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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eight Doctors???
As Big Finish's celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who, `The Light at the End' could otherwise be more traditionally known as the Eight Doctors. In many ways though, it could easily be considered as a second Five Doctors. It is certainly written and performed in the same spirit as `The Five Doctors'. It has also has definite plot similarities. Both involve...
Published 9 months ago by Alaran

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2.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity.
I quote: "I'm the Andrew. I'm a Human. I'm from the planet Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy. I'm 39 years old and I'm the man who is gonna give you an honest review and brief review of 'The Light at the End'. You got a problem with that?" Well, perhaps slightly misquote, but hey.

All I can really say is that this was a missed opportunity to make something...
Published 8 months ago by Andrew Harvey


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Multi Doctor Adventure Yet, 12 Nov 2013
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Timelord007 (The Tardis) - See all my reviews
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Positive.
The writer Nicolas Briggs has been able to write a multi Doctor adventure that gives all Doctor's an arc in the story's plot.

The Doctor's interactions with himself sounds crazy but it does work especially the interaction between Tom Baker & Paul McGanns Doctors.

A great intriguing plot featuring the sinister Master whoms chilling tones are brought to life by Geoffrey Beevers.

The companions also get there moments especially Louise Jamesons Leela & Sophie Aldreds Ace.

Some smaller cameos from other companions see how many you can hear.

Negative.
The voice actor impression of Third Doctor Jon Pertwee is awful sounding nothing like him.

Audio Info.
5 CD set.
Disc 1& 2 Light At The End Part's 1 & 2 Running Time 120 minutes.
Disc 3 Making of Light At The End Running Time just over 60 minutes.
Disc 4 The Big Finish Documentary Running Time just over a 60 minutes.
Disc 5 Bonus story The Companion Chronicles The Revenants Running Time 70 minutes.
Plus a 32 page booklet & photos of the cast.
*This also comes available in a standard 2 disc set featuring the story only*.

Trivia.
This release has a standard audio cd release A 5 Disc Limited Edition cd release & a Limited 2 record Vinyl Audio release.
The voice of the boy Kevin is voiced by Nicolas Briggs son Benedict Briggs.

Review.
This is Big Finishes 50th Anniversary story celebrating the Golden anniversary of Doctor Who that been released 1 month earlier than planned.

Nicholas Briggs the executive producer of Big Finish, Director, Writer, Voice of the Daleks, Cybermen & Ice Warrior's writes this epic adventure featuring Doctor's 1-8 against his old foe The Master.

The plot focuses on the Doctor's first transmitted date of 23rd November 1963 were for The Eight Doctors event's are being set in motion that will have catastrophic events for the Eight Doctors whom will fight for there very existence as chaos erupts in the Doctor's timeline & for Bob Dovie his life is about to be ripped apart.

Could the two events be connected & if so the consequences are disastrous which could cause the fabric of time to be ripped apart.

From 1963 England to War Torn alien landscapes & finally a deadly artificial dimension the Eight Doctors & there companions must fnd a way to stop The Master & the unfathomable alien Technology that could rip the fabric of time apart.

This is a epic well written adventure by Nicholas Briggs whom is the first writer to have weaved the elelments together to make a multi Doctor story actually work.

Each Doctor & his companion have there moment's & the chemistry between Tom Baker & Paul McGann is electrifying, Please do another audio adventure with these two Doctors please.

Out of the Companions Leela & Ace come out best served & deliver some truly classic lines especially Aces description of the previous incarnation of past & present Doctor's.

The Master is a excellent choice of villian considering the Daleks & Zygons are being used in the TV special Day of The Doctor & as always is superbly played by Geoffrey Beevers whom brings a chilling menace to the role of the emaciated renegade Timelord.

The story is well written & easy to follow & Briggs keeps the Doctor's bickering to a minimum instead focusing on the Doctor's working together to solve the mysterious catastrophic events going on in the Timeline.

The extras are informative & engaging featuring interviews with the majority of the cast, Writer & production discuss the making of this epic story on disc 3 & talk about Big Finish productions & it's achievements in 2013 & beyond on the 4th disc.

The Bonus Companion Chronicle story The Revenants was originally released with Doctor Who Magazine & features William Russell as Ian Chesterton & guest artist Sharon Small.

It alternates between past & present day as Ian discusses an adventure he had in the past with the Doctor & Barbara a long ago.

There is a shocking scene in the drama were the Doctor in his Tardis leaves Ian & Barbara stranded were they are then rescued by a local woman named Janet whom taks of creatures living within the mud.

The are called the Marsh-Wains & only ally to help them are the Wissfornjarl.

This is a great 70 minute intriguing paced adventure written by Ian Potter & superbly narrated & voiced by William Russell & actress Sharon Small.

This is a must buy purchase as this release is a celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who honouring it's history & paving way for its future.

With Big Finish Productions Doctor Who is in very safe hands, Here's to the next 50 years of time travelling in the Tardis.

Timelord Rating.
9/10
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A ggod Story, 22 Jan 2014
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All the actors take their characters as good as they are on the TV series. Tom with Louise, Peter with Sarah, Colin with Nicola, Sylvester with Sophie and Paul with India. Also there are cameos from other companions. It all up to a good 50 year story set in 1963
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's so important about November 23rd 1963?, 8 Dec 2013
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Mr. R. W. Graham (Lincoln, U.K.) - See all my reviews
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Big Finish's Doctor Who 50th anniversary special proves to be every bit as spectacular and fun as its tv counterpart Day Of The Doctor which sees the first 8 Doctors teaming up to defeat The Master. A strange light has appeared in The Tardis. Investigating, the 8th Doctor and Charley find themselves in an earlier version of The Tardis with the 4th Doctor and Leela while the other Doctors investigate the source of the light. The 5th Doctor finds himself in England on November 23rd 1963 as far as he knows an insignificant date in history but it's all part of a deadly trap left by The Master. The first part of this 2 part feature length anniversay story mainly puts the 4th and 8th Doctors together with Tom Baker and Paul Mcgann proving to be a great double act while the rest of The Doctors have seperate adventures investigating the mysterious light that has appeared in all their Tardis's. Geoffrey Beavers is on great form as The Master who despite only 1 tv appearance has made the role his own in audio form and the Doctors all come together in part 2 for a grand finale. A lot of fun and probably one of the best Doctor Who audios yet. The first three Doctors also put in cameo appearances though apart from Frazer Hines as the 2nd Doctor again doing an uncanny Patrick Troughton impression the other 2 actors sound nothing like William Hartnell or Jon Pertwee but it's nice to see them included. A must for fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 July 2014
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Son hasn't said that he disappointed so I assume he likes, after all he a fan!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 27 Jan 2014
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I really enjoyed this story. What's not to like? Classic Doctors all together and clearly enjoying themselves. I'd heard one of the earlier Tom Baker audio adventures and was not entirely convinced but he is clearly very much at home in these audios now. It's almost like he was never away. Colin Baker comes across really well in these adventures too - makes you wish his TV tenure had been longer and sorted. Other reviewers have criticised some of the voiceovers used for the first three Doctors but I think the actors concerned capture enough of the originals for it to work well. Vocally the only thing which grated slightly for me was Nicola Bryant's American twang as Peri which was slightly overdone. or maybe it's just me. Don't let that put you off buying this adventure!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!,, 26 Jan 2014
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This is a great 50th anniversary gift to all of us long term fans. Great fun to hear all of the surviving classic Doctors interacting along with some of the old companions. A very professional cast recording and would highly recommend to all Whovians!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent all star Doctor Who story and recording, 11 Jan 2014
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An excellent addition to the Doctor Who stories and a must for all Doctor Who fans - you will love it
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50 Years Special..., 26 Nov 2013
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This story was written and directed by Nicholas Briggs. It is a 50th anniversary story from Big Finish Productions featuring 8 Doctors. The time lines of all eight Doctors involved are set around the date November 23rd 1963. The Master is somehow involved from the very beginning...

Stars...
8th Doctor - Paul McGann
7th Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
6th Doctor - Colin Baker
5th Doctor - Peter Davison
4th Doctor - Tom Baker
3rd Doctor - Tim Treloar
2nd Doctor - Frazer Hines
1st Doctor - William Russell
The Master - Geoffrey Bevers

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase, 8 Jan 2014
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This is a must have item for any doctor who fan but I was a little disappointed with the story, it was a bit strange towards the end. Fast delivery from amazon and good value for money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ordered to order by a Doctor Who fanatic., 30 Dec 2013
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Well received and much looked forward too. I buy her something every year to add to her ever growing collection.
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