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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/7/17 11:35 am
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This final play works really only as a nostalgia piece and Big Finish deserves credit for making it available for fans and even getting the original actor to play the Doctor (Trevor Martin) and the daughter of the actress who played Jenny (Charlie Hayes) to come back. Still, as production, it's definitely the weakest of the stage plays. Essentially, it's a script laden with Doctor Who clich├ęs that was worth seeing when it was produced in the 1970s because of the visual spectacle it offered for families watching the show on stage. The companions present particular issues. Jimmy is probably the least likable idea for a companion forever. And the scene where they have the Doctor express how he much appreciates these people he meant an hour ago seems a bit silly, though since this is a new regeneration, I guess that could be part of this alternate Doctor's personality.

Overall, this isn't horrible, but this release is for nostalgia and Doctor Who completists.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/11/17 12:30 am
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Imagine if Agatha Christie had written a mystery play in space involving the Daleks and you have, "Curse of the Daleks." It's actually a very good space mystery with a lot of plausible suspects as well as red herrings. The characters are interesting even if many of them are standard stock characters.

The dialogue doesn't really let you forget that this was written as a 1960s stage play, but that's really the story's charm. It's a period piece with absurd science, politically incorrect attitudes, and the same understanding of the Daleks people had in 1965. It's delightfully well-acted and I love that Big Finish brought back one of the actors from the original stage performance. Overall, this is an enjoyable bit of Doctor Who history brought to life.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/23/17 1:15 am
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Big Finish brings the only Doctor Who musical to feature television Doctors to audio in the Ultimate Adventure with the Daleks and Cybermen together along with mercenaries and two new companions for the Doctor. The results are delightful.

To enjoy this, you have to understand and appreciate what it is. It's an audio adaptation of an over the top Doctor Who musical comedy and it's very well-executed. The songs are delightfully 80s and I absolutely love Nadine Cox's rendition of, "Business is Business." That truly ought to be released somewhere.

There are a few groaners in the course of the story, but some absolutely hilarious bits as well. My favorite is the disarming of the Dalek bomb. The story with both of the Doctors' greatest monsters featured is an absolute romp. The release is further strengthened by three mini-documentaries that help capture the history of the original play as well as the challenging process of transmitting a story from the stage to audio. The set was created with a lot of of love and care. If you're open to a silly but fun bit of 80s Who Nostalgia, this is a fun release to listen to.
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Reviewed By: Stuart ClowesReview Date: 3/14/15 4:33 am
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You have to take this for what it is - a reproduction of a stage play that probably bordered on pantomime itself. It's fun and enjoyable. Colin put's in a brave performance, as do the companions, but they are battling a 'look Doctor' script. A good document of an anachronism in Doctor Who history.

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