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Mara of the same?,
This review is from: The Cradle of the Snake (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
Although the two 1980s Doctor Who serials featuring the insidious dream-invading Mara are often decried as weak and poorly realised, I have always liked them - giant rubber snakes notwithstanding! This Big Finish audio drama concludes the mini-series reuniting Peter Davison's Fifth doctor with 80s companions Tegan, Nyssa and Turlough, and for me is easily the best of the three. Marc Platt's script is energetic and intriguing, and the principal actors are all obviously enjoying themselves like it's 1984 all over again.
Returning to Manussa, the TARDIS crew come under attack from the Mara, and this time no-one is immune. On the Mara's planet of origin, an enterprising showman is attempting to turn dreams into reality, and the serpentine entity suddenly has the perfect opportunity to invade the psyches of an entire world...
The cast are uniformly excellent, but this is Davison's show and he excells in an unfamiliar role. Despite its size this is arguably the most interesting collection of companions ever to board the TARDIS, and hopefully we haven't seen the back of Turlough, Tegan and Nyssa.