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4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Encounters Fo The Fifth Doctor & Nyssa, 24 Mar 2014
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Cd Info.
2xCD of a 4 episode audio adventure, Running time 115 minutes approx.

Tivia.
1)This release includes a floor plan to aid the listener as to were the action is taking place.
2)The first Fifth Doctor & Nyssa Big Finish release.
3)The classic tv adventure Earthshock is referenced in this story.

Synopsis.
The Fifth Doctor & Companion Nyssa lock on to some strange enemy omissions in the Tardis & are forced to make an emergency landing to avoild collision with a light aircraft as they land 30 years in the future in Alaska in the year 1963.

There the time travellers stumble across a peculiar house owned by Englishman Shaun Brett & aiding him is his expedition are interior designer Monica & Tulung who is a half Inuit who was raised in America.

Each of these characters have there own secrets & reasons for being here especially
the sinister & twisted Brett who is constructing a shine utilising rare pieces he's collected to honour his late father.

But in the snowy wasteland of Alaska something strange is lurking, An evil spirit that doesn't want Brett to complete his shrine & as strange creatures roam outside the house ready to attack inside a sinister discovery of fossils are unearthed & the strange event's that are going on here are soon made very clear.

Could this have a possible connection with Tulung or his ancestry?

As Nyssa senses the spirits true intentions though her powers of telepathy she doesn't like what she sees.

The Doctor needs to workout what Brett has actually been up to in Alaska if he has any chance of stopping the spirits vicious attacks or face all will face certain death from this powerful sinister force.

Timelord Thoughts.
Writer Stephen Cole has written a eerie audio adventure here featuring the Fifth Doctor & Nyssa, The storys Alaskan setting is ideal fo this well written audio adventure as writer Stephen Cole slowly builds up the tension & fears keeping the central part of the action contained inside the house.

The characters are well written especially Shaun Brett who comes over as a devious unpredictable character & Tulung who may have a connection to the spirit & the unearthing of fossilised bones are both intriguing plot points that add character drama.

Peter Davison & Sarah Sutton give very good performances here keeping there characters of the Fifth Doctor & Nyssa grounded by keeping there wits about them.

This is a great chilling atmospheric audio adventure that delivers a great eerie script by writer Stephen Cole, Good performances by the cast & excellent sound effects & music by Big Finish Productions.

A great Doctor Who audio adventure thats worth adding to your Big Finish collection.
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Initial post: 24 Mar 2014 11:06:04 GMT
rbmusicman says:
Excellent reviewing 'Doc'
maybe not my thing but can appreciate the passion and interest
you have, which certainly reflects in the way you have written.

Posted on 25 Mar 2014 02:19:25 GMT
Keen Reader says:
Great review, timelord007 - I thoroughly enjoyed this audio cd, though I note I haven't reviewed it - must have been before I got into the reviewing. I shall have to re-listen to it.
I like the sense of anticipation you've built up in your review, should make prospective listeners wonder what the story's all about!

Posted on 25 Mar 2014 08:10:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2014 10:38:11 BDT
Tim Bradley says:
This is one of my favourite audios with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. It's a good start to brilliant series of audios with my favourite TARDIS duo from Big Finish.
Great review, timelord! Looking forward to more. Tim.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2014 15:41:39 GMT
Timelord007 says:
Yes I too loved this story & tried to add a little suspense to my review.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2014 10:39:30 BDT
Tim Bradley says:
So I noticed, yes. It's a good way of getting people hooked onto something that's especially good and get them to find out for themselves what's the story's about.

Done my review for 'The Land of the Dead' by the way. Tim.
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