This job is all about the perks. When you’re a big time Doctor Who site like TIMD, you get a lot of freebees. Okay, that’s a complete fabrication, I’ve yet to get anything free because of the site, but you know what I did get? An exclusive early listen to episode four of Doctor Who Dark Journey!
Episodes two and three were dark, edgy. As I previously mentioned, I think they were more about building the Andrew Chalmer’s Doctor, hinting at some of the emotional trauma he’s suffered, showing a darker and grittier side. Moving on to number four, entitled Emily Looks To The Stars, it felt like I was in the sun again after being under a dark cloud!
Out of danger and finally having a rare moment of relaxation, Holmes and the Doctor again rekindle the easy camaraderie they had when they met in episode one. They interact like old friends who have known each other their whole lives. Oh the banter! The first three minutes of this story are the funniest so far in Dark Journey and many of the quips rival some of the best from the new show. Seriously.
“It’s the age old story, lunatic cult member meets girl, girl meets lunatic cult leader. It’s all so romantic.”
To top it all off, they even reference the production staff’s favourite Canadian band, Rush! Don’t get too comfortable and think that this penultimate episode is nothing but warm fluff. Halfway through things start to get intense and it races forward to a conclusion that will have you begging for the next and final episode.
Oh yeah and there’s a great Downton Abbey joke too.
So, if you haven’t started along the Dark Journey yet, what are you waiting for? All the episodes are up online at AMAudioMedia.com and episode four, Emily Looks To The Stars will be up Saturday June 28th at 5:35!