ceebee_eebee: (audios)
Starting off, we have [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 asking:

Top 5 Benny audios?

Top 5 non-Benny audios?

Top 5 Sapphire and Steel audios?

Answers under here... )

S&S

May. 20th, 2009 11:42 pm
ceebee_eebee: (S&S)
So, I'm listening to the Sapphire & Steel audios again and I just had a thought that's really bothering me. Obviously I'm not the first person to wonder this, but I kind of want someone to help me think it through.

Why are we so sure the Elements are doing the right thing? Why are we so sure that Time really is evil? Is it just because we're seeing these stories from the Elements POV? Because S&S tell us Time is evil? Because honestly, S&S always seem to end up fucking over everyone they get involved with and sacrificing a lot of innocent people.

So, what am I missing? What evidence did we get that Time is evil? Help!
ceebee_eebee: (Sapphire & Steel)
Pardon me if a million people have already said much the same thing, but I haven't really read any Sapphire & Steel meta, so it's all new to me.

I was re-listening to some of my favorite S&S audios last night and I couldn't stop thinking about how the characters (particularly Steel) had changed from the television series to the audios and what, exactly, had inspired the changes. This is what I came up with.

Spoilers under here... )
ceebee_eebee: (Sapphire & Steel)
I decided I had to watch Assignment #1 again last night because it was clear I didn't remember a damn thing about it if I couldn't even recall who Lead was. Watching it again, it became clear why I didn't remember it. I didn't really like it much. Sapphire was very different in that serial from who she is in the others and I like her WAY better from Assignment #2 onward. Anyway, that's not the point of this post.

The point of this post is Joanna Lumley. I first became aware of her as Patsy on AbFab. What I didn't realize then was how much of a departure comedy was for her. How much of a re-invention. I never knew she'd started out as a model and an action hottie girl. So seeing her on S&S is so f-ing cool. And it also made me want to hunt down a million pics of her.

So, without further ado, I bring you a giant picspam of Joanna Lumley through the ages.

(Beware. VERY image heavy with large pics.)

Always gorgeous... )
ceebee_eebee: (S&S)
So, that means yet another post about Sapphire & Steel. I'm listening to the BF audio Zero at the moment and I looooooooooove it. Gold and Silver have been assigned! Anyway, I've come to some conclusions about the relationships between the Elements:

Sapphire and Steel are totally in love. Sapphire is also in love with Silver and he loves her, but they both enjoy taunting Steel more than they enjoy actually being together. Gold is TOTALLY in love with Steel and hates Sapphire because he's mad jealous of her. He also hates Silver because, despite everything, Steel respects Silver, and both Steel and Sapphire trust Silver more than they trust Gold.

Ruby was in love with Steel, but I think she's gotten over it and is now falling for Sapphire. There were several lines in Second Sight that came across as VERY flirty. And Steel totally sounded annoyed and a little jealous about it. Not to mention that the major rift between Sapphire and Steel was about Ruby.

So, there you have it. I have officially shipped all of these characters. I could even go into my theories about the Elements who we've never met but have only been spoken about. Jet and Lead are apparently an item. And Mercury and Silver seem to be pretty close...

I need help. And a less pathetic hobby.

ETA: THIS IS THE SHIPPIEST/SLASHIEST AUDIO OF THEM ALL. I'm actually laughing out loud at how absurdly shippy this is. Bravo, BF!
ceebee_eebee: (S&S)
It's absolutely ridiculous how much Big Finish shapes my fannish life. I can't imagine for one second that I would be this obsessed with Sapphire & Steel if BF didn't do the audios. I watched all of the television assignments and enjoyed them well enough, but I tend to find watching tv shows difficult now. It never used to be that way, I used to watch TV incessantly. But now it's like a chore, no matter how much I enjoy the show. Not so with audios. I find it difficult to STOP listening to them. I've already re-listened to several of the S&S audios even though I haven't heard them all yet. I just...I just can't get enough of them.

How did I manage to go my entire life without realizing that my favorite entertainment format is that of the friggin' radio play?!?! I should have been born British.
ceebee_eebee: (S&S)
You all know I'm nothing if not obsessive, so shut it. I'll post about Sapphire & Steel all I want right now, damn it. ;-)

Anyway. I finally got a chance to listen to some of the BF audios and I loooooooooooooooove them. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Particularly Daisy Chain. [livejournal.com profile] amaresu and I were just discussing it and I figured I might as well post about it because I'm hoping some others of you have listened to it as well.

Vague spoilers under here... )
ceebee_eebee: (S&S)
I'm already bored with the Who news, so onto something decades old.

Sapphire & Steel kicks massive amounts of ass. I knew it would, given that 3/4 of my flist loves the hell out of it. I wasn't sure, however, the exact levels of awesomeness it would reach. I'm giving it a SERIOUSLY FUCKING AWESOME at the moment. But as I've only seen 3 assignments, that level might increase.

I love Sapphire and the way that she can strike a pose and how sexy she looks in all those outfits and how much confidence she has and how she isn't put off by Steel's bad attitude and how very ALIEN she is. I love Steel and how god damn grumpy he is all the time, particularly when Silver shows up and he has to share Sapphire's affections. And I looooove Silver and his mischievousness and his ability to wind up Steel with nothing more than a look.

I also love how they had absolutely no budget but manage to creep me right the hell out. Cerebral, low-budget, old school British scifi can not be beat.

I am hoping like hell that I love the audios as much as I love the show because...well, it's Big Finish.

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