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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/21/17 4:11 am
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First Men in the Moon finds an idealistic inventor and a greedy man trying to stay one step of his creditors taking a trip to the moon, having no clue the dangers they encounter.

The characters of Bedford and Professor Cavor make an interesting contrasts: the money-hungry man who sees all the angles and the altruistic head in the cloud dreamers. The contrast leads to some good comedy and fuels the story’s social commentary. Overall, While this isn't quite as memorable as well as Wells' better known tales, it's a still a fun and well-produced adventure yarn.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/25/17 1:40 am
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This adaptation of the Invisible Man is one of John Hurt’s final performances, and Hurt is in top form, taking a character that could have been one dimensional and playing it to the hilt. He captures the madness and tragedy of Griffin beautifully. Over the years, Big Finish has had many forays into this era and they’re expertise at capturing the feel of the late Victorian/early Edwardian era really shows as sound design and supporting cast. The production also manages to capture the horror of the Invisible Man and his actions.

If I had one complaint, it would be writer Jonathan Barnes’ ending to the framing story which seems to cut against the grain of one character. Still, it’s a relatively short moment in an otherwise stellar production.
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Reviewed By: Ichabod NoodleReview Date: 2/19/17 2:52 am
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******Spoilers Ahead*******

Though how you can "spoil" a two thousand year old well documented historical event is a little beyond me.

I really quite liked this one. The acting was great, the script well realised. Updated while keeping it grounded in the time.

Cicero had a long and illustrious career, and while this case is his best known, there'd have to be more worthy of dramatisation. So I really hope they'll make further episodes.

What I would have liked though is a post script. As soon as it finished I was like, "but did he get his farm back?" Well apparently yes, and Chrysogenus was thrown off the Tarpein Rock for corruption. A neat little post script telling me this would have been nice.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/14/17 3:11 am
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Cicero is a solid historical mystery that finds the young brother Cicero defending a man accused of parricide (i.e. the murder of his father.) Marcus Cicero is the thoughtful, introverted genius who sets about investigating the case and has the courage to continue on even as veiled threats from powerful people begin to be made against him.

The story has a lot of authenticity in terms of reflecting the Roman world, currency, and legal system among other details. Although some of these details tends towards the more lurid side of Roman life, particularly from the younger brother Quintus. If this story is picked up and made a series, based on the pilot, I think it'll be more explicit as Dorian Gray was.

Regardless, story has a great mystery plot and the last twenty minutes is magical. The series is courtroom drama, and before this is when the younger brother Quintus proves his worth. Quintus had great chemistry with Marcus throughout the story, but outside of that his contribution was often being the cowardly hedonistic one. However, the way he helps young Marcus prepare his speech shows his worth to the team and the final speech is just a great summation. Overall, this is a worthwhile release whatever happens in the future with it.

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