Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 10/9/15 10:30 am
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First proper release from Big Finish of the dedicated U.N.I.T spin off series. The initial taster release with Nicholas Courtney is a mouth moistener to this true release. I am coming at this from the point of review that I am listening to this with potentially only a couple of months before the new U.N.I.T range gets a release. Also saying that this was released before the very similar Counter Measures, one could argue that this may have been a fore runner, having listened to the Counter Measures releases before this collection of stories, then, there are some massive overlaps. However, in saying that it is in it's own rights accomplished, and, pushes the format in a different direction, when you consider there is no comparative as a standalone in the Who Universe.
The assembled cast are excellent, and they also convincing in their portrayal of a post U.N.I.T Brigadier's leadership era. What we have here is actually a well crafted, and superbly written release. In fact it bears no real integral Who in any sense of the word, as, this could standalone as a Sci-Fi audio drama in it's own right.
The story is based around corruption of the military using fringe and alien technology to provide a new super weapon. With the very commanding presence of Siri O'Neal playing Colonel Emily Chaudhry she leads the story through the twists and turns that are occurring due to the experiments. The experiments by the two scientists are being assisted by in this by the theft of alien space craft right from under U.N.I.T's nose, this is to gain useful technology advancements, it ends up bending time and resulting in a horrific train crash. We get flash back with the good old Brigadier who also experiences some nasty time slips. Nice cameo's here. All the threads start to come together bringing us to a fantastical conclusion, to this the first release.