Orbis (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures) Audio CD – Audiobook, 30 Mar 2009
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Following the cliffhanger at the end of ‘the Vengeance Of Morbius’ (well not really a cliff hanger, as the Doctor had fallen over the cliff and was definitely not hanging on anywhere) Lucie and the Headhunter are off to try and recover the missing Time Lord. It turns out that he has a touch of amnesia and has been leading an idyllic life on an ocean world with some highly evolved jellyfish. For about 600 years. The world is threatened by an invasion of spacefaring clams whose leader (played by Andrew Sachs in fine villainous form) is in the process of changing sex.
This is a great play that uses the audio medium to good effect. The play is full of characters that just could not be realised on screen, and the actors manage to bring them to life. At the heart of the play is the reawakening of the friendship between Lucie and the Doctor, and her jealousy at the thought of him having adventures with other companions. It’s a well done piece, McGann and Smith have never been better together. It bounces along very nicely, giving lots of adventure and nice character moments along the way. I loved it, 5 stars.
On paper, none of this sounds especially promising, and I almost skipped 'Orbis' - I'm glad I didn't. It's a gem - funny and dramatic in equal measure, and bolstered by some terrific performances, both from the regulars and guest stars. Andrew Sachs goes completely over the top as the villainous Crassostrea, and strikes the perfect balance between menace and comedy as the script demands, and it's nice to hear Katarina Olsson reprise her role from previous episodes as the Headhunter. But it's Laura Solon (Perrier Award winner and star of Radio 4's 'Talking And Not Talking') playing the Doctor's faithful friend Selta who really impressed - a very funny, and at times touching, performance.Read more ›
this story is complete on a single disc and has two episodes each of twenty five minutes duration.
the story follows on from the end of the previous season in that it sees lucie and a certain former enemy head off to find the doctor. the latter is on a rather strange planet, and some aliens have designs on the place.
the first episode flits back and forth between lucie the doctor and the aliens. the former scenes come to life the most thanks to some excellent dialogue. only in the last few minutes of the episode when lucie and the doctor are reunited does it really click, thanks to a surprising cliffhanger that will put you through as many emotions as lucie goes through.
this is like the first story for a new doctor on tv as he's not quite himself and takes a while to get together again. and they've added a story to go with it.
things do come together well in the second episode as the alien threat and a certain other problem with the planet combine to leave the three main characters facing some hard choices. all of which leