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142b. The Entropy Composition

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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 5/3/19 3:33 am
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1968 Condordum

Picking The Demons of Red Lodge and other stories as the first Doctor Who by Big Finish to listen to probably wasn't the best choice for me. I had been collecting these CD's for many years and had hundreds of them just waiting for some day when I could start to listen to all of them. I started a few years ago and after hearing Demons of Red Lodge I was not impressed with the quality. The next night I listened to this one here, The Entropy Composition which came on the same disk. I enjoyed it a bit more than Demons as it was shorter and I had grown weary of it by the time it was over. It's a well written story and I am happy for Rick Briggs (RICK not NICK) for winning a contest where his story could be included. But I wouldn't listen to this one again.

I did listen to the next story on the CD Doing Time, the next night and will review it as well.

One thing that stood out to me was that Nyssa seemed to automatically know it meant to be a music groupie in the late 1960's but isn't she from Traken? Is this to mean that Traken also have a late 1960's music groupie phenomenon? Certainly not.

This story has a feel to it like it has been edited down and there should have been more to the story with much more character development. I suspect that the contest winner submitted something too long for the time the performance was actually allowed to run. But Rick Briggs did provide a contribution that all music and who lovers should hear at least once if the time to do so permits. It has a sense of humor about it that is 100% Doctor Who no doubt.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/7/16 5:30 am
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A solid release about a sound monster that sets the Doctor and Nyssa back to 1968 where Nyssa pretends to be a groupie. The story has the concept of a sound archive containing all the most Heavenly music in the Universe and I love the idea. There are some nice humorous touches that make the story pleasant to listen to.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/26/15 7:28 pm
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This gets Peter and Sarah involved with a sound alien, that is trying to get a Rock guitarist to write her a anthemic peace of music it's capabilities to destroy everything in it's way allowing her to live. I think this adventure is one of those stories you feel that was written with the only purpose to pad out the release, it is quit simplistic, but it does expose the Doctor as being phobic about music with loots in.

Peter is Peter and comes out as being almost bored their is no enthusiasm in this at release. Sarah feels like she is reading as opposed to acting in this release. Weakest one in the four I think of the stories.
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Reviewed By: sarozReview Date: 5/23/13 8:23 am
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Easily the weakest story of the set. The premise is an interesting one, but Big Finish have done sonic monsters before, and the way this one plays itself isn't overly interesting (to me). Nyssa also undergoes a character transplant midway through the story, passing herself off as a music groupie in a way that doesn't seem at all like something she would do; I would much sooner expect Nyssa to be oblivious to or even confused by 1960s "lingo."