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Reviewed By: Lord SlarrReview Date: 4/2/17 1:44 pm
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This was originally a script written by Morris Farhi for the very first season of Doctor Who but never moved passed the scripting stage when Morris was unhappy with the changes made by David Whitaker who was script editor at the time. It's such a shame too as this is a masterpiece of such a high calibre it's a crime it never got a TV iteration. Fortunately Big Finish deemed it worthy of an audio release into their lost stories range.

The story itself is a pure historical where the original TARDIS crew get mixed up in the court of Alexander the Great when he is visiting Babylon. William Russell and Carole Ann Ford do a superb job of bringing the script to life in audio form, especially as they voice all the characters other than Alexander, they all sound very distinct which an impressive feat. John Dorney who is a frequent Big Finish writer turned out the perfect choice for Alexander in this story, he really gives the role his all and the character really benefits from it. Morris really has created a tense and dramatic script which knows how to make likeable, complex characters and play with the viewers emotions which is enhanced by the description added by Nigel Robinson which makes the story vivid enough to be able to experience this story in your mind's eye as if it wasn't audio! This is as authentic to the original era a Big Finish story gets.

Overall Farewell Great Macedon is a triumph for historical stories and is one of the best bits of Doctor Who you'll ever experience due to its sheer excellence in writing, its criminal it never reached the screen.
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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 3/24/17 1:43 am
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Absolutely fantastic, highly recommended to any Fourth Doctor fan.
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Reviewed By: biggerontheinside712Review Date: 12/28/16 12:45 am
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A very interesting story about peace and the means to achieve it. You can tell why the story wasn't made on TV with the sequences such as the biplan one.
The actors were good, however I feel that Jo Grant sounds more and more like Iris Wildthyme, and it's not a matter of them having the same actress; you can tell by the intonations. I also found the Third Doctor in this to be much nicer to Jo than he ever was on TV, and that's a good point, because I always thought he was too harsh on her
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Reviewed By: uk2gaReview Date: 10/13/16 1:53 pm
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Hexagora is a failure, albeit an intriguing one. While I may give some stories that play it safe higher ratings here, I think there is value in a work that tries something more ambitious and simply falls short.

Unfortunately while this story has some wild ideas, several of them do not seem to naturally sit well together. Why has this society styled themselves as Tudors? Precisely how did they come up with their crazy plan in the first place? And then there are the missed opportunities such as the Doctor's engagement which feels surprisingly incidental to the story.

Overall, I felt there was some promise here and while the piece didn't quite work for me as a whole, I think it at least didn't play things safe and that is to be admired.

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