Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 9/8/14 9:12 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
See I don't get this, I have looked at the reviews on here about this story, and they are low. Now maybe it is because I come from the school of throughout that Dr Who adventures have certain criteria that they must adhere to in order to really be Dr Who, and I think that in the last couple of 8th Dr adventures in the main range, that Big Finish did a brave thing with the Divergent Universe and placing the Dr into a new style. I applaud that in itself however I do long for the heady days of Pertwee, Baker etc and Troughton who gave it what it was for the later TV Dr's such as Colin, Peter and Sylvester. So I have based this on my personal opinion of the story, and that is this is an adventure with a real villain and the Dr undoing the no good to get to a result.
I admire McGann he is probably one of the best Dr's in the Big Finish line up, and he plays this with ease and direction, India is also now establishing her mark as Charlie very well, and also comes over as a full paid up member of the Dr Who cast, the verdict of the character C'Rizz is still out, although that takes nothing away from Conrad who plays the character with affection and belief. The story is centred around C'Rizz needing som e much needed R&R after all that has happened previously, and this is where the Dr and Charlie accompanied by C'Rizz stumble upon the Multihaven a place where religion is traded like commodities and religions and beliefs are managed by the Bordinan played wonderfully by Tessa Shaw. What ensues is that one religion is trying to be the one religion and it is being guided by it's main arbitrator Laan Carder whom until I read the cast list I thought was John Hurt for some strange reason. That aside the evil is afoot, and it soon as taken a hold of all as well as C'Rizz, The Dr discovers that an entity of energy is at the root of this and is robbing people of their dream power which is resulting in feeding the entity with source of fusion it needs. With this now known to the Dr he enters the Lucidity Accumulator which acts as the portal and confronts the Miraculite which results in it in abiity to carry out the the plan, with this revelation Laan Carder disappears and the entity becomes unstable. The Dr and Co. escape from the Accumulator and the Miraculite disappears
Okay lot going on, but for a McGann story much more straight forward, wonderfully acted, flawlessly written, and magically produced going real feeling and depth to the material. First rate again from Big Finish.