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2.4 - The Panda Invasion

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/3/15 6:17 am
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The Panda Invasion pays homage to the 1996 TV movie as Iris takes Panda to San Francisco on New Year's Eve 1999 in celebration of his birthday, however she falls out of the bus and loses her memory allowing an evil version of Panda from another universe try to take over the world.

While Big Finish had no license to New Who, they still worked in a parody line with Iris saying, "I've spilled gin directly into the space/time vortex -- and nobody's supposed to do that!" in a way that calls to mind the Ninth Doctor's line from, "Parting of the Ways." However, she's not limiting from Doctor Who as Iris said the last time she was in San Francisco, she took Hunchback Whales to Communicate with aliens.

The story is comedy cold and one case where the parody is far better than the source material. The interaction between Panda and his evil version from another version are classic and the gags really work well for the most part, and the storyline is one of the more coherent of the series. Overall, a very fun adventure.
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Reviewed By: gallifreyvidcastnewsReview Date: 5/31/15 11:35 am
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A delightful parody of the Doctor Who TV Movie. I relished the entire experience.
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