Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 1/13/16 8:24 am
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We are quite solidly back on Terra forma with this release, it is quite frankly a good old fashioned Who release. No.5, Nyssa and Tegan, the quartet are back in play. The story itself is a Johnny Morris stable grounded adventure very much on form. The action takes places with the Doctor and Nyssa in Amsterdam, where upon Tegan is being pursued by her love struck ex-boyfriend. You can imagine the Doctor's intrigue when looking thought the Rembrandt exhibition that is currently on show, that we have the masters work on "space ships". There is something not quite right here armed with this and the fact that whilst Nyssa and Tegan have a girlies chat about men, the Doctor and her the ex-boyfriend exchange what it is that makes Tegan tick. However things take a turn for the worse when a water based alien species starts to pursue Nyssa and Tegan, and then the Doctor and the ex-boyfriend, however, it does not seems to care about anyone else around, so what exactly is going on, and what is it about Tegan new flame that makes the whole things not quite add up.
I enjoyed this, fully, it was excellently acted, produced and the story is strong enough for you to dip in and out and enjoy to the full without worrying about time whimey stuff going off left right and center, it took me back to an time of the more innocent Big Finish releases which were much more story line centric on the story that was being told, as opposed to them being a liberal slice of the Who Canon, and the listener to be aware of half a dozen other going's on in the particular Doctor's time line. I especially like the fact that this comes over as a story of the 5th Doctor reign, of the time, so it is firmly based in that late 90's period of Who. The whole thing sounds wonderfully well acted, and, as per the extra additional bonus material, you can tell that this team of Dr, and companions are just having a massive amount of fun, whilst still maintaining a cracking story.