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1.1 - Rise and Fall

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Reviewed By: CYBER_C-JReview Date: 6/17/18 2:30 pm
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'Rise and Fall' is a fantastic story which explores a unique idea. The performance by William Russel is great as always. The story has very little activity from The Doctor or any of his companions but that wouldn't have worked with the premise of the story, and really any more involvement from the TARDIS crew would feel unnecessary and forced.
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Reviewed By: FinleyWadeReview Date: 9/23/17 10:50 pm
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Wow, this story is simply brilliant. It is the best of any of the short stories I've heard so far (Vol I & II) and delivers a beautifully cleaver plot that had me in awe. I was very taken aback by the tragic beauty of it at the end and it brought a tear to my eye on first listen. I wouldn't want to spoil this for anyone but I will just say a basic outline. The TARDIS lands on a planet and the doctor and Ian go to have a look around. They discover these phantom like creatures that fly past them in the blink of an eye. And, any more would ruin. Seriously, to deliver something as tragic, intelligent and touching as this in a matter of twenty minutes shows exceptional writing. Also, William Russell's impression of Hartnell is great. A must listen and the first and best story in the short trips vol I (this story can also be obtained freely as a freebie on sound cloud posted by big Finnish alongside many other freebie stories, https://soundcloud.com/big-finish/doctor-who-short-trips-rise?in=big-finish/sets/complete-free-big-finish). overall a 9 / 10 (it would be a 10/10 but some of the other stuff iv'e heard from big Finnish are absolute master pieces (though this is borderline) and I need to set this as a benchmark as other audio plays surpass it and i need to highlight that those are better than this. Had this been a TV story, it would be a 10 / 10, the context of surrounding stories has unfortunately lowered this one.
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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 9/26/16 7:36 pm
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Possibly the best of the whole Short Trips range. Delivers an epic in a short period of time, and is a memorable and touching story.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/30/16 5:25 pm
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This introduces us to some lovingly crafted stories retold through the voices of actors that appear elsewhere for Big Finish, or are active companions of the Doctor, in fact later on in this release Colin Baker writes and read his own work. The whole thing starts off with Rise and Fall, a story that is told through the voice of William Russell who always makes the story so much more, as his characterisation of the first Doctor is faultless and here he does this with all the bad tempered, hesitation that Hartnell had. The story is rather nice, basically telling us the moral tale of life and it's natural ebb and flow. I enjoyed this and it ran just about the right amount of time