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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 7/29/15 10:00 am
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Shadow of Death is the Second Doctor story in the Destiny of the Doctor miniseries and is performed by Frazer Hines which was the best decision that could have been made on who performed this story. Hines is able to imitate Troughton to near perfection which is no easy feat. The story involves the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arriving at a research station on an impossible planet where shadows are killing people by aging them to death. Yes this story has elements of several stories including The Daleks' Master Plan, The Impossible Planet, Silence in the Library, and all of the base under siege stories of the Troughton era. You would think that it would be a rip off of at least one of these stories, but Guerrier takes so many elements and blends in his own originality to make the story fresh. Hines is able to distinguish himself as everyone in the cast with only his imitation of Zoe Heriot being lackluster. The highlight has to be the way he performs the Doctor's encounter with the Eleventh Doctor at about halfway through.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/15/15 5:40 pm
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Throughout the first two thirds of this story, writer Simon Guerrier opts to tell a somewhat typical base under siege Season 6 story as the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe arrive, and are blamed for sinister goings on, only to quickly be trusted and take charge.

The monster is interesting in the early going, interesting enough to hold your interest, but the story improves quite a bit when the Doctor stays behind the station, planning to get back to the TARDIS and navigate to rescue the others. However, a special surprise visitor changes his plan and its at that point, the story gets very interesting and suspenseful.

As usual, Frazier Hines' impersonation of the Second Doctor is uncanny and his skill as a narrator is superb. Taken together with Big Finish's typical soundscape, this story is a solid listen.
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Reviewed By: mrpiepantsReview Date: 11/23/13 1:02 am
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An alright plot but a great performance from Frazer Hines
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 10/7/13 8:58 am
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The second Destiny of the Doctor story is a story with the second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe. The story was not up to much but the narrating by Fraser was wonderful he brings has character Jamie and the second doctor to life it a pity the story did not live up the his performance.
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