Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 6/8/15 5:03 pm
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Iterations of I by John Dorney
This is the second story on this two production release. This is from the start a well crafted, superbly produced, wonderfully rich product you really wonder how Big Finish, can do what they do, which to to be frank, is paint the most amazing pictures in your imagination, and then tell extend the pleasure by injecting your favourite timelord without it missing a beat. This instalment is unquestionably attempting to show us that Dorney is the main man when it comes to writing some of the best Doctor Who Audio around. He has done himself no dis-service here with this outing, it like painting with the use of language, heavily textured and amazing use of grammer. The subject is highly technical in that it bases the whole plot around the ideology of numbers, having physical form or at least wanting them. The characters in this production really do shine, the supporting cast are exceptional and really dp make this drama feel more than just a standard Main Release with No.5. The introduction of Adric as well gives it that extra nostalgic feel. Judging by the time and effort alone in this release you can tell that there is a massive amount of intracate structure, the whole thing plays out for just over 2 hours long, and I for one felt like it was not a third that long. The story telling just melts away as you listen.
Peter is very much like his TV characterisation maybe hearing Adric's dulcet tones makes it feel more of its time, maybe it is the amazing use of the period, early monologue synth sounds, who knows but Peter is certainly more like his TV character than perhaps he is in the main range releases. Here he is left to explore that period of the 5th Doctor. Again the same is true of Nyssa and Tegan, the two girls come across as being friends because of their occupancy of the TARDIS as opposed to them being friends if there were not. I find the almost droid like manner of Adric very much a blast from his performance from the BBC. So for authenticity and originality then it is the Adric from old. So for preset they will love this. I for one would have liked them to explore a more developed Adric. One that has learnt from his mistakes, and, has a much more grown up, not the sort of precious teenager genius that he plays. That aside on minor criticism's this second of the two stories is 5 out of 5