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Reviewed By: bron_snowReview Date: 9/29/17 7:49 am
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At this point in the monthly series Charley's been drugged and forced to pose as a Count's "dead" wife, kidnapped and forced into the employ of a gentleman's club, almost possessed by a demon to be married off to yet another man, and physically assaulted by the physical manifestation of a Gallifreyan nursery rhyme in the body of her best friend/the man she loves. All of these occurrences are egregious and pretty perversely frequent, but Charley being chosen as a breeding machine and forced to morph into an insect queen has to take the cake for most nauseating yet.

The Oroog is a nice piece of acting. Otherwise, I wish C'rizz and the Kro'ka weren't introduced in this story so I could advise skipping it all together. The dialogue and behaviour of Eight and Charley is really strange, it feels like it was written for two different characters and then transposed onto them. It's so conspicuously odd. An altogether lazy and irritating story.
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Reviewed By: bron_snowReview Date: 9/28/17 11:11 am
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Such a wonderful romp. As an outing that draws together so many small elements from past stories and hints at multiple future stories, there could have been a real danger of this being a mess, but the end result is a gem of Eighth's earlier audios.

Without the budgetary constraints of TV, audio is the perfect medium for the TARDIS to spend an episode quickly hopping through time periods with a little more purpose than usual, and the multiple changes in scenery keep the pace roaring along. Paul McGann and India Fisher feel particularly playful and lively in this outing, and are both given some of their most fun banter and dialogue, but of special note are the half dozen or so guest characters who pop up in the course of the story. They're all played magnificently, and are refreshingly fleshed out. You get a glimpse into all of their lives, and they all feel as if they live and exist outside of the brief moments of peril in which The Doctor happens to be passing through. A real celebration of attention to character detail. I'm particularly fond of the couple of chatty Roman blokes they cross paths with in part one.

A well paced story that does a particularly good job of navigating the problems inherent in hanging onto the lengthy four part structure. Fun and exciting, with some great character moments for all involved. Oh, also Nimon.
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Reviewed By: bron_snowReview Date: 9/27/17 5:27 am
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A great example of just how engaging Torchwood is in its audio form. An interesting premise with distinct enough parts to keep your attention for the long run, and some fantastic acting.

It's a shame Gwen takes a bit of a back seat in part two, but the return of Samuel Barnett as Norton Folgate is a gift that makes up for it, and between him and PC Andy, there are more than a few laugh out loud moments throughout. There's a chance to learn a little more about a period in Jack's past, and a chance for Gareth David-Lloyd to get something to sink his teeth into. As Ianto he really shines in audio with the smaller team in a way he didn't get much time to on television. Great production and sound effects add a few truly skin crawling moments, and there's some great writing to pique the imagination.

The few productions with the whole team together are a joy, and this is about as entertaining as they come.
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Reviewed By: bron_snowReview Date: 9/26/17 12:01 pm
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Definitely overlong, filled with some lighthearted nonsense that may not mesh with some folks' taste, but not nearly as convoluted as it seems to attempt to be in parts.

My main gripe is with the sections with Pertwee. It's commendable that they wanted to include him, but he's practically inaudible, and trying to work around his dialogue unfortunately just leads to pointless and self-indulgent sections that slow the pace right down.

As a whole I find the story so entertaining though. There's genuinely interesting history and canon, and some of the spookier, unsettling parts pack a punch. Paul McGann and India Fisher are sublime, Nicholas Courtney is a treat, and the sections with Davison, Baker, and McCoy are an absolute hoot.

It feels celebratory. Daft, lengthy, fun, and worth a re-listen.

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