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Reviewed By: NewWorldreviewsReview Date: 12/20/16 9:49 pm
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The third story in this collection is where things start to get really good. The idea of Doctor Who tackling the works of Jane Austin is an idea that I'm sure has been suggested before, but Matt Fitton's first script for Big Finish really takes the idea and runs with it, creating some interesting hooks to hang his story on. I loved the way that Fitton appropriated elements of differing novels, and forced them together, like a 'Jane Austin greatest hits' compilation. I did think that this story, more than any other in the collection, could have done with being longer, as this just feels like one extended joke. However, it doesn't detract from the story too much, and it's certainly aided by really strong acting from the cast. They just have great fun with the material, and bring it to life. A Most Excellent Match is probably the most fun in the collection, and is really enjoyable for it.
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Reviewed By: NewWorldreviewsReview Date: 12/20/16 9:22 pm
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The second story in the collection sees the Doctor and Peri investigating the legendary lost world of Sendos. It takes the typical Tomb Of The Cybermen style story you might have been expecting, and twists it with a temporal paradox. The central concept of the story is certainly interesting, but the story seems to fall down at the execution stage. I felt that the plot became far too irrelevant far more quickly than it should have done, instead becoming caught up in the time paradox. It's certainly a good, strong story for Peri, who gets plenty to do, with Nicola Bryant rising to the occasion magnificently. The music and sound design from Richard Fox and Lauren Yason is consistently strong throughout this set of stories, and is well deployed here. Overall, Paradoxide is a set up for this collection, but not quite as strong as one would hope.
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Reviewed By: NewWorldreviewsReview Date: 12/20/16 8:50 pm
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Recorded Time starts with the eponymous story itself, which, while a perfectly decent 25 minutes, isn't really that memorable. I certainly liked the set up, but unfortunately I just don't think it makes for a really notable story, not even with the short format. I also felt that some of the logic of the plot was scarified for the plot, especially considering that there seems to be no real consequences for King Henry at the end. It's certainly a good story for the Peri/sixth Doctor relationship, with the pair of them at their most likeable and interesting. There's some good acting from the cast, particularly from Laura Molyneux as Anne Boleyn, and Colin and Nicola are just as excellent as usual. Overall, a fairly uninteresting start to the collection, but an inoffensive one.
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Reviewed By: NewWorldreviewsReview Date: 12/20/16 8:22 pm
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The final part of this sixth Doctor and Brewster trilogy sees the TARDIS return to Victorian England, although this time the usual setting is shifted to a town in Lancashire. It's quite a smart move, and gives the story a very different feel to the usual kind we get from Doctor Who in the Victorian era. For the first two episodes, the story itself is pretty strong, with a lot of menace in the situation, and that's a feeling aided by the superb sound design and music. However, when we reach the latter two episodes, the story starts to loose it's momentum. The menace itself seems to feel rather lightweight, and just feels rather insubstantial in comparison to the build-up in the first two parts. I did feel the end of Brewster's story didn't quite have the emotional impact it was aiming for either, and while well supported by strong performances from Colin Baker and John Pickard, it didn't feel as significant as it could have been. While decent, Industrial Evolution perhaps goes on for two episodes too long and doesn't pack the ending it should have done. Still, it's a above average end to an above average trilogy.

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