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137. The Whispering Forest

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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/25/15 5:35 pm
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We have the extended family as I have come to refer to this incarnation of No.5 and his crew amongst the Tardis. We see Nyssa, Turlough and Tegan land on the planet deep in the woodlands and forest plains. There is small group of humans with a clinical obsession with cleanliness, which is what appears to be a throw back to their past, something that the Doctor works when he discovers what essentially is the remnants of hospital equipment, and quickly surmises that it may have come from a ship, a hospital ship transferring the initial survivors. However coupled with this strange mystical religion, there is the constant threat of the Takers, and then there are the "shades", a elemental force that reside, but who are the Takers and why do they take the survivors when they can? All starts to become apparent when Turlough gets taken, and the Doctor starts to unravel the mysteries of the Whispering Forest.

I enjoyed this, it is more the standard type of Who adventure, I think for an audio however the combination of having three companions muddies the waters somewhat and makes keeping up harder, as there are potentially four main leads as well as the guest leads from the cast. In saying that we get a high quality drama, well produced, and well written, and well acted.

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Reviewed By: NetriganReview Date: 9/9/12 3:35 am
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It's The Face of Fear without the amazing twist. A group of primitives, who are obviously the descendants of a hospital ship, are waging war against a group who hide behind a force field barrier. It's even got the religious zealot who is scheming to take control.

What it doesn't have is anything particularly interesting happening and it ends up being a run-of-the-mill base-under-siege story after a half-decent twist mid-way through.

Disappointingly average and unimaginative.
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Reviewed By: templetongateReview Date: 10/11/10 8:26 pm
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Distracting enough, but I had trouble caring much about the characters. There was a certain by-the-cliches quality about it: a bit too much concept and too little warmth.
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Reviewed By: drsteveReview Date: 8/22/10 5:52 pm
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Perfectly acceptable, but nothing special - well-performed, with Tegan a little toned down from Cobwebs, but... just a bit predictable, really.
My expectations weren't high, but this is the first time since I started subscribing a couple of years ago that I've felt disappointed by a main range play. Not bad, but still the worst main range play since Assassin In The Limelight