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184. Scavenger

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Reviewed By: MegaplumfinityReview Date: 3/4/18 3:16 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An unusual premise of placing the Sixth Doctor and Flip into a hard sci-fi story about rogue satellites and space stations gives rise to an excellent first episode. Unfortunately we then get a frankly daft immortal love story added to the mix without the slightest bit of foreshadowing. A better writer could have juggled the two tones better but alas, it just doesn't quite work. Still, the cast are great and the Indian Space Agency setting is fresh and interesting. The final cliffhanger is also pretty gripping.
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Reviewed By: BlueboxReview Date: 11/12/17 9:27 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What I really enjoyed about this story was how well written all the characters where. It’s also clear the writer has done research into space travel. Theres a realism to dialogue, even in the fictional parts.

Jessica Allaway was a great take on the evil corporate executive. Her bubbly friendly persoanality contrasted her selfish qualities brilliantly.

The plot was a bit light and left much of Scavenger’s origins unexplained but that seemed to benefit it in a way, there was explanation full of made up words at the end. It just was what it was. And it was good
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/24/17 5:21 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The best story of the Trilogy finds the Doctor and Flip on board a British/Indian space station where an effort is underway to clean up space junk, but seems to wake up a dangerous alien ship known as the Scavenger.

The story is full of surprises. It's plain that the writer really put a lot of research in. The story comes off as a very authentic without feeling like it's throwing unnecessary details in because he can. The story introduces great concepts and has some superb twists and a solid love story. If I had one complaint it was that Jessica Allaway as the typical conniving British imperial villain. Still, even that character had some good moments.

Flip has some great scenes in here and the open-ended closing is really well done with Flip ending the trilogy in a way that only Flip could.

Overall, Scavenger is thoughtful, thoroughly entertaining, and full surprises.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 12/6/15 11:05 am
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'Scavenger' was written by William Gallagher and directed by Nick Briggs, and is the third and final instalment in second Flip's trilogy. Which, started with the dark, dystopian horror of 'Antidote to Oblivion', followed up by the mystical fantasy driven 'The Brood of Erys' and finally this more character driven hi-octane thriller. You don't need to have heard either of the preceding instalments before listening to this. The Tardis lands on a space station for a joint Indian/UK mission to clear up centuries of space-junk. Unbeknownst to the astronauts, there is an alien satellite - Scavenger 2 - hidden among the debris. The Doctor and Flip are soon separated. Flip is left floating in space and it's up to the Doctor to rescue her from being absorbed by Scavenger.

The previous two stories both had rather dreary music (but, fine sound effects); thankfully, the soundtrack to this has more pizzazz, which is a welcome relief. Flip's characterisation hasn't been totally right in either of the other instalments, but this gets it dead right. She is scatty, wholesome and funny. Her comparisons of future technologic advancements to everyday items from the present are charming, and I hope we see her again in the future. Unfortunately, the characterisation doesn't feel right in other areas. Jessica Allaway, the UK representative played by Kate McEwen, finishes a lot of sentences the most tactless and selfish things imaginable like she is unable to not express a single thought she has; I just find her characterisation too on the nose.

I felt that this one managed to have a good stab at getting everything right and didn't leave much to complain about. The story is well-plotted and manages to ratchet up and sustains the tension nicely, with lots of running around and key tapping early on leading onto something a bit more absorbing. The last episode was poignant and a real change of pace, not just because of Flip's fate.