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3.1 - Orbis

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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 12/31/17 7:50 pm
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This was fantastic. Great performances from all involved. Sheridan Smith shines in particular. Laura Solon as Selta steals the show. The story also greatly benefits from the new hour-long runtime. Great opener to Season 3.
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Reviewed By: BlueboxReview Date: 11/12/17 9:14 pm
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What a cool idea for a story. It makes up for the disappointment of the series 2 finale in droves.
A great idea, great performances and a real sad ending.

Kinda of sad in a bad way though, I’d expect some level of trauma for The Doctor akin to losing a companion but he doesn’t seem as affected by the story’s events as he should be.

And I think I’m missing something but I don’t really care about The Headhunter at all.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 3/23/15 11:05 pm
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Alan Barnes and Nick Briggs kick off the third season with a bang. Orbis is a story that could never be done effects wise on television, but is perfect for audio. Sheridan Smith is great as the heartbroken Lucie who finds that the Doctor didn't know who she was. Paul McGann gives a turn as the Doctor who has lived six hundred years on Orbis not remembering Lucie or Morbius or any of the past adventures. Katarina Olsson is also good as the Headhunter who seems to be a big part in the arc of this story who steals the stellar manipulator to destroy the universe possibly. Definitely get this story but not before catching up.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/13/15 3:29 am
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The Third Season of Eight Doctor Adventures begins with a a story that at its best is stunningly good.. At the beginning of the story, Lucie is kidnapped by the Headhunter. She's looking to see the Doctor again while the Doctor is having difficulty with long term memory and after six centuries on Orbis helping the sentient Jellyfish people.

This story is incredibly original and imaginative. This is another story where I can see the new series gently "borrowing ideas" from Big Finish. Here we have the Doctor spending centuries defending a people from alien attack, only here it's Jellyfish People from Molusk people.

Paul McGann does a great job as a Doctor who has changed and doesn't remember Lucie. As usual, Sheridian Smith brings her acting strength playing Lucie as a jealous, confused, and hurt character who still ends up trying to do the right thing.

The Head Hunter continue to be one of the series best innovation.

The ending is a bit weak. I understand why they did it, but it was too dark for the story's overall tone and I didn't like it. To quote the Fifth Doctor, "There had to be another way." Still, this was a great story otherwise.