Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review 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.