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4.0 out of 5 stars Morbius Returns To Claim Vengeance On The Doctor
Doctor Who : Vengeance Of Morbius.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion : Lucie Miller
Main enemy: Morbius, Cristophe Zarodnix
Main setting: Karn, Gallifrey
Writer: Nicholas Briggs
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Release number: 2.8
Format: 1x CD.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras.
Behind the scenes interviews...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Vengeance Of Morbius – Not as vengeful as promised, but with a powerful ending
Warning, contains spoilers. First released in 2008, this is the eighth episode of the second season of standalone releases 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 second part of a...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Morbius Returns To Claim Vengeance On The Doctor, 18 July 2014
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Doctor Who : Vengeance Of Morbius.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion : Lucie Miller
Main enemy: Morbius, Cristophe Zarodnix
Main setting: Karn, Gallifrey
Writer: Nicholas Briggs
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Release number: 2.8
Format: 1x CD.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras.
Behind the scenes interviews.

Cast.
The Doctor - Paul McGann
Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
Morbius - Samuel West
Zarodnix - Kenneth Colley
Rosto - Alexander Siddig
Straxus - Nickolas Grace
Bulek - Barry McCarthy
Haspira - Nicola Weeks
Orthena, Headhunter - Katarina Olsson

Trivia.
1)Lucie has seen "Jurassic Park" & compares it to what Zarodnix wants to do with the piece of Morbius' brain.
2)After the death of Maren, Orthena is now the leader of the Sisterhood of Karn.
3)This audio story is a sequel of (Tv: The Brain of Morbius).
4)The Sisterhood of Karn and Morbius previously appeared in (Tv: The Brain of Morbius).
5)The Doctor explains to Lucie the events of (Tv: The Brain of Morbius), & comments about being "another time, another face".
6)The end of the story is a cliffhanger which leads directly into the events of( Audio: Orbis).

Plot Synopsis.
The Universe is in grave danger.

The very fabric of time and space is being altered.

The Doctor & Lucie investigate the leader of the cult of Morbius who's laying siege against Gallifrey & in a race against time try to prevent the destruction of everything they hold dear.,They may have to sacrifice everything to save the Universe.

Even themselves...

Timelord Thoughts.
Vengeance of Morbius continues were Sisters of the Flame left off with the Doctor & companion Lucie Miller awaiting execution in the Sisterhood of Karn's dispersal chamber.

The plan is to execute the Doctor as Zarodnix leader of the cult of Morbius & acclaimed richest man in the galaxy needs a Time Lords DNA to spice together with a piece of Morbius' brain stem, in effect creating a new incarnation of the sinister vengeful tyrant.

Morbius is played in this story by actor Samuel West who is impressive in his portrayal of Morbius giving a much more controlled, sinister & devious interpretation of the character which is a complete contrast to Michael Spice's ravaging monster in the Fourth Doctor tv story The Brain Of Morbius.

However I felt Morbius himself was completely underused in this story & doesn't feature that much overall which would've benefited from a extra additional episode as Morbius' resurrection, his aim to rule the cosmos & eventual defeat by the Doctor all happens far too quickly that doesn't allow for any of the dramatic character beats the story desperately needs which is down to the main issue of the adventures 60 minute running time.

Another plot point which confused me is how on Gallifrey, the Cardinals forbid Timelords to cross their own time stream but actually allow themselves to cross there own time streams if the situation calls for it, must be a do as I say not as I do rule, this laws of time is a very fickle rule indeed.

Nicholas Briggs' script is bold with a great leading intense performance by actor Paul McGann who's scenes with Samuel Wests Morbius are the highlight of the adventure as they battle to save or destroy the cosmos sees the Doctor wrestling Morbius to destroy his medallion & restore history back to normal, I just wish we had more characterization from Morbius & his feelings of wanting vengeful destruction of Gallifrey which is were the extra episode would've benefited this adventure.

What this story does get right is it's delivery of a shocking conclusion for both the Doctor & Lucie which apparently costs the Doctor his life & Lucie seemingly is shot by the Headhunter who turns up on Lucie's doorstep.

Overall, Vengeance of Morbius does feels a rushed conclusion to this two part adventure & with a extra episode this could've been a classic Eighth Doctor adventure instead of a very good one, but criticisms aside it is at least delivers a thrilling conclusion to the second series of Eighth Doctor audio adventures featuring excellent performances by the entire cast & ends on a tense cliffhanger, series three can't come soon enough.

Timelord Rating.
8/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars he's back, 24 Aug 2008
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eighth and final audio play in the current series of adventures for paul mcgann as the eighth doctor who and sheridan smith as his companion lucie miller. who share an excellent chemistry together and are a delight to listen to.

this one runs for forty seven minutes or so, and the disc concludes with roughly twenty minutes of interviews with cast and crew.

this play follows on from the end of the previous one, sisters of the flame, and although there is a lot of information given at the beginning that might help new listeners understand what is going on you are better off having heard the previous play in order to get the most out of it.

and what's going on can be seen from the title of the disc. someone is trying to bring back evil time lord morbius, last seen in the fourth doctor story the brain of morbius broadcast on the bbc in 1976 and released on dvd this year.

but you don't need to have watched that to get into this.

over the course of the episode the doctor and lucie attempt to foil this, escaping death traps, disregarding the laws of time in a wonderfully cavalier manner, and launching desperate and daring plans. the pace never lets up for a moment and it carries the listener along, not least thanks to some wonderful dialogue for the leads.

it even manages to be quite epic in scope even in scenes where there are three characters standing reacting to things in a room.

and it ends on a big cliffhanger. you may think you will see the cliffhanger coming, but even then things develop. and a powerfully emotional scene follows. but make sure you keep listening to the end of the disc.

thank goodness the inlay says there will be another season next year. this is a very good end to a strong audio season
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Vengeance Of Morbius – Not as vengeful as promised, but with a powerful ending, 4 April 2014
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Warning, contains spoilers. First released in 2008, this is the eighth episode of the second season of standalone releases 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 second part of a two part story (the forst part being Sisters of the Flame) and you need to listen to both parts to understand the story line. It also helps if you have seen the classic serial ‘Brain Of Morbius’ and heard a few of the other Eighth Doc/Lucie adventures.

For this most part this release left me quite cold. It deals with the resurrection of Morbius, his plans to take over the Universe and his final confrontation with the Doctor. Sould be a thrill ride. But the man himself does not appear until late on, and even then straight after his resurrection we are whisked forward in time some ten years when his conquest of the galaxy is well in progress, we see very little fo the main villain and as a result there is little sense of danger. Samuel West is actually quite good as Morbius, making the most of the part, but there is so little of it that he has to work hard to make an impression. Equally, Kenneth Colley and Alexander Sidding are wasted, Colley as the megalomaniac Zarodnix, and Sidding as Rosto, the space policeman of the future who was the best thing about the previous story, Sisters of the Flame.

It’s a bit of a plod, with a rushed and incomprehensible conclusion, but then the aftermath is devastating and perfectly played. The last few minutes are powerful, full of some great acting from Sheridan Smith as Lucie deals with the seeming death of the Doctor.

So all in all 2 stars for the main part of the release, but three stars overall due to the powerful last few minutes. Oh, and the extras here are really worth it, as they follow Sheridan Smith around a Who convention.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good conclusion to Sisters Of The Flame..., 31 May 2013
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Very good conclusion, but it does not stand alone as a story, listen to Sisters Of The Flame first and enjoy!
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Aug 2014
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Fantastic!
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