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6.3 - Ascension

Gallifrey Rises…

Romana’s sacrifice sees Gallifrey restored to its former glory, but at a terrible cost.

As the Time Lords begin to reclaim their stronghold, Leela and Narvin find themselves trapped in a decaying reality… and only K9 can help them.

As old friends fight to reunite, new threats lie in wait…

Because Braxiatel was right: ... (more)

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Review By kfb2014 9/4/14 1:25 am
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This is a fantastic way to end the first season of Gallifrey. We have much more non political story on the face of it, from the previous stories in the series, this sees Romana doing a deal with a wanted time criminal Arkadian in order for her to find out who is responsible for the Timeonic Fusion Device, Project Alpha. However to do this Romana is asked to delay the intervention of the much reviled Narvin and CIA. Romana is told about the fact that a certain person aboard the train will cause a massive issue to temporal stability. We then get to learn that we are aboard a pre WWII train, with Ms Pollard's sister, who is a fascists sympathiser wanting to escape and get back to England, giving up her beliefs in the distant hope that she will build a new life in her home country. However it appears that a certain individual whom Arkadian is working with is not whom he seems, and to all intense and purposes is someone that Romana and especially Leela should know!

Fast paced, wonderful soundscapes, and a story that cracks along at a pace unlike perhaps the more politically charged episodes, makes for a superb ending to the first story line of the first series of this Dr Who spin off which I am getting to enjoy thoroughly. Lalla Ward and Louise Jameson make a first rate job of this, Lalla especially showing the acting skills we did not see in her on screen incarnation.

Brilliant check out the first season.
Review By kfb2014 9/2/14 3:32 pm
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This the third in the first season, is much more getting the job done, and linking the story together so far so that the listener can get to a point of understanding of what is happening with the conspiracy against Romana, and who is playing games of power to oust her and make her out to be the person that has caused the problems that are ensuing with her peers. A lot of questions of the the original temporal weapon threat in the first episode are answered and also the real truth of what has gone on slowly starts to come out, and once again we are learning more about the real truth of Leela's husbands disappearance.

This is a a very good episode that makes fantastic use of the skills of the ensemble and due to the quality of Big Finish choice of performer gives gravity to the whole 3 episodes so far, with the story getting stronger, and giving us more flesh to the overall plot and intrigue of temporal politics
Review By kfb2014 9/2/14 3:21 pm
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I like this spin off of the Doctor Who main range. This episode is making it mark. I love the character development of Romana, as a much more four dimensional and political individual, she is certainly making me see her in a different light, and the fact that I am drawn into the belief of her actually being the a leader of the time lords, is tantamount to the wonderfully well written drama. I like the way that Leela is struggling with the truth about her husbands maybe death as a theme running through each episode as a secondary plot, that you know is going to be more that just her missing her lost husband. I like the way the use of the ability to use time as a method of political malevolence, and using it for the basis of terrorism is also a wonderful concept and use of the obvious. Put this together with a wonderful cast of actors who seem to really be there, this is turning out to be a real find for me.

This episode is based around the misuse of time to cover a murder at a inter galactic temporal conference, with Leela playing the part of a exotic dancer, which is a wonderful idea and concept to put her character into, the line that she uses K9 as part of act had me chuckling to myself.
The whole second episode is building the entertainment of this first outing wonderfully for me.

Superb storyline, superb grown up drama, and acting without effort and issue.
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