The is more than a fair share of tipping your hat at the much maligned and often viewed VHS film Scanners. Cronenburg’s film tells the story of unusual telepathic and telekinetic power. ConSec is the security company “film’s plot concerns the attempt by Darryl Revok (Ironside), a renegade scanner, to wage a war against ConSec. Another scanner, Cameron Vale (Lack), is dispatched by ConSec to stop Revok” – Wikipedia quote Although this is not a tale of corporate battle, big conglomerate against the little man, albeit one that through some rather dubious genetics can literally make your head pop, Instant Karma does have a bearing on the theme of this 80’s sci-fi VHS classic, that I for one can remember hiring out of my local blockbuster or small independent video store of the day. Instant Karma however, takes a Hollywood film and brings it back to earth with a huge dollop of realism and fits the story, lovingly written, and superbly performed by all into the Torchwood, Who extended universe genre so very, very well. Instant Karma for me as turned my head somewhat, I was and freely admit it a rather lukewarm audio aficionado of this range. I could really take it or leave it. A lot of the time I was not that bothered, and stories have mounted up un-listened somewhat over the last few months. I have to say I was astounded at this production and it has awakened a new love for the series from Big Finish, the story telling and acting here is first class, and, yes a tried and tested and established theme, but none the less well executed and delivered always makes for first-rate entertainment any day of the week.
Instant Karma, not the John Lennon variety on show here, but a rather blow your head off experience cracking storytelling from Big Finish