Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 4/3/15 12:51 pm
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This is slap bang in the middle of the trilogy from writer Fitton. It is I suppose possible for someone to listen to this without first availing themselves of listening to the prequel "Protect and Survive", but truthfully you really do need to have listened for this to fit into the story arc correctly. Once again the actual presence of the Doctor is sprinkled throughout the actual drama, and the whole motion of the peace, rests of the shoulders of Oliver and Aldred, and to be fair they do a sterling job once again, and, for the most part carry the story forward well. The separation element of the story is that in the 2 Tardi's the black one with Captain Aristedes and Ace are sent 16 years one way, where as Hex and Private Sally Morgan are sent in the other direction. It is fascinating to listen to the two stories start to evolve and also weave the next chapter in this story. We get both parties land in the land of Anglos Saxon Britain with a young Young Dane Beowulf taking on a Dragon, however this is only for our Captain and ACE to deal with, HEX and Private Morgan are sent back in time. This makes for a fascinating twist in the storytelling, where we see the answers being found by one, and proposed and setup by the other pairing. We also find out what the Doctor as been up to and why there are apparently two sets of companions both helping him out. Something that ACE as a real problem with and makes no bones about all the way through this adventure.
What can I say Oliver and Aldred just keep getting better, the story is mammoth and makes a good bridge between Protect and Survive and Gods and Monsters. It is quality Who here, and, of the highest quality production values that are in my opinion exceeding anything in the genre by any individual or production company.
The supporting cast also make this for me, adding just that little bit of a finishing touch that pushes this to another level.
Excellent McCoy you have got rid of your bad Doctor tag for good.