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2.1 - The Yes Men

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 8/13/18 10:31 am
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Pretty darn good. Frazer just channels Patrick with such devotion. The story is a good one , nothing mind bending but a tale of machine rising above maker is always an interesting bit of sci fi.
Especially when it come to who’s bad who’s good and can it work with reason.

It’s a good beginning to the second doctor early adventures and I’m joyed that there’s a sum more of this range for me to get through. I’m terribly fond of the era it’s reproducing.

A nice 8/10 from me though I did feel the end was a bit rushed. See for yourselves to decide.
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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 6/16/16 5:08 am
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2nd Doctor, Jamie, Ben & Polly
Audio was horrible, a 2, a great plot, with absolutely no idea where it's going, the ending was forced, and it didn't really make much sense, a 4, the acting was fan dang tastic, 10 easy, but with everything else going against it, I wont be giving it a re-listen for a long, long time, no more than a 5, overall that makes a 6 mostly due to the great acting.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 11/29/15 4:32 pm
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The Doctor arrives in New Houston, to visit and old friend, when they open the TARDIS doors and walk out, they are greeted with a magnificent modern city, with hover cars, and at the heart of it the CIB (Central Intelligence Bureau). A modern state that provides everything that the inhabitants need, and satisfies all their needs. At the heart of this new world are an enormous amount of robotic cyborgs. They assist in every aspect of daily living, providing, the support framework for everyone who lives, there. You can imagine that not everything is not as expected when instead of turning up to meet with an old friend, the Doctor and his companions turn up Meg Carvossa funeral, it also turns out that Meg, the Doctors friend is the person in charge of New Houston, she or was the president. However there is something decidedly wrong with all of this, in a city of 20million, there are surprisingly no people on the streets, no one in the parks. However what there are is an ever present presence of Robots, that seem always to be at hand. What actually is going on in New Houston.

These early releases are getting better all the time, coupled with the fact that Frazier Hines, plays both the part of Jamie and the second Doctor, the, era of Troughton lives on, with his ever faithful characterisation of him. I like the fact that this is a respectful representation of Patrick's Doctor, and not just a sheer take off, which, I think given Big Finish audience would not go down too well. What also is excellent about these releases is they should on reflection feel like supplementary, but in truth they feel like the big budget releases more akin the Doom Coalition, or, Jago and Litefoot releases, these are truly wonderful releases and well worth a listen. This story is both wonderfully told and acted, and also exceptionally well written and produced. First rate second Dr stuff, which is a wonderful way of reliving the earlier Who universe.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/3/15 10:03 am
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In the first of the second Doctor Early Adventure stories, The Doctor, Ben, Polly, and Jamie arrive on a colony world where the Doctor had previously helped to liberate it from oppression, but something sinister is going on and it appears an old friend of the Doctor is dead.

Elliot Chapman does a very good job as the recast Ben. However, his lines are limited as Simon Guerrier believed the role would be read in at the time he wrote the script, and we have Ben disappearing for his "holiday" in typical 1960s fashion in Episode 3.

The first two episodes do a great job setting up a mystery as to what's going on, and there are some solid cliffhangers as we're given mysteries as to where the population is, what's going on with the robots that dominate the city. Ultimately, the payoff was somewhat disappointing and a bit non-sensical. The conclusion could have worked, but only if the tone had been right for a very campy silly story, but that wasn't what the Yes Men was.

There were so many ideas present here, but none of them come to fruition: the Orwellian idea of being watched constantly, the Danger of manipulating data, rights for artificial intelligence, how people in politics become corrupted, regret at when old friends change. Unfortunately, none of these ideas are properly developed and the result is an ending that just doesn't have proper foundation.

Overall, though, this isn't a bad piece, but it could have been much better.