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The Beast of Orlok (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) Audio CD – Audiobook, 30 May 2009

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (30 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844353958
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844353958
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Third in the latest series of audio plays featuring Paul Mcgann as the Doctor and Sheridan Smith as his companion Lucie Miller. This story is complete on one disc in two episodes of roughly twenty five minutes duration each, followed by interviews with cast and crew and a trailer for the next release in this range.

The story also stands entirely on it's own so you can get into this without having heard any of the earlier ones.

Set in the black forest in 1827 it's like something out of the brothers grimm. A small town in the woods is being terrorised by a monster. There are chases through woods. A castle. A Baron who knows more than he's telling. And a mob of angry villagers.

Although this uses familiar elements it's a great listen because it uses them all so very well. The supporting characters and the actors who play them are all very good, the atmosphere of the story is superb. And the two leads have some great chemistry and lines together. I could probably listen to this many times and still discover great lines I've forgotten.

Whilst it slips into more conventional Doctor Who territory in part two, after some surprising revelations at the end of part one, it's still highly entertaining anyhow. There are some decent ideas on display here and a few clever references for those who know german literature and legend.

Best in the season so far and really worth a listen
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By Tony Jones VINE VOICE on 8 Jun. 2009
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After Hothouse (see previous review) this is a much more successful number with a cast that clearly enjoyed what they were doing (as exemplified by Miriam Margolyes).

The plot is set in the Black Forest and has many in jokes (unfortunately mostly german) and a Hansel and Gretel / Frankenstein plot with drops of the Government Inspector for good measure. There is plenty of gruesome murder / castle action and burgemeister pomposity to keep the plot bubbling along.

The plot manages to avoid being entirely one-dimensional and although (as far as I can tell) being entirely stand alone finds everyone well 'in the groove'.
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First released in 2009, this is the third episode of the third season of standalone releases for Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor outside of the monthly range of Big Finish releases. This is a one disc release, with two 25 minute episodes. There are some interviews with cast and crew at the end of the disc.

This range has had its ups and downs, and I am pleased to report that this is definitely one of the ups. The Doctor and Lucie arrive in the German Black Forest in the early 19th Century. Just, it seems, as the legendary Beast of Orlock and the local evil Baron are returning to the region after long absences. What follows is an exceedingly fun tale with some dark moments that draws on the Brothers Grimm and the Dracula and Frankenstein legends. I don’t want to go into plot details for fear of giving anything away, but for a fan of the old Universal and Hammer horror films such as myself this was a wealth of delights. Added to which is a simply brilliant performance from both McGann and Smith, who relish the humour and darkness of the script. McGann in particular has some fun, especially at the cliffhanger ending to episode one, where he seems to be as frightened of the bad pun uttered by his adversary as by hid impending doom. This one also has a great supporting cast with star turns from Peter Guiness and Miriam Margoyles.

A classic addition to the range, 5 stars.
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An outstanding story with an atmospheric setting and some of Big Finish Production's best dialogue in years. (The Doctor's working out the date in part one is especially marvellous.). 'The Beast of Orlok' feels like a two-hour idea forced into a one hour straight-jacket but is nonetheless a joy from start to finish: a superb villain (Peter Guinness) with a superb lead (Paul McGann); exceptional sound design with exceptional music (both Andy Hardwick); great dialogue with great direction (both Barnaby Edwards); all absolutely stunning. Part one is a perfect example of how 'scary' and 'entertaining' don't have to be mutually exclusive and part two is no let down, managing a coherent tying up of ends without ever putting a break on the entertainment.

Brilliant, scary fun. Isn't that what Doctor Who is really all about?
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Herr Doctor and Lucie in Black Forest 21 Feb. 2015
By Adam Graham, Superhero and Detective Fiction Author - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This story has the Doctor and Lucie landing in 19th Century Germany where a mysterious beast of Orlok appears to have returned and killed several people. Of course, the local burgermeister arrests the Doctor and Lucie, as well as their new friend Hans but quickly the Doctor is on the trail of the truth.

This story has so much going for it. It's got a very atmospheric setting with some great sound design. The script is solid and allows humor, along with action, and some good emotional moments as well as taking on German myths like Hansel and Gretel. The guest cast is amazing and Miriam Margolyes turns in a show-stealing performance as Frau Todd. Sheridan Smith is Lucie Miller in all her glory.

There was a couple weird things that threw me off, such as the inconsistent translation by the TARDIS which while translating most of the speech of the locals struggled with "Black Forest." But overall, this is a very solid story for the Doctor and Lucie.
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless 8 Oct. 2010
By S Maslin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
An outstanding story with an atmospheric setting and some of Big Finish Production's best dialogue in years. (The Doctor's working out the date in part one is absolutely marvellous.). 'The Beast of Orlok' feels like a two-hour idea forced into a one hour straight-jacket but is nonetheless a joy from start to finish: a superb villain (Peter Guinness) with a superb lead (Paul McGann); exceptional sound design with exceptional music (both Andy Hardwick); great dialogue with great direction (both Barnaby Edwards); all absolutely stunning. Part one is a perfect example of how 'scary' and 'entertaining' don't have to be mutually exclusive and part two is no let down, managing a coherent tying up of ends without ever putting a break on the entertainment.

Brilliant, scary fun. Isn't that what Doctor Who is really all about?
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 8th Doctor story 3 Feb. 2016
By Steve Ivanovics - Published on Amazon.com
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Great 8th Doctor story, Old school monster tale.
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