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4.0 out of 5 stars Unique & Entertaining Seventh Doctor Audio Adventure, 29 May 2014
This review is from: Starlight Robbery (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
CD Info.
2xCD.
4 episodes.
Running time 120 minutes approx.

Extras.
Trailer For Daleks Among Us.
Behind the scenes interviews.
Incidental score.

Trivia.
1)This is actor Stuart Milligans second performance as Garundel who also featured in Seventh Doctor audio adventure Black & White.
2)Dan Starkey has also voiced the Sontarans for the NuWho tv series most noticeably the Sontaran Strax.
3)This is the second part of a linking Seventh Doctor, Klein & Will trilogy.
4)Stuart Milligan voiced Superman in Dirk Maggs 1992/3 BBC adaptions of The Adventures Of Superman & it's sequel Doomsday & Beyond.

Plot Synopsis.
Searching for the key to a sinister alien technology the Persuasion machine the Seventh Doctor, Klein & Will Arrowsmith set there sights on a intergalactic arms auction run by an old acquaintance of the Doctors the slippery Urodelian crook Garundel.

Can the Doctor use his cunning to conduct a perfect heist stealing the Persuasion machine from under Garundels nose & evade the might of the Sontaran empire who have arrived at the galactic arms fair in a bid to claim the Persuasion device as a weapon of war against there enemy The Rutans.

Timelord Thoughts.
After the uneven tone of the first part of this trilogy Persuasion the second part of the trilogy Starlight Robbery delivers in spades thanks to entertaining galactic heist romp superbly written by Matt Fitton.

Sylvester McCoy is superb as the Seventh Doctor in this story who's manipulative nature is a great foil in performing a robbery against a old acquaintance the scheming Garundel an on form performance by Stuart Milligan.

Tracy Childs as Klein is given better material here & comes into her own as Fitton starts piecing threads from Persuasion & weaving them together mixing them into the final part of the trilogy Daleks Among Us.

Sadly I cannot warm to the character of Will Arrowsmith, Nothing against Christian Edwards performance It's just the script doesn't really require him & his character could be easily omitted from the storyline without affecting the overall arc.

This story has some great character moments & the Sontarans are integral to the plot who are voiced by the ever brilliant Dan Starkey which ends this story on a whopping great cliffhanger that will have you reaching for Daleks Among Us.

An enjoyable entertaining audio adventure with great performances by the cast & superb production values by Big Finish plus a polished Seventh Doctor story by writer Matt Fitton.

Overall Starlight Robbery gets this trilogy back on track & is well worth a listen.

Timelord Rating.
8/10
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Initial post: 29 May 2014 20:18:49 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Great review timelord007. I do like the Sontarans!
I haven't got to listen to this trilogy yet, it's in my teetering pile of cds to be listened to. Working my way through the Gallifrey series at the moment.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2014 20:21:39 BDT
Timelord-007 says:
Make sure you hear persuasion first or you be confused as this trilogy is linked.

Can't beat Gallifrey what series you on.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2014 20:24:02 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Yes, I've got Persuasion so will listen to them in the trilogy.
Just revisiting Series 2 (on last episode now), and then on to series 3 - I've got 3, 4, 5 and 6 sitting waiting for me.

Posted on 29 May 2014 22:29:04 BDT
rbmusicman says:
How many 'Dr Who' audio's ?
Great to see you reviewing a subject that is your passion.
You'll soon get back into the groove my friend, it's in your
D.N.A ( Is always interesting reading )
Great review 'Doc'

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2014 00:35:10 BDT
Timelord-007 says:
Well there the main range which is nearly at 200.
There 4 seasons Eighth Doctor adventures.
3 seasons of fourth Doctor story's with two more series to follow.
Then there the Lost Stories range & the Companion Chronicles so there got to be around 400 story's & thats just Big Finish not counting Ex company Audio Go which were more narrative & adaptions of classic tv story's.

Posted on 30 May 2014 08:05:44 BDT
Tim Bradley says:
Enjoyed your review on 'Starlight Robbery', timelord!
The Sontarans are the highlight for me in this story, and Dan Starkey does very well in playing many of them.
I enjoyed Stuart Milligan who plays Gaundrell and as I listened to this one first, I hope to listen to 'Black and White' next, lol
I do agree with what you're saying about Will Arrowsmith. He sometimes seems annoying in terms of character, but not Christian Edwards' fault, as I'm certain he's a good actor.
Great review on this, timelord.

I've updated and extended my review for 'Castrovalva'. Tim.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2014 13:08:58 BDT
rbmusicman says:
You have one or two then lol
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