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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 6/21/17 5:26 am
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Philip Hinchcliffe knows the characters well, but more than that he knows how to present the parts to Tom and Louise so that they can do their best.
To be honest, the story here was a little hollow, but the characters were well presented and acted. They were brought to life by the talent of the actors and the parts they were given.
Leela in particular has some great moments. In the first part she joins a women's rowing team in a race; boasting about her war canoes back home and teaching the girls the Severteem War cry is fun for Leela and the listener. This in turn forms a great place to leap into the unknown and later see Leela disappointed in having let the team down.
As this goes on, the Doctor investigates and sees the threat mount as other characters are developed.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 6/16/17 12:33 am
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Back in State of Decay, the Doctor spoke about vampires being the time Lords' ancient enemy. They had been hunted from the universe and all time lords were sworn to fight any they found. As an enemy they should be bigger than the daleks, but the truth is they make very poor enemies on Doctor Who and would be best relegated to E space. To make it worse the story has psychic werewolves in it as well. It is like someone had a brain storming session, then drew a line between two of the idea and said "lets do this" They may as well have suggested a story featuring the Master and the Concorde.

In summary a poor final part of a very weak trilogy.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 5/29/17 3:59 am
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This is a good story where the vision outstrips the execution.

Pay very close attention in stereo. Use headphones. Remember how things worked in the Wrong Doctors? Two Jagos and two Litefoots means one Jago is speaking from the right and the other from the left. Likewise for Litefoot. Sadly I lost track of which was which, but I could still tell them apart and I acknowledge this is a great attempt at a technical masterpiece. There is no dishonour in falling short.

Storywise, it is good and the complexity of the investigating characters (all 6 of them) is balanced by the relative simplicity of the main villain's plot.

The whole series is well worth listening to. Justin Richards knows the characters well and is no novice with them. The acting is good even though the duplicated characters are hard to tell apart.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 5/26/17 12:48 am
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Victorian England is a very busy place which the Doctor has now visited a little over 2,671 times. To be fair this allows the writer to focus on introducing character and plot rather than go into detail about the setting. Dropping the TARDIS into a Victorian gentlemen's club makes for an easy to follow opening and we can quickly identify what is going on.

Despite all the simplicity, I found this to be quite enjoyable as it simply focuses on character and plot, sets up some clever cliff hangers and allows the characters to drive the story.

Teegan has some great lines which makes it even better. Quite frankly its worth listening to just to here who she thinks is clubbable.
Adric has some opportunities, but not as many as he did in the last story, while Nyssa is just kind of 'there'.
The quality acting really comes from characters like Peabody, The Red Queen and Edward that make this a treat to listen to.

Phil Mulryne has not written many audios for Big Finish, but he does write the fifth Doctor well and he does know the characters he is working with. My feeling is that his best work is yet to come.

Perhaps a more complex plot would have stripped this of its subtle elegance. I will certainly listen to this again.

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