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4.9 - Lucie Miller

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Lucie Miller / To The Death
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Reviewed By: ANTI-RADReview Date: 9/14/18 6:24 am
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FIRST PART OF STORY ARC - 3/5 STARS

Fairly tepid, but easily digestable with an OK plot and extra dose of recurring characters. Some average elements and dialogue that should probably emote and excite more than does (the major complaint - script issues), but entertaining just enough (and to be generous in truth I feel on point in a middle-of-road rating for its section of story). First part (not standalone by any measure) of a 2-part story arc that should have been bundled with and is required for its finale 'To the Death.'

Nevertheless, it's essential as part of the 'Lucie Miller/To the Death' story arc.

This was 3/5. 6/10.

* I typically use a simple 5-star rating scale = 1,2,3,4,5, translated:
1 star = 1,2 ; 2 star = 3,4 ; 3-star = 5,6,7 ; 4-star = 8,9 ; 5-star = 10.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/5/15 8:43 am
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The Daleks strike Earth with a deadly plague that kills Billions across the globe and then they invade.

In the process, Lucie Miller loses site in one eye and is crippled. She uses a signal device the Doctor provided her when they parted, but the Doctor doesn't answer. She tells the story of the rebellion and battles to hold on to hope.

The story is wonderfully told with a great performance for Sheridan Smith, who conveys a sick and weakened, though still spirited Lucie beautifully. We also have plenty of questions raised throughout that keep the audience engaged and set up the concluding story, "To the Death" very well as we are re-introduced to Tamsin Drew and the Meddling Monk and its revealed the Monk is working for the Daleks. To what extent is left an open question to be answered in, "To the Death."
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Reviewed By: MTLReview Date: 6/29/14 12:05 pm
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

While the plot seems like a slightly tweaked version of Dalek Invasion of Earth, Briggs fulfills his promise in the behind the scenes interview that a familiar plot allows for greater character focus. By having Lucie narrate the story, the horrors of the invasion get an extra dimension that makes it hit home harder. Smith gives it her all and makes a very welcome return to the EDAs.

The cliffhanger feels a tad arbitrary with little threat but the rest of the story is bleak, dramatic and gripping. Big Finish rarely seemed to avoid having the first part of its two-parters seem like set-up but this is still entertaining set-up that leads in nicely to the finale.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 5/11/13 4:23 am
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Don't know why it's so popular. Snooze fest!