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The Space Race (Doctor Who) Audio CD – Audiobook, 31 Oct 2013

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd; Anniversary edition (31 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178178079X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781780794
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 1 x 12.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 444,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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November 1963, and the Soviet space programme reigns supreme. Having sent the first animals, then the first men beyond Earth's atmosphere, now they're sending a manned capsule into orbit around the Moon. Just as Vostok Seven passes over into the dark side, however, its life support system fails. Only the intervention of the Sixth Doctor and Peri, adopting the identities of scientists from Moscow University, means that contact with the capsule is regained. But something has happened to the cosmonaut on board. She appears to have lost her memory, and developed extreme claustrophobia. Maybe she's not quite as human as she used to be...

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Dec. 2013
Format: Audio CD
A new Doctor Who audio story. Which features Colin Baker as the Doctor, and Nicola Bryant as his companion Peri. Not a pairing that appears too often in the Big Finish main range, and they are written as they were in Colin Baker's second tv season - ie: mutual respect and no bickering - so it's always nice to hear them together.

The story is the second in a trilogy, all of which are set in 1963. Beyond that common theme, there is nothing to tie this in with the first release in the trilogy, and nothing that seems to link with the third either. Thus it's a release casual listeners can pick up quite easily, as you don't need to have heard anything else in order to get into it.

It runs for four episodes, of thirty minutes each [approx]. It's spread over two cd's.

At the time of the story, Russia was ahead of America in the space race. This opens at a Russian Cosmodrome in November 1963, which has sent a manned capsule to orbit the moon, and see the dark side for the first time.

The Doctor and Peri arrive, and discover a few people at the base have dark secrets. Forced to impersonate two scientists from Moscow, they are at hand when the capsule returns home.

But something has happened to the pilot.

From the surface of the moon, to remotest Kazakhstan, the future of the human race is in peril.

Although all the episodes are over the usual twenty five minutes in duration, they all flow very nicely and never feel overlong. The pacing of the story is just right.

It does have a great period feel. The cold war setting gives some good material for Peri, as she has to survive on her wits as the result of being an American in the middle of Russia. Everything from the time period convinces.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Phythian on 9 April 2014
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Always thout that Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant were fantastic and their acting in this CD was great but the story!!!!
Talking dogs and the Soviet space program - really?????
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Holtonr on 8 Nov. 2013
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This story stars Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant. It is the second of three adventures in the 1963 Trilogy. Each individual adventure celebrating the 50th Anniversary before the main special called "The Light At The End".

It is November in 1963 and the space race between the world's two biggest superpowers, USA & Russia, is on. Follow the Doctor in his 6th incarnation.

Other 50th Anniversary stories include...
1963: Fanfare for the Common Men
1963: Fanfare for the Common Men (Doctor Who)

1963: The Assassination Games
The Assassination Games (Doctor Who)

The Light at the End (Standard Edition)
The Light at the End (Doctor Who)

The Light at the End (5 Disc Collector's Edition, Limited to 10000 copies)
The Light at the End
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