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91b. Circular Time - Summer

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 5/14/19 12:59 pm
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What a superb drive home I had listen to this delicious 28 minutes.
The Doctor and Nyssa meet none other than Issac Newton and unfortunately it’s in the terms of being his prisoners. The docs been done for fraud! But on inspection the coins are odd ... from varied years ...
Issacs mind digs and maybe he will find out to much.
The story has a great balance of wit, smarts and even seriousness that a fair few full monthlies don’t achieve. This is a great great use of a short amount of time and an easy choice for a re-listen !
9/10 for sure!
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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 4/29/19 6:20 am
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Big Finish 91
Circular Time (B) Summer
Released January 2007

Location : Tower of London
Date : 17th Century

Well here we go, another of Big Finish's finest no doubt. The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa met Isaac Newton after accidentally spending money from the future. Newton knows it's real too as he has inspected the surfaces of the coins to find the time worm scratches and oil from the fingers of countless people. This very concept has always fascinated me as the reality of time travel if in fact ever possible we seem to require that any types of objects could accidentally be left in the past with coins being a good example. I do not believe the original BBC TV series has ever touched on that yet BF has several times now with this being the most extreme example.

To me this story ranks right up there with The Holy Terror with it's rapid fire non-stop depraved humor and violent overtones, graphic and horrific references to executions and just simply profane absurdity like a fine tuned machine. In fact it was not until this 28 minute story was almost over before I even noticed that there's hardly any sound effects at all. Just dialogue which is so well written that it's easy to ignore the reverb and echo which comes from being in the tower as well.

Acting by everyone involved is 10/10 and it would have been interesting if this had been made into a normal (for the time) two hour four part story. It is a prime choice for listening to more than once as the script is so convoluted that I can see listening to it half a dozen times and picking up on multiple new jokes each time. AAA+++
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/23/17 9:27 pm
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The Doctor and Nyssa run afoul of Sir Isaac Newton by accidentally paying with a coin from the future. The plot on this is a bit thin as it involves the Doctor and Nyssa being dragged to and from the same cell several times. However, David Warner turns in a superb performance playing Newton as a genius bordering on madness. It's fascinating to see how he sizes us the Doctor and the clues in front. There are some funny moments, but it really would have worked better to find some way to do a full release featuring Isaac Newton, particularly if Warner was playing him.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 10/31/17 6:41 pm
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Everything to do with Isaac Newton is brilliantly and cleverly written. The only thing that makes this story a 9 for me rather than a 10 is the uneven tone. It's not that I object to the comedy. It's actually quite good. But I feel like all these comedy underlings don't belong in the same story with these tense interrogation scenes. It's not a terrible flaw, and it doesn't make the story any less enjoyable, but it does detract a bit for me. If this had more of the tone of a Lucarotti historical than a Spooner historical, I would have enjoyed it even more.