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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 3/24/17 1:45 am
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David Collings makes for an interesting Doctor, reminding me vocally of Pertwee in a way. The plot is a bit melodramatic, as are parts of the story, and the sound design is meh, but it's a fun break from continuity, and I recommend it.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 9/1/15 7:53 am
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I think the morality behind this is rather lazy as the Doctor wasn't in a life or death situation, nor was it a last resort. He lies and betrays his assistant. Yes, he is consistent but the idea of the Doctor killing could have been done so many different ways and the cold hollowness of this Doctor is kind of a product of a cold hollow world he is living in. It's not without its virtues but it's an empty and strangely disappointing experience.

Morbid novelty enjoyment sums it up beautifully. The story isn’t bad but the possibility they have chosen to fixate on is perhaps the wrong on. The unbound series sure does have a lot of broken Doctors. This one is perhaps the most broken, he comes across as a dirty cop on the tough streets of NY. The difference between the War Doctor and this is that it really was a rock and a hard place, and the Doctor regretted it every after. It wasn't selfish or lazy, there was a real moral dilemma. There isn't any real introspection or a lesson learned, just Karma at the end – in a very eye for an eye fashion. I do like it, quite a bit actually, although the end was a bit of a let down. This isn't what if the Doctor killed, this is what if the Doctor was a bastard. This could have been so much better.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 8/1/13 11:24 am
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The Doctor takes a sub down to the depths where dangerous experiments have been taking place. Good Story!
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Reviewed By: Tim90Review Date: 8/26/11 6:43 pm
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What if... the Doctor believed that the ends justified the means? That is the question posed in "Full Fathom Five", the third Doctor Who Unbound story. David Collings (perhaps best known as Silver in Sapphire And Steel) is the actor tasked with bringing to live this ruthless version of the Doctor and he does a superb job. Collings Doctor is a very cold character who for one reason or another no longer cares about the consequences of his actions. I should point out that the Doctor is still the hero of the story but a hero who will do anything to achieve his goals, even going so far as killing two characters.

"Full Fathom Five" is written by David Bishop who provides a fast paced script that never gets dull and isnt without its twists and turns. The ending is with out doubt the most shocking thing about this story and I really cant say much about it without spoiling it. Needless to say though, the TV series could never have an ending like "Full Fathom Five" which I guess is the whole point of the Doctor Who Unbound series.

There really isnt anything negative I can say about "Full Fathom Five". An excellent script coupled with superb acting and a brilliant ending make it one of the best Doctor Who audios available. 10/10
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