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76. Singularity

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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 8/25/17 3:04 am
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This is not on its face an exceptional story, but it exceptionally well done. It starts strong with a compelling mystery, develops nicely, and makes full use of all four episodes. Along the way, every major character gets a chance to shine, not least the Doctor and Turlough. The script by James Swallow isn't content to merely tell a strong and effective story. In addition to that, it gives every character an opportunity to reconsider their lives and relationships. It even manages to make a very nice use of time travel.

This is a dense and layered story. I typically prefer simpler, more straightforward stories, but I'm happy to make an exception in this case. The various twists and turns don't unduly muddle the story. Rather they give the audience more than the usual amount to chew on, and that's no bad thing.

This is also a particularly strong story for the fifth Doctor. The cliffhanger to Part Three is one of the most chilling I've ever heard. The desperation and the helplessness in the Doctor's voice are really rather disturbing, thanks to Peter Davison giving one of his strongest audio performances..
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/29/17 9:06 pm
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In Moscow, the Doctor and Turlough encounter a woman whose brother has joined a mysterious cult. When the Doctor helps, he finds himself investigating a conspiracy that could change Earth’s history forever.
This is a solid story with a plot that doesn’t give out all of its secrets until the second half of the fourt episode. This is arguably Turlough’s strongest story in any format and shows the capability of the character as well as the conflict between his better and more selfish natures. At the same time, the Fifth Doctor shows his strength of character after being underestimated by the villains. Both the villains and supporting cast are well-crafted and sympathetic, with good acting, directing, and writing all around.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 10/11/14 7:19 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The drama, is following a well trodden path of Who story telling, but that in itself is not a bad thing, after all that is why all of us enjoy this genre of fiction, the test of a release is the quality, and in this 5th Doctor adventure we get a high quality release indeed. Well crafted script with a good theme's and of course and cleverly created "enemy". Peter Davidson in this is totally believable I read somewhere that within the scope of his Big Finish work he has been able to expand, explore and make the character more of his own, than he was allowed in the brief spell as the T.V. Doctor and that is never more true than in this release I feel, he is more Doctor Who than just another actor playing Doctor Who. Supported by Mark as Turlough I like the interplay the two bring to the dynamic. Now appreciating in my adult life what a superb companion character Turlough was, a non human, companion which I think works well. The supporting cast's quality also shines through, with superb supporting performance. In all this story of a future human race whom realising their fate at the end of time, return to Earth to swap their lives and souls with the existing population of a futuristic Russian population is a novel and unique take on both time travel and end of the world twist. Loved it,listened to it liked it.. Well worth it....
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Reviewed By: jolyonReview Date: 8/23/12 6:23 am
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Spot on release for the fifth Doctor and Turlough. Mark Strickson is a treasure in this story which gives him a lot of opportunity to make plenty of dry observations. Some interesting discussion of his motivations compared to the Doctor. Nice time travel story in the middle of a play that makes good use of the Russian setting and with a very strong supporting cast.