When a rookie is wounded in a gunfight, Judge Dredd is forced
to give the emergency signal for a Judge down - 99 Code Red.
But with Mega-City One in the grip of a fearsome tempest that
grounds all aerial vehicles, Dredd must brave the overcrowded,
understaffed squalor of Mega-City General. When patients at
the hospital fall victim to a virulent plague, Dredd must
keep order before the occupants take the lethal virus into
the streets outside. Drama turns into a crisis as Dredd locks
down the Emergency Room!...
Code Red! is
directed by Nicola Bryant who does a fantastic job of really
throwing us into the hustle and bustle of Brit-Cit - something
that hasn't fully been explored before. There is a real feel
of what the futuristic city is like with some great streets
sounds and futuristic Rap-like music. We also see Dredd dealing
with a couple of prostitutes - so the world's oldest profession
is still going strong.
plot-pushing action that takes place in the Shakespearean
theme park is also well thought out. Background noises take
us through The Eastend Experience, which is just a looped
tape of some of the characters, who have long since left the
BBC's EastEnders series, and their catchphrases (including
Frank Butcher: "This is Family!" and Bianca: "Ricky!")
also loved Enigma Smith's take on "Merry Olde Eng-er-land".
Great to see that Americans still perceive England as a country
that is constantly foggy, has a population with poor dental
hygiene who like to drink warm beer. It also strengthens an
argument about Shakespeare that I have personally held for
many years. How is it that a guy who was partly illiterate,
and who frequently made up words, got to become the greatest
playwright on the planet? He is, quite literally, as Smith
points out: "A dead dude who couldn't spell".
is also a subtle Star Trek: Voyager reference as the
Robodoc's first words on being activated are: "Please
state the nature of the medical emergency."
well acted, written and directed audio drama from Big Finish.
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