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5.0 out of 5 stars Daleks and extermination looming ...
This story sits slightly off to one side of the Doctor for much of the action.

While it follows on from where Lucie and Alex leave the Doctor and Susan to go travelling, the Doctor has since had his own adventure in Prisoner of the Sun. At the end of that story, the Doctor gets a transmission from Lucie.

But for much of this story, Lucie is...
Published on 15 May 2011 by Keen Reader

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Doctor-lite story!
A dark & disturbing preview to the finale of the series, instantly forgettable & was quite unintelligable in parts I thought.
Published on 5 July 2011 by Mr. Mark Percival


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5.0 out of 5 stars Daleks and extermination looming ..., 15 May 2011
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Keen Reader "lhendry4" (Auckland, New Zealand) - See all my reviews
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This story sits slightly off to one side of the Doctor for much of the action.

While it follows on from where Lucie and Alex leave the Doctor and Susan to go travelling, the Doctor has since had his own adventure in Prisoner of the Sun. At the end of that story, the Doctor gets a transmission from Lucie.

But for much of this story, Lucie is struggling to cope with what is happening around her (and Earth) without having the Doctor's assistance, or even presence. The story moves between narration from Lucie, recording the drama for the Doctor's later hearing (assuming he gets it), and the action itself. The story takes place over two years, so there is room for a lot of action to take place.

Old enemies and older enemies return to interfere in Earth's history, and Lucie, Susan and the Earth survivors struggle to thwart their plans.

I really liked this story; it had all the elements that make a great Doctor Who story (except, for much of it, the Doctor!). But it had the `classic' feel, which I really love about these type of stories - Daleks, other enemies, Susan, struggling to survive on Earth ... and a great cliffhanger!

Only grumble I keep thinking is that it would have been better to package the next story, To the Death, with this one - after all, they are interdependent - how many people would want one and not the other? Seems rather like cutting a novel in half to package them separately like this.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's The End But Has The Moment Been Prepared For?, 18 July 2014
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This review is from: Lucie Miller (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
Doctor Who : Lucie Miller.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor.
Companion(s): Lucie Miller, Susan Campbell, Tamsin Drew, Alex Campbell.
Main enemy: The Daleks, The Monk.
Main setting: Thailand, the late 2190s.
England, the late 2190s, North America, the late 2190s, The Atlantic Ocean, the late 2190s.
Writer: Nicholas Briggs.
Director: Nicholas Briggs.
Release number: 4.09.
Format: 1 CD - 1 part.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras.
Trailer for To The Dearh.
Behind the scenes interviews.

Cast.
The Doctor - Paul McGann.
Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith.
Tamsin Drew - Niky Wardley.
The Monk - Graeme Garden.
Susan Campbell - Carole Ann Ford.
Alex Campbell - Jake McGann.
Seb Andrews - John Banks.
The Daleks/Dalek Time Controller/Roboman/Submarine Crewman - Nicholas Briggs.

Trivia.
1)Lucie sarcastically refers to Alex as "Alexander the Great."
2(Tamsin calls Lucie the "chav extraordinaire."
3)The Monk's base is in England & contains the statute of Diana from Ephesus, the Elgin marbles, Mona Lisa, ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the Venus de Milo, the Star of India, & all the crown jewels of every dynasty on Earth.
4)The story takes places over the course of more than two years.
5)The story is told in a similar way to a Companion Chronicle, with large portions of the story being taken up by narration.
6)Susan still has her original Tardis key. (Tv: The Dalek Invasion of Earth).
7)Lucie previously encountered the Daleks on Red Rocket Rising. (Audio: Blood of the Daleks).
8)The Doctor recalls killing the Dalek time controller on the Amethyst Viral Containment Station in the far future during his sixth incarnation. (Audio: Patient Zero).
9)The second Dalek invasion of Earth occurred, from the Doctor's point of view, during his six years inside the Company's complex. (Audio: Prisoner of the Sun).
10)To The Death concludes this two part Dalek adventure & is the final story & concludes The Eighth Doctor audio adventures.
11)Jake McGann who plays the Doctors great grandson Alex is Paul McGanns son.

Plot Synopsis.
While travelling in Asia with Alex, Lucie Miller falls ill. A plague is sweeping across the world, & she is one of the few to survive it.

Alex's mother, Susan, realizes that this is the first strike in the second Dalek Invasion of Earth, Once more, humanity will spend years under their rule.

The human survivors are waiting for the Doctor to save them, after Lucie uses the interocitor to send him an appeal for help but Lucie has been seriously harmed by the disease introduced by the Daleks, perhaps to the death; although Susan & her son Alex, being aliens, prove to be immune.

The Doctor discovers that the time meddling Monk (previously encountered in The Book of Kells) has meddled with history, reversing the Dalek defeat seen in the 1964 television serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth, by acting as the Daleks' technical advisor on their second invasion while the Daleks are assisting the Monk to loot Earth of its greatest art treasures, Tamsin is with him, helping to catalogue the art treasures, having been told the Daleks are medical missionaries.

The Monk hands the Doctor over to the Daleks. However while the Saucer is flying to America where the Dalek Time Controller is based it is hit by a torpedoes from a rebel submarine containing Lucie, Susan & Alex, they realize too late the Doctor is on the Saucer.

Timelord Thoughts.
Nicholas Briggs the voice of the Daleks & writer of this two part finale delivers a strongly written adventure that excludes the Doctor from the action for quite sometime as the plot focuses on a second Dalek invasion, Plague & all out war that also features the Doctors Grandaughter Susan & her son Alex.

This story held my attention throughout as writer Nicholas briggs packs a lot into 60 minutes with Lucie going through absolute hell becoming infected with the plague, while Susan recalls her past horrors as the Daleks descend on the Earth for a second invasion.

The Monk is seemingly in alliance with the Daleks here but may have his own agenda as writer Nicholas Briggs creates a tension filled adventure & makes the Daleks sinister & deadly once again & showcases why they are the Doctors deadliest enemys here.

Graeme Garden returns as the Monk & gives a cunning mischievous performance that masks the Timelords grand plan but will he aid or hinder the Daleks?

The cast all give excellent performances but it's Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller who standouts here & leads events here truly comng into her own as she holds the fort until the Doctors arrival while becoming infected with a plague like virus she experiences unjust pain & pushes her character to her very limits.

Paul McGann is kept away from the main action but comes into his own in the storys last 30 minutes & once again gives a strong performance as the Doctor who adds great weight & gravitas to his incarnation of the character.

Overall, Lucie Miller is a gripping audio adventure that doesn’t shy away from the horrors of war, it features great performances by the cast & a standout performance by Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller while writer Nicholas Briggs delivers a strongly written tension filled Dalek adventure that combines all the elements together to deliver a classic Doctor Who vs Daleks adventure of the highest calibre.

Timelord Rating.
9/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for the Doctor, 28 Mar 2011
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lucie Miller (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
Penultimate story in the fourth season of Doctor Who audio plays, which feature Paul Mcgann as the Doctor and Sheridan Smith as his companion Lucie Miller, this is the first in a two part story that acts as a season finale.

And it brings together lots of characters and ongoing stories from throughout the season so casual listeners are advised to steer clear and listen to them in proper order.

But those who have heard these all the way through get the beginning of what should be a very memorable finale.

It's one long episode, that runs for just over fifty three minutes, and is complete on a single cd.

It follows on from the end of the previous story which saw the Doctor pick up a distress call from Lucie, and then backtracks to fill us in on what's happened to her.

Lucie narrates the bulk of the tale, and describes how people on Earth start to fall prey to a terrible sickness. The small cast and audio sound design do work very well here as it gives a great feel of people being caught up in the middle of a crisis, fighting to get home to loved ones as things spiral out of control around them.

And then the Daleks turn up....

What happens next is a story of resistance as people fight the alien overlords. And nobody comes out of it entirely unscathed.

And then the Doctor arrives. Has an unexpected reunion. Because just when he's finally returned to save the day Lucie might lose him again.

As a story of fighting the Daleks this is very good stuff, ending with some superb sound design to create a very memorable battle. But it's not just about that. It's about the effect the Doctor has on people. About how some will never lose faith in him, even when others might start to doubt. And the emotional notes it hits are superb, both in the writing and the acting.

Regular listeners will also get a hint of the Dalek's plan - it's a little bigger in scope and ambition to anything in previous stories - and find the true agenda of another character.

It all ends on an excellent cliffhanger, which leads into To the Death (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures), the concluding part of this tale. On the basis of this, it should be a very memorable listen.

There's a trailer for that towards the end of the disc, and nineteen minutes of very good interviews with cast and crew after that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 26 Dec 2012
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I often prefer Big Finish stories to the actual TV series, and this story is a case in point - Original, interesting, brave, and thrilling. The 8th Doctor is utterly brilliant in his audio adventures, even if he does take a back seat in this episode. If you're a Doctor Who fan, don't hesitate in checking out Big Finishes audio range - you're missing out on some of the best ever adventures of the good Doctor has had.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, grim and fantastic, 19 Mar 2011
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Tony Jones "Tony" (UK) - See all my reviews
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Setting up for the final Eighth Doctor Adventure (To the Death) this is the tale of Lucie Miller who wanders round the world with Alex (the Doctor's great grandson) following Relative Dimensions. Throughout this story Lucie (who narrates) survives (if that's the right word) several brushes with death before the Doctor appears almost too late to save the day. The backdrop is a version of Dalek Invasion of Earth on steroids and apart from Lucie, Alex and Susan there are other familiar faces.

Clearly meant to be listened to as part of the great fourth series this is heartily recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG, 8 Feb 2013
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Mr. Jm Lord "Mickdenise27" (Bacup, Lancashire, England.) - See all my reviews
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A real scene setter. This story really sets up the final part "To the Death" and is a very good listen on its' own. However, when you play the them both one after the other the true brilliance of this story hits you like a hammer. You really do not want to miss this!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Doctor-lite story!, 5 July 2011
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Mr. Mark Percival (Wellingborough, England) - See all my reviews
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A dark & disturbing preview to the finale of the series, instantly forgettable & was quite unintelligable in parts I thought.
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