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141. Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/30/18 7:01 am
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The Doctor, Hex, and Ace land on a small island that's appeared off the coast of Alaska in the last four years in 1934. They find themselves dealing with a madman on an expedition on one side of the island and a mental institution on the other.

This was actually pretty enjoyable. They did a great job establishing the sense of atmosphere and mystery in the story and keeping that tension up into the fourth episode as the truth comes out very slowly. The story has some clever twists. The trio are separated for most of the story and some different facets of Ace and Hex are highlighted in the story.

If I had one complaint, it was Freya going from an in-command character through the first three episodes to someone who only screamed and stated the obvious. But overall, I found this story delightful and seriously underrated.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 2/7/17 9:42 pm
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I really liked the idea behind this story and thought the regulars were on top form. However I have to knock points off for Michael Brandon's truly woeful performance. Perhaps one of the very worst of all Big Finishes output. Shame as it really drakes the story down
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Reviewed By: jdhall1971Review Date: 5/25/15 6:18 am
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Doesn't maintain the excellence of what has gone before. The Lovecraft part is cranked up too high and the story doesn't make sense in places, even after several listens. I'm afraid to say that I got bored and didn't care what happened...
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/26/15 9:27 pm
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Lurkers is a novel story, but has reminders to myself of a couple of other Who stories that are based around Arctic/Alaskan or general merriment, and to be fair the quality of the acting outweighs the story here. It isn't bad far from it, it just this is one of those stories that you if you listen to the first twenty minutes and you are a Who fan you are going to peace together the crux of what is going on here fairly quickly. In saying that you might think that l didn't enjoy this, far from it, what really gives the story gravitas is the depth and quality of the acting within. We have not only McCoy on form and Sophie Aldred but Micheal Brandon is guesting in this episode, I do like the characterisation of the main alien in this, which Micheal nails to a tee, ranging from calm, thoughtful word-smith to manic distressed alien who is tortured by the imposed prison that he is living in. There are quite a lot of symbolic references in this, in relation to the alien not wanting to be in the situation he finds itself and the tale of the Doctor who the way that Mccoy plays him also is a tortued soul mainly by his past actions.