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5.1 - Flywheel Revolution

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/10/16 6:08 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A tale that does take a while to find its feet, but when it does it becomes a delightful almost Disneyesque story told from the perspective of a misfit robot with a broken chronometer who is a prisoner in a junkyard, along with a lot of others robots, a monster (who turns out to be the Doctor.) It's a simple but very fun tale and the relationship between the Doctor and the robot Frank is very sweetly written as it grows over the course of the story. A very good start for the Short Trips range.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/28/16 3:44 pm
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Ok this is one of those releases that will divide the Big Finish fan. Some will find the manner in which the use of language and the way that Peter Purvis as acted upon it will warm the very cockles of their heart. The other half will find it a beguiling and not instantaneous story with an inability to produce a comprehensive coherent story that instead of engaging you into a fulfilling sci fi romp instead it leaves you struggling to identify and establish characterisation and story arc, with a strained almost drawn out torture. I am not saying that this is bad, in fact it is quite a little novel piece, with the listener having retold to them, by the main character for which for once is not a companion or indeed the Doctor, but instead it is told in the first person or in this case robot's presence. The Doctor is foreseen as the "Monster" and it is not until we are well on our way towards the middle part of the story do we realise that this is a salvage hunt for the Doctor, and, he is after bits and bobs from what is essentially a futuristic scrap yard. It is to my mind slightly too long, and would befit a story of no more than 10 minutes in length, there are too many parts where the point of the confusion of the robot, and what the Doctor is or isn't is too drawn out. The main thing about this is the use of language which is well used, and expertly acted by Purvis. I would however listen to other short stories either in this reboot of the range, or the earlier short stories which are a lot more hit than miss.