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2.2 - The Forsaken

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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 6/17/16 6:55 am
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2nd Doctor, Jamie, Ben & Polly
Acting could have been a touch better, and the audio was awful at times, but the plot was great, and I loved it was set in WWII, I would have liked more answers about where the creature came from, and how it got there, but overall not a bad story.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 11/29/15 4:31 pm
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The Doctor, and his companions land on a island off the coast of Singapore, slap bang in the middle of the second world war. A BANG we are straight in the action, this is a fast paced, and stylish story. It is also incredibly well acted, with Frazer Hines and Anneke Willis taking the lead roles. Frazer certainly has the parts where he portrays the part of Patrick Troughton down to a tee. However what we have here is a story with a great deal to tell, it is possibly the first Early Adventure story that feels like that it should have been a T.V. episode that we have either lost or, never made it to being filmed by the camera.


We find the Doctor and Jamie and his other companions in the shape of Polly and Ben in the fading grandeur of the Grand Hotel, which is the last haunt of some ex-pats who frankly really believe that a stiff upper lip is the way that they are going to win the war. However there is a shape shifting alien entity that has other ideas, and soon it is not just the Japanese that are the worry of the last remaining residents of the hotel. The big timey whiney element here is the fact that Ben also discovers that his relative is amongst those at the hotel. A real confliction of ideals are also at play here.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 10/30/15 3:57 am
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Not as enjoyable as The Yes Men but fun none the less. Not sure why they had Bens father involved as, apart from one scene, they never really interact.
Frazer Hines also seems to be forgetting to do his Patrick Troughton voice for the majority of it as he sounds lime Frazer Hines 90% of the time.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/24/15 10:07 am
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The Doctor, Ben, Polly, and Jamie land on an island off the coast of Singapore as the Japanese are invading. They find themselves at a Hotel where survivors are holed up waiting for a ship to take them back to civilization. The native staff was gone and was assumed to have quit without notice. However, it doesn't take long for the Doctor to discover that in the midst of people dying and fleeing, there's a sinister killer at work.

The story is is well written, very atmospheric, and true to the era with most of the cliffhangers working very well and there's some good scenes for Polly. U also have to commend the cover art, which is one of the best I've seen Big Finish put out.

If I had one complaint with the story, it would be that it has Ben meet his father and then does nothing with the idea. It teases the idea of potential danger to Ben's own life if his father doesn't get survive to sire Ben, but this is never really followed through on and there's little emotional involved this for Ben. An idea of a character meeting a parent should have some sort of payoff and it's disappointing that this element really doesn't go anywhere.

Still, this is a pretty enjoyable Second Doctor story that succeeds at recapturing the era of Season 4 Doctor Who.