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131a. Klein's Story

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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 4/18/18 3:27 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A short little audio released with the next Klein story "Survival of the Fittest" that picks up right where 'Wings' left off, "Klein's Story" is nonetheless important in showing us the backstory of Elizabeth Klein and how she ended up in 1944 with the TARDIS in tow. It's a piece that is hard to talk about without spoilers so I will try to avoid any direct details in this part but I will say that it answers a lot of questions and it's nice to actually hear these events play out as told by Klein herself to our Seventh Doctor. It fills in a lot of gaps, builds on what's been set up before and sets Klein up for future stories in the process while giving us a soundscape and plot that's nothing out of the ordinary for Big Finish but certainly enjoyable. It brings a lot fascinating insight into who Klein is as a person since we haven't seen much of her before her obsession with her own timeline and it allows Childs to continue expanding her acting in the character and bring us some new aspects to her. Rupert Wickham as Major Faber is fine and while Johann Schmidt's true identity will be fairly obvious especially if you know the actor playing him, it's still a great and interesting touch and his personality is kind and warm despite the situation he's in as it should be for the character. I also love that the Seventh Doctor's fate in this timeline is eerily similar to his fate in our timeline. It's a nice touch and so accurately poetic. At times, it doesn't necessarily feel entirely needed especially as we've already heard it told so well in other previous stories and it's obviously a tad on the shorter side but it works amazingly well for what it is and it's a short but thoroughly enjoyable listen with an ending that is perfect not only for Klein but also for the Doctor as a character.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 1/28/17 2:36 pm
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If not for the presence of McGann then this would be terminally dull
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/17/16 2:45 am
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In this single part story, Klein tells the tale of how she came to find the TARDIS and ended up travelling back in time to 1944 and in so doing set in motion a course of events that would end up undoing her Timeline where the Nazis won the War. The story is laced with irony, as the full truth of what happened dawns on Klein. The story came as a result of the Seventh Doctor trying to get to know Klein ahead of their travelling together and ends with her hating more than ever.
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Reviewed By: jdhall1971Review Date: 5/25/15 6:11 am
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Love the backstory, done in a very clever and interesting way. Builds on the stories before and explains motivation, while also preparing the way ahead for Klein.