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2.7 - Sisters of the Flame

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Sisters of the Flame / Vengeance of Morbius
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 5/12/19 3:22 am
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A commentary track in a previous EDA series 2 release stated an objective for the season to be more standalone stories where there's no expectation that a listener has been following 17 or so episodes to get the story. For the most part that has been true up until now. Sisters of the Flame throws that out the window with a 2-parter featuring the return of the Timelord Straxus from last season's finale Human Resources plus the return of the Sisterhood of Karn, worshipers of the sacred flame from the classic Brain of Morbius.

With all that continuity in play Nicholas Briggs throws us a curve ball and, rather than catch the listener up, ignores most of the details and instead introduces a giant centipede police officer in a doctor lite episode. If the Sisterhood was as well defined in this audio as their television appearance this wouldn't be too much of a problem but they are mostly hinted at, suggesting their presence is enough to portray their power (it is not). I'll touch more on that in discussing the next episode. There's not a lot of action in this part other than separating the Doctor and Lucie and setting up the next part.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 3/22/15 12:09 am
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Sisters of the Flame, being Part One of a two part story doesn't have much to talk about because the story isn't over yet. I can say that the set up is a very nice Doctor lite story focusing on the arrest of Lucie Miller and her interrogation by an alien of the centipede like Trell. It is a very nice story, but sadly Lucie isn't written very well in all places. This is really the major flaw except maybe the Sisterhood of Karn could have been in it more.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/12/15 10:13 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The first episode of the two part finale is almost a Doctor Lite episode or perhaps more accurately an episode where the Doctor barely features. The pacing of this seemed way off as it dragged. It felt like the Nick Brigs didn't have enough material for a proper two parter, so drug the story out with a 4 minute pre-Theme sequence and then has little happening over the first half of this episode. In addition, a captured Lucie is surprisingly unlikable. While I understand her concern, the first half of the show has Lucie at her most unpleasant since Blook of the Daleks. True, she does return to normal in the second half, but the first 20 minutes was a bit to get through.

Alexander Siddig (Deep Space Nine) plays Rosto, a ten foot centipede spacial marshall. That's a great guest character who does develops nice chemistry with Lucie after a difficult start and that chemistry ultimately is the highlight of this story.
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Reviewed By: RainCityBCReview Date: 11/16/13 10:33 pm
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First off, this is part of an arc of stories, to find out the ending, you have to buy another audio story. This rating does not reflect my frustration that this was not a standalone story.

This is almost a Doctor Lite story, Lucie shows how much she can do on her own, with a large bug to help her. Great dialogue, great story, great acting.