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164. Gods and Monsters

The TARDIS travellers arrive in a bizarre landscape seemingly immune to the physical laws governing the rest of the universe. Ace, Hex, Sally and Lysandra battle to rescue the Doctor from the trap he's walked into… soon realising that the odds are stacked against them.

Because the Doctor is playing an old adversary again: Fenric, shatterer of worlds. But the gods and monsters who inhabit this strange realm loaded the dice against them long ago, in the dim and distant past – and defeat's their only option.
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Maggie O'Neill (Captain Lysandra Aristedes), Amy Pemberton (Private Sally Morgan), John Standing (Fenric), Blake Ritson (Hurmzid), Gus Brown (Weyland), Tim Treloar (The Ancient One)
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Directed By
Ken Bentley


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10 Rated 10/10 on 5/20/14 2:23 am
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The way I would describe this story is "The Curse of Fenric, but better". That should give you some idea about how great it is.

The story takes place in an alternate dimension called 'The Board', where elder gods play chess on a cosmic level. The Doctor, Ace, Hex, Sally and Lysandra are all under the command of Weyland, the Blacksmith of the Gods, whom is playing against Fenric, who meddled in Ace's past, causing her to meet the Doctor on Iceworld. There's no protagonist here, Fenric and Weyland are truly evil and manipulative, and also fabulous characters. This story is also the final story in an extremely long story arc beginning in Project: Twilight, which was released more than eleven years prior to this audio. It's revealed that Hex, like Ace, has been constantly under the command of an elder god from his birth. His purpose in Weyland's plan was too destroy Fenric with Weyland's Shield, an item that grants an elder god true omnipotence. Phillip Oliver is absolutely fantastic, as is the rest of the cast, and the final scene is heartbreaking.
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Review By valewolffian
Rated 10/10 on 10/2/12 3:07 am
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
The curse of Fenric great foe of Fenric returns. He returns as he traps the doctor in bizzare landshape. The odds are stacked againist everyone as the tale unwinds as it becomes an epic tale that builds into an impressive house of cards with Gods and Monsters right at the summit and gives a companion the unforgettable exit they deserve. I had a few problems with this but if you keep your wits about you it proves to be a rewarding experience. 10/10
Review By komodo
Rated 9/10 on 10/9/12 6:47 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A very good story to end a very good trilogy. All that stopped me giving a 10 was that it doesn't stand alone and I'm not too fond of elder gods.
Its always hard to rate the third of a trilogy without judging the whole trilogy and in this case the several other stories that lead up to this.

Seeing Ace stand up to Fenric once again was the gold of the story and how she uses her faith to hold back the haemovores. It is clear that much has been learned.

This one has a top cast that works really well and it is well written and directed particularly as the symbolic elements of the story slide back and forth with the main narrative and the question of who is playing who gets played out.
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Review By Gcookscotland
Rated 8/10 on 7/11/13 6:17 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
The Doctor comes up against his old enemy Fenric. The final episode of an good trilogy.
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