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1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 11 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Enemy Aliens (Destiny of the Doctor 8) (Dr Who Destiny of the Doctor 8) (Audio CD)
`Enemy Aliens' is easily the worst of `The Destiny of the Doctor' series so far. Whereas the previous instalments have faired relatively well in capturing the feel of their respective eras whilst offering something somewhat new and innovative, this story/episode fails to do either. The performances are lacklustre and lacking emotion. It feels as if India Fisher couldn't really be bothered. The story limps along with tenuous connections between events before reaching a suddenly hurried and rather too convenient conclusion. Attempts at humour that are often tasteless and flat. Furthermore, the plot appears to be some poorly constructed take off of something like `The Thirty Nine Steps' or North by Northwest', but totally lacking in intrigue.

This is one of the poorest characterisations of the Doctor. Admittedly I have never really been very keen on the Eighth Doctor, finding his characterisation to be rather random over the various media. But Paul Mcgann has done a fine job in defining his particular incarnation during the various audio stories, especially in the later ones. This story does not capture Mcgann's efforts and do them justice though. It is a very poor representation of the Eighth Doctor. In this story he is portrayed more like the Sixth Doctor at his most obnoxious or as some very amoral, callous un-Doctor like character who is, quite frankly, unlikeable.

The biggest flaw in this story is the general callous attitude towards death and tragedy. There is a sequence in the early stages where the fate of four minor characters is referred in a very incidental off-handed manner. It almost feels as if their deaths, etc are something to smirk about. The tone is utterly wrong in this circumstance. The Doctor and Charlie both frequently adopt a very cavalier and uncaring attitude, especially at the play's close. They seem to lack any sympathy or empathy and there is virtually nothing to endear the listener to these characters.
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