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"Aaargh - It's the Brain Worm!!!",
This review is from: Something Inside (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
This audio drama finds the 8th Doctor and companions Charley and C'rizz trapped in a military prison for psychic soldiers, fighting off the attentions of both the sadistic jailers and a malevolent `Brain Worm' that is feeding on the minds of the inmates. While this play provides the requisite thrills and spills it seems to be a rather uninspired collection of ideas lifted from other science fiction stories, and with the Brain Worm itself being an invisible non-speaking presence we are left with a lot of repetitive dialogue as various characters run around the corridors of the prison screaming "The Brain Worm is coming! Here it comes!" and the cheesy keyboard incidental music is rather off-putting. Paul McGann puts in a strong central performance as the Doctor, but many of the supporting characters are reduced to hysterics by the last episode, with this being a very `shouty' audio. While it's by no means awful and has it's odd enjoyable moments, `Something Inside' ultimately outstays it's welcome, and is a rather mediocre slice of science fiction horror.