Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 12/11/15 7:16 am
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It seems an age since I last listened to a Dr Who Release, that wasn't a special, or a new range boxed set, or some other wonderment from the people at Big Finish. But here we are roughly a month from the last, with a brand new spanking release with No.6 and the ever more fascinating new companion of Mrs Constance Clarke, who, is fast feeling like she as been around as long as the Doctor, so hats off to Miranda Raison here for slotting in perfectly. It is also interesting to learn that Louise Jameson as performed the part of Director for this release. Something she has done, as she mentions in the extras a few times for stage, but, I think the first Dr Who release in the main range that she has managed. Once again a fine job is achieved, and, with her almost inbuilt Who knowledge it lends itself to the material, and so she gets the best out of the actors. Although directing Colin to be the Doctor is a little of a redundancy as I suspect he can do this in his sleep.
On with the story, after the initial shock of this not being a boxed set, special release, one off, Nu Who disk, you quickly fall into the lovely warmth and feel of a main release, god I have missed these. What ensues is a 2 hour dramatic, audio, entertainment, with No.6 his new companion Mrs Clarke. Their has been an attempted invasion of earth by the Talessh however on their arrival on earth have met with a hoarding mass of Viking warriors who quickly put pay to their attempts. To prevent further intrusions the Vikings decide to take the method of transportation of these Aliens as far away from harm as they can that being what we learn to be a shield type device, the shield is in fact a time portal. The shield is a travelling bus stop (the Doctors words not mine). The Vikings end up dying and worn out in the deserts of Arizona, with the time portal/shield and so they end their lives by burying themselves and the shield deep in the earth, for time to forget all that has happened. This is just a temporary suspension of the aliens invasion, however due to the tinkering of Dr Hugo Macht and his science officer Professor Lisa Zetterling they have, with the combined efforts of their geophysical contraptions managed to reawaken the invasion. With the Doctor and Mrs Clarke being pulled of course due to the archon energy abounding out of the now newly restarted shield, then, it is not long before we are thrown head long into the real reason why the Talessh are coming to Earth. The Doctor, the Vikings, and Mrs Clarke are set to save the world from certain disaster.