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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/2/16 10:02 am
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The truth about Cuthbert’s origin is finally revealed after the end of a very long chase. The revelation of the role the Black Guardian played in all this is actually quite mind blowing. At the same time, Conglomerate, and by extension corporations in general, are given a more nuanced view than often happens in Doctor Who as the Doctor and Romana keep getting confronted by the Conglomerate’s benefits. What happens when such a corporation, even one that has often been villainous, is removed from history.

The story would have been great if had wrapped after the truth behind Cuthbert creating his own timeline had been revealed, but the story dragged on for another twelve minutes, much of which felt like unnecessary padding with a few contrivances thrown in for good measure.

Still, this is a satisfying conclusion and one of the best Fourth Doctor Adventures finales.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/31/16 8:05 pm
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Romana is ripped from the Tardis by the Laan, and the Doctor pursues her, only to re-encounter Cuthbert, tycoon CEO of the Conglomorate who is busy making his own future come to past while travelling through time while Romana ends up at Cuthbert’s Quantum Gateway.

We’re taken into an intriguing plot as we learn how Cuthbert is quite literally a self-made man and it’s a great source of mystery. Romana’s side of this is a little less remarkable. While it is possible to listen to this without having heard the earlier Cuthbert stories from Series 2, it is helpful to have seen them.

Overall, this is a solid start to the series finale.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/29/16 9:27 am
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The Trouble with Drax brings back the character of Drax from the Armageddon Factor and the Doctor finds himself press ganged into his latest scheme-a caper to steal something called "The Enigma Casket," from a legendary place that is only rumored to exist.

The story starts out looking like a fairly straightforward tale but quickly becomes a quite complicated (though not convoluted) plot involving a Blinovitch Limitation Effect Limiter. The script by John Dorney is brilliant as he perfectly captures the spirit of Season 17, and the guest cast is one of the best Big Finish has assembled. Easily, a highlight of the season.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/29/16 7:50 am
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The Fourth Doctor and Romana land thirteen years too early for an exposition and end up going to a wax museum where the Doctor is accused of stealing a sculpture of the head of Marie Antoinette. But something far more sinister is afoot.

Overall, this is a bit of a mixed story. There was some genuinely funny moments mixed with some where the jokes felt very strained. At the same time, there are many plot points where the contrivances are just a bit too obvious. Still, a fair entry in the Fourth Doctor Adventures even if it's the weakest of the current series.

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