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91d. Circular Time - Winter

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 5/15/19 1:19 pm
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

We close this frankly beautiful set with winter as Nyssa and her partner years after her travels use a machine to enter dreams.
But Nyssa finds of course the doctor and delves deeper to uncover that it may be far more than just a dream...
I truly want to spoil this and tell you it’s use of a epic moment from Davidson’s time on the show but no you truly must listen to this and Bally well the rest of circular time!
Superb is what it is !!
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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 5/5/19 12:21 am
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Circular Time BF91D : Winter

This story was a jaw dropper for me. It is dripping with emotional acting by Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton and contains about 9000x more character development in regards to The Doctor & Nyssa's relationship than anything ever seen on the TV. This not only justified the true value in audio drama follow ups of previous stories yet almost underscores the need for such.

Anyone whom has become wrapped up enough in Doctor Who to start listening to audio dramas and reading reviews has most certainly already seen the regenerations. This story takes place during the scenes in Caves of Androzani where the Doctors memories were showing paramount events of his past in a manner that can be compared to ones "life flashing before their eyes." Personally I will never forget this scene as being a teen at the time I had to get this episode recorded on video tape in order to take a second, third, fourth and many more reviews of Nicola Bryant's cleavage as she lay next to the Doctor with her magnificent mammaries just above his head. Peter Davison has also stated that this is what he remembers most of the regeneration scene being filmed. Yet moving beyond this now legendary glory Winter stops to look at one vision of #5's from during that epic scene and that is his relationship with Nyssa.

Nyssa is married and her husband is working on dream research at the university. When Nyssa is struck with insomnia and nightmares in which The Doctor is involved, they travel to the university and use a machine to enhance her dream state. It is then that she meets The Doctor for the last time as he walks into the light of The Watcher and falls.

Warning, this can be a tear jerker.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/25/17 6:56 am
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Now married with children, Nyssa has been dreaming of the Doctor. The Doctor meanwhile is living in a working farmhouse with his wife and children. Nyssa's husband is a dream expert and he brings her and the Doctor together one last time in a story that ends up tying into the Fifth Doctor's regeneration. The story fits into the sets overall theme while exploring the Fifth Doctor's character and unrealized dreams.

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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 10/31/17 7:58 pm
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This story gets me in spite of myself. As I listen to it, I find myself creating a list of small complaints. It's a little awkward when you know about Nyssa's subsequent reunion with the Doctor. It doesn't really add anything to the fifth Doctor's regeneration. It's all a bit arbitrary. These are, admittedly, very small complaints, and they in no way prevent the story from packing a deep emotional wallop. The fifth Doctor was my first Doctor, and he has always been one of my favorites. I've always maintained that the Doctor has never been more heroic than he was in Part Four of "The Caves of Androzani". This story stands as a beautiful tribute to a wonderful Doctor.