Reviewed By: kiwifluffy
Review Date: 9/21/16 1:17 am
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This story surprised me. As a direct follow up to The Robots of Death, I thought I knew exactly where the story was going to go. Instead, I found a brilliant tale and one that I might use if I want to convert people to Big Finish in the future. While I guessed the plot twist quite early on- I believe the novel Corpse Marker may have something similar- it was well written and kept me second-guessing myself quite often.
I came to Robophobia having already listened to Dark Eyes, and therefore already familiar with the character of Liv Chenka. I hadn't been her biggest fan in Dark Eyes, and was shocked by how much I enjoyed her in this story. Essentially serving as the 7th Doctors' companion, Liv gets a real opportunity to show her intelligence, something I think had to be understated in Dark Eyes with characters such as Sally Armstrong around to steal the limelight.
Overall, this one is in many ways an excellent introduction to Big Finish- a standalone release which may not push the boundaries as much as some, but still gets to showcase the quality of their releases as well as introducing an original companion.