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by Jonathan Morris,Paul McGann,Sheridan Smith

eBook Hothouse (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures, 3.2) download ISBN: 184435394X
Author: Jonathan Morris,Paul McGann,Sheridan Smith
Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (April 30, 2009)
Language: English
ePub: 1599 kb
Fb2: 1101 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

by Jonathan Morris (Author), Paul McGann (Reader), Sheridan Smith (Reader) & 0 more. Book 18 of 34 in the Doctor Who Graphic Novels: The Eighth Doctor Series.

by Jonathan Morris (Author), Paul McGann (Reader), Sheridan Smith (Reader) & 0 more.

The Beast of Orlok' feels like a two-hour idea forced into a one hour straight-jacket but is nonetheless a joy from start to finish: a superb villain (Peter Guinness) with a superb lead (Paul McGann); exceptional sound design with exceptional music (both Andy Hardwick); great dialogue with great direction (both Barnaby Edwards); all absolutely stunning.

The Third Season of Eight Doctor Adventures begins with a a story that at its best is stunningly good. At the beginning of the story, Lucie is kidnapped by the Headhunter

The Third Season of Eight Doctor Adventures begins with a a story that at its best is stunningly good. At the beginning of the story, Lucie is kidnapped by the Headhunter. She's looking to see the Doctor again while the Doctor is having difficulty with long term memory and after six centuries on Orbis helping the sentient Jellyfish people. After the cliffhanging ending to The 2nd season the Headhunter (Last seen in Grand Theft Cosmos (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) ) and Lucie Miller are off to find where the Doctor has ended up. Lucie believes the doctor has been killed after his encounter with Morbius. The headhunter as always has an unpleasant angle.

The Eight Truths (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures, . ). The Vengeance of Morbius has one or two things going for it depending on how you count: Sheridan Smith and her chemistry with Paul McGann. Smith remains a fantastic actress and does some great things with much of the material given her, even some of the over the top stuff which seemed to have been written for Pinky of Pinky and the Brain rather than Lucie Miller. On the extras CD, Nick Briggs talked about how important it was do a story with Morbius which begs a question why this two part story didn't have Morbius in it until the last twenty minutes or so.

Hothouse was the second 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. It was a sequel to the 1976 Doctor Who television story The Seeds of Doom and the first appearance of the Krynoids since 2002's The Green Man.

And it also features Paul McGann as Doctor and he is one actor that was hardly on the television screen, outside of the others, so the dramas are a treat for me.

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Doctor Who - The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield. Written by Jonathan Morris. Starring Paul McGann Sheridan Smith. Somewhere in the south of England stands the Hothouse. Five vast, state-of-the-art biodomes, all steel and glass. Doctor Who - Novel Adaptations. Doctor Who - Philip Hinchcliffe Presents. Inside, rock star turned environmental activist Alex Marlow has a plan to save the world from climate change. There's something growing inside the Hothouse. Something that could turn back humanity's tide. A voracious alien vegetable called the Krynoid.

Doctor Who: Hothouse. Eighth Doctor Adventures . Jonathan Morris is a prolific writer of Doctor Who fiction. Eighth Doctor Adventures Somewhere in the south of England stands the Hothouse. As so often in the 8th Doctor audios, it's helped by good acting, with Sheridan Smith as Lucie managing to upstage Nigel Planer as an ageing rock star and environmentalist. He has contributed to many ranges, in every medium except television.

The Eighth Doctor Adventures was an audio series produced by Big Finish Productions beginning in 2006. It starred the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann, Lucie Miller, played by Sheridan Smith and Tamsin Drew, played by Niky Wardley. The series was originally marketed as "The New Eighth Doctor Adventures", but Big Finish Productions had largely dropped the word "New" by the series' fourth and final series.

The Eighth Doctor is an incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. He is portrayed by Paul McGann

The Eighth Doctor is an incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. He is portrayed by Paul McGann. The character was introduced in the 1996 TV film Doctor Who, a back-door pilot produced in an unsuccessful attempt to relaunch the series following its 1989 cancellation.

Somewhere in the south of England stands the Hothouse. Five vast, state-of-the-art biodomes, all steel and glass. Inside, rock star turned environmental activist Alex Marlow has a plan to save the world from climate change. By any means necessary...
Comments: (3)
EXIBUZYW
Doctor rarely is as bad as when it tries to send an environmental message. It all ends up being shades of the Airzone Solution. And it seemed like Hothouse was headed in that direction, But ultimately, it didn't. The Krynoids make a truly menacing threat. I think the audio portrayed the horror of them quite well.

The guest cast is solid. Lysette Anthony turns as Hazel is a superbly acted performance as this very complex and tragic character. While Nigel Planner's performance is far from perfect as Alex Marlowe, I liked how the character could go to raving loony bad to a "reasonable" fascist environmentalist.

I do like the idea of the story focusing on an environmentalist (or as Lucie would say) "Enviro Mentalist" who has gone too far given how much time the show will usually imagine only religion and capitalism as being able to go to oppressive extremes.

The big highlight remains the Doctor and Lucie. Paul McGann turns as a performance as this Doctor who has been away from Earth from 600 years with foggy memories and disappointment at how things aren't quite how he remember. Lucie remains absolutely wonderful and her performance runs the gamut and the scene between Lucie and the Doctor at the end is beautifully done.

The story has its flaws, but overall this surprised me. It's an enjoyable story despite the environmental subtext.
Jare
'Hothouse' labours under the shadow of a far superior TV story ('The Seeds of Doom'). Having a woman taken over by the Krynoid this time changes nothing (in the New Eighth Doctor Adventures, that particular gender bias is no surprise at all): the plot is pretty much a remake of its esteemed forebear, with some green politics heavy-handedly thrown in. (Another woman is killed by what sounds like a chainsaw! In Doctor Who?) Nigel Planer is totally unconvincing as the villain of the piece and the final resolution is hardly original, owing more than a little to 'Fury From The Deep' (or even The Sarah Jane Adventures story 'The Gift').

For all its attempts at environmental relevance, 'Hothouse' (like 'Wirrn Dawn', 'The Eight Truths' and 'Worldwide Web' later on) shows that previously successful aliens do not automatically make for a successful revival.

Worthy, relevant, perhaps even thought-provoking, but no fun at all.
mIni-Like
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.

I think the obligatory: "Trap the companion with the human infected by the Krynoid" was a little weak, that cost Morris the star to keep it from 5.

The performances are acceptable, nothing bad but the primary performers are all capable of better. Lucky for all the quality of the writing more than makes the whole thing work.

It's a keeper.