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3.9 - Resistance

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 5/25/19 9:17 pm
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The Resistance tries to give a little depth to Polly. At times it almost comes off an an apology, acknowledging her being frequently sidelined to tasks like making coffee for the men. We get a look inside Polly's head here with her wondering about her purpose in travels and life. We also learn a little about her family as she meets her uncle near the end of his life at the hands of the Nazis.

The personal aspects of the story are pleasant and make for a rosy remembrance of the character. The more overt plot of the French resistance is a little thin, though, and acts more as a vehicle for Polly's soul-searching than a piece about wartime espionage might lead you to believe. It serves it's purpose but don't expect many thrills in this one.
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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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