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Bonkers But Brilliant.,
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This review is from: The Stones of Venice (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
Paul Magrs mad but brilliant script brings a freshness to a different type of audio adventure.
Paul McGann is brimming with enthusiasm here bringing the adventurous side out of the egmatic Timelord.
The bonkers script & wacky plot may not appear to some fans.
Although the third story to be released this was in fact the first to be recorded.
Michael,Sheard has been in several Doctor who tv adventures, Pyramid Of Mars, The Invisible Enemy, Remembrance Of The Daleks, This was his final work before his death in 2005.
This is a 2CD 4 part adventure Running Time 120 minutes & is the 3rd Release of Paul McGann first season in the main range.
The Doctor & Charley arrive in 23rd century Venice for a well deserved holiday unfortunately Venice is due to sink the following day as theres a curse placed upon Venice but by whom & why?
The street revellers seem happy as they host one last party before the are consumed to their fate, Death.
The Doctor & Charley discover that the Gonds have mutated to being part Amphibian & want to rise up against there oppressors & are attacking the cult fanatics in robes & masks who are in fact searching for a legendary artefact hidden within Venices dark catacombs that may just free Venice from it's curse.
The Doctor & Charley join in the Quest to find the alleged artefact in a attempt to save Venice from sinking or will Venice sink to it's cursed fate.
To comment anymore on the plot would spoil the enjoyment for the listerner as this eccentric story written by the genius that is Paul Magrs, It's originality really has to be listerned to carefully to appreciate the mad twists & turns of the plot.
Some listerners may not enjoy the wackiness of the plot & find it's maybe a bit too out there for them to fully engage in story's complex plot.
This was Paul McGann first audio for Big Finish & the first time he's played the Doctor since the 1996 Tv Movie, You wouldn't know it by this performance as he's simply superb.
Exellent Production values from the Big Finish team round off this unique story & it makes a welcome change from the usual Alien invasion storys.
Great well written play & is excellently performed by all involved, Recommended.