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100d. The 100 Days of the Doctor

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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 2/17/19 7:22 pm
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This is a great celebration of doctor who and the 100th monthly range release. The doctor and evelyn share some great moments in this story and i really liked seeing what the sixth doctor and evelyn think of the doctors other selves and companions and it lets us see just how the doctor sees his past and future selves. I thought this was a great way to celebrate the 100th release and i enjoyed it.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/6/18 1:22 am
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The Doctor has 100 days to live after a sentient virus infects him. This is the story that's all heart, mostly it's Evelyn and the Doctor until another character appears for a very brief cameo. The story is a nostalgia-filled trip down memory lane with a celebration of Big Finish's 100 releases and as much other stuff as they can fit in, including Bernice Summerfield and Doctor Who: Unbound.

Fundamentally, what makes this story work is it focuses on the beautiful friendship between the Doctor and Evelyn. Both characters are wonderful, with Baker and Stables turning in very solid performances, fitting of a reflective story. Overall, it's an enjoyable celebration tale that makes for a very pleasant listen.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/24/17 7:37 pm
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This is a wonderful celebration of Big Finish's "Doctor Who"-related output up to this point. These days, we're accustomed to getting these anthology releases every year. It's important to remember that this wasn't just another collection of single-episode stories. This was a kind of anniversary special commemorating the 100th release of the Main Range. "The 100 Days of the Doctor" isn't just the strongest story of the collection... it's the whole point of the release. I think people who get hung up on the thinness of the story have missed the point completely.

On the other hand, they're not wrong. The story is exceptionally thin. A lot like another celebratory story written by Paul Cornell. But the story is not the point of the story. The point is to give us an opportunity to reflect on everything that Big Finish has contributed to the world of "Doctor Who" so far. It does this by giving the Doctor and Evelyn a thin narrative pretext which allows them to visit other Doctors and even other series.

And the whole thing is tied together brilliantly by the strength of the performances of Colin Baker and Maggie Stables. They're given a tough job in this one, as they basically have to describe to each other everything that's going on. But they do a beautiful job of it.

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Reviewed By: FlyingTigerComicsReview Date: 1/19/16 2:48 am
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A clever conceit cleverly confected.

There are a few particularly nice little comments giving insights into the fictional universe of Who, and a nice explanation for what it is we're actually watching when we watch Who.