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4.0 out of 5 stars Cybermen Mayhem For The Sixth Doctor, 19 Nov 2013
This review is from: Real Time (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
Positive.
1)Colin Baker who is without doubt one of the best audio Doctor's at Big Finish gives a great performance here.
2)The story written by Gary Russell is brimming with great moments of intrigue & the Cyber Controller reveal comes as a huge shock.

Negative.
A little complex in parts & the episode lengths are bit uneven.

Trivia.
1)This was broadcast as a Webcast which starred Colin Baker & companion Evelyn & contains additional scenes on audio not broadcast on the webcast.
2)Yee Jee Tso played Chang Lee in the 1996 Doctor Who tv Movie & most recently Charlie Sato in Companion Chronicles Tales From The Vault & Mastermind.
3)Gary Russell & BBCi had a falling out over this production which selved plans for a sequel to the extent Gary Russell classes this story as non-canon.

Audio Info.
2CD, 6 episodes running time around 90 minutes & includes a making of Documentary on Disc 2.

Review.
Wow this is a strange one!.

Why?, Well I'll get to that later but Gary Russell surely planned a sequel to this & I for one would love a resolution to a certain plot point but after 10 year's i doubt it's going to happen.

Arriving on the planet Chronos in the 33rd Century the Doctor & Companion Evelyn Smythe meet a group of archaeologists from a scientific university who are studying two recently discovered Pyramids.

But as several people have gone missing from the group's two survey team's The Doctor & Evelyn decide to investigate what's happening to the missing scientific archaeologists.

The Doctor & Everlyn discover that the Pyramids hide a deadly secret as entombed inside are one of the Doctor's oldest enemies The Cybermen.

Can the Doctor once again stop the Cybermens deadly plans of colonization of Chronos & will the reveal of the identity of the Cyber Controller have dramatic implications in the Doctors future?

Well if you've heard this you know about the shock reveal, I wont say no more as i wouldn't spoil it for non listeners.

This is a chilling adventure that at times that mirrors Tomb Of The Cybermen in some ways & some of the cyber conversion scenes are quite gruesome for the listeners as writer Gary Russell has written a great intriguing fast paced scary Cybermen adventure.

But this story's crying out for a sequel & i know Gary Russell states it as non-canon now but come on Gary this deserves a sequel to explain the Cyber Controllers identity.

Colin Baker is on great form in this story & plays a far mellowed Doctor compared to his TV counterpart & showcases a range of emotions justifying why he's a truly exellent audio Doctor.

Be warned though this doesn't contain the Webcast animation it is for audio format only.

This is a exellent if not quite a classic adventure but is certainly worth purchasing for fans of Big Finish & Doctor Who.
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Initial post: 19 Nov 2013 23:56:15 GMT
Keen Reader says:
Hooray that positive stuck - very weird. I really enjoyed this story, but almost didn't get it - I think it's sadly let down by the shonky cover art. But the story itself was great I thought. Definitely a sequel would be fantastic, but I'm not sure how you would fit that in continuity-wise with other events and stories that have happened since. Never mind, it stands alone very well - we know what, but we don't quite know how or why!? That doesn't give anything away does it? :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2013 00:02:59 GMT
Timelord007 says:
Yep & the are different realities & alternative universes.
I agree the artwork put me off too but the storys brilliant.

Thanks for the feedback.
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