- Audio CD
- Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (30 Sept. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1903654491
- ISBN-13: 978-1903654491
- Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 1 x 14.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 970,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Eye of the Scorpion (Doctor Who) Audio CD – Audiobook, 30 Sep 2001
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The Doctor lands in ancient Egypt, circa 1400BC, and foils an attempt to kill Erimem in an attempt to thwart Erimem’s succession to Pharaoh. Erimem invites her saviours back to the palace where the Doctor is poisoned and the time travelling duo get caught up in a web of suspicion and betrayal.
David Darlington's score for the story was released on the CD Music from the Fifth Doctor Audio Adventures, alongside the scores for Loups-Garoux and Primeval, and although a little dated now it loses nothing. Being a pseudo- historical, as opposed to a true historical, the atmosphere requires the music to have a light touch and the sound effects are natural sounding.
I’m not sure why it was required to introduce the character of Erimem as we already have Peri who has really been allowed to grow as a character. Erimem is an odd Egyptian in that she is an atheist as well as inquisitive with a progressive attitude. In the context of this story Erimem is a good strong character but can’t help feeling she is out of place in her later stories that I have heard. The Doctor is written out of part two to allow Peri and Erimem to bond and it works well.Read more ›
The Doctor and Peri are forced to land in ancient Egypt by a seeming glitch in the TARDIS (plus ca change...). Stepping out of the TARDIS they find a young woman on a Chariot being hunted by some distinctly unsavoury types. The Doctor saves her, to find that she is soon to be Pharaoh Erimem, and that, unsurprisingly, there are other people who want the throne she claims.
What follows is a decent adventure in which the Doctor has to unravel just who or what it is that wants Erimem dead, while countering several plots and performing the odd miracle. For reasons of the plot, Peter Davison is missing for most of the second episode, which is carried largely by Peri and Erimem as they become friends and investigate several mysterious deaths. Surprisingly, this lack of the Doctor for an episode (a regular feature back in the black and white TV days when either William Hartnell or Patrick Troughton went on holiday) doesn't hurt the story, and allows us more time to be introduced to Erimem. Caroline Morris provides us with a great companion, intelligent, articulate, able to stand up for herself and inquisitive about the world. It is a character with possibilities, and it is a shame the character was not put to better use in subsequent releases.Read more ›
"Out in the deserts around Thebes, Egypt's capital, a warlord chief is assembling an army of mercenaries, waiting for just the right moment to strike at Egypt's heart.
"But not all of Egypt's enemies are outside the city. What is the secret of the strange box discovered in the desert?
"When the TARDIS arrives nearby, it has apparently been hi-jacked... by the Doctor?"
With Ian McLaughlin's "The Eye of the Scorpion", the Fifth Doctor / Peri pairing has finally hit its stride. "The Eye of the Scorpion" is immense fun as a script and both Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant appear to be enjoying themselves and are on excellent form - just in time to meet and greet a major new character, Pharaoh-to-be Erimemushinteperem (or Erimem for short). Of course, the Doctor realises that history has never recorded a Pharaoh Erimem, and that this girl will never succeed in becoming Pharaoh. The question is, what does happen to her?
Caroline Morris is excellent as Erimem, reluctant successor to the crown, imperious one moment but compassionate and inquisitive the next. There are good guest turns from Jonathan Owen as Erimem's loyal defender Antranak and Stephen Perring as conniving villain Horumshep, whilst Jack Gallagher is likeable as junior priest Fayum... until he becomes possessed, of course. Harry Myers is over the top as warlord chief Yanis, but this is nothing unusual for "Doctor Who".
"The Eye of the Scorpion" has a full and eventful plot with well-written characters and good ambient music.Read more ›
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Egypt is in mourning. Pharaoh, the great God-King, is dead. The future of the Two Kingdoms of Egypt is shrouded in uncertainty as the Council of Priests debates the... Read more