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4.9 - Lucie Miller

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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!
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Reviewed By: SprocketshipReview Date: 9/25/12 4:22 am
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I stand by the idea that the more a character has to work in order to survive, the more interesting the story is and, most of the time, the better the audience experience is. In this case, as humanity is decimated by plague, then subjugated by a Dalek invasion, we experience Lucy Miller's story of suffering and survival first hand in a truly spellbinding production.

Nicholas Briggs has outdone himself with this script which builds from the dramatic tension of previous stories and ends with one of the best DR WHO cliff hangers ever.

A word of advice to listeners who haven't listened to all of the Eighth Doctor Adventures: The best way to experience this and part two of the story, TO THE DEATH, is to listen to earlier stories that build up to the dramatic climax for the Doctor and Lucy Miller. The stories to listen to first are:

8.1.1 & 8.1.2 - BLOOD OF THE DALEKS 1 & 2
8.1.3 - THE HORROR OF GLAM ROCK
8.2.6 - THE ZYGON WHO FELL TO EARTH
8.4.1 - DEATH IN BLACKPOOL
8.4.5 - DEIMOS
8.4.6 -THE RESURRECTION OF MARS
Bonus Release VIII - AN EARTHLY CHILD
8.4.7- RELATIVE DIMENSIONS