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5.0 out of 5 stars The battle for mars, 27 Dec 2010
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Resurrection of Mars (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
Latest eighth doctor audio story. It's the second half of a two parter following right on from Deimos (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures), and picks up from where the startling cliffhanger to that left off.

It runs for two episodes of almost thirty minutes each and is complete on one cd.

And isn't easy to review without spoilers.

Suffice it to say that all the plot threads from the previous stories in the season come together here, so it's probably not a good one for a stand alone listen and better for those who follow the series regularly.

It takes a past adversary of the Doctor who may never have been taken seriously in the past and turns them into a very cunning and dangerous adversary. Thanks not least to a great performance from the actor playing them.

And it considers the moral question of whether or not the end ever justifies the means. The Doctor is always resolute in his desire not to let people die. And yet not everyone may always agree with him. Which means that a few characters here have some very convincingly rendered soul searching to deal with. And change results.

Alongside all there's also an exciting battle with the Ice Warriors.

But it gets the Doctor's character so very right - he has interesting things to say about a past incarnation and there's a big hint about....something we may hear in due course. And Paul McGann tackles all this with aplomb delivering a superb performance.

A gripping audio that makes you think as well. Best of the season so far.

There's a trailer for the next release Relative Dimensions (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) on the penultimate track, and roughly sixteen minutes worth of interviews with cast and crew on the final track. These are very good and well worth a listen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another solid eighth doctor adventure, 13 Dec 2010
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Tony Jones "Tony" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Resurrection of Mars (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
This completes the story begun in Deimos and brings updates to the Lucie / Meddling Monk story line. We also get some great points of view on the Doctor from those he tries to help and from his would be / could be companions. We also get the link into the next story (Relative Dimensions).

Some things worked less well for me - this could be in the spirit of being different i.e. not being entirely formulaic and I thought there was a brutality to some of the plot that jarred, but overall a solid excellently made story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mars Attacks!, 11 May 2014
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Timelord-007 (The Eccentric Wanderer) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Resurrection of Mars (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
Cd Info.
1xCD of the concluding 2 part adventure.
Running time 60 minutes approx.

Extras.
Trailer.
Behind the scenes interviews.

Trivia.
1)Conclusion to the Ice Warrior story Deimos.
2)Sheridan Smith returns as Lucie Miller.
3)The Meddling Monk is another Timelord who appeared with the First Doctor William Hartnell in The Time Meddler & The Daleks Masterplan played then by the late Peter Butterworth.
4)Graeme Garden was a member of The Goodies alongside Tim Brooke Taylor & Bill Oddie.
5)Lucie mentions she met the Sensorites with the Monk.
6)Tasmin & The Monk return in Lucie Miller/To The Death.
7)The Doctor mentions some interesting things about a past incarnation.

Plot Synopsis.
The Ice Warriors on Deimos are willing to kill every human colony on Mars in order to reclaim there planet & moons, While a stranger from the Doctor's past is travelling with one of the Doctors former companions named he Meddling Monk who is about to interfere with the web of time for what he believes to be for the greater good.

The Doctor has a difficult decision to make in defeating the Ice Warriors & protecting the web of time against the Monk's meddling, A decision his companion Tasmin doesn't agree with.

Can the Doctor save the human colonys from total destruction by the Ice Warriors & stop the Monk from disrupting the web of time?

And just how does Lucie Miller fit in to all this?

Timelord Thoughts.
The Resurrection Of Mars is once again written by writer Jonathan Morris who has delivered an excellent conclusion to his story Deimos.

Paul McGann is excellent as the Doctor in this Ice Warrior's story who battles against two advisories & makes a decision to foil the Ice Warriors sinister plans that not everyone agrees with which is the start of a chain of event's of whats to come in a future story in this season & as ever McGann delivers a outstanding performance as the Doctor.

Sheridan Smith returning as Lucie Miller elevates this story for me & explains what has happened to her since the event's since Death In Blackpool, Lucies been travelling with the Meddling Monk.

Graeme Garden is a unusual yet inspired choice as the Meddling Monk whom is another Timelord from Gallifrey, Yet while not so much a enemy of the Doctor the Meddling Monk does make this adventure more difficult for the Doctor with his meddling interference of the web of time.

Jonathan Morris is one of Big Finishes best Doctor Who writer's & together with Deimos has delivered a epic Ice Warrior story with great performances by the cast with a few great twists & surprises.

With excellent sound effects & high quality production values by Big Finish Productions this story is on of the Eighth Doctors Season 4's best audio adventures to date.

Well worth a listen & a highly recommended audio adventure.

Timelord Rating.
10/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The good of the many outweighs the good of the few?, 1 May 2011
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Keen Reader "lhendry4" (Auckland, New Zealand) - See all my reviews
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This story, following on from Deimos, takes a darker turn as peoples' lives come into the balance, in many different scenarios. The Doctor is forced to make judgment calls that don't necessarily sit well with those he is having to work with. Without putting in any spoilers, you can tell that this story is one that is continuing down the path of a set up to a big finale of the season.

What I like about this story is that it again seems to be quite mindful of the "classic" Doctor Who stories - the Doctor is involved in the action, but is also torn with moral dilemmas, finds himself having to justify his motivations, and is caught up in the Web of Time. The old enemies (without being too specific) that again cross his path are welcome returns. Where the story leads from here will be the next step of the journey for us all - the suspense is building in these stories that are obviously leading up to a big confrontation somewhere along the way. Can't wait!
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4.0 out of 5 stars OK, 8 Feb 2013
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Mr. Jm Lord "Mickdenise27" (Bacup, Lancashire, England.) - See all my reviews
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This one rounds off the 1st part Deimos very well. Worth having in the canon but not worth listeing to over and over again as I do with others in the series. I gave it 4 stars but really a 3.2 would be a fairer mark.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Dec 2014
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Mr. C. Potter (UK) - See all my reviews
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Very enjoyable CD at a keen price.
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