Favourite Main Story (MR #11-20)

What are your favorite stories in the second ten Main Range/Monthly Adventures from Big Finish? If you have thoughts, feel free to jump into the Audio Club and tell us about it. Remember, you can pick as many as you want.

  • The Apocalypse Element
  • The Fires of Vulcan
  • The Shadow of the Scourge
  • The Holy Terror
  • The Mutant Phase
  • Storm Warning
  • Sword of Orion
  • The Stones of Venice
  • Minuet in Hell
  • Loups-Garoux
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I’d say those four are my favorites with The Fires of Vulcan and The Stones of Venice being runners up.

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Out of all of these, the only one I didn’t like was Loups-Garoux.

My favourites according to stats, 4/5, are:

  • The Apocalypse Element
  • The Holy Terror
  • Sword of Orion
  • Minuet in Hell
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1-10, I could take them or leave them. 11-20 though, this is when it gets interesting! I love Shadow of the Scourge and I don’t care how silly it is. And of course, this run of stories gives us Romana <3

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Shadow of the Scourge is a good one.

And Romana is great in The Apocalypse Element.

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I have not listened to all of these stories.

My favourite is still The Holy Terror and it would take a lot to usurp it.

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I’m still in the mood for ranking something!

  1. The Stones of Venice
  2. The Holy Terror
  3. Loups-Garoux (it’ll be interesting talking about this in the Audio Club, from what I’ve read the reaction has been quite cool!)
  4. The Fires of Vulcan
  5. The Shadow of the Scourge
  6. The Apocalypse Element
  7. Storm Warning
  8. The Mutant Phase
  9. Minuet in Hell (halfway through a relisten right now! It’s an experience of an audio…)
  10. Sword of Orion

I’m really fond of this little nest of stories. The first McGann season feels so homely to me as it was my introduction to 8.

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No contest - The Fires of Vulcan, The Holy Terror and Storm Warning. None of the others even come close!

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The Holy Terror is the uncontested winner here, a sheer masterpiece, and The Fires of Vulcan is a strong pure historical. Shadow of the Scourge is another superb audio, and Storm Warning is a brilliant beginning for Eight’s BF adventures.

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It’s a very strong run. I voted for:

The Fires of Vulcan: I genuinely preferred this to “The Fires of Pompeii”.
The Shadow of the Scourge: I delighted in the Benny/Ace pairing, loved the setting and the alien menace.
The Holy Terror: Oh my! One of the “Whoiest” of all Who! Ground breaking in so many ways. Genuinely frightening. Utterly tragic. Pretty much perfection for me!
The Mutant Phase: Adored the “Dalek Invasion of Earth” call-backs. Loved the mutant creatures. Just a crazy-fun Dalek adventure that was a little different. A very strong outing for the 5th Doctor.
Storm Warning: The 8th Doctor’s triumphant first appearance in audio. McGann’s first opportunity to really get to do a proper Doctor Who story. Loved the setting. Loved the aliens. Loved the 8th Doctor and loved Charley. Great stuff!
Sword of Orion: Atmospheric sci fi cyber shenanigans.

:smiley:

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THIS
IS
THE
TRUTH
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I actually think I prefer Storm Warning over Holy Terror.

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