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5.0 out of 5 stars two legs vs eight legs, 29 Nov. 2009
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Worldwide Web (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
latest doctor who audio play to feature paul mcgann as the doctor and sheridan smith as his companion lucie miller. This is the climax to a two part story that started withThe Eight Truths (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) and also ties in very slightly with earlier story Orbis (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures). You could get into this without having heard the latter but it's better to have heard the former before trying this.

In two episodes on one disc each of roughly twenty five minutes in duration the story continues from the climax to the eight truths, with alien spiders having taken over the earth. and lucie. the doctor and a couple of unlikely allies fight to deal with the situation. meantime lucie fights to regain control from the being possessing her. These are great scenes that allow sheridan smith to play two very different roles and lucie's never say die attitude to the situation she's in is very appealing.

The Doctor of course saves the day, but the style in which this is done, as the episodes breathlessly jump from one plot point to another, giving the doctor some great moments of taking the moral high ground, are so good that they will keep you hooked throughout. And one regular supporting character does something you wouldn't have expected, leading to a very emotionally powerful scene.

The story ends with two doctor and lucie, two good friends, off for a break. and we'll see them again in the forthcoming doctor who: death in blackpool. I look forward to it.

The disc ends with fourteen minutes of interviews with some of the cast. These are well worth listening to, not least for the contribution from former hitchhikers guide to the galaxy star stephen moore who's a very good interviewee. The sound quality of them can vary, though, but don't let that put you off.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The end of another season..., 3 Nov. 2009
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Tony Jones "Tony" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Worldwide Web (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
..and a character faces their final curtain!

Spoliers aside, the title of this adventure, which follows on from Eight Truths takes the plot of Metabilis spiders (hence Web) taking over the world (and then the galaxy!) via the cult of the Eight Fold Truth and the stellar convertor.

Stephen Moore is still great as the cult leader, and Lucie gets to have her body taken over displaing her into a cyber space along with growing numbers of alien races as the Doctor races (again) to save humanity and the cosmos at large. Meanwhile we have the Headhunter to deal with as she attempts to play all sides against the middle for profit.

Although when written down in black & white it all seems rather formulaic, this again shines due to casting, acting, script, direction and production. This is a fitting end to a high quality run of eight episodes for the eighth doctor (enough eights!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Conclusion To Series 3 Of Eighth Doctor Adventures, 20 May 2014
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Timelord-007 (The Eccentric Wanderer) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Worldwide Web (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
Doctor Who: Worldwide Web.

Product Info.
1xCD of a interlinked story together with The Eight Truths
2 Episodes
Running time 60 minutes

Extras.
Trailer.
15 minutes of behind the scenes interviews.

Cast.
The Doctor - Paul McGann
Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
Clark Goodman - Stephen Moore
Kelly Westwood - Sophie Winkleman
Dr. Avishka Sangakkara - Sanjeev Bhaskar
The Headhunter - Katarina Olsson
Karen Coltraine - Kerry Godliman
Rob - Richard Earl
David - Anthony Spargo
Queen - Beth Chalmers
Newsreader - Barnaby Edwards

Trivia.
1)Stephen Moore voiced Marvin the paranoid android in both tv & radio adaptations of The Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy.
2)The Headhunter was last heard in series 3 opener Orbis steeling the stellar manipulator that was created in Vengeance Of Morbius while Karen was last heard in series 2 story Grand Theft Cosmos.
3)Karen was previously played by Louise Fullerton & is now played by Kelly Godliman.
4)Raine Creevy actress Beth Chalmers voices the Spider Queen.

What's Up Doc?
Thanks to the cult of the Eightfold Truth planet earth is now covered with Metebelis Crystals with the Eight Legs now poised to take complete control of the planet earth.

The Eighth Doctor needs to retrieve the stellar manipulator last seen on Orbis which was stolen by The Headhunter if he is to have any chance of stopping the Eight Legs from invading earth, Meanwhile Lucie Miller is under the mind control of The Great One the Eight Legs leader.

Is Lucies will strong enough to break free from the Great One's control of her & can the Doctor locate The Headhunter & retrieve the stellar manipulator in time to save planet earth from the Great One's hoard of mutated spiders or will earth be trapped forever in a tangled worldwide web?

Timelord Thoughts.
This is a superb conclusion to The Eight Truths & a great story to end series 3 of The Eight Doctor Audio Adventures on as writer Eddie Robson has once again weaved his magic web & delivered a tense chilling adventure that allows the story to breath for some great moments of character drama to shine through.

Paul McGann once again showcases what a excellent Doctor he is as he battles to save earth against the Eight Legs who has help from a couple of unlikely allies while Sheridan Smith gives a outstanding performance as she fights to regain her soul that is slowly being taken over by The Great One.

Not everyone survives to the end of this story as Doctor Who shows on audio at least that nobody is safe from death as this certainly adds to the drama of the story knowing nobody is safe & that anybody can die.

Superb production values, Amazing sound effects & a eerily score make The Eight Truths/ Worldwide Web one of the Eight Doctors most exciting entertaining audio adventures to date.

Timelord Rating.
9/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 21 April 2015
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An excellent story.
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