Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 6/10/16 8:10 am
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Koggnossenti - and the line aliens like a good tunnel is potentially a smile fulfilling element, of an overall much anticipated 10th Doctor release from Big Finish's Nu Who range. We have the original team back in the shape of Tennant and Tate, with Litton taking on the writing duties in place of Moffat. The big question does it work. Well we have two wonderfully talented actors, and two massively established parts of which both Catherine and Neil are more than ay ease to play. Have Big Finish sprinkled their magic again, and made what was once the providence of the BBC, better, and more, well more robust and ultimately a much more well written and produced. Well first a synopsis of the story, the Koggnossenti are an alien race whom have dropped to Earth and by a neural method of hypnosis and suggestive thought they are slowly rubbing the planet's population, yes us humans, of any sort of understanding, it manifests itself at first as a total loss, leaving just fear of technology, we become technophobes a clearly creating a pathway for them to have a willing, anxiety and fear fuelled race of slaves, again yes us, humans will be at their mercy. Needless to say the human race as to once more call on the Doctor and his companion to save us. Well my verdict is for the first outing it's good, it's entertaining and it delivers like that famous brand of wood preserve. Is it perhaps a classic, then no. Too safe and too much playing to the conceptual and precognitive BBC persona and writing of the 10th Doctor that we saw on T.V. It needs to get better. However what is always a winner is even this, which isn't outstanding Big Finish output, still is a million miles better than anything else that the BBC wrote or produced, I beg belief how Big Finish's writing team are not hijacked by the corporation to write for the T.V. version as they are just so clearly head and shoulders above anything that I saw with Tennant and Tate in when they had their respective stint. Good efforts Big Finish, you can only get better.