Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 4/19/15 3:20 pm
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There is a saying leave the best until last. Big Finish have done this with this release, the last release bring us Sylvester McCoy, and if I were to judge which one of the three of the Doctors nailed it, for me it Sylvester. The way that Sylvester runs back and forth using Morris's script of bumping into characters that he will meet, and some he has met but not as incarnation 7, is a trick that Morris has been pulling of well before Moffat did this for the BBC reboot. I love as well that Morris as pumped up the comedy aspect a lot more in this final instalment.
The other great thing with this outing is that we get the addition of Chase Masterton (Vienna Salvatori) as the ever vigilant bounty hunter who for the most part has been hired to acquire the Doctor so that he can be bought to task in front of the Wraith.
The story itself is has a wondrous ending to the whole goings on. No.7 as to put right the wrongs that his previous counterparts have left him with. The Doctor is a wanted man hence Vienna being on his tail, and the Wraith whom have employed him want him as they consider that although he gave them their morality he forgot that even the timelords values have their faults. The Earth's Armarda is the only thing left that is standing between the Wraith and total galactic supremacy something that the Doctor has to come to terms with, again due to oversight. We also learn the what has happened to Kylo Sorsha In some respects my opinion of the Prince who is the anchor to al the goings on has changed from being the baddie to being quite sorry for him, it seems that he has suffered his own demons, and the loss of his true love, at the final turn as made him a product of his own downfall, now hiding from all in sundry. There is a wonderful ending that for me was excellently orchestrated to the point of providing good old fashioned end, and not leaving any loose ends to be picked up.
The Burning Prince and The Acheron Pulse, it would be amiss of me to reveal to much as to be honest, in giving you a potted history of the final part would give away the whole story, and that is something that I think you should yourself listen too and enjoy.
Ironically it was due to this that we now have the Vienna Salvatori range within the Big Finish catalogue. So two good things have come from this.
Also this is without doubt one where no one in the cast can be singled out, they are all hitting their marks, and, for once Sylvester is just that tiny bit head and shoulders above his counter parts.