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Reviewed By: SpaceFritter Review Date: 4/26/17 11:44 am
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A throughily entertaining and superb recreation of classic fourth Doctor adventures. I found the journey intriguing and exciting but set to meet the pace and story telling of that era (which is quite different). It had great story segmentation and the release felt longer and more satisfying than I'd hoped for. Overall, this quite literally one of my all time favorite 4th Dr and Leela stories. I feel so grateful to BigFinish giving this opportunity to relive that era of Dr. Who. And that's what I really like about BigFinish and it's committment to staying true to the period, but also modernising the story arcs just enough to please our contemporary platte for entertainment. Personally, I think you couldn't go wrong with this release. A most enjoyable few hours that I see myself repeating on many occasions. If your after great 4th Dr. Who, you need look no further. Thanks to the Team @Bigfinish for all the hard work!! Great stuff
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 1/17/17 2:25 am
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Like a classic six-parter, this story has a long introduction, rolls into the plot and allows each issue to be resolved one by one. There is time to do it all. We begin with a setting and its curiosities being unrolled before us, giving us time to picture the world and its people. We are introduced to character slowy enough to take them in. Then we find a menace that exploits the weaknesses of the setting. In many ways, this is good science fiction as it explores ideas. It is true to the style of classic who in the way it unfolds and stretches out to six episodes.

It is also a little too long, with a setting that failed to capture my imagination involving characters that mostly failed to get my empathy. Sadly this just felt too long for me and the good ideas and characters that I loved were lost among the other mediocre ones.

At six episodes it may not get a second listen, which is a shame as it deserves better. Had this been a shorter release it would have been better.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/30/16 1:07 pm
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The Genesis Chamber has several things working for it. The story main idea is solid, "Romeo and Juliet meets Brave New World," as well as the idea of humans colonizing a planet that aliens have the right to and are already on.

The acting is very good with Tom Baker in top form as the Doctor and we get to see a sort of menace and uncertainty about what the Doctor might do after one plot turn. In addition, the supporting characters are very well-played particularly the star-crossed lovers.

However what hurts the story is that unlike Big Finish's prior Fourth Doctor six-parters, this story is padded. There's just not enough story to justify this length and it'd have been better at four parts. In addition, the villains aren't particularly memorable or interesting. I also felt the computer in this story became a bit of a deus ex machina.

Overall, it has some good ideas, and some enjoyable moments, but it could have been far better.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 9/19/16 8:01 pm
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Not as good as Vol.1 and The Foe from the Future but still worth a listen

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