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1.5 - The Deep

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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 3/9/19 11:32 pm
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It's hard to believe that Nyssa would be so irresponsible that she would attempt to repair the chameleon circuit without even asking the Doctor but she did it. The way it worked caused both the exterior and the interior of the TARDIS to transform and since they materialized in the ocean, the TARDIS became a whale. By her efforts we were able to learn that the TARDIS can emulate a live mammal. Then quite similar to another work of fiction called Jonah and the Whale they were vomited out of the beast yet into the water as opposed to on land like Jonah.

While I was excited to find that this story is narrated by Peter Davison I wasn't convinced by his vocalization of Nyssa. He obviously can't be blamed for the lack of effect to have one of the Doctors attempt to voice a female companion with a very distinctive accent. Sarah Sutton has a lovely almost musical drawl and Peter is masculine and nasal in comparison. It would have been far better with Sarah doing the voice of Nyssa.

A story presenting an interesting concept which would not make for a TV episode thus perfect for Short Trips. It was much nicer to have the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa on a deserted island instead of just Tom Hanks.

"I guess if we materialize in a restaurant we could become lunch." -The Doctor

"Now, let's go have lunch." -The Doctor
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/30/16 5:29 pm
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is a story from Peters reign,but for me it didn't hit the mark and I have to admit that after a very short while, the whole thing started to make my mind wander, Peter is presented here with a piece of work that even he cannot lift to a better level, although it is nice to get a Doctor on this multi release of stories
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/28/15 9:13 pm
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Nyssa tries to fix the Chameleon circuit and the Earth is quickly at risk of being overrun by superintelligent time travelling whales. It's an outrageous concept but it's perfect for the Short Trip format. It couldn't really hold up as the basis for a 2 hour story but it fits well as a great mini-adventure for the Fifth Doctor, with a lot of fun moments. It's really help by Big Finish's sound production which brings the scenes at sea to life with tremendous zest.

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Reviewed By: sarozReview Date: 6/2/13 9:08 am
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There are some big ideas in this one which are treated very breezily, which means the listener may do a double-take at the end when they realize the scope of what they've just heard. I'm not surprised at all to learn that this author is a children's/young adult's author; she has a great grasp of pace and knows how to balance the adventure and urgency with witty dialogue and neat imagery. It's not going to be anyone's favorite, probably, but it's a fun story and Peter Davison seems to have a blast reading it. I wish he would do some audiobooks of other children's fiction!