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3.1 - The Age of Endurance

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/12/16 7:13 am
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The Age of Endurance is a standard base under siege story that adds several elements to make it interesting. The character of Myla, a scientist who kept her people alive but at a high price. Ian takes a major leadership role and Susan's given a meaty party as well. The only complaint I had was that much like what happened with Ben in, "Yes Man," Jemma Powell who plays the recast Barbara is offstage the vast majority of the story.If you're going to recast a character have them in the story. Still, I think the strong characterization carries this one.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 10/12/16 7:41 pm
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A monumental release, one of depth and high quality of story. Excellent period feel throughout, with the wonderful characterisation of William Russel's first Doctor that has become the norm on these Big Finish releases, which, considering his tenure with Hartnell, makes perfect sense. William however, as the duality as he also plays his own part of Steven, so we are getting the Susan and Steven companion years revisited, with a rather good, strong and traditional story. The most impressive thing about this production is that I have re-listened to this about a dozen times, it has been stuck on replay with me for a good month, I enjoyed it each listen through as it has offered something new. Whether that be a new story angle or a new aspect that I had missed, this has become a firm favourite, and for that it speaks volumes on the quality of the story. I especially like the premises of the whole story arc with the enemy being the result of the misappropriation of intent by a ailing genetics experiment that as woefully gone wrong. The age old story of someone with good intent, ultimately is the potential undoing, there are some comparisons here, for me of Planet of the Apes, with the "Shifts" in my mind being a sort of super duper version of a voord. There is little to let this story down bar one thing, I personally found that Big Finish need to decide how they are to handle 1st Doctor adventures, doing them justice, and the legacy that they are continuing, then we need a more regular release schedule, and perhaps some box specials, make them the occasion they are surely worth to the 1st Doctor fans like myself.