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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/23/16 7:28 pm
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This story begins the process of fleshing out the character of Sara Kingdom as, from a guest house, she recounts arriving at a mysterious house in the middle of nowhere only to discover two bodies. This is a very rich story, with a great psychological element and two mysteries: one in the story Sara's telling as well as in the framing story. Overall, this is a very engaging release that sets the stage for the rest of the Sara Kingdom trilogy.

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Reviewed By: xeryus63Review Date: 5/16/16 4:51 pm
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This episode of the Companion Chronicles I found disappointingly average

However it was great to hear Maggie Stables as Evelyn Smythe again.

She did mention in the interview extras that the reason she thinks people like Evelyn so much is not only the relationship between her and the Sixth Doctor but also because she's like everyone's favourite aunt who buys them nice presents at Christmas

Unfortunately the first reason is why for me this doesn't really succeed . For Evelyn to be at her best she needs to spark off the Sixth Doctor.
Maggie Stables & Colin Baker have a great relationship and this goes partly to explain why Big Finish and her as a companion in particular revitalised the Sixth Doctor .

So in short everything good about this is due to how nice Maggie Stables is as Evelyn, but it loses a lot by not having Colin Baker.
I think this and maybe her health issues is why there was only one companion chronicle involving her.

However I would recommend her main Big Finish releases involving her and Colin Baker.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 5/8/16 1:33 pm
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William Russell plays this well, it is a neat little story, it has a theme that has been used before, the idea of dreaming can be used for many things other than just the brains way of letting of a pressure valve to the sub-consciousness of our psyche. The simple fact is however that, it is also a point of which, due to us all being at a vulnerable level of our self, them we are prone to it also being exposed to that which can cause fear, anxiety, and ultimately our own downfall. John Banks plays a sort of police investigator who is essentially interrogating our time traveller in regards to the Doctor, and Barbara. The story flows at a pace where William can play out the drama and make us feel incorporated, it is told in flashback, and this is where Potter's words paint the story. Overall this above all else oozes quality beyond it's production. Thouroughbly enjoyable.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 5/2/16 4:05 am
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A quality story, also showing off the acting talents of Carole-Ann to the full. The story is simple, but that does not mean it lacks any quality, in fact that is certainly part of the charm of the whole proceedings. The story, takes us on a journey through recall, recall that is told to us via spirit guide, a medium, which as anyone who is familiar with Who will know is quite at odds with the ethos and belief systems that the Doctor has, or indeed instils into others who are his companions or those who tag along. However the premises by Rayner is used to good effect here, as it allows the story in recall to be told, with great compassion and creates a distance between the now and then. It also demonstrates the way in which we can all be slightly misled and deceived by perhaps out own thoughts and conceptions along the way. The story has a gentle pace, and at no time do we really fear for anyone lives as we may have done in previous Who stories. But we what we do get out of this is perspective. That travelling with the Doctor, that he is never far away from Death.
Interesting with a strange charm.

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