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4.4 - The Mega

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 11/30/18 2:26 am
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The Mega does an excellent job of capturing the era for which it was intended. I really enjoyed how closely The Doctor plays his cards to his chest, reminiscent of some of his more conspiratorial incarnations. That's not to say this isn't pure Pertwee here; the characterization of the 3rd is very much the dynamic man of action you would expect. Jo and Unit are also portrayed well.

On the negative side, the monster is a bit cliche but is still serviceable. I personally am not very fond of the Companion Chronicles style of narration and a small cast so there were times that I had trouble with Jo's Pertwee impression and the narration in general skewing a bit too closely to audiobook territory rather than audio play. However, for a 6 part story I was pleasantly surprised at how infrequently those moments stood out and I had less trouble getting into the story than I expected.
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Reviewed By: biggerontheinside712Review Date: 12/28/16 12:45 am
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A very interesting story about peace and the means to achieve it. You can tell why the story wasn't made on TV with the sequences such as the biplan one.
The actors were good, however I feel that Jo Grant sounds more and more like Iris Wildthyme, and it's not a matter of them having the same actress; you can tell by the intonations. I also found the Third Doctor in this to be much nicer to Jo than he ever was on TV, and that's a good point, because I always thought he was too harsh on her
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Reviewed By: uk2gaReview Date: 10/13/16 1:46 pm
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The Lost Stories was a very hit and miss range. While stories were typically developed with the usual Big Finish polish, I rarely came away from them with any sense of loss. The Mega is one of the few cases where I did.

The story is perhaps not one that would have revolutionized the show. We have had seemingly benevolent aliens already in this era, most notably in The Claws of Axos, but this worked really well for me because of its strong themes and the wonderful way the story plays on the Doctor's nature as an outsider.

The performances are excellent and despite being six episodes long, this story never drags. I heartily recommend it.
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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 9/26/16 7:28 pm
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Katy Manning is lovely as Jo and channels Pertwee well. Everyone else is pretty good. Fun story.