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34. Spare Parts

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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 3/17/17 11:43 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Definitely enjoy Spare Parts, imo it is perhaps quite overrated for being the best Big Finish, on the contrary, its great and the twists are twisty but its nothing phenomenal unfortunately. Don't go into it thinking its above and beyond everything else because it may well not live up to that like in my case.
Great to hear the Mondasian voices again, and can't wait for their series 10 outing :D I hope it doesn't retcon this story though :/
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Reviewed By: ChapWithTheWingsThereReview Date: 1/15/17 3:24 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

"10" is a big rating, but "Spare Parts" earns it. This is my favorite Big Finish production ever ... hands down. I have listened to this audio 7 or 8 times and still found new aspects to love about it. I don't think Peter Davison had a better outing as The Doctor as he does here.

The only downfall of "Spare Parts" is that it ruined the Cybermen for me moving forward. They will never be more understandable, horrifying or engaging as antagonists as they are here. If only New Who had embraced the "Walking Dead" idea of Cybermen more than Iron Man clones.

If you've never listened to "Spare Parts," please stop reading and start downloading. Incredible.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/17/16 6:07 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Doctor and Nyssa arrive on Mondas as select workers are being sent for processing to work on the planet’s surface. This is a very grim tale of a society that is in its final death throes and has sold its soul to survive. It captures the horror of Cyberconversion as well as revealing the Doctor’s role in the origin of the Cybermen. This story is made personal through the family Nyssa meets, where the son dreams of being called up for service little knowing what that means. It also forces the Doctor’s mind back to the fate of Adric.

Overall, it’s a very well done piece with some great character moments.

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Reviewed By: HoovianReview Date: 7/23/16 5:27 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An origin for the cybermen? You would not be blamed for concern, I was also concerned. However this story is one of the best I've listened to on Big Finish. It beats most of Peter Davison's TV stories and Nyssa, a companion I am not too fond of is also superb. It's emotional and you can really empathise with the characters. Knowing how it must all end does not detract from its compelling nature. One of the best Big Finish, up there with Jago & Litefoot and the Eighth Doctor Advanteures.
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