Reviewed By: komodo
Review Date: 12/11/18 12:33 am
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We have three stories in this, all set in alternate realities.
The Doctor and Mel are in 2017 communist London while Ace goes it alone in East Berlin in 1961. As these go on, a mission is landing on Mars. While the Doctor is interested in this, he isn't really involved.
I found it hard to relate to the settings as I was just waiting for the key event to be found and for reality to be unwound. There were a lot of pieces to sift through and with 3 story lines I had to wait to hear what key event linked them.
Ace's story line is very dark and close to known history in East Berlin.
The Doctor and Mel have a story that is a pale interpretation of that, so the two stories don't quite fit together. The 2017 setting just doesn't have the same bite to it. It also lack the obvious technological advances that should have taken place, especially in the security field.
This is the most complex story that Una McCormack has written for Big Finish; she understands the genre and has written a great story for Ace.
I also thought the cover picture was one of the better ones, especially placing Ace front and centre.