‘THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS: IZZY’S STORY’
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The Eighth Doctor’s Audio Adventure with Izzy
The third story of ‘The Company of Friends’ is ‘Izzy’s Story’ by Alan Barnes. It stars Jemima Rooper as Izzy Sinclair with Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. I thrilled to hear Jemima Rooper as Izzy in this episode, since I knew her for playing George from ‘The Famous Five’ TV series, made back in the 1990s.
Izzy Sinclar is a companion from the comic book adventures with the Eighth Doctor. Izzy is a teenage sci-fi geek from Stockbridge village, who made her first appearance in the comic story, ‘Endgame’. In this tale, Izzy tries to get the last issue of the ‘Aggrotron!’ comic series from some pretty arty aliens.
Hearing Jemima Rooper as a spunky, cool companion for the Eighth Doctor was a pleasure to hear. Sometimes she gets a bit over-excited and too enthusiastic when trying to get this ‘Aggrotron’ comic, but I enjoyed hearing her in this. I’d like to hear more audio stories with Jemima as Izzy by Big Finish.
I was thrilled to hear Izzy was a fan of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, since that’s something I can find in common with her. I have also read the comic book stories of the Eighth Doctor and Izzy in two graphic novels. This was after I heard ‘Izzy’s Story’ as I wanted to find out what the comics were like.
I admit the idea of a comic featuring characters that turn out to be real sounds far-fetched. That’s only because it’s rushed in time to tell the story in one single episode. Maybe if this was a four-parter, the concept could be appreciated more. I like how some of the episode’s set in Stockbridge.
‘The Company of Friends: Izzy’s Story’ rating – 7/10
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