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Reviewed By: kfb2014 on 11/26/14 12:06 am
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The 5th Doctor is pushed back into his past with a meeting with Tegan. This is one where it would definitely be a plus to have listened to a previous adventure with Colin playing the Doctor in The Reaping in order to get the timeline and the story presented here with the 5th Doctor in sync. Peter is getting into his stride as the Doctor, he actually sounds like he is stretching his legs and making the part more his own than ever it where on T.V. He comes over commanding and owning the part, the direction of him as an actor seems to be loose and allows, the meeting of the Doctor with his old companion is a mixed mass of emotions, Tegan, now settled in her native Australia, in a relationship with a man who can love her back for whom she is, and running a successful company. However she his hiding a secret, from everyone. At her birthday party she reveals the secret to the Doctor, and the story starts to unravel, this is where the reference to the previous adventure is required.

There are some nice performances here, especially from Janet Fielding as Tegan, and also I personally liked Dait Abuchi as Tegan long suffering boyfriend as well, I think he played it perfectly. I like the way that this story, sort of ends the story arc and put to rest what happens after the end of The Reaping. First rate and a nice way to conclude.
Reviewed By: hendojedi on 11/25/14 6:34 pm
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Wow both this and The Widows Assassin are a massive return to form for Colin's 6th Doctor!

This is hugely enjoyable and no previous stories are specifically needed to enjoy this. In fact my Dad (age 68) listened to this yesterday, it was his first ever Big Finish Audio Drama and it seemed to work wonders as he has now asked me to add some more plays to his Kindle this weekend!

Here's hoping next months "Rani Elite" can make it a hat trick :)
Reviewed By: Megaplumfinity on 11/23/14 1:27 pm
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Virtually a 'New Adventures' pastiche although if you've never read any of them, it's still perfectly enjoyable on its own terms. The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice make a fun team and the story is filled with witty dialogue and interesting ideas. Unfortunately the contrast between flippant humour and darker, disturbing material can lead to an uneven tone but the latter does give the story a nicely substantial (if occasionally overstated) thematic heft.
Reviewed By: jolyon on 11/23/14 4:47 am
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There is something fun about coming to The Crimes of Thomas Brewster with the benefit of hindsight. The story is packed with companions. This is Evelyn's first trilogy. This is the Doctor meeting Menzies out of sequence. This is our first encounter with Philippa. This is the return of fifth Doctor companion Thomas Brewster. And just when you think it can't get any busier, David Troughton pops up. The listener is awash with familiar voices.

The story is as much fun as the cast, with plenty of mistaken identity and wondering who knows what about whom. The villains are deliciously sensible, the plan has dastardly consequences for humanity and goodness, the last episode may have you gasping a couple of times before the closing theme comes in.

The sixth Doctor now has lots of friends, is at home in contemporary London and shows what he can be like given storylines that offer some wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey. Worth coming back to again.
Reviewed By: nowwearealltom on 11/22/14 9:01 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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It's fun to hear the story acted out by Vlahos and Richardson, but a LOT of what makes the original great was lost in translation.
Reviewed By: newt5996 on 11/21/14 10:44 pm
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This was the first Big Finish Sixth Doctor Audio that I listened to and I immediately fell in love all over again with Six and the return of Romana. I also fell in love with Evelyn Smythe and looked forward to listen to more with her as a companion. It is a real shame that Maggie Stables recently passed away. R.I.P.
Reviewed By: newt5996 on 11/20/14 2:01 pm
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The pseudo historical stories of Doctor Who have always had a special place in my heart with my favorite Hartnell story being The Time Meddler. Colditz is no exception of a good historical with sci-fi elements mixed in the narrative. The cast is pretty good with a few annoyances, mostly Peter Rae's character, and Ace gets leaps of character development. It also isn't as good as earlier Big Finish historical stories, primarily The Marian Conspiracy and The Fires of Vulcan
Reviewed By: newt5996 on 11/20/14 1:55 pm
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This story is my favorite story of the entire television series on the whole. It marks a turning point of the Sylvester McCoy era, turning the Seventh from a poor copy of Troughton to the chess master he became. The Daleks are back to their evil selves acting without Davros until the very end and they are all the better for it. Sophie Aldred gives a very good performance as does the Counter Measures team who would warrant their own Big Finish spin off. If there was only one problem it would be that it wasn't the 25th Anniversary Story