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78. Pier Pressure

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/9/17 5:57 am
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The plot and villain behind this story are pretty standard and typical for Doctor Who, though not bad at all. However, to me, what makes this story work are its strong character interactions between the Doctor, Evelyn, and British blue comedian Max Miller. The Doctor has some fairly good introspective moments thrown in too. The story seems to borrow from the monster movies of the 1930s which is an interesting effect. It's enjoyable for what it is, but I can see how this could be a hard story to get into.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 10/18/14 6:38 pm
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Max Miller was a 20's, 30's and pre and post second world war, British musical hall (variety theater) comedian, who, I understand was a little blue sometimes and a little broad (rude for american readers). Roy Hudd is a British actor, writer, comedian and re-knowned expert on the late and some would say great Max Miller, so it makes perfect sense if Big Finish where to make a drama with the character of Max Miller in it they employ probably the defacto expert to play him. For the most part I enjoyed Roy's performance, he was spot on, playing the character with complete pathos and timing. We have the pleasure of Maggie as Evelyn on another outing with Colin as Doctor number 6. The acting in itself carries this forward, as for the story, it is a little tried and tested, alien entity takes unsuspecting and vulnerable end of the pier physic over to somehow manipulate said human as stepping stone to taking over the world. Step in the Doctor, Evelyn and ably assisted by Max Miller and BANG you have a Doctor Who. Lets say one sentence to summaries, acting up to par, this is the not the worst and not the best, and for 6th Doctor adventures this is one of the weaker releases.
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Reviewed By: jdhall1971Review Date: 8/23/13 6:03 pm
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Never gets anywhere and the plot is awful. Too dialogue heavy.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 5/21/13 7:46 pm
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The Doctor and Evelyn spend some time with Max Miller to defeat evil. Didn't like first time round but was better second time.