Audio Review 09 // Judge Dredd: The Big Shot!
But enough about this scheduling, let's just dive into this review.
Name: Judge Dredd: The Big Shot!
Author: David Bishop
Cover Artist: Henry Flint
Toby Longworth (Judge Dredd / Tannoy)
Clare Buckfield (Cadet Amy Steel)
Peter Sowerbutts (Quentin Quail)
Nicholas Briggs (Jarvis / Control / Elevator)
Teresa Gallagher (Chief Judge Hershey / Assassin)
Regina Reagan (Enigma Smith)
Kerry Skinner (Sabrina Mills)
Director: John Ainsworth
Duration: 64 minutes
Commercial Fluff: For decades Brit Cit's Quentin Quail has been a legend among Tri-D film-makers. Reclusive, self-obsessed, a perfectionist - Quail is an award-winning auteur… and very probably one of the most annoying men alive. Now he is coming to Mega-City One for a retrospective of his work at the Museum of Post-Modern Art.
Reluctantly accepting his assignment as VIP bodyguard, Judge Dredd finds his diplomatic skills tested to the limit. While protecting Quail, Dredd and Judge Amy Steel must track down a shadowy assassin whose deadly intentions threaten to strike at the very heart of the Big Meg's Justice Department. But their task proves almost impossible when the target refuses to acknowledge the threat and it emerges that the assassin may have a hidden agenda.
The bullets are soon flying, and Judge Dredd must decide which way to shoot…
Chronological Timeline: This story takes place in August 2124.
As always Big Finish kill it with another great audio tale. The script is truly something out of a 2000 AD strip. Judge Dredd is forced to be the bodyguard of one of the most annoying celebrities of the time, Quentin Quail. Lucky for Quail he has Dredd as it would seem a score of assassins are after him!
One standout of the tale for me, was Dredd and Quail's first meeting. Quail barely in MC-1 for a minute and Dredd wants to arrest him for lighting up a cigarette in a public space. This seems to be the running theme as Dredd is constantly reprimanding Quail and wondering why he got lumped with being the bodyguard.
Basically another hit. Great story, great action, great acting and no narrators A+