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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 7/6/16 4:43 pm
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2nd Doctor, Ben, Polly & Jamie(told by Polly)
What a great story, it's not perfect, but if they had a better sound editor, it would be.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/23/15 4:54 pm
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Simple story that could have been made a lot better perhaps with some work on the script. Acting is good, solid and at par with Big Finish's output, this just slightly for me missies the mark by a fine margin. The premises of the story, TARDIS lands in the southern France at the end of WWII. We hear a pilot shot down, on the run for safety. We have Jamie and Ben separated from The Doctor and Polly. Polly has lost a relative to the War, but is the pilot her long lost relative, and can she help to save him and change time.....

All very nice plot twist here, and throughout, I liked the use of the character Polly and the Second Doctor parts, they were entertaining, I also had that thing again where to be honest, I was finding it hard to determine as to whether or not the I was listening to Anneke Wills when she portrays the Doctor, your mind starts to mimic the actor and plays tricks on you. Overall though for all the great and excellent production, this was not as strong as some of the offering within this third run of the Doctor Companion Chronicles by far.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/11/15 10:55 am
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This story breathes new life into the character of Polly as the TARDIS crashes in occupied France during World War II and she encounters an uncle she never knew who had died during the War. At the same time, Jamie and Ben disappear apparently captured by the Nazis and Polly yearns for a life that will actually make a difference.

Resistance is a great story. It manages to be emotional without being maudlin and there's a great moment towards the end with Polly and the Doctor. It's a historical from the Troughton era which stopped doing historicals after the Highlanders. It also has a very surprising plot twist at the end which is quite juicy.

Overall Steve Lyons has a written a great story and Anneke Wills has done a superb job of showing this less appreciated companion in a new light.

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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 9/4/14 8:00 pm
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A very personal and difficult adventure for Polly set against the backdrop of WW2 occupied France.

The story is good with a lot of historical depth and genuine threats that seem very real and dangerous. Polly follows in the footsteps of her uncle, lost in the war and must find her way through the resistance. She and the Doctor are separated from Ben and Jamie whose parallel adventure is barely touched upon.

The weakness is in the story telling. John Sackville plays his own part very well while Annette Wills is a little dry in her telling, especially given how personal this was for her character. Both actors are a little inconsistent in their portrayal of other characters, but this is forgivable.

The strength is in the setting, which is very well presented. It builds upon what listeners already know of the setting (a big advantage of historicals) and despite the limited number of characters its hard to know who to trust. You wonder if the pilot is genuine and how will it affect Polly if he is lying. How far will she go to fix things. There is a scene where Polly rushed off to possibly change history while the Doctor stands helplessly watching. This scene really captures the moment well: This is Polly's story, the rest of the crew are just there in the background.

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