- Audio CD: 107 pages
- Publisher: Cosmic Hobo Productions (8 Nov. 2010)
- ISBN-10: 0955515858
- ISBN-13: 978-0955515859
- Package Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.4 x 1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 763,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Scarifyers: The Secret Weapon of Doom Audio CD – Audiobook, 8 Nov 2010
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The Scarifyers are back in The Secret Weapon of Doom, with Nicholas Courtney's Lionheart teamed up with Nigel Havers suave but not very bright agent Victor Bright, while Terry Molloy's Dunning encounters a prototype of the Viewers and Listeners Association. Terrible jokes and scattergun homages to crime and fantasy fiction make this a highly entertaining listen. Well worth catching. --Total Sci-Fi Online
The quality of the previous adventures have always been excellent and this new outing in the series has little trouble maintaining this high level... Molloy and Courtney are perfect in their parts and this time around are joined by Leslie Phillips (Colonel Black) and Nigel Havers, who plays Lionheart s new partner... Never a dull moment and always a joy to listen to, The Scarifyers continue to go from strength to strength. --Sci-Fi Online
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This time out Prof Dunning is on leave from MI 13 in order to concentrate on his writing, but for some reason keeps being accused of murders. Lionheart is teamed up with Victor Bright (Nigel Havers) and is trying to track down a mysterious secret weapon so secret that no one seems to know what it is.
It's a pure delight. It's a supernatural mystery with lashings of gentle humour. It riffs off so many of my favourite things that I feel it could almost have been made for me personally. There are references to everything from Hammer films to Zulu to Carry on to King Kong to Captain Scarlet. There are thinly disguised references to the Tolkeins, HG Wells and others. And it can't help but make references to the two star's history as Dr Who alumni, with a reference to Molloy's incarnation as Davros and the denouement bearing more than a little resemblance to the end of one of Doctor Who's more famous adventures (in which the Brigadier featured). It's virtually a list of all my favourite things and done so good humouredly that I just can't help but love it.
Leslie Philips shines as Colonel Black, and Nigel Havers does a star turn as the heroic but dim Bright. Courtney and Molloy form the reliable backbone of the story, especially Courtney who manages to steal every scene from such accomplished scene stealers as Havers, Philips and plutonium death robots. Once again David Benson does admirable work as a variety of supporting characters.
There are two episodes of about an hour each, on two discs in a fold out jewel case. It's just a joy to listen to. 2 hours of delightful, gentle comedy with a real sense of adventure behind it. 5 stars.
Professor Dunning is an active member of his group of fantasy writers, and an untimely accident involving a bathchair and Jaspher Pleydell-Bouverie sees Dunning with more time on his hands for his writing. The group decide to write a collaborative book. Meanwhile, Colonel Black, the rather oddly wired chief of MI-13 decides to pair Inspector Lionheart with top spy – and housewives’ favourite – Victor Bright. That will surely be the best way to get things down around here, with old Duffing, or Dullard, or whatever his name was. And elsewhere, Jimmy the Spiv is about to get the fright of his life, when he sees his nemesis bearing down on him.
This is another fantastic story in the Scarifyers series. It is hilariously clever and brilliantly witty, and has some real laugh-out-loud moments. The happiness in listening to this story is tinged with a poignant sadness, as we remember that this is the last story Nicholas Courtney was in before his death in 2011.
Nicholas Courtney and Terry Molloy play the leads of Lionheart and Dunning with their usual verve and good humour, and they are ably supported in this story. Leslie Phillips is wonderful as Colonel Black, and Nigel Havers as the suave Victor Bright. David Benson, David Bkcerstaff, Alex Lowe, Lizzie Roper and Phil Rose play a number of characters, and they are all just wonderfully and brilliantly portrayed in every respect. The talent pool of these great voice actors seems never-ending.
It was therefor a major shock to hear of the demise of Nicholas Courtney. I fear this may well turn out to be the last episode of the Scarifyers (though I hope not!). That makes me all the happyer that I've added this story to my collection. Enjoy!