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180. The Assassination Games

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 12/17/18 1:39 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The final entry of the "1963" 50th anniversary main range stories is my favorite of the batch. The story is a dense political thriller with plenty of twists and turns. The Doctor and a young interpretation of Ace (Sophie Aldred really doesn't age, does she?) are deep undercover as the listeners are brought into the plot. The early story has a ton of exposition, mostly in the form of Counter-Measures briefings, that may turn off some listeners. I found it to be very thematic, however, and not only didn't mind but found that they helped set the atmosphere of the story. I've found the C-M team to be a bit like UNIT-lite but here they serve their purpose well and act as more of an intelligence agency vs. UNIT's military muscle. Very much recommended for anyone who enjoys the scheming side of The Doctor.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/3/15 9:46 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is a team up between the Seventh Doctor and the Counter-Measures crew (who were originally introduced in Remembrance of the Daleks.) This time a series of inexplicable assassination are occurring and Group Captain Gilmore and Rachel run into the Doctor and Ace respectively in unexpected places.

There's a conspiracy inside government, villains with an insane plan involving mass murder, and of course, a ticking time bomb. Thus we have a great action packed political spy thriller.

The music is great and the plot turns at a solid pace. There's great chemistry between the Doctor and Gilmore. I was a little doubtful about them using the Season 25 version of Ace particularly in the early parts, but that turned out wonderfully in the final chapter of the story.

Overall, a very enjoyable tale.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 7/28/15 8:35 pm
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1963: The Assassination Games sees the reintroduction of the Counter Measures group which makes a decent enough story, but honestly it isn't really my type of story. The story is a good one, but not the best story ever. The characters are well written with Rachel and Allison getting a lot of expansion in the audio, but until I listen to more Counter Measures I can't say this was an excellent story.
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Reviewed By: St. XtoferReview Date: 7/13/15 6:56 pm
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A lot of political intrigue, which unfortunately, I don't care for much. The first 2 episodes feel like one long info dump. It pics up a bit at the end but gets a tad convoluted. It's okay, but not great.