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Reviewed By: HexagoraDalekReview Date: 9/11/18 1:19 pm
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Admittedly, I didn't see myself loving this one much. But it is really quite an excellent story. A fantastic introduction to Erimem, but also to 5 and Peri if you are not familiar with them. The imagery is quite well created for an egyptian setting. Episode two works well, with Peri and Erimem mainly carrying the story as the doctor is unconscious. Erimem's decision to join the Tardis team is delightful also. This story has a lot off good moments, especially when the doctor explains that Erimem never becomes Pharaoh. The reveal of why the Tardis heated up was really well done too
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 6/5/17 1:21 am
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This is an interesting one, and quite a good one as well. It's very nearly a historical, but not quite. It's a story that involves alien interference in a historical setting, but in an unusual twist, the alien influence is mostly incidental. The all-too-human villain, Yanis, discovers a stasis box containing a telepathic alien entity, but instead of falling under the influence of the alien, Yanis uses the alien to advance his own agenda. Yanis, not the alien, is the true villain of the story, and his motivations and goals are largely unchanged. He simply uses the telepathic abilities of the alien entity to aid him in his scheme to conquer Egypt.

Other than being quite good, this story is known for introducing Erimem, Big Finish's third new companion. Erimem is a bit of an odd duck. I like her quite a lot, but I have to admit that I don't find her remotely believable as an ancient Egyptian would-be pharaoh. But then, I don't really think she's meant to be. The writing and the performance seem designed to make Erimem fit in as comfortably as possible with the Doctor and Peri, and for the most part, she does. She doesn't understand technology or British/American pop-culture references, but that's about it. She's basically Leela with a sunnier disposition.

And that's fine. I don't think she's very credible as a historical character, but she's fun and likable, and she definitely brings a fresh new element to fifth Doctor/Peri stories. And that is, I believe, exactly what she was meant to do.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/2/16 4:36 pm
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The story has the Doctor and Peri meeting up with Erimem, a teenage girl about to be crowned Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. The Doctor saves her life and finds her court is full of intrigue with long knives out for Erimem.

This is an enjoyable Pseudo-historical as the Doctor and Peri are drawn into finding the truth behind this intrigue. As others have said, this plot isn't unique, however, it's very well-executed and does a great job handling the characters. Iain McLaughlin brings out the strength and promise of the Doctor/Peri relationship and how their personalities creates a pleasant contrast in a way that's very different from the Fifth Doctor's other Companions. The script also takes advantage of the Doctor being unconscious Peri a chance to shine and take a leadership stance.

The story does a great job drawing introduce Erimem and making her a character we want to learn more about, as she's down to earth, curious, and feeling very isolated by the nature of the role thrust upon her.

Overall, a great story that sets the stage for more stories to come.
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Reviewed By: drwhatPieter2Review Date: 4/30/16 3:28 am
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What happened to the events beteen the episodes "planet of fire" and "the caves of androzani" well the awnser is he here. This is your chance to hear Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant together. And this audio drama introduce you to Erimem, a egyptian queen that never was played by Caroline Morris .

The Doctor and Peri have some problem with the tardis so they eccidentally landing on acient Egypt. And rescuing a queen called Erimem from some thugs. But the problem is this queen Erimem was never a queen of Egypt, The Doctor have never heard of a queen Erimem. And there is a consparicy going on to destroy the queen.

This story have some mysteries and I love that sort of story, and combining with Egyptian mythologie, and intorducing a new charachter and companion in big finish after Evelyn Smythe and Charley Pollard, Erimem is a defined and awesome charachter to explore and she remind me of Leela, a bit of a savage plus with royal blood. And Erimem ads perfectly with the Fifth doctor and Peri.

Overall a good story of acient Egypt, the mysteries and consparies and o good intro for a new companion for the fifth doctor.

Awesome 8/10