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4.0 out of 5 stars Fourth Doctor First Dalek Adventure At Big Finish, 27 Oct 2013
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Positive.
Great story by Nicholas Briggs whom writes, Directs & voices the Daleks.
Tom Baker gives a magnetic performance as the Fourth Doctor, Oh why didn't you do these audio adventures years ago Tom?

Negative.
The running time hampers the plot & it's structure due to having it's plot crammed into the 2 episodes of a 60 minutes running time.

Trivia.
Mark Benton appeared as Clive in NuWho debut series 1 episode Rose.
This was Tom Bakers first story to be recorded for Big Finish but the fourth to be released in Series 1 of the Fourth Doctor adventures.
Dan Starkey plays Kevin Winston is Sontaran warrior Strax in series 6 & 7 of Matt Smiths Eleventh Doctor era.
Writer/Actor John Dorney plays a Robomen.

Review.
The Doctor & Leela arrive in the Tardis in London 2025 in a time were there is protesting against Global Sphere Corporation's plans to test it's equipment by using solar panels on the moon reflected back by a satellite on the National Gallery back to earth as power from the moon may help stop the energy crisis thats bringing the world to the brink of global disaster.

The Doctor however suspects something untoward is going on having traced an energy signal nearby.

The Doctor's oldest enemy's are watching, Waiting to wage war on planet earth wiping out the entire human race once & for all.

The Daleks are back.

Can the Doctor find a solution to the energy crisis & foil the Daleks Master plan & evade the Daleks Robomen or will the Daleks plan take effect in waging war on the obliteration of all life on planet earth.

This is a great Dalek adventure hampered by this being just 2 episode's it feels cramped & doesn't flow as it could due to it's 60 minutes, This would've been better as a 4 part adventure.

Apart from this minor hitch the Fourth Doctor's first Big finish audio against the Daleks is reasonably good & with Tom Baker on top form here delivering his usual eccentric one liners.

Nicholas Briggs script echos the energy crisis of the early 1970's & the protesting at the global corporation is reminiscent of the third Doctor adventure The Green Death.

Great sound & production values round off a entertaining 60 minutes adventure.

CD extras is a trailer & 10 minutes behind the scenes interviews.
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Initial post: 10 Dec 2013 10:37:50 GMT
Tim Bradley says:
Hello timelord. I enjoyed this first adventure with Tom Baker facing the Daleks from Big Finish. I was so keen to hear it and especially with Leela first meeting the Daleks.
Great review. Tim.
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