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4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who Does Heartbreaking Sci-Fi
Doctor Who : No More Lies.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor.
Companion : Lucie Miller.
Main enemy: Dr. Nick Zimmerman, The Tar Modowk.
Main setting:
A Tar Modowk ship in orbit of Earth, England.
Writer: Paul Sutton.
Director: Barnaby Edwards.
Release number: 1.6.
Format: 1xCD.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras...
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2.0 out of 5 stars No More Lies - Lies low in my estimation
First released in 2006, this is the sixth episode of a of the first standalone series for Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor outside of the monthly range of Big Finish releases. This is a one disc release, with a single 50 minute episode. There are some interviews with cast and crew at the end of the disc.

This is the first of this series to fail to hit the mark for...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who Does Heartbreaking Sci-Fi, 18 July 2014
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Timelord-007 (The Eccentric Wanderer) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: No More Lies (Audio CD)
Doctor Who : No More Lies.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor.
Companion : Lucie Miller.
Main enemy: Dr. Nick Zimmerman, The Tar Modowk.
Main setting:
A Tar Modowk ship in orbit of Earth, England.
Writer: Paul Sutton.
Director: Barnaby Edwards.
Release number: 1.6.
Format: 1xCD.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras.
Trailer.
Behind the scenes interviews.

Cast.
The Doctor - Paul McGann.
Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith.
The Headhunter - Katarina Olsson.
Nick Zimmerman - Nigel Havers.
Rachel Zimmerman - Julia McKenzie.
Gordon Davidson - Tom Chadbon.
Tar-Modowk Leader - Tim Hudson.
Peter - Nicholas Briggs.

Trivia.
1)The Doctor & Lucie have been pursuing Dr. Zimmerman for quite some time.
2)Lucie accuses the Doctor of "always looking at her bum."
3)Nick & Rachel Zimmerman have been married for over 30 years, Gordon Davidson is Rachel's younger brother,Their father is deceased.
4(One of Gordon's hips was shattered by a bullet.
5)Dr. Zimmerman has a time whip, the effects of which are only dangerous to time sensitives such as the Time Lords.
6)The Tar Modowk are a race that feed on time, This process is known as chronosynthesis, They live in the Time Vortex.
7)Lucie describes the Tar Modowk leader as "a bulking, great thing."
8)Rachel's native language is Hungarian.
9)Soon after the Tardis materialises at the garden party, the Doctor realises that it is trapped in a time loop.
10)Gordon is a retired police officer. He served for eighteen years in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) & eventually became a Detective Inspector.
11)The Doctor gives one of the Vortisaurs the name "Margaret."
12)Rachel is dying of cancer, Zimmerman set up the time loop so that they could have longer together.
13)Lucie refers to Gordon as "Flash Gordon."
14)Nigel Havers later appeared in the Sarah Jane Adventures story, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith. That story also involved a love story forming part of a space/time trap.
15)Actor Tom Chadbon played Duggan in the Fourth Doctor tv adventure City Of Death.

Plot Synopsis.
The Eighth Doctor & Lucie Miller follow the criminal time traveller Nick Zimmerman to a decaying spaceship in the Time Vortex, where he is planning to sell time travel technology to the highest bidder, After escaping the Tar-Modowk, aliens who have been attracted to the ship, they chase Dr. Zimmerman to a garden party, where Dr. Zimmerman appears to have aged 30 years.

The Doctor guesses that the party is in a time loop, & confronts Zimmerman, only to learn that Zimmerman has settled down, married a woman called Rachel & rejected a life of crime.

The Doctor informs Zimmerman that he must close the loop before the Tar-Modowk enter the real universe, but Zimmerman refuses as his time loop is the only thing keeping Rachel alive, The Tar-Modowk, riding Vortisaurs, break through into the universe & begin killing guests, so Zimmerman agrees to close the loop. Rachel dies, but before The Doctor leaves, The Headhunter appears & kidnaps Lucie.

Timelord Thoughts.
Writer Paul Sutton again showcase his great writing talent & delivers another heartbreaking Doctor Who adventure here that introduces a great Alien race called the Tar- Modowk.

Intergalactic criminal Nick Zimmerman tries to kill the Eighth Doctor & Lucie Miller just as they are about to thwart one of his dastardly schemes, The Tardis is flung into the vortex while Zimmerman is thrown back in time & marooned on 20th Century Earth where he meets a woman named Rachel & falls in love abandoning his life of criminal activities & marries her & settles down to a quiet normal life...or so he thinks.

30 years on & Nick & Rachel celebrate there 30th Anniversary together but the happiness masks a tragedy as Rachel has cancer & Nick has created a time loop so he can spend more time with his dying wife which allows the same day to repeat over & over but eventually causes the time loop to decay creating a time fracture which attracts the Vortisaurs & a alien race known as the Tar - Modowk to attack Earth.

Sutton's script works extremely well here mixing action, drama & character emotion together into a entertaining yet moving storyline that features two excellent believable & heartfelt performances by Nigel Havers & Julia McKenzie as Nick & Rachel Zimmerman who add real acting weight throughout this heartbreaking sci-fi drama.

Sheridan Smith is fabulous as Lucie Miller who's such a feisty character keeping the Doctor continually on his toes, while Paul McGann continues to impress in his performances as the Eighth Doctor who carrys this character driven story forward while admiring Lucie's bum, McGann nails the Doctor's dramatic reaction to Lucie's kidnap at the end of this adventure & really drives home how much he has come to care for hs companion.

