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This is the eighty fourth release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Colin Baker as Six and Maggie Stables as Evelyn. There are 4 episodes, roughly 30-35 minutes each, complete with original theme music between each, and cliff hanger endings. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs, and a short booklet with some pictures of the cast and production notes.

I have really mixed feelings about this adventure. It starts out in an intriguing and well put together story set aboard a space ship in the near future. There is a mysterious door, and people are irresistibly being drawn to walk through it, but to where? Baker plays a Doctor faced by things he cannot understand, and that are truly frightening for him. I love this idea of the Doctor being truly frightened, and Baker plays it beautifully. The forst segment has a feeling of terrible inevitability, as more and more people are drawn through the door and the Doctor is helpless, until finally the inevitable happens and Evelyn hears the call.

In the third episode the story starts to fall apart a little, suddenly switching to a very Agatha Christie episode set on a steam train in the 1950s. Then all of a sudden we are back into the future, and after all the interesting set up there is a bit of a soggy final episode in which explanations are made which I didn't really follow. The resolution however is interesting, and especially the effect that it has on the Doctor.

In all after a good start it sags a bit. Things are saved somewhat by an excellent performance from Baker, showing an unusually fearful side to the Doctor, as well as some very deep regret at the end. There is also a very strong performance from Maggie Stables, who shows just how much Evelyn has grown in her time with the Doctor. 3 stars.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 30 January 2013
This is another in the stories featuring the Sixth Doctor, and his companion Evelyn Smythe. In this story, the Doctor and Evelyn hear a bell ringing - investigating, the Doctor is horrified by what appears to be a vision of Earth; and on further investigation, the two find themselves on an Earth fighter-carrier, Valiant out by Pluto. The year is 2197 and the captain is having enough troubles of her own without adding two oddly dressed and oddly behaving stowaways to add to them. Add to that a train trip in 1952, with two rather peculiar passengers; and there's a mystery indeed afoot.

The story takes the Doctor and Evelyn to places where they would probably rather not have to go; and the Doctor find himself having to make terrible decisions with potentially awful consequences. But then when doesn't he?

This is a great story; the rapport between the Doctor and Evelyn is great; they get on well, they have a real affection, and the storyline takes their relationship seriously while also giving the listener a really good story to be involved in. Great stuff; highly recommended.
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VINE VOICEon 15 March 2010
Big Finish productions are a weird animal. Due to the small but dedicated fan base risks can be taken and you often find a lot of pockets of fans advocating some of the crazier releases, which invariably, perhaps to my detriment, I don't enjoy.

This is not a crazy release, well it is, but it's your typical, beautifully walking the line Doctor Who kind of crazy.

The story its self is rather dark and very much in the stlye of seasons 22/26 from the classic series. The mysteries are suitably well established and it's highly unlikely you'll see the end twist coming (but fortunately this isn't a case of a writer struggling to explain their bizarre build up, everything does, quite impressively, fall into place). Good atmosphere and some great production quality.

Whilst some of the extras are somewhat unimpressive the performances from Baker and Stables are superb.

It's not an absolute classic, if I could give half stars then it would be 4.5, but it's damned close.
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Onboard a spaceship at the edge of the solar system, there is a door. People are hearing things. And this makes them desperate to go through the door. To whatever lies beyond..

The sixth doctor is aware that something is very wrong in the universe. So he heads to the ship to investigate.

And his investigation takes him to a steam train in the 1950's, which has a very important passenger on board...

The aim of this story is to put the doctor into a situation that he can't understand or control, and see how he reacts to it. And it succeeds in that respect, the doctor being almost as terrified of what's going on as the humans who are facing it with him.

You spend three episodes wondering what's beyond the door. The answers, when they come in part four, do at first feel familiar to certain tv stories, but then develop further into something rather unique. Although you may have to think a while about them, and certainly about how things are resolved.

And after that comes a powerfully emotional tardis scene with the doctor and evelyn trying to deal with what has just happened. It's memorable stuff, and it's a pretty good story
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VINE VOICEon 28 December 2006
'The Nowhere Place' is essentially a spooky story in space, with a mysterious door periodically opening and drawing the crew of a spaceship through it into...nowhere. A nicely bizarre offbeat idea, though sadly this is one of those Big Finish stories that doesn't quite have enough ideas for a double-CD play: once the initial premise is set up the entire first disc consists of the Doctor and companion Evelyn getting arrested, locked-up, running around in circles without advancing the play anywhere. It's not until disc 2 that we get some variety with a side-trip to a 1950's locomotive before the story is wrapped up in a mass of technobabble. All in all though this story is still recommended for it's originality - it just takes it's sweet time getting anywhere...
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on 2 April 2009
A mysterious door and the sound of a bell ringing, lead the Doctor and Evelyn from a spaceship in the year 2197 to a train in 1952. Why does Evelyn keep hearing the words 'Time's End'?
Not as intriguing as that little plot summary suggests; The Nowhere Place is one of Colin Baker's weaker audio outings as the nomadic Timelord.
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