Reviewed By: JMChurch25
Review Date: 11/28/17 6:08 pm
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The Sixth Doctor and Melanie Bush are taking a break from their adventures and relaxing in a hotel in the Swiss mountains with a wonderful breakfast menu and a gorgeous view. The staff of the hotel are surprisingly intuitive and seem to instantly know what the Doctor and the other guests want or desire to an almost supernatural degree. Is it just pure coincidence or is there something else precognitive going on here that the Doctor is missing? 'Intuition' is a very different story than I would've ever expected to hear for Doctor Who that starts off very light and fun but does take a dark turn in a very surprising arc that you won't see coming. Writer Rob Nisbet's plot keeps you guessing and interested the whole way through and it's honestly a very satisfying listen by the end when all is revealed. Narrator Stephen Critchlow does a wonderful job at narrating with a very fluid and almost whimsical voice bringing such passion to the story that makes its' somewhat longer running time fly by. His portrayal of the Sixth Doctor doesn't 100% work but unlike other Short Trips I've heard recently, it does at least sound and feel like Six and you can very much tell that it's supposed to be him with his time and era. The descriptions and personality that Critchlow reads into Six really helps in this especially regarding the fiery and bombastic personality that he had at this point in his life and that's very much a credit to Nisbet as well. I also must say that I really love the sound design on this one. Listening to it felt so immersive made me feel like I was really there on the top of a mountain or in a warm Swedish hotel enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. There are times and places where I did get a little lost and had to repeat certain parts not helped at all by the longer length of this audio compared to other Short Trips. But I would definitely say that this is one of the better Short Trips that you could find out there especially for the Sixth Doctor. It's fun, very unique, interesting, and one that makes the most of what it has in the best way possible.