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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (29 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844356051
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844356058
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1 x 12.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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This is the hundred and fifty seventh release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Colin Baker as Six and Lisa Greenwood as Phillipa ‘Flip’ Jackson. There are four episodes, roughly 30-40 minutes each, complete with cliffhangers and original theme music between each. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs, and a short booklet with some pictures of the cast and production notes. There are some interviews with cast and crew at the end of the second disc and a few minutes of the soundtrack at the end of disc 1. It is the second in a trilogy of adventures featuring new companion Flip, but you don’t need to hear the preceding adventure to get right into this.

Big Finish are at their best when being brave, experimental and trying something new. And here they are at their best... This is an exuberant story that blurs the boundaries of reality and fiction to give a story that is a total mind scramble yet absolute fun at the same time. Flip is transported into a strange world where dramatic moments are accompanied by music, and everyone seems a two dimensional character. The Doctor has to invade a media screening for a new TV show in order to try and rescue her, but before long the universe is being threatened by an evil genius of unimaginable proportions. The Doctor has to cross the boundaries of reality in order to save the day, as well as saving everyone from the side-threat of the Porcians, possibly the best alien race to be introduced to the Whoniverse thus far. Even deadlier than the Daleks...

This is a whole lot of fun, as everyone gets to run around lots and spout lots and lots of great lines. Funnily, there is some great character development for some of the characters, but not the ‘real’ people.
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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
Latest Doctor Who audio story. Featuring Colin Baker as the Doctor, and Lisa Greenwood as his latest companion, twenty first century British teenager Philippa 'Flip' Jackson.

This is the second in a trilogy of stories featuring the pair. But it does stand totally on it's own, so those who haven't heard the preceding story The Curse of Davros (Doctor Who) should be able to hear this one without any problem.

It runs for four episodes, spread over two cd's. Each episode is a little over thirty minutes in length [approx].

The story involves an intergalactic media mogul whose business is going through a very bad patch. His latest venture is a new science fiction adventure series called Laser. A show about an intergalactic adventurer which is extremely cliche ridden. But which is made with new technology, that promises a viewing experience the like of which you would never have had before.

Naturally, things go wrong, and the Doctor is caught up in what happens next. Which leaves Flip battling to survive in a hostile and strangely familiar barren wilderness....

This one has both comedy and drama, and switches between both very neatly at the drop of a hat. The comedy can be very funny indeed at points, and the drama pretty memorable.

It might even have worked on tv in the mid 80's, the Sixth Doctor's time, because it could have made a virtue out of cheap visuals.

It also brings in some very interesting concepts about the nature of existence and reality, all of which do give food for thought and also allow for excellent drama.
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Unlike the previous reviewer, I find Phillipa 'Flip' Jackson an altogether one-dimensional and grating character, and was quite happy to see her sidelined for much of this adventure. The story itself is a decent one, reminiscent of surreal Second Doctor TV serial Doctor Who - The Mind Robber [1968] [DVD] in its manipulation of reality and its bringing to life of fictional characters. There is also plenty of humour - the aptly named 'Porcines' are great value, especially the father and son double act, and the tongue-in-cheek performances of the main cast do a decent script full justice.
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Having enjoyed Curse of Davros and Flip (played by Lisa Greenwood) this disappointed as Flip is left out for a lot of the story. The plot revolves around a sophisticated 'sort of' artificial reality populated by characters that get to escape and meet their actors (both played by the same actor if you are following). This is all very clever and no doubt amusing to act and direct, I however would have liked more chance to get to know Flip in this her second story. It isn't all bad just for me not well enough balanced
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Doctor at his very best. Played by the 6th Doctor Colin Baker and ... 29 Sept. 2016
By Gil of the Amazon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Doctor at his very best. Played by the 6th Doctor Colin Baker and Lisa Greenwood as his companion Flip, the Doctor embarks on a madcap adventure where the line of reality and TV are blurred. Another winning story from Big Finnish productions. A must have item for Doctor Who and Colin Baker fans.
5.0 out of 5 stars Tropes galore! 22 Mar. 2012
By C R Swanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
(special thanks to Big Finish for providing me with a review copy!)

"Business is bad for intergalactic media mogul Augustus Scullop, whose Trans-Gal empire is on the rocks. But, having retreated to his own private planet, Transmission, Scullop is about to gamble his fortune on a new show, made with an entirely new technology. And the name of that show... is Laser.

Back in the real world, far from the realms of small screen sci-fi fantasies about monsters and aliens, the Doctor is interested only in watching Test Match cricket... but finds himself drawn into Scullop's world when his new travelling companion, Flip, is snatched from inside the TARDIS.

So, while the Doctor uncovers the terrible secret of Trans-Gal's new tech, Flip battles to survive in a barren wilderness ruled over by the indestructible Lord Krarn and his pig-like servants, the Warmongers. And the name of that wilderness... is `Stevenage'."

Starring: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Lisa Greenwood (Flip Jackson), Julian Wadham (Augustus Scullop), Yasmin Bannerman (Dr Helen Shepherd), Hywel Morgan (Nick Kenton/Jack Laser), Martin Hutson (Matthew Howland/Lord Krarn), Tilly Gaunt (Olivia Sayle/Jancey), Kim Wall (Chimbly/Head Warmonger), Henry Devas (Junior/Warmonger)

There's a website I love visiting on a regular basis. It's called tvtropes and it's full of all sorts of interesting things, many of which apply to this audio. We have Show Within a Show, Bond One-Liner, Card-Carrying Villain, Dangerously Genre Savvy, Contractual Immortality, Fourth Wall Observer, Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy, Large Ham, and probably at least a dozen more I didn't spot. Yes, ladies and gentleman, what we have here is a trope-fest, and one that spoofs Doctor Who just as much as it does everything else.

This was an excellent audio; truly one of the best I've heard so far. It helps that I'm fairly well versed in these various tropes, so that I was able to laugh at them, but I think even people who, you know, have lives, might enjoy this one. It really is very entertaining.

I must give my usual kudos to Colin Baker for proving yet again that he wasn't the reason he got fired from the series back in the day. I must also give extra-special recognition to writer John Dorney for managing to pull-off such a feat as this and pull it off so very well. I also loved the return of the time-space visualizer from "The Chase".

In fact, the only complaint that I have centers around Flip. Part way through episode one, she leaves the story. This is very odd to me. If you're trying to establish a new, long-term companion for the Doctor, you don't do so by having them wander off in the middle of their second proper story. Had this been done a few stories down the line, I think it might have worked better. AS it stands, I'm left with a feeling that it was an opportunity wasted for her character.

That complaint aside this was a winning story and one that I very highly recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This story is incredibly funny as it mercilessly pokes fun at Sci Fi show ... 12 Dec. 2015
By Adam Graham, Superhero and Detective Fiction Author - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Doctor and Flip are separated with Flip ending up in a fictional world. Soon, the fiction leaks into the real world as the Doctor and TV actors have to deal with undefeatable aliens with ludicrously impossible weapons, a mustache twirling villain, a screaming heroine, and an invincible hero.

This story is incredibly funny as it mercilessly pokes fun at Sci Fi show tropes while making a serious point about writing as a whole. The dramatic bits involving flips apparent death are really helped by a strong performance by Colin Baker, as old Sixie shows real concern for his still new companion. Also, there's a very nice Easter egg for fans of the classic show as the Time-Space visualizer from "The Chase" makes an appearance and Flip asks the sort of questions I wondered about it.

Overall, another strong outing for the Sixth Doctor and Flip.
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the more complex and interesting Doctor and Flip ... 15 Sept. 2016
By Mark Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the more complex and interesting Doctor and Flip stories. Darker than most stories, engaging. Interesting take on humanity, reality, and acting.
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