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Deimos (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) Audio CD – Audiobook, 31 Oct 2010
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This story runs for two episodes of just under thirty minutes each and is complete on one cd.
The eighth Doctor once had a story set on the Martian moon Phobos (Doctor Who) and now he visits the other Martian moon. Although there's no tie in between the two stories other than that.
Mars was the home of the Doctor's old enemies the Ice Warriors. But that was long before. The planet is now being terraformed by humans, and Deimos has a moonbase that contains a museum where tourists encounter the history of the planet and Ice warrior expert Professor Schooner guides them round.
Elderly couple Harold and Margaret are on a holiday and the latter seems to be enjoying it more than his wife. The professor thinks he knows all there is to know about Ice warriors and doesn't take kindly to finding out otherwise. The security chief is a broken down divorced drunk. But his lady superior can be ruthless if required.
Into the middle of all this comes the Doctor and Tamsin. Just as people find that the Ice warriors aren't as dead a civilisation as they may have thought.
The situation escalates from then on. The story doing a nice job of that, not going for all out action from the off. Once things do get going the depth of the characterisation becomes impressive, as Harold and Margaret show unexpected depths and security chief Gregson manages to rise to the situation also.
There are action moments as the Ice warriors attack, and these work so very well on audio because the visuals your imagination conjures up are unfettered by the limitations of tv budgets.
A fine cast bring great depth to all the human roles. The Ice warriors have been written in many different ways down the years, ranging from arrogant thugs to noble honour seeking warriors. This goes for the former approach and that makes them great adversaries. Although they're not entirely unthinking foes, as some nicely subtle scenes illustrate.
Everything ends with a huge moral dilemma. The kind we've seen the Doctor face on tv before. But all that's new to Tamsin, so you can but wonder where their relationship will go after this. And this is the first of a two part story, thus it ends on a very big cliffhanger. One you might have been expecting after the end of the previous story The Book of Kells (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) but even so...
The next part is The Resurrection of Mars (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures). The trailer for it can be found at the end of episode two. And there are reasons for that. There are fifteen minutes or so worth of interviews with cast and crew at the end of the disc. Don't listen to them in advance.
A superb start to what should be a memorable two parter.
Really liking Tamsin as a companion so far - she's irreverent yet fiercely determined to help, and not just be palmed off `like a bimbo' as she says.
Good mix of drama, moral dilemma and humour - love the characters of Harold and Margaret - good old salt of the earth tourists; and the funny remarks scattered throughout e.g. when Tamsin protests "it was the professor with the spanner in the power room" - Cluedo anyone? Likewise the other characters in this story - they're all well cast, well played and a good mix of characters.
This story felt a lot like a Doctor Who adventure from an earlier period - where the Doctor just drops into an already developing story, people everywhere with their own ideas on what's going on, multiple motivations from everyone, a lot of running and loud noises. It was nice to be reminded of the older Doctor Who times particularly now, with the death of Elisabeth Sladen being announced - she will be sadly missed.
Great story, welcome return of old foes for the Doctor, the Doctor and his companion in fine form. Top marks for this one. Can't wait to get to the next story.
This is part 1 of 2 and has some good performances - I particularly like Tracy Ann Oberman as the captain of the space ship. The Warriors are well executed and the whole piece flies along. We have several plot points giving little cliff hangers and just as everything settles down for the end a great twist.
A very decent episode that leaves us eager for part 2 in The Resurrection of Mars.