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The Light At The End

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Reviewed By: Mr3DReview Date: 6/5/17 10:41 pm
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This story is so fun, and if you don't like it you don't have a soul.

this story is one big celebration of Doctor Who, from the weird plots to the Campi villains, and everyone seems like they're having so much fun, also big props to the people as stand-ins for the first three Doctors

highly recommended to any Doctor Who fan.
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Reviewed By: xeryus63Review Date: 5/16/16 9:21 pm
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An almost perfect 50th anniversary story

A great juggling act involving great mixture of doctors and companions

A multi doctor story is nortiously difficult to pull off successfully
By trying to please everybody it can turn into a hotchpotch of doctor , companions & enemies
And being ultimately unsatisfying .

But this story pulls off a multi doctor story like it should be done and concentrates on having only 1 main villain - the ultimate enemy - the Master played with silky villain smoothness by Geoffrey Beevers

It manages to give every surviving doctor in the Big Finish universe something to do and not just a token appearance

Plus it also has a good plot and not just hastily contrived to get multiple drs together

Definitely worth getting , especially the special edition , which I bought as a big finish download and being a real Dr Who geek I liked listening to the extras ( a bit like movie DVD extras, but not just an extended advert for other products)
It is more of a love letter to Big Finish thanking them for keeping the Dr Who flame alive in the wilderness years and playing no small part in helping to make it through to being able to celebrate 50 year anniversary

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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 4/27/16 12:30 pm
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I think another reviewer as summed this story up very well, and I concur. This was a massive opportunity and someone as blown it. But not as you would normally think with it being overworked due to the start studded cast, or not as your would think with a story that has too polished, a little bit like one of those films with a massive budget and it looks stunning but it doesn't quite cut the mustard. Light at the End suffers from all the gear no idea scenario. Don't get me wrong and misunderstand me, I am a massive ambassador of Big Finish products, and especially the Who range. But this given it's gravitas is just not just not good enough, it suffers in my opinion to try and be too much to, too many at the same time as not bringing a narrative that is audibly legible to me as a listener. When I listen I want the story to flow freely and to cast it's vision in my mind easily, I do not need to feel like I need to constantly remind myself of where I am at with the story. Given the context of the story, a master, Doctor story they could have made this much more of a winner and give us a real stonker of a story. But the only shining light of this is the interaction of different companions with each other. There is some nice stuff going on between 8 and 4 but the rest ambles by and does not have the continuity of a story that really plays out. I think the main reason for all of this is that it is too long. 2 hours for a story that would have had more zap and pazzaz over 1 hour or even 1hr 30minutes would have been the key to this, I think the best way to sum this up, is a bad day at the office for all, thank god they have a bigger catalogue that has some real gems in other than this. Others I note disagree, but, another determining factor is I have come to this party a little late, so I am judging this release against some real stunning outings post Light at the End. In summary an for a 50year special, you sadly have not quite made it as good as it should have been.
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Reviewed By: PolarityReversalReview Date: 1/16/16 1:15 am
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This is one of my favorite audios so far! I was worried that having so many doctors and so many companions would really be tough to keep straight, but that is not the case at all. The best part of this whole story is the way in which the different doctors sort of team up and play off each others' different personality traits. And I would just like to note that I think that the version of the theme song used on this is my new all time favorite.