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91d. Circular Time - Winter

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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.
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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 5/16/17 5:33 pm
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'Winter' appropriately feels like the story that the entire anthology was building to. Nyssa, long after leaving her travels with the Doctor with a family of her own, is bothered by dreams of past and future. The Doctor himself is handling a blizzard raging around his farm and so goes out to check on the barn with his wife – or possibly on the thing locked within it inside its coffin waiting to get out. One night however, their dreams touch and they meet for one last time in a very unexpected way. It's a fascinating end to the set though maybe a little bit on the confusing side if you don't know what to expect going in. It's a very intelligently written story with familiar characters in unfamiliar circumstances for the listener and yet it feels so comforting and so enriching by the end that it feels so rich and appropriate to the canon with one or two surprises along the way. Fans of the Fifth Doctor era and his companions will find this one a surreal but honest treat with a touching ending that has the major potential for tears if you aren't careful.
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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 3/24/17 1:54 am
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Absolutely brilliant. Peter Davison is poignant and charming, Sarah Sutton's performance is heartfelt. I'd go so far as to say that the whole Circular Time anthology is worth it just for this story.