Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Mirror Effect

Starring: Lisa Bowerman
Big Finish
RRP 9.99
ISBN 1 903654 71 8, BFPCD15
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Bernice becomes trapped inside an ancient alien artefact in the form of a mirror. With her once familiar friends distorted and turned against her, she is haunted by fears and reflections...

The synopsis makes this story sound like a parallel universe tale, doesn't it? You know, like the Star Trek episode, Mirror, Mirror. However, Stewart Sheargold's bizarre narrative is not as simple as that. Not so simple at all. Prepare to be somewhat confused during much of this tale.

All of Benny's current band of buddies are present and correct, including Jason Kane (Stephen Fewell), Adrian Wall (Harry Myers) and Irving Braxiatel (Miles Richardson, sounding more like Sherlock Holmes than ever). Their sinister "reflections" reveal some surprising character traits, particularly in the case of Brax.

I doubt that the previously comforting familiarity of these recurring characters will ever be the same again.

Richard McGinlay