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Experimental Experiments For Ole Sixey,
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This review is from: The Macros (Doctor Who: The Lost Stories 1.08) [Audiobook] (Audio CD) (Audio CD)
Doctor Who: The Macros (Audio).
Running time 120 minutes
Behind the scenes interviews
The Doctor -- Colin Baker
Peri Brown -- Nicola Bryant
Osloo -- Linda Marlowe
Ezz -- Jack Galagher
Yka -- Rachael Elizabeth
Professor Tessler -- Vincent Pirillo
Bosun/Guard -- Stewart Alexander
Mers/1st Rigger/Calloway -- Paul David-Gough
Bundth/2nd Rigger/Captain/Guard/Captain/Tannoy -- Matt Addis
1)Ingrid Pitt & Tony Rudlin had to rewrite this story from memory as the script was lost when there computer broke down.
2)Ingrid Pitt featured in 2 tv storys Third Doctor's The Time Monster & Fifth Doctor story Warrior's Of The Deep.
3)The original title for this story was The Macro Men.
What's Up Doc?.
The Tardis materializes on the USS Eldridge after the disastrous Philadelphia Experiment has gone tragically wrong.
With the majority of the crew dead or dying & the USS Eldridge slowly disintegrating the Sixth Doctor realizes that the problem is being caused by a power drainage from another dimension.
The Doctor & Peri take a trip in the Tardis to the planet Capron which is ruled by the tyrannical Osloo.
Captured & interrogated the Doctor realizes that Osloo wants to rule more than the planet Capron as Osloo's horizons have now been widened with discovery of other world's & dimensions for Osloo too rule over as time & space which will be hers for the taking.
Intriguing concept basing a story around the Philadelphia Experiment which works up to a point.
Colin Baker & Nicola Bryant perform this play well & the interplay between the two leads is excellent.
Linda Marlowe as Osloo is very good portraying a tyrannical ruler who's performance gives her character a power hungry unpleasant dictator without any remorse.
I also like how the Doctor dealt with Osloo at the story's conclusion even if it's quite similar to the Fourth Doctor tv story The Leisure Hive.
The script by Ingrid Pitt & Tony Rudlin is rather uneven & doesn't deliver anything out of the ordinary, The story's pacing slowed down after a rather good first part & it's ending I thought came to a rather abrupt conclusion.
This isn't a standout story but does have it's good moments & is a above average Lost Stories adventure.
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Initial post: 6 Feb 2014 15:46:16 GMT
Tim Bradley says:
I'm afraid I haven't listened to this 'Lost Story' yet. But I have enjoyed reading your review.
I like how you contrasted the good moments as well as the bad in this one. Sorry this isn't a standout story for you as you hoped.
I hope to listen to this very soon when I get a chance.
But this is a great review on the story. I think you've managed to provide a clear idea of what the story's like. Tim.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Feb 2014 16:08:18 GMT
Chers Tim I admit I rewrote this twice as I couldn't get a fix on it's tone but I'm glad of your feedback sir makes it a worthwhile review.
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