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This review is from: Frozen Time (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
2xCD of a 4 episode adventure, Running time 130 minutes approx, Trailer, Behind the scenes interviews.
1)This is the first Ice Warrior's story to be produced since the Fifth Doctor audio adventure Red Dawn that was released in 2000.
2)Maryam D'Abo appeared as Kara in the 1987 James Bond Film The Living Daylights.
3)Nicholas Briggs also voiced The Ice Warriors in Eleventh Doctor tv adventure Cold War.
4)This audiobook release bluffed Doctor Who fan's info thinking Frozen Time was a Silurian adventure.
In 1929 Lord Barset expedition to the Antarctic is lost without trace seemingly vanished into thin air.
A century later Lord Barsets Grandson goes in search of his Grandfather's lost expedition were in the Antarctic he locates a Blue Police Box buried deep within the ice.
Inside the Blue Box lies a man who has no memory of who or were he is...?
But this isn't the only lifeform to have been found beneath the ice as something else lies buried in the Antarctic, Something that's been on earth long before mankind now frozen in time, A lifeform that's from the planet Mars.
The Ice Warrior Arakssor is freed from his icy tomb but who will this expedition trust the mad man with a Blue box or the Ice Warrior Arakssor?
This is an intriguing audio adventure that moves along at a fair old pace building the tension & developing intrigue as it goes along.
Sylvester McCoy delivers a enigmatic performance as an amnesiac Seventh Doctor who's memory slowly returns as he realizes The Ice Warriors have also been revived & are about to cause havoc.
Maryam D'Abo should've become a new companion for the Seventh Doctor after her excellent performance in this play as Genevieve & it's a shame the character hasn't yet been reprised in any further audio adventures.
Nicholas Briggs script is a standard base under siege adventure yet I liked how the mystery builds up in this story as the Doctor slowly starts remembering past event's as to who he is & why he's been buried in ice for over a century, Sadly though the plot does start fall apart a little during episode 2 becoming more predictable & lacking any shocks or surprises which is a shame as this story had great potential yet somehow undoes the suspense that was built up so well in the story's opening episode.
Great production values with wonderful sound effects & incidental music create great tension & add atmosphere as Big Finish captures the setting of Antarctica superbly on a audio medium & Nicholas Briggs voices the Ice Warriors with a great menacing tone making them a genuine threat for the Doctor to confront.
One of the better solo Seventh Doctor story's just don't expect anything out of the ordinary.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2014 07:23:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Mar 2014 07:23:17 GMT
Paul Tapner says:
Genevieve was a great character and I would love to have heard more stories with her, but i recall Big Finish saying at the time Maryam D'Abo lives in Los Angeles so she wouldn't be available to reprise the role very often.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2014 08:15:44 GMT
Cheers for that Paul, Pity as I could see a great companion chemistry between her & the Seventh Doctor.
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