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4.4 - The Pyralis Effect

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/1/18 6:32 am
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Romana arrives on a spaceship (with the Doctor close behind) in which a species helped by the First Doctor is seeking his help again, and they think they'e succeeded but dangerous parasites are attacking and it's up to Romana and the Doctor to deal with it.

This adventure isn't anything that hasn't been done before, but I think it's done pretty well. Lalla Ward is fully engaged and provides a very solid performance. In addition to that, the score is simply marvelous. Again, it's not unique, but if you like this sort of a plot, this a well-executed example of it.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 8/14/15 12:38 pm
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Have you ever listened to a Big Finish release then once you have finished, you go off to the internet or your classic Who dvd collection, thinking to yourself, this was a television episode. If not it is so dam close it has been sampled, bit like an early 90's Run DMC, or Beastie Boys recording taking the choicest licks from Led Zeppelin IV or Houses of the Holy. For The Pyralis Effect for me comes across as a definite third Doctor release that the BBC put out in the 80's with Tom and Lalla in. The premises for this is based on a parasitic entity, the swarm springs to mind. Add into this the misguided belief of a god like entity who will assist the colonist from the space ship from Pavonis IV, they are scouring the universe to find their saviour the fabled Doctor. Problem is when you get a parasite life form's means of containment with a TARDIS, and then you go and open it. Bit like trying to put the genie back into the bottle, when it is already out. Lalla Ward personally has one of those persona's that is like vegemite you like it or you don't. I must admit I am not her biggest fan, I find her delivery almost boarding on condescending school matron, but not in a sexy naughty way, more in the "you will listen too me" "you will understand". In this outing she is actually quite good, and comes across as a comparable, and a believable story teller, you know it has worked when even without Baker's immediately identifiable tone, when in your mind you could see him performing this release.
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Reviewed By: TonyJonesReview Date: 9/16/12 6:49 pm
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I get why people might not like this but for me Lalla brings this to life and Jess adds a lot to her parts. Maybe a bit weak at first and the working in of the Doctor is slightly uneven
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Reviewed By: SLRibsReview Date: 6/23/11 9:10 am
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A good, fun adventure. Lalla Ward is lovely, as is to be expected. Very much of the era.