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4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Fifth Doctor Audio Adventure
CD Info.
2xCD of a 4 episode story, Running time 120 minutes approx.

Extras.
Trailer, Behind the scenes interviews.

Trivia.
1)Nyssa spends the morning in the Tardis library that's referenced in many tv & audio adventures & briefly seen in Series 7 tv episode Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis.
2)Peter Davison wrote & sang the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a retread
After a strong run of stories featuring the Sixth Doctor and then his immediate predecessor, this comes as a bit of a disappointment. It just seemed to lack originality and verve - apart from anything else it again employs the 'companion presumed dead' plot device; me surely things aren't this lacking in creativity around the Big Finish offices?!
Turlough is...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Fifth Doctor Audio Adventure, 6 April 2014
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This review is from: The Jupiter Conjunction (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
CD Info.
2xCD of a 4 episode story, Running time 120 minutes approx.

Extras.
Trailer, Behind the scenes interviews.

Trivia.
1)Nyssa spends the morning in the Tardis library that's referenced in many tv & audio adventures & briefly seen in Series 7 tv episode Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis.
2)Peter Davison wrote & sang the Button Moon theme tune, No relevance to the plot of this story it's just nice bit of trivia.
3)Nyssa's rejuvenation & bout of extra energy due to event's in the recent audio adventure The Emerald Tiger reminds The Doctor of his third regeneration as he too gaining a new leash of energy quoting "I got a lot done".
4)The Doctor & Nyssa recall his failure to save Adric.

Synopsis.
Earth Slash 8 Panenka has a circumference of 13km has a elliptical orbit set in between Earth & Jupiter in the year 2329 making it a cheap means of space freight.

When the Tardis lands on Panenka The Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan & Turlough discover a community that is falling apart, Panenka is plagued by thefts & mysterious disappearances by the Piggybackers who do what they can to survive a desperate existence on this Comet.

Tegan & Nyssa suit up & venture outside for a excursion to the unstable zone while the Doctor & Turlough are captured & put on trial becoming pawns in a deadly game that could have tragic consequences for both Earth & Jupiter.

Timelord Thoughts.
Eddie Robson is Big Finishes safe pair of hands & once again delivers a excellent back to basics type adventure featuring great performances by Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Janet Felding as Tegan & a standout performance from Mark Strickson as Turlough who has some great moment's with the Doctor in this adventure.

This story takes a while to build up momentum but it is well worth sticking with as the story produces some great twists plus a great emotional climax to the story's final episode which is a credit to the ingenious writing of Eddie Robson who once again delivers a very well written intriguing Doctor Who audio adventure for Big Finish.

With great production values now commonplace with Big Finish audiobooks the sound effects & incidental music add a great atmospheric feel to the story that helps inhance the story's tense & emotional scenes somewhat.

This isn't quite a classic Doctor Who tale as the early part of the story suffers a few pacing problems but it is a very enjoyable story that is well written & performed by the main cast & is worth a listen if your a fan of the Fifth Doctor.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Jupiter Conjunction - It’s not even a proper court, it’s a shopping precinct!, 26 Mar 2014
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This is the hundred and sixtieth release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Peter Davison as Five, with Mark Strickson as Turlough, Sarah Sutton as the older Nyssa and Janet Fielding as Tegan. There are four episodes, roughly 25-30 minutes each, complete with cliffhangers and original theme music between each. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs, and a short booklet with some pictures of the cast and production notes. There are some interviews with cast and crew at the end of the second disc and a few minutes of the soundtrack at the end of disc 1.

The Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa arrive on comet 8/Q Panenka, which is quickly revealed to be a sort of second class postal service between Earth and Jupiter, with a small but thriving community on it’s surface. It soon transpires that the community is not as thriving as it first seemed, something is very wrong and the community are ready to blame the most likely suspects – the most likely suspects being a bunch of mysterious strangers who have just appeared in their midst... But there is something much deeper going on, and the Doctor is soon locked into a struggle to save more than just the people on the comet.

Big Finish have done well over the years playing around with the somewhat elastic nature of Dr Who to give us a wide range of stories. But every now and then they go back to basics, and deliver a solid tale that works brilliantly despite being made up of all the usual Who clichés. And this is one of those stories. Building on the excellent work of Emeral Tiger, continuing to use the three companions to good effect and making Tegan a useful character rather than an annoyance, there is nothing really new in this adventure, but it is a good story well told and hits all the right classic Who buttons to become a pretty exciting adventure. Actually, I am not being totally fair, it’s not all clichéd, there are some plot twists as to the actual who and why that lift this story above the average. It’s fun, energetic, the companions are used to good effect (especially Turlough, who has some very good moments here) and is a good solid Who story. 4 stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a retread, 23 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Jupiter Conjunction (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
After a strong run of stories featuring the Sixth Doctor and then his immediate predecessor, this comes as a bit of a disappointment. It just seemed to lack originality and verve - apart from anything else it again employs the 'companion presumed dead' plot device; me surely things aren't this lacking in creativity around the Big Finish offices?!
Turlough is marginalised here, and perhaps to compensate for her barren years during the TV series, Nyssa gets the most to do in the story - it's a shame, as Mark Strickson's overgrown schoolboy is easily the most interesting of the trio early 80s companions represented during the period in which this is set.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heart of the comet, 11 July 2012
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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A new Doctor Who audio play. Featuring Peter Davison as the Doctor. Plus Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Mark Strickson as his companions Tegan, Nyssa and Turlough.

This is the second story in the latest run of three to feature this line up. There is an ongoing storyline to them involving Nyssa looking for a cure to a disease. But they are almost all pretty much stand alone so casual listeners could get into this one quite easily without having heard any of the earlier ones. There is a passing remark to something that happened to Nyssa in the previous tale The Emerald Tiger (Doctor Who) but that has no bearing on this one so it won't be a problem to anyone listening to this who hasn't heard that.

This story runs for four parts, each of just under twenty five minutes in length [approx] and is spread across two cd's.

It's set in the twenty fourth century and sees the TARDIS land inside a comet. Which has an orbit that takes it between Earth and Jupiter. Which makes it ideal for delvering things from planet to planet. And there's a whole lot of human living there.

But they are a community in turmoil, thanks to thefts and disappearances. The TARDIS crew are quickly caught up in all this and separated. Some mount an expedition of mercy that has consequences. And some end up on trial.

The secrets of the comet wait to be revealed. They could have deadly consequences. For all concerned. And for two planets...

The length of the episodes is just right and means the whole thing moves at a decent pace. The regulars are a superb team and all interact very well together. Each does get their moment to shine also.

The whole plot does take a couple of episodes to get going, but there are some decent twists and turns when it does.

There is some attempt at political comment also but that never gets the least bit heavy handed.

This doesn't really do anything exceptionally new or original storytelling wise. But it's strength is in the setting. A well realised bit of world building, and a place that is shown to have an effect on all those who live here.

There are as well some strong emotional moments in part four that you won't forget in a hurry.

It's not a classic relase. Nor is it particularly a standout one. But it does have enough in it to make it just a bit above average.

There's four minutes [approx] of music from the story on it's own on the final track of disc one.

A trailer for the next release in this run on the track after the end of part two on disc two.

And fourteen minutes [approx] of interviews with cast and crew on the two tracks after that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Davison is always the same, 4 May 2013
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Peter Davison seems to slip back to The Doctor with ease. Sarah Sutton does the same as Nyssa. However I feel Mark and Janet have lost their way a bit
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