Published on August 18th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
Bernice Animation Poster
Big Finish have released a smashing new poster featuring the animated version of Bernice Summerfield, as voiced by Lisa Bowerman in the forthcoming 10 minute CGI short, Bernice Summerfield: Dead and Buried, which will be available online absolutely free in September.
(Click the poster on the right to view in in hi-res)
Summerfield is the creation of Paul Cornell (Father’s Day, Human Nature) and first appeared in the Virgin Books adventure Love and War in which she became a long-term companion of the Seventh Doctor.
Eventually, Benny – as she is affectionately known – moved to Big Finish and has been voiced by Lisa Bowerman ever since. Dead and Buried heralds the start of a brand new series of adventures for the archeologist, who is possibly the longest-running spinoff character in western culture. In fact, as Lisa told us in 2009:
“I found on some internet site that sheâ€™s one of the longest running ongoing characters out there. Sheâ€™s way beyond a spinoff niche now â€“ sheâ€™s pretty buoyant!”
Animator Alex Mallinson, who we’ll be interviewing in a few weeks time, says:
â€œItâ€™s taken weeks of patient construction, animation, rendering and compositing but it doesnâ€™t truly spring to life until Matthew Cochraneâ€™s evocative sound design is added. â€
Find out more about this exciting new look for Bernice Summerfield at www.bernicesummerfield.co.uk.