Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review 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.