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3.2 - Hexagora

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Reviewed By: uk2gaReview Date: 10/13/16 1:53 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Hexagora is a failure, albeit an intriguing one. While I may give some stories that play it safe higher ratings here, I think there is value in a work that tries something more ambitious and simply falls short.

Unfortunately while this story has some wild ideas, several of them do not seem to naturally sit well together. Why has this society styled themselves as Tudors? Precisely how did they come up with their crazy plan in the first place? And then there are the missed opportunities such as the Doctor's engagement which feels surprisingly incidental to the story.

Overall, I felt there was some promise here and while the piece didn't quite work for me as a whole, I think it at least didn't play things safe and that is to be admired.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/15/15 5:30 pm
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Hexagora: I think I am right in saying that this only got as far as a detailed story line before it got dropped, yet despite this the script sounds like a product of its time, so full marks to Paul Finch, and the actors sound as fresh as they did in the early nineteen eighties. The music bizarrely veers all over the place; I even heard a Theremin at one point.

The first episode didn't leave much of an impression; apart from the cliff hanger which was simply a character telling Tegan he didn't know her. Ok, it was her ex-boyfriend who they had originally gone looking for, but still rather odd I thought - hardly dramatic. Then again, it was hardly out of keeping with the rest of the story. A story where the biggest threat seems to be that the Doctor night get married. Although, I did find the idea of surreptitious invaders quite interesting.

The second episode was a bit better but again the cliff hanger was odd, and based around Teegan's ex Mike. Also, a crying insect! Do insects have tear ducts? I am not a fan of Toby Hadoke, but at least I don't have to hear Nick fuck!ng Briggs again. I know he is the head of BF but does he have to be in absolutely bloody everything!

The third episode ends with the Doctor agreeing to get married. Honestly, does Paul Finch have a phobia about getting married? In the fourth episode, after having wrestled with you attention and having lost frequently, there is a bit where Teegan flys on Mike's back thrown in, and a sword fight. Even so, I couldn't really careless at this point. I think there was a great chance to do something akin to 'Enlightenment' here, but the opportunity was wasted. It's a very laid back story, so laid back that I imagine its bigger siblings in the range probably push it around and steal its lunch money. If you're a fan of the range then it's worth a listen.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 5/12/15 3:39 pm
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Hexagora would have been a Fifth Doctor story written by Peter Ling, writer of The Mind Robber, and Hazel Adair. It only got as far as a detailed storyline called Hex before it was cancelled. This adaptation was by Brian Finch who also adapted his father's Sixth Doctor story Leviathan.

The first thing about this story that really comes to mind is the performance of Queen Zafira played by Jacqueline Pearce who is a joy to listen to giving the Queen a regal presence and never deteriorating into a ranting villain. Janet Fielding's Tegan really gets to shine here as yet another person she knows is effected by an alien menace. Peter Davison also gets to act a bit like Hartnell's Doctor when he is tricked into a marriage.

Now on to the bad stuff. First off, Dan Starkey is in this audio drama but it is too obvious that it is Strax playing Zellenger. It also doesn't help that Zellenger is a one note character with very little depth. Also the pacing of the first half is really off making the second half a thrill ride of sorts but the first half is very difficult to get through.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/22/15 10:48 am
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The Doctor, Tegan, and Nyssa are staying in Australia on holiday when Tegan learns her old boyfriend has disappeared, they traveled to a strange world where an advanced civilization has remodeled itself on Tudor England, their Queen has two husbands, and she wants to make the Doctor number three.

The reason for all this fits well with classic Doctor Who. Indeed, the whole plot and premise of the story. Yet, as is most often the case, it's the execution of the premise that makes the story work or not and in this case, the execution fails. It's hard to care about the characters much. Episode 3 is mostly exposition. The relationship between Tegan and her old beau Mike would have been a rare opportunity for character development but no such luck as it's very shallowly portray.

On the other hand, there are some good concepts and some neat performances and the music was good. Other than in Episode 4, Davison's performance is good, but this story really floundered about.