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4.0 out of 5 stars The Doctor's Silver Nemesis Have Returned, 22 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Kingdom of Silver (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
Doctor Who: Kingdom Of Silver.

Product Info.
2xCD
3 - Episodes Kingdom Of Silver
1 - Keepsake
Running Time;
75 Minutes - Kingdom Of Silver
25 Minutes - Keepsake

CD Extras.
Trailer
Behind the scenes interviews

Cast.
The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
Temeter - Neil Roberts
Sara - Kate Terence
Magus Riga - Terry Molloy
Merel - James George
Ardith - Bunny Reed
Etin - Holly King
The Cybermen - Nicholas Briggs

Positive.
1)Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor gives a intriguing darker seventh Doctor performance here.
2)A intriguing story were the misguided inhabitants of Tasak want to be converted into Cybermen.

Negative.
1)The 3 episode format doesn't work & having the 1 parter Keepsake doesn't do that story justice either.
2)This story doesn't bring anything particularly new of spectacular.

Trivia.
1)Terry Molloy who plays Magnus Riga is better known as playing Davros in the 1980's era of Doctor Who & on several Big Finish audio.
2)The Doctor once again mentions having met Leonardo da Vinci. (TV: City of Death).

What's Up Doc?
The Doctor arrives on Tasak in search of refreshment, armed with nothing more than a kettle. But this is a time of crisis for a civilisation about to enter an industrial age.

Mindful that a devastating war is only recently over, the wise & revered Magus Riga will do almost anything to save his people from the follies of the past. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The planet Tasak is host to ancient powers buried deep & long forgotten, can visitors from another world avert disaster or will their intervention drag this innocent world into the Orion War?

Timelord Thoughts.
This story really needed to be a four parter as there is potential here for a great adventure but the pacing seems rushed to allow it's narrative to compress into the story's three episode's structure.

The one part story Keepsake is set on a junkyard featuring two characters fates from Kingdom of Silver which also features the Doctor.

This is a decent episode but like Kingdom of Silver it feels crammed into it's running time as a extra ten minutes would've done the story better justice.

This release does at least give us the darker seventh Doctor played excellently by Sylvester McCoy, while it's nice to hear Tery Molloy voicing another role here playing the part of Magus Riga with great conviction & the idea of the inhabitants of Tasak wanting to be converted into Cybermen is a interesting premise.

The pace is a little slow during it's first episode but picks up pace by episode two & builds towards a very exciting climax & delivers a few tense & terrifying sequences thanks to writer James Swallow macabre storyline.

Overall, 'Kingdom Of Silver' is a fun but flawed Cyberman audio drama that contains moments of great tension, atmosphere & drama but isn't given enough substance or character development thanks to the three episode running time, still McCoy is excellent & the Cybermen are particularly terrifying which makes this audio drama still worth a listen.

Timelord Rating.
7/10
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