Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 3/10/16 7:09 am
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The release is a special, which you can obtain through purchasing various subscriptions from Big Finish's catalog. The production boasts as the title suggests 5 of the companions from the Who range. We have Jean Marsh, William Russell, Peter Purvis, Sarah Sutton, Anneke Wills and Peter Davison as Doctor no.5, little bit of ironic joke there. With the the vocal talents of Dan Starkey and Nick Briggs, you sort of guess that we are going to get Daleks and Sontarans as the erstwhile baddie in the piece.
All the companions meet up on a construct place, one we learn is the creation of some unlikely architects. The interaction between Steven and Ian is the first, where, a Dalek is soon laid waste by Ian's clever skills with a sheet of metal. Next is Nyssa and Sara, whom encounter another enemy from the Doctors past. The story rumbles along, and for a special, this has the feel of a well written and well constructed drama. There is one short coming of it all, it feels like this was the work so of Big Finish to explore using different companions with different Doctors, a sort of draft if you like. to that end it works well. I like the idea of having the Daleks and the Sontarans form allegiance to get rid of their nemesis, the Doctor.
Peter, is on form as is most of the crew, once again I relate back to previous comment made about companions, that the Sara Kingdom should have been used far more, she is unlike any other companion as she challenges the Doctors belief with her own set, and does not need to adhere to his of trying to do the right thing or make peace not war. Maverick springs to mind.
In summary this is a good release, and, is a clever use of multiple companions and one Doctor, with a common goal to attain and answers to be got in the face of adversity against two of the best villains in the Who Universe.