Tom Chadbon acquits himself superbly as Rachels brother & former Detective Gordon Davidson who's suspicious of something he can't quite put his finger on & manages to scene steal all the scenes he appears in.

Overall, No More Lies delivers a engaging yet heartbreaking Doctor Who audio adventure ending on a excellent cliffhanger that's sets up the next story the Two-part finale Human Resources, with great performances by the cast Paul Suttons story delivers a great sci-fi adventure with heartbreaking moments of character drama & is another entertaining Eighth Doctor story in this current run of 60 minute audio adventures.

Timelord Rating.
8/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars ."...you've just got to plough straight through it.", 9 July 2007
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Andrew Kyle "Fangg" (Glasgow, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: No More Lies (Audio CD)
As our "villain" of the piece always says, "If theres no way of getting around something, you've just got to plough straight through it." The intial stages of this audio are confusing - i was under the impression it was a follow on from the one that went before, (this was my first Eighth Doc / Lucie adventure), but apparently not. So i ploughed straight through all the confusion at the beginning in the hope it all got explained, and yep, i was rewarded. For this is a lovely drama, neatly speckled with those little sci fi moments that doctor who thrives on. The denouement is a heart-rending tour-de-force that is truly excellent.
Paul McGann is fantastic as the Eighth Doctor, and once again i feel that pain that only his 1996 movie made it to screen. Sheridan Smith, with her annoying north accent, is a wonderful companion, plucky enough and clever enough to match the Doc word for action. However, stand out performance goes to Nigel Havers, "appearing" in his first ever doc who. One particular bit where he switches between being the doc's best friend to a sudden overtly angry real evil bad guy in ONE SENTENCE is a spectacularly shocking moment.
See if you can guess whats going on before its announced, as its truly rewarding when you realise the script is so well done that all the info is there, you just need to piece it together.
No More Lies...this is brilliant. I'm off to seek out the further adventures of the Doctor and Lucie.
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2.0 out of 5 stars No More Lies - Lies low in my estimation, 22 Aug. 2013
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Victor (Hull, England) - See all my reviews
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First released in 2006, this is the sixth episode of a of the first standalone series for Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor outside of the monthly range of Big Finish releases. This is a one disc release, with a single 50 minute episode. There are some interviews with cast and crew at the end of the disc.

This is the first of this series to fail to hit the mark for me. And the reason is simple - it's too much like the new series in some very important respects. It has a series of great ideas and some excellent actors then utterly fails to do anything with them as it tries to pack too much into it's 50 minute run time. A two parter would, I feel have been much better as it would have given us time to explore more of these excellent ideas and not have them whizz past, and it would have given an excellent cast even more time to shine.

Series regulars Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith are joined by Nigel Havers, Tom Chabdon and an impressive Julia MacKenzie in a tale that tries to mix time travel with action with a tender love story. It tries to do too much, so nothing is really done well. The actors do their best, but at the end this is an unsatisfying tale that only rates 2 stars from me. Which is a real shame, as I think it would have done a lot better in a longer format, such as the 2 disc monthly releases.
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4.0 out of 5 stars happily forever after, 28 Jun. 2007
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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The latest audio adventure for the eighth doctor and his new companion, feisty northern lass lucie miller. Another that is a single story in forty five minutes, this one starts right in the middle of the action, with the tardis crew trying to prevent a thief from getting away on a starship. The pace of these early scenes, once you get used to them, is electric and quite gripping, and the two leads once again demonstrate what a wonderful chemistry they have together.

The story switches direction abruptly when they track down the villain once again, and are not prepared for what they find.

These scenes are quieter and more domestic, and allow the guest cast to put in some pretty good work, the characters relating very well to each other. Things are resolved with monsters and some slightly tear jerking moments, all to a lovely bit of traditional hungarian music.

A decent little story in it's own right, it then considers for a few more minutes as the ongoing story arc of this series of audios suddenly develops further, leading to a cliffhanger that will make your desperate to find what happens in the next one. A good audio all in all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who : No More Lies, 30 Mar. 2014
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This was bought as a present for an avid Doctor Who fan. No surprise, then, to know that they are very happy with it - hence the rating of Excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very intelligent story!, 5 Jan. 2013
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What an intelligent story! Absolutely mind numbingly brilliant! Arrived in fantastic condition so order it now and lose yourself in Doctor Who!
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4.0 out of 5 stars No More Lies (Doctor Who) by Paul Sutton, 17 Aug. 2007
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When the Doctor and Lucie land on a disintegrating spaceship in the far future looking for a man called Zimmerman, for reasons that are yet to be explained he turns off the ships defences to let in an alien race called the
Tar-Modowk, who feed on ship's temporal systems and anything that, has time energy witch includes the doctor and Lucie. Dr Zimmerman gets away from them in a time escape pod.

The Doctor and Lucie follows Zimmerman's Pod back to Earth, to find it's been years since he has seen them but something is happening at a garden party he is holding. Time is lopping around and around and the Tar-Modowk are also closing in on the temporal energy that the lope is creating.

An interesting story when the future and present come together with an cliffhanger that will lead in the next story called Human Resources with the return of the Cyber-Men
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 July 2010
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Hubby Loves Listening To Dr Who Audios And He Says Thanks A++++++++++++++++++++++++ Will Use Again
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