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238. The Lure of the Nomad

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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 8/16/18 11:58 pm
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I found the opening few scenes to be busy and confusing, but this laid the groundwork to establish a good cast of characters for a very good adventure.

First of all we have new companion Mathew Sharpe, he appears already in the TARDIS having completed a number of adventures which are mentioned in passing, while his background and meeting with the doctor is told in a flashback later. This is a simple and elegant way of bringing him in. He also makes quite a good companion and I thought far better than some of the other new companions introduced by Big Finish recently.

The setting has a lot of back story which is discover as we go. The doctor has to piece things together but we also learn some critical things from the supporting cast.

In terms of the story, it works well, going from introduction, discovery and initial threats, evolving into murder mystery, followed by base under siege before the greater threat is revealed and we get a stunning cliff hanger at the end of part three that makes everything to this point worth while.