Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.279: All Consuming Fire

All Consuming Fire, written by Andy Lane and published by Virgin Books in 1994, was one of the early novels in which the 7th Doctor has a run in with the forces of the Cthulhu Mythos (White Darkness, published in 1993, was the first to do so). I have, however, only just discovered that All Consuming Fire has recently been adapted as an audio drama - starring Sylvester McCoy - as part of Big Finish's extensive catalogue of Whovian audio. So, without more ado I plan to download this and listen as the Doctor joins forces with Sherlock Holmes (of course!) to go head-to-head with Azathoth. Nice.

As an addendum, Big Finish also offer at least two other Whovian dramas involving the Mythos: another McCoy outing in Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge (which I've yet to listen to, but sounds as if it may be more of a playful pastiche of Mythos themes and tropes), as well as Peter Davison reprising the 5th Doctor's role in Roof of the World (battling Great Old Ones in Tibet).

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