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This review is from: The Zygon Who Fell to Earth (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
No, no, no, no, no, no, no!
All right, fair enough, the cast do their best with what he has to work with (which is nothing at all) but every single feeble attempt at humour or dramatic tension falls flat. As this is from the pen of Paul Magrs, it comes as absolutely no surprise that the only woman in the cast other than Sheridan Smith has her throat ripped out, only to survive as a male pretending to be a human female. (Am I missing something or is the ubiquitous treatment of women as victims supposed to in some way redress the balance of sexual equality?)
The plot is painfully obvious and at times frankly embarrassing. The love theme is crass and the ending is an appalling get-out-of-jail-free card. Worst of all, the Zygons, one of the finest alien creations of the Tom Baker era, are reduced to any-old alien menace as you listen.