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45. Project Lazarus

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Reviewed By: SeblemReview Date: 2/10/19 5:32 pm
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PSA: Spotify is missing the last track (7) of the 4th part! It's about a minute long without the outro. If you want, you can buy it on Big Finish for 2.99$

Now onto my review:

I didn't enjoy either story very much and listening to a story you dislike feels for some reason worse than watching one. I mostly explain why I particularly disliked the first in this review because I was dozing off a bit for the 2nd as I had no investment left at all. The 2nd story suffers from many of the same issues anyway.

I don't think this story is ever funny. The meta jokes are awful and I really can't stand the throwaway lazy jokes about current issues. It just feels cheap and embarassing when they talk about how people can be tracked down now via Internet or how something sounds like "science fiction". It makes me groan even more than the rest of the cheesy dialogue.

Nimrod is just sooo boring. He has no redeeming qualities, he's never shown to be especially clever. I don't understand why this is a recurring character.

Everyone's acting is sooo over the top. So much screaming and sobbing. it's just too much.
They tackled grief and experiencing death so well just 2 episodes ago in Doctor Who and the Pirates. Here it's just melodrama. Evelyn is crying her eyes out and we get one cheesy line after another.

6: " I don't always win"
Eve: "You can’t always make everything better with a cup of cocoa and a slice of cake!"

I love Evelyn and I can really sympathize with her but here nothing feels real or earned. It's the same with all the gore and torture(it shares this problem especially with its predecessor Project: Twilight). I don't mind it but I think it's a waste of time if it's just there to be there.

The whole thing feels to me like someone let a 12 year old edit the script to give it more edge. I can't stand it!

I've added some recommendations for stories, where I think they handled grief or the Doctor losing better.
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Reviewed By: comparestoreReview Date: 9/2/18 11:27 am
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A fantastic continuation of 'Project: Twilight', 'Project: Lazarus' continues the story of Cassie, Nimrod and the Forge. With a similar tone to Twilight, Lazarus is very dark and unsettling, and there are a few incredibly sad moments which threaten to destroy the relationship between the Doctor and Evelyn.

The 7th doctor parts aren't as good, but they're still great.
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Reviewed By: FerdyReview Date: 12/17/17 11:59 pm
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Part 1 & 2 are 10/10, while 3 & 4 are just awful. I often skip them on a relisten, as they serve no purpose.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 7/4/17 3:17 pm
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This story never really worked for me. First of all, it's basically two stories, linked but separate. The first story is a sequel to Project:Twilight, as the Doctor finally goes back for Cassie. This story feels somewhat obligatory to me. It's there to resolve a bit of a loose end, to set-up the next two episodes, and to put a rift in the Doctor's relationship with Evelyn for the next Evelyn story to explore. As such, the plot feels contrived. Things happen because they need to happen in order for the story to hit its beats. Cassie's a member of the Forge now, so we need her to feel resentment against the Doctor, so the TARDIS has to arrive late for no other reason. She needs to rebel against the Forge, so Nimrod altered her memory in a way that has no clear benefit to him, but is easily detectable by anyone who has met Cassie before. Of course, all of these stories are scripted, and all of these characters are behaving the way the writers want them to in order to serve the story, but sometimes it shows. This is one of those times.

Disc Two is much better. The sixth and seventh Doctors are an especially good pairing, and a lot of the fun of these episodes comes from them. The truth of the sixth Doctor's involvement is chilling, and like any good sequel, this really raises the stakes between the Doctor and the Forge. Unfortunately, now that we've actually seen it (so to speak), the Forge seems rather less impressive than it did when it was just part of Project: Twilight's backstory. Nimrod, the only character we knew who was associated with the Forge, is now in charge of it (for all intents and purposes). I liked him better as the deadly, implacable field agent.