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75. Scaredy Cat

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Reviewed By: VDCNIReview Date: 2/13/19 7:38 am
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I've only just listened to this and I can't remember anything about it already. It's a surprise how something that goes by at such speed can be so utterly bland and forgettable. Stuck with this script even McGann struggles to make an impression.

Beyond that it has a bizarre moment where introducing a brand new unknown character is considered dramatic enough to be a cliffhanger.
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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 7/11/18 12:58 am
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Not particularly good at all. But most of all it feels a little rip off as you get half as much a listen for the usual price. Yikes but yes the story is rather bland. I at least did find the set up of showing Crizz a virgin (untouched) world interesting.

Not the best of rights adventures but hey better are to come
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Reviewed By: doctorwhnoeReview Date: 1/28/18 11:15 am
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When you see that the episodes are only 19 minutes long, that some of the scenes are rushed in 11 seconds and that they take a near 40 years old woman to play a little girl, you can smell the essence of a bad story.

I've already forget all the supporting characters. The story is only one hour long so they haven't the time to be present and there's to many of them. And they're blank. Very good ! Flood is the cliché bad guy (but Michael chance was good) and 'scaredy cat, scaredy cat' don't mean anything ! There isn't any car or anything scary in this story.

The effects aren't very memorable, sometime I didn't know how to imagine the scene. Like when the Doctor and C'rizz go in the planet past and meet the locals, I didn't know where they were. In the middle of a small village ? A giant city ? Or a jungle ?

The Doctor is perhaps the mots interesting thing of the story. He haven't any great line but he is the 'thing' that make all the episodes move forward. Mc Gann is brilliant and he make me like the eight Doctor.

Charley is... Charley was in the story ? Ho I don't rememeber her because she was blank. And C'rizz was good, he was dark and had some great time like when he disobey the Doctor or like when he say he had killed peoples.

And finally the cliffanghers. They were so cliché or useless. One of them is Flood who say 'Hello my dear' and that's all. We didn't know him but the idea of a cliffanghers just here let me think he is the bad guy and I think it spoil the surprise.

Listen this only if you're, like me, a completist.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 8/22/17 1:13 am
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This has to be one of the least memorable Big Finish releases ever. It's not nearly so bad as to be skip-worthy, IMO (although I am highly skip-averse), so I've heard as many times as I've heard the stories around it. But I remember way less about it. Basically, just that annoying sing-song chant, and that's pretty much it. And that's really not much to hang a story on.

Of course, there's much more to the story than just a little girl chanting "Scaredy Cat" for reasons that have never been clear to me. That's just the memorable part, because it's the title of the story, it's featured in the trailer, and it happens many times throughout the story. Everything else is plot that seems more or less sensible at the time, but doesn't make much of an impression. The upside is that listening to this story is almost like getting a brand new "Doctor Who" story every single time. The downside is that it's always disappointing.

I'm sorry if that sound mean. The story doesn't deserve that. This isn't a really bad story. It even has the benefit of being quite short. And I don't mean that in a "there's less of it to hate" kind of way. The story is as long as it needs to be, and in this case, that's really quite short. I'd much rather it be quite short than to have it padded out just for the sake of reaching an arbitrary minimum run time. Some stories are short, and that's okay. This story isn't very good, but it wouldn't be any better if it were longer.

My real problem with the story is all this business about newly-formed planets being all mystical and strange. Listen, I'm the first to admit that I can't make a plausible logical argument for which blatantly implausible sci-fi concepts are acceptable and which are not. I just know that, for me, the stuff in this story about a sort of living planet sorta thing is not something I'm willing to accept. I can't defend that view, but it is my view, and it is largely why I don't like this story.