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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent "television" production, 30 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: The Elite (Doctor Who: The Lost Stories) (Audio CD)
I like this production very much for two main reasons. A) it feels like it is straight from the Arc of Infinty era of the Davison years in a real television sense complete with early 1980s music and B) it makes me favour Tegan again after watching too many stories where she mostly moans. The Doctor's lack of keenness to have her back is realistic as is having a go at her in episode four; a joy listening to both Davison and Jovanka. Added to which Tegan's character, whilst perhaps not totally true to some of her 1980s scripting, is far better because of it for she has some proper things to do. One of my favourite Big Finish companions is Nyssa, as Sutton has over the last ten years given us many enjoyable performances. The Fifth Doctor-Nyssa duo is one of the best Big Finish teams and in this instance adding Tegan does not detract even if Nyssa has a smaller share of lines.

The good story is delivered using well-scripted and well-acted vocal work. A voice in it seems very Davros-ian and whilst it does not turn out to be Davros it is a very clever use of a popular foe again both in reason for voice and more importantly the reason for being there. One of the themes is not particularly pleasant and I can particularly appreciate it as I approach the age of 40.

I was not particularly looking forward to this tale, and have to say I was pleasantly surprised and think this a very worthy addition to the "Lost Stories" range. Had I not known its origins and just thought it another in the monthly range, I would have thought no less of this story. The Elite more than successfully contributes to the ever expanding ethos of Doctor Who; for newcomers to "The Lost Stories" who are familiar with the Davison era, it is not a bad place to start. A thoroughly enjoyable and convincing production.
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Initial post: 10 Oct 2013 22:36:43 BDT
Timelord-007 says:
Great story although i guessed the reveal of the villian who isn't the main villian lol.
Im 38 been Whovians 34 years there no age on Whovians mate.
Great enjoyable review.
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