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1.4 - Birthright

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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 3/5/17 11:45 pm
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A reasonably successful adaptation of what was a fairly straightforward story to begin with. This script suffers some of the same shortcomings as Rayner's previous adaptations (mainly clumsy plotting, poor dialogue, and weak attempts at humor), but not nearly to the same extent as “Walking to Babylon”. As in the original novel, the London portion of the story works much better, especially early on. The Charrl are rather disappointing, however. Despite their constant claims of nobility, they're basically just standard alien monsters, and they were much more than that in Nigel Robinson's novel.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 4/15/16 10:16 am
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Birthright is the second entry in the Time-Ring trilogy and follows on directly from the previous story. However, it isn't really necessary to have heard Walking to Babylon, as the adventure itself is completely self-contained and the premise of the time rings as well as Jason's and Benny's backgrounds are effectively explained for any newcomers.

Once again Jason plays a vital role in the proceedings and we get some interesting insights into his character and motivations. The basic premise of Benny and Jason being split up in two very different environments works very well and for the most part the story is well-paced and engaging. The Ch'tizz make for very interesting and layered opponents, especially since we get a number of true individuals. It falls apart a little bit towards the end, but still manages to pull all the different story elements together well enough for a satisfying conclusion.

The cast are all on top form, with Colin Baker giving a particularly strong performance. The sound design is a little basic at times, but definitely solid enough for Big Finish's 4th ever release.

Overall, this is an engaging adventure to lead us into the final part of the trilogy.
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Reviewed By: jamesburneyReview Date: 8/15/10 6:00 am
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6/10 or 7/10? That is the question. Well I'm going for 7/10, if only for the superb performance from Colin Baker.

This is a well constructed story and the inclusion of Springheel Jack is a nice touch. Most writters just got for the Ripper (less research involved I suppose). The only problem with it is that I have read Tim Powers' 1983 book The Anubis Gates, and I think that Nigel Robinson, author of the original Virgin novel, has as well.