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193. Masters of Earth

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 10/13/18 7:16 pm
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A lot can go wrong with a story that overlaps the existing continuity of the series. If not handled delicately a writer runs the risk of not only crafting a story that doesn't live up to its predecessor but worse could do damage to the original. Thankfully neither of these are a concern here.

The Doctor and a post-Mindwarp Peri find themselves on Earth during the first Dalek occupation a year before the First Doctor and his crew are to arrive. Although they are in a different region 6 is very cautiously trying to avoid doing anything to interfere with events out of fear of damaging the web of time or creating a paradoxical problem with his earlier self. Peri, much bolder than most of her earlier portrayals, has trouble standing idly by and drives much of the action as she works with human resistance forces.

Overall this is a top notch story with a few very interesting plot turns and is a worthy successor to The Widow's Assassin in both quality and advancement of Peri and The Doctor's relationship.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/6/15 12:55 pm
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Daleks, Dr Who, what can go wrong. Well for one thing the Doctors attempts that he would normally apply in stopping them for one. It is the year 2163, some ten years after the invasion of the Earth by the pepper pots has taken place. It is also one full year before Doctor Uno as he his first crack at getting rid of them, so, as is ever the case, the Doctor is trying to lie low and not change the time line, however, this is something that becomes impossible when you are greeted with not only the Daleks but also there RoboMen assistants, humans that have been turned to assist these vial creatures. Couple this with the fact that the Doctor and Peri have landed in Scotland where there is talk of Dalek free islands off the coast, they are soon swept up into the resistance. Finding themselves taken off to islands where they are trapped between Daleks, Robomen and resistance fighters that are aiding and abetting their Dalek masters.

Colin here once again, provides a flawless performance, and there are throughout this release some nice reflective pieces that take the listener back to an earlier time especially with reference to the first Doctor and his encounter with the Daleks.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/4/15 5:29 pm
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The Sixth Doctor and Peri, re-united for post-Mindwarp adventures after the events of The Widow's Assassin, land on Earth and discover too late that it's the year 2163 and they're in the midst of the Dalek occuptation of Earth which is about to be ended by the First Doctor and his companions, so the Doctor can't interfere and can't risk the Daleks scanning his mind.

This is a story of two halfs. The first half of the Masters of Earth is dominated by the Sixth Doctor's relationship to Peri and his goal to never let her down again. When she is poisoned by the thorn bearing Varga plant and threatens to turn into one of those creatures. The Doctor has to hold back the other members of his party from killing Peri, keep her calm, and find a cure. However, it appears, there's no question of changing the events of Dalek Invasion of Earth and that this is is all about a straightforward quest for sanctuary in the midst of a storm.

In the second half, we're hit with one head-spinning plot twist, and new concept after another, and we even encounter the possibility that the Dalek Invasion could be ended early after all, and Peri wonders what difference a few months could make? It turns out there are worse things that could happen to the human race than being oppressed by the Daleks.

At first, I thought this story was good, but nowhere near as good as many reviewers had said. However, this story really is full of surprises and wonderful moments. It's a great release and very much the equal of Widow's Assassin.
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Reviewed By: thaah05Review Date: 3/15/15 2:52 pm
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I found the first part in the Doctor Who Advent calendar and it's the first audio play I've ever listened to, so I really didn't know what to expect. But I was thrilled and couldn't wait to hear the rest.

It's a brilliant Dalek story with nice cliffhangers and you don't need any knowledge of previous adventures to follow the story.

The performances and sound are very good, there are nice and unpredictable characters, the plot is interesting and coherent, in short: absolutely recommended