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Reviewed By: doctorwhomoffReview Date: 3/25/16 1:07 pm
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Quite possibly the worst doctor who story in any medium, sexist and transphobic.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 10/25/15 7:10 pm
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'Deadline', by Rob Shearman, is character driven and hard to pin down. This audio drama was recorded on 12 and 13 June 2003 at The Moat Studios. It's full of disillusioned character's constantly disappointing each other at every turn. It's a character study of an anti-hero protagonist in a world of opposites. Set in a world where Doctor who never even had a pilot filmed, but remained a script stuffed in an office draw. Now, in a retirement home Martin, the writer and creator of Doctor Who, finds that life is starting to gain an uncanny symmetry with his old project. The Nurse called Barbara Wright and her ex-boyfriend Ian Chesterton.

Shearman is obviously a talented writer, and it's a crying shame he isn't writing for the new series. His scripts for Big Finish were often the most challenging and creative. Both, 'The Holy Terror' and,'Scherzo' featured alternate realities in some form so he is the perfect author for this instalment of the unbound range. The realism combined with the dark humour. Striking imagery and masterful writing combined with superlative acting and innovative ideas. This a complete opposite in tone to 'Auld Mortality', but every bit as good. Funny and dark throughout: "I don't love you, so sod off!"
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 10/14/15 4:17 am
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The Master has been banished to Earth while the Doctor never was. The Earth is torn and battered from several alien invasions that the Doctor wasn't there for. The idea is intriguing, but the idea that Timelords with their non-interference policy would plant the Master on an unsuspecting Earth seems contradictory. Surely they could put him on a deserted planet?

David Warner is totally believable as an alternative third Doctor and would like to hear more of him. David Tennant's antagonistic and sceptical Colonel is probably the highlight of the whole thing. Nick of course is the old veteran and cannot be faulted it wouldn't be anywhere near the level of production it is without him. The interplay between Nick and David is wonderful and as new to us as it is to the characters themselves.

It's good, but I am just not keen on this; it's more of a story but doesn't really explore the possibilities as much as the others I have heard so far. They could rewrite this story for any Doctor it lacks the unique qualities that others in the series provide. The whole thing seems weighed down with bickering over old feuds and introducing the setting and alternative version of events so moves rather slowly with only an hour. I just don't think enough focus is given to the main threat. The softly spoken, subtle master doesn't do anything for me other than make me sleepy. Seems rather reminiscent of 'Mind of Evil'.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 10/12/15 12:12 pm
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So, the Doctor has been exiled to Earth and has been forced to regenerate into a Woman as punishment for trying to commit suicide. What's Nick Briggs trying to suggest here? That being a Woman is punishment? Also, it's weird when you hear two different people playing the Doctor who aren't known for playing the Doctor, yet David Tennant is in this and he isn't the Doctor!? Why is one of his previous incarnations appearing to him in a mirror anyway? So, the Doctor is a woman who binge drinks and constantly burps. God, this is awful, and packed full of cheap laughs.

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