Robophobia - And so the drama continues...
This is the hundred and forty ninth release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Sylvester McCoy as a companionless Seventh Doctor. There are four episodes, roughly 25-30 minutes each, complete with cliffhangers and original theme music between each. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs, and a short booklet with some pictures of the cast and production notes. There are some interviews with cast and crew at the end of the second disc and a few minutes of the soundtrack at the end of disc 1.
This kick starts a trilogy of adventures for a solo Seventh Doctor in brilliant fashion. The story opening is unnerving, plays with expectations and introduces the Seventh Doctor in an effectively elliptical manner. From this the story builds beautifully, playing with a firm fan favourite (Robots of Death) from the classic series in an intelligent fashion. The pressure builds, we are kept on the edge of the seat with tension, wondering just what will happen next nad where this gripping story is going to go until it builds to a final, ever so satisfying conclusion. It's a clever bit of writing and production, and delivers a story with real punch and power. All this is helped by some great performances. McCoy in particular has never been better as the dark, manipulative Doctor.
5 stars for a truly excellent release.