialogue but that’s about it. I don’t have long to write this review but don’t have much to say anyway!

2/5 from me!

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Since @deltaandthebannermen hasn’t posted the Lee Sullivan art promo from DWM, here you go:

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Ah yes - I knew I meant to do something! Cheers @DarthGallifrey

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Quite by accident, I found another story that deals with the creation of super soldiers for Earth defense. Old Soldiers (Companion Chronicles 2.3) sees a UNIT project going wrong.

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I’m on to episode 3 and I’m actually quite enjoying it. I’m also amused that I can now identify with Ice Warrior is Gary Russell and which one is Jason Haigh-Ellery.

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Nearly at the end and I can’t believe no one has mentioned the music - very different but feels just right.

I know it’s not got a lot of love in this thread but I’d give it 6/10 as I’ve quite enjoyed it. It has very short episodes too.

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Short episodes is a positive when the story is bad :sweat_smile:

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Those ice fellows were alright at first but they kept on blabbering about that whole honor thing and it started getting so annoying. Also because it doesn’t seem to make sense to me. Their whole idea of honor seems so convoluted and nonsensical. Betraying people is actually honourable because they were not nice to you before even though you said before that it was honourable of them to be merciful or whatever? Stfu stupid popsicles.

Music was indeed an absolute bop though. When at the start they land the rocket and the music plays it’s such a vibe. The entire play could have been terrible action sequences and people screaming but with those banger tunes over it and it would have been a better story.
2/5

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This one always feels very quick to me. “Oh, that was all? It’s just over now? Oh, okay.”

It’s pretty solid, it just doesn’t feel like it goes as big as it could.

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