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1.3 - The Blue Tooth

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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/25/15 6:16 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

'The Blue Tooth' isn't the most accomplished in the Companion Chronicles range, but it does attempt to provide us with those lost moments that would be memorable had been shown on the TV series. It fills in the details around Liz's departure and gifts us a proper third Doctor Cyberman adventure. Liz's friend Jean has gone missing and the Cybermen are involved.

The music is distinctly seventies with deep bass notes driving the more sombre scenes and organs inhabiting the lighter moments; the directing really makes the most of the story it has been given. The story is pretty light plot wise but involves Cybermen who are unfamiliar with Cyber protocols, use different terminology and have a different look than they should. Have these Cybermen achieved individuality?

It's surprising how often the body horror aspect of the Cybermen is unutilised in Cyber stories; this one makes no such mistake, even going as far as to detail the Cyber-conversion process. One thing I am not sure I like is the idea that the Doctor can just undo the Cyber-conversion process. It isn't just that it lessens the threat; there is something else I just can't put my finger on. Also, Liz as the narrator sets out the premise that this is an explanation as to why she left UNIT, although it’s never overtly stated at the end we can only assume that it's the fate of her friend Jean. I am aware of the show don't tell maxim, but we never see the effect this has on Liz either.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/7/15 5:51 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

In between Season 7 and Season 8 of Classic Doctor Who, Liz Shaw left UNIT and ceased being the Doctor's earthbound companion. This Companion Chronicle delves into what prompted her decision to leave while also giving us a third Doctor and Cybermen story. Of all the Companion Chronicles I listened, this one is probably closest to being a pure audiobook. While Nick Briggs works on this story, he only does the Cybermen leaving Caroline John to carry the narration which she does with style. Nigel Fairs has written a solid script that captures the spirit and style of Season 7 at U.N.I.T. as well giving a very personal voice with to Liz Shaw as she deals with the disappearance of a friend who has become a victim of this plot. Overall, this is a solid Third Doctor story and a good Cybermen story as well,and a nice success for the first range of Companion Chronicle stories.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 9/12/14 1:45 am
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

This is wonderful stuff, with Liz telling in flashback about the time when her friend Jean went missing. The adventure takes in the 3rd Dr (my favourite) and UNIT (again another personal favourite). It also makes use of the Dr most enduring enemy the Cybermen. However in this incarnation it all stems around them devising a method of infiltration and conversion of flesh to metal via a rather ingenious metal. The method of getting ingestion into the unsuspected human is again using a rather common fearful experience that of a visit to the Dentist.

Liz comments on a all too familiar woody, sweet smell what a drug reference in Who!

The story plays out rather well, and I enjoyed the pace and way that it was delivered to me the listener. What was very good, was that Big Finish have managed to somehow align the audio engagement to create a imaginary world that matches what I remember seeing on television, I like the almost effortless way that the soundscape matches this so very well.
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Reviewed By: colinbakerscatReview Date: 4/27/14 6:28 am
0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A nice story. Well-written and scary in some places.
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