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120. The Magic Mousetrap

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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 2/19/19 1:41 pm
1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

This is a really enjoyable release with some great characters and the return of an old villain. I liked the mystery that was built througout the first two parts of this story and there were plenty of twists throughout that kept on changing what i thought was going on. I also liked how this time ace and hex were the ones manipulating the doctor which was a nice reversal of roles. The ending is superb and there are some great performances from the whole cast.
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Reviewed By: Silence Will FallReview Date: 1/19/19 4:23 pm
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Odd, silly, full of plotholes, ridiculous performances and very draggy in points. One of the worst McCoy stories Big Finish has produced.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/7/18 11:42 pm
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Doctor finds himself suffering from amnesia and on his way by cable car to a sanitorium in Switzerland where the patients are obsessed with playing games, and everyone has to hide the truth from him. This story has great characters and is blessed with some wonderful guest performances.

The story has a great sense of atmosphere and mystery as the Doctor tries to remember who he is and also find out what's going on. The Doctor who is constantly manipulating finds himself manipulated. It's a great set up with Ace and Hex playing a very different role. The characters are constantly and the tension builds until part three when the villain of the story really comes into full view. The final episode is suberb, with a perfect ending that beautifully fits the story. Overall, one of the strongest stories I've heard for this TARDIS team.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 12/7/15 10:53 pm
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The Celestial Toymaker returns in 'The Magic Mousetrap', written by Matthew Sweet, a dark, creepy, and tense psychological thriller. This story has everything: a decent plot, interesting characters, and plenty of surrealism. The kind of environment that Sylvester's Doctor would thrive in. If he could remember anything. In an old asylum in the Alps, game obsessed patients are playing games and trying to remember. There are lots of other characters in this, as well. It's only at the end that you begin to realise the importance of these characters. Ace and Hex are having a chance to play role reversal by manipulating the Doctor.

After hearing some of his earlier appearances for Big Finish, it's good to hear McCoy give such great performances and really embracing the role. This really was made for Sylvester; by that, I mean it's surreal and still, realistic rather than wacky. This is the perfect synthesis of Sylvester's performance, Sweet's writing; combined with the tone to make an utterly memorable audio production.

The final note, in this Puzzle, is a sad one. This is as challenging as 'Scherzo' and just as enjoyable. Matthew Sweet has written a fair few times for the 'Jago and Litefoot' series, and like this they are usually dark psychological affair. It feels like possible Big Finish has discovered the next Rob Shearman, yet he hasn't written for the main range since this story and that's possibly the most puzzling thing about this. 9