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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 5/21/19 4:46 am
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Doctor Who : Shadow of Death
Released : Feb 2013

Location : Unnamed planet
Year : 2724

Shadow of death is so successful in taking the listener right back to the Patrick Troughton era due to Frazer Hines. If I were to have heard this story without knowing Frazer Hines was voicing Patrick Troughton and someone told me that is Patrick Troughton I would have believed it. Frazer Hines is a massive blessing to Big Finish and all of us that love the 2nd Doctor's era which is thankfully still alive with new stories.

The TARDIS re-materializes in an emergency situation and the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves on a remote planet with a pulsar star and what appears to be an abandoned city with an active research station and a small crew. The story has a great fear factor, awesome sound and music and the Doctor demonstrates that he would be willing to sacrifice himself if it meant saving Jamie and Zoe.

This is part of a 12 story set that was released for the 50 anniversary of Who by Big Finish and Audio Go. It runs about an hour and I found it to be quite enjoyable. In fact after listening to this one I purchased several more stories in which Frazer Hines voices Patrick Troughton due to his talent and my love of the era.
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Reviewed By: adpirtleReview Date: 4/23/19 7:05 am
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Shadow of Death is one of the most successful entries of the 50th Anniversary collaboration between Big Finish and AudioGO, Destiny of the Doctor, and that is due in no small part to Frazer Hines' performance. Of course, he's always great as Jamie McCrimmon, but here he's almost better as the Second Doctor, doing his best Troughton imitation. Evie Dawnay does a good enough job as Sophie, but there's no outshining Hines here. The story's great, too, featuring a dash of hard science mixed in with the monster of the week that was more typical of the Second Doctor's era.
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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 10/7/16 10:06 pm
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Frazier excels as Jamie and the Doctor, the plot is cool and not hard to follow, and the cameo here is subtle and well-handled.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 7/29/15 2:00 pm
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Shadow of Death is the Second Doctor story in the Destiny of the Doctor miniseries and is performed by Frazer Hines which was the best decision that could have been made on who performed this story. Hines is able to imitate Troughton to near perfection which is no easy feat. The story involves the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arriving at a research station on an impossible planet where shadows are killing people by aging them to death. Yes this story has elements of several stories including The Daleks' Master Plan, The Impossible Planet, Silence in the Library, and all of the base under siege stories of the Troughton era. You would think that it would be a rip off of at least one of these stories, but Guerrier takes so many elements and blends in his own originality to make the story fresh. Hines is able to distinguish himself as everyone in the cast with only his imitation of Zoe Heriot being lackluster. The highlight has to be the way he performs the Doctor's encounter with the Eleventh Doctor at about halfway through.