The Minister of Chance – AT4W

Minister of Unofficial Spin-Offs!

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29 Comments on "The Minister of Chance – AT4W"

Raptor Rex
Guest

Yikes the swearing in this. They put that in a Doctor Who based project?

StormWolf
Guest

You remember that Torchwood is a Doctor Who based project, too, right? Basically, if it doesn’t have the Doctor *directly* in it (and sometimes even when he is), the BBC doesn’t usually clamp down on Big Finish for content.

Raptor Rex
Guest

I know about Torchwood, but wasn’t this before that?

StormWolf
Guest

Well, not *really*. The audio play is from 2012. It’s just the original concept of the character The Minister of Chance that came before it.

Zoey Posthuman
Guest

It’s a fanfiction.

Maarons
Guest
Not gonna lie, this was not an episode I enjoyed. Trying to get my mind around the fact that this is a Doctor Who-free remake that uses two of the Doctors (including the one from the actual story) can the original, I didn’t really follow anything. Honestly, I’m not a fan of the Patreon episodes because they’re usually something not bad (generally held at least) so there’s not much to mock or criticize, and are about some of the most bizarre things would never capture my attention. Linkara, could you just make a separate show for sponsored content while doing… Read more »
Zoey Posthuman
Guest
I have to admit, it was a bit hard to follow, and I think it’s the low use of clips. This was closer to a recap, when it should have been a lot more of the audio drama being played, just like a normal review but without the comic or video. I like the Patreon episodes, but I wouldn’t complain if they were separated. I’m just not sure it’s physically possible for him to be able to just add an extra full episode, sometimes with works that are far longer than comic books, when he already is basically a workaholic… Read more »
StormWolf
Guest

I love Big Finish long time, but I just could not get into this one. I spent a lot of time wondering why I should even care about any of these three different worlds.

StormWolf
Guest

Oh, hey, I’m a moron. This wasn’t BF. Shows how much I truly paid attention to this thing, despite the amazing cast.

(On a side note, all the audios that could have been reviewed, and people chose this? Huh, odd.)

WesleyFoxx
Guest

I’m amazed that if someone was going to try and get him to listen to a podcast type thing, it wasn’t Nightvale.

StormWolf
Guest

I’m not too surprised. Linkara is a huge Doctor Who fan.

SpeedyEric
Guest
Happy 30th Birthday to me. What better way to celebrate than an AT4W review on …a Doctor Who audio drama? Weird. 7:17- Ha. I was also thinking of The Prancing Pony from The Middle-earth Saga. 11:12- So, it’s like the doors to children’s bedrooms in Monsters, Inc. 13:51- HEY! I live in Iowa, and one of my grandfathers lived on a farm! If you’re gonna make fun of farmers (except Jason Statham’s character from In the Name of the King), you have to go through me. 14:40- And for some reason, he said, “Sometimes, shit happens, someone has to deal… Read more »
TragicGuineaPig
Guest

So let me guess: it’s the place where spicy Chinese food comes from.

14:25 – Does this sage have her own internet Anime review show?

MountCDOSgamer
Guest

I found out about this audio drama because Sylvester McCoy, my favourite classic Doctor, was in it. I enjoy Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio dramas! I’ve only heard a little bit of Minister Of Chance. The reason I’ve never listened to it that much is I don’t listen to audio dramas that often, and the serial nature of Minister Of Chance doesn’t make it ideal for listening to on-and-off.

batlrar
Guest

I like when your head bobs match up in the two videos in the end slate.

RLS0812
Guest

I’m 36 … last time I played Pokemon was 1999 ( Pokemon Gold )

happymel
Guest

Speaking on your demographics comment towards the beginning of the episode, yeah, I think I’m probably one of your only viewers who is under 20.

The MegaNerd
Guest

As the kids today say, sick threads. The 7th doctor is becoming my favorite doctor and Ace is my favorite companion (that bat thing was awesome)

Whay is everyone swearing in this?

Yeah, people need to use Godzilla more often.

9:26 you know, some people might be puzzling on that reference for years on end….I will be one of them.
13:47 and knowing is half the battle

So many British actors!! It’s mad!! Might need to give BBC audiodramas a try

Next week; yay!!

StormWolf
Guest

I’d suggest audios from the company Big Finish. They have the BBC’s license to do Doctor Who stuff, including their own spinoffs, plus Torchwood and some SJA. (Plus they have other stuff like Survivors, Avengers, Sherlock Holmes and Dorian Grey.)

Also, the executive producer (aka, Big Finish’s equivalent of RTD or Moffat) is Nick Briggs, voice of the Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon and other monsters since the beginning of New Who.

The MegaNerd
Guest

Looking into it (he does all that? Wow! I wonder if he does those voices on the audio book)

StormWolf
Guest

He does. He actually does a lot of acting in the audios as non-monster side characters as well. And they’re not audiobooks, but audio plays, with a full cast.

ErichoTTA
Guest

An audio drama? That’s the first time I’ve seen someone review one of those! How do you even get those? You made a “Minecraft” joke! First one on this whole website that I noticed! Yeah, a “Pokemon Go!” reference too.

Zoey Posthuman
Guest

What I find hilarious in all of this is that the fanmade spinoff of a non-canon work accidentally makes the most outrageous line in the fandom make a bit of sense. If The Doctor was half-human, according to this, he’d have all of the power of a Time Lord with none of the “wisdom”. That fits perfectly. Personally, I still prefer the simpler “his entire friend group was juvenile delinquents and also he’s a reincarnation of a figure of Time Lord myth” stuff.

Tal
Guest

What is this Pokemans you whipper snappers speak of?

Mukluk Boner.

SSJ3Michael
Guest

Linkara I’m older than you and I don’t even know audio drama is. Til this day.

BrokenEye
Guest

Actually, I hear there are four Time Lords called the Horseman.

Well, technically five, but one of them left before they got famous.

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