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Reviewed By: xeryus63Review Date: 5/16/16 9:36 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good effort but must try harder

An uphill task trying to pull off a multi doctor story
By trying to please everybody it can turn into a hotchpotch of doctors and their most notorious enemy - the Daleks

It tries to involve doctor 5,6,7 &8 but I think it dilutes things by trying too hard
And being all things to all people

So the writer gets my sympathy by being given a list of ingredients and being stuck with trying to make a delicious outcome

It has a bit for each doctor and sadly not really any sparklingly relationship between the drs meeting until a hastily tacked on bit at the end

I think things are handled much much better in the 50th anniversary story - 'the light at the end'

However I would recommend the five companions



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Reviewed By: St. XtoferReview Date: 4/7/16 9:58 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

As multi-Doctor stories go, this is pretty good. It had a temporally complex story to it that was actually both interesting and made sense, though it could be a touch confusing at times. Pretty impressive when you consider it's got 4 Doctors and it's only slightly over an hour long. Continuity-wise, the lack of any companions bugs me a bit but it would understandably turn the story into a train wreck to have half a dozen or so companions running around getting lost.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/2/16 12:35 pm
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Four Doctors is certainly not what you'd expect. The scene in which all four meet is very brief and obligatory with only the fifth and eighth Doctors having a meaningful interaction in the actual the story.

However, the story still works for it is as Colonel Ulrick finds himself travelling through the Doctor's timeline after making a fateful decision to make a deal to give technology to the Daleks in exchange for peace. It's an interesting story that finds Ulrick changing through encountering the Doctor and finally understanding the truth behind his people's history. It's a superb character piece and one of the better December bonuses.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 3/10/16 7:09 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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.

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