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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid original script, marred slightly by the wrong era dialogue, 3 Mar. 2012
This review is from: The Renaissance Man (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
An improvement in quality of script over Destination: Nerva (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures), but still not the write Doctor dialogue for the period set (pre-Horror of Fang Rock). Leela's character is well observed.

I certainly feel that this story plays to the strengths of audio, but could also have worked well as a television script at the time (feeling a bit like The Android Invasion in style).

Comparing the first two stories of the 4th Doctor relaunch to the equivalent Blake's 7 The Liberator Chronicles Box Set: 1 (Blake's 7), the latter still remains better observed and faithful to the original. I am quite surprised that Big Finish have made this slip because it does draw attention to itself. Setting the era pre-Horror was probably not a good move. For the sake of canonicity at the potential expense of a little fun, the dialogue should have been toned down and more serious.

All in all a good product. It is of course very nice to have 4th Doctor at Big Finish, and had we not had more than ten years of fabulous output of stories that enhanced Doctors 5-8, we may have been more content with what we have here.

A five star story reduced to four stars because of aforementioned "fit" issues. Ignoring the past and as a stand-alone piece it is very enjoyable, and any fan of the Leela character will be well-rewarded.
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Initial post: 15 Mar 2014 16:48:11 GMT
Good review my friend.
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