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95a. Exotron

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/10/18 5:42 am
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The story suffers a bit from coming right after I.D. Going from one tale featuring robots on a distant planet to another is a bit much. Still this story does work for the most part. The Doctor and Peri arrive on a planet where are the giant Hyena creatures who attack whenever robots known as Exotrons are about.

The story has some very strong, even shining moments for Peri. It's nice that opens with some botany stuff to highlight her area of expertise. Even in her brief travels with the Doctor, at this point, she shows herself pretty competent.

There's also an element of romance which is interesting, although there are a few moments where it's almost like a soap opera. Yet, the cast all performs admirably. It never becomes tedious or stupid. It just won't overwhelm you with its genius. Simply put, this is a well-performed Doctor Who play that will provide a good seventy-five minutes of entertainment and that's about it.

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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/15/17 12:24 am
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I don't think one quite works. It's a tricky blend of styles. On one hand, it's a tradition "Doctor Who" style science fiction story involving giant robots and telepathic alien monsters. On the other hand, it's dramatic piece about people and relationships. Paul Sutton has walked that line before, with varying levels of success, in Arrangements for War and Thicker Than Water. But this time, it just doesn't seem to work. The two sides of the story don't gel very well, and the result is a bit of an unsatisfying muddle.

But there are some very interesting ideas being thrown around. Alien monsters that aren't monsters. Giant robots that aren't robots. Telepathy all over the place. The story may come up a bit short, but it's hardly a complete loss.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 12/13/14 9:36 am
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Peter and Nicola, once again stroll into a rather dangerous situation, and once again the Doctor is left with sorting out the problem. Unearthing in the process that a genius as let go by what can only be described as the loss of love, and the ability to show and give love, which in turn as twisted itself into hate and evil. Heavy stuff, although the story itself plays out well, with plenty of everyone getting their own fair share at making this both enjoyable with a very human under theme. I enjoyed Peter as ever, a Doctor now on top form in this nearing 100th release from Big Finish of the re-invigorated Dr Who stories put out since the BBC have gone off and done the new thing with Davies/Moffat in control. That for another day and another rant. This is old style adventure good guy does bad see error of ways too late. Wonderful stuff, all round nothing to complain and expertly produced and written. Well worth a listen
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Reviewed By: jdhall1971Review Date: 9/15/13 2:57 am
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Far better on a second listening