Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 3/26/15 6:20 pm
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This release I made a big of a mistake, as I listened to the second disk initially before the first, realising my mistake after about ten minutes I felt a little bit out of step. Soon rectified, the story that unfolded was simply stunning and was more than I had expected. WE catch the Doctor with Flip cast adrift in Loch Lomond, it is 16127 century, and the earth as been repopulated after the Nerva beacon returned to earth. A family have returned from Nerva city to Loch Lomond, to start a new colony. However there are secrets held within the family unit that are to play out, and have dire consequences for all. Under the Loch the sleeping the Wirrn are waiting to pounce, and all it will take is the grief of a lost child.
The story just unfolds one thing after another, which makes for fantastic listening. Colin plays the Doctor as slick as always, and the character of Flip really comes into her own, with a good percentage of this story revolving around her exploits. The thing that is stand out for this is the writing, this could easily have been T.V. or a film it is that good, the plot is wonderfully well constructed. It does not let up with pace, and there are plenty of plot twists that make for your interest never to wain throughout. I like the way that Big Finish have picked up the Wirrn again, they are not so much evil as incredibly unpleasant. I also enjoyed the way in which there was a quite real human element. Broken relationships, betrayal and the way in which technology can be the undoing of humankind. This has it all and l like the use by Big Finish of the Wirrn.
If I recall from the Tom Baker encounter with the rather unpleseant Wirrn in Ark in Space, the horrendous Wirrn are infesting the humans aboard the Ark and using them as host to propagate their species, in fact I would go away and watch this episode and see just how well this Big Finish production is, when held in comparison.
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