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3.7 - The Transit of Venus

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 5/19/19 4:06 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Transit of Venus is a well crafted bit of prose. The story takes place directly after The Sensorites and adds flavor to that serial without require the listener to have seen it. This is a small cast affair, almost a Short Trip rather than a Companion Chronicle, that is well narrated by William Russell. It's a bit of a historical+ with just the right amount of sci-fi to keep you guessing but not so much to distract from the events or cast too much disbelief in the way of the plot.

Highly recommended for fans of the original TARDIS crew.

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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 3/24/17 1:32 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fantastic in every way. A touching and thrilling Ian-centric story. Cannot recommend highly enough to any First Doctor fans.
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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 6/23/16 3:59 am
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1st Doctor, Ian, Barbara & Susan(told by Ian)
Audio was not good, a 7, acting was nice a 9, plot was great a 10, replay is a 9, A nice story but not enough explanation of things brings down the overall to a 7.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/22/15 6:15 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is a nice simple story, exceptionally well told by William Russell, who gets better each time I listen to him. Sometimes simple stories have a charm that makes them more endearing than those of more complex nature. Rayner as written a story here that feels very much of the first Doctor era in every sense of the words written. The plot is nice and straight forward, Ian, Barbara, Susan and the Doctor land adrift a the Endeavour on way to discover Australia, Captain Cook and Joseph Banks the scientist aboard the ship. Barbara and Susan get cast adrift overboard in the Tardis, the Doctor and Ian stay aboard. The behaviour of the scientist, Joseph Banks however starts to get to Ian he seems almost to have a split personality displaying one minute a scientist of his day, the other displaying knowledge far advanced for the time, in fact almost the knowledge of time traveller. It turns out that a previous visit by all of the TARDIS to a planet whose in habitants have a natural telepathic ability, and Joseph behaviours down to Barbara trying to make contact from the adrift TARDIS to let the Doctor and Ian know they were ok.

Bill Russell the much maligned actor of Ian Chesterton I think is wonderfully suited to this style and delivery and this exemplifies his high standards.