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3.7 - The Transit of Venus

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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 3/24/17 1:32 am
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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
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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.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/11/15 10:53 am
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Jacqueline Rayner crafts a wonderful script that plays out like a Hartnell era-historical but with a great sci fi element included. Through one of the Doctor's hissy fits, he and Ian find themselves on Captain Cook's ship the Endeavor while the TARDIS with Barbara and Susan inside has been tossed to the ocean. Thanks to Ian's ad-lib, the crew accepts them as Men from Venus.

They're on a historic voyage but Ian becomes increasingly suspicious of ship scientist Joseph Banks (Ian Hallard) of being an alien or being up to some nefarious purpose after Banks begins having moments where he says bizarre things and even once throws Ian overboard and then quickly has him rescued while Ian's paranoia continues to grow.

This is a great story as it blends some great elements of mystery, suspense, and classic sci fi while still having a very historically accurate portrayal of life aboard the Endeavor. William Russell is superb as the Doctor, and also as Ian as he perfectly portrays the shifting mood of the piece. One of my favorites in this range.