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2.3 - The Black Hole

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 7/20/18 2:23 pm
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Hounds just charming as you know who and I always felt that said villain would be fun vs Troughton.
Story is solid enough and well cast with great sound.
Nice twist or two as well.
Still blown away by how well Frazer differentiates voices.
This and the night witches are both excellent buys.
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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 6/22/16 3:44 am
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2nd Doctor, Jamie & Victoria
The return of the Meddling Monk was a great story, figuring out where the doctor gets his remote control from the 2 doctors, plus working in that story in the middle of this one ranks way up there, plot was a 10, replay is a 10, and audio was a 10, if only Deborah Watling didn't sound like an old lady in the first part I could give acting a 10, but it only ranks a 8. Still a solid 10 because of everything else.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 12/4/15 9:59 am
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It took me a massive three weeks of listening to get through this, that is no reflection on the production, acting or indeed any of the story content, it was mainly down to me listening to this, whilst retiring to bed and falling asleep whilst listenting to it, so having to consistently going back to the point at which I fell asleep each night. However, it is possible one of the best 2nd Doctor re-enactments of this series so far. Also the introduction of super fan Rufus Hound, is genius on the part of the casting people at Big Finish. The story is wonderfully of it's time, and, the Frazier charaterisation of Troughton is on form as ever. I would love to know how they record Frazier Hines switching between the two, obviosuly they are cut together but does he do all the parts of Jamie and then the Doctor, having to listen to playback of him doing the part of the Doctor/Jamie must be very off putting, so a massive thumbs up to him for getting this so right.


The story tells of the Doctor being drawn to the research centre were things are not as they should be, they have a Black Hole, which is causing all sorts of mayhem with time distortion and the like. The Doctor upon meeting with the Commander Flail is soon in her custody, only to find that there is a old advisory of his also present, that, in the shape of the "Meddling Monk". This timehowever he has been meddling more than normal, and, through a rather twisty and turney timeywhiney story we get to grips with the fact that a lot of the troubles that are going on are down to him.


This is a cracking story, with a lovely pace, and it never lets up, there is plenty of going on all the time with the story moving easily backwards and forwards in time, in fact Guerrier is a past master at this style and handles the dialogue in a way that does not cause too many issues with the audio continuity, which lets face it, when we are talking about the use of backwards and forwards time elements which are key to the story, then that is important. Rufus Hound is exceptionally good in this, and you can see he really enjoys the whole thing, a dream come true for the actor/comedian and Who fan. What also makes for a standout release is David Warners, rather excellent, and almost exceptional on the money narration, it sort of makes a wonderful audio boarder around the proceeding. Highly recommended, even if it took me three weeks to get to this review.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/26/15 3:50 pm
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By far, the best of this Season's Early Adventures. The story opens with the Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria landing on a space ship affected by a Black Hole and they run right into the Doctor's people.

This is just a superb script. The portrayal of Victoria is probably the best I've heard in Big Finish as it really gives her a strong portrayal. The story plays with some fascinating Sci Fi concepts in the Black Hole and how it effects time. The script has a lot of twists, turns, and surprises and a great sense of mystery with the return of an old foe. Guerrier really keeps this in balance and manages to do a lot of very bold things while still keeping with existing continuity. I did have mixed feelings of the portrayal of one returning character as his actions seemed a little rougher than he usually operated.

The cast is strong, with a few minor issues. Deborah Wattling can't really bring her voice back to where it was when she was on television, and Frazier Hines's 2nd Doctor voice occasionally slips, However, that's more than made up for by overall good performances and a strong supporting cast highlighted by Janet Dibley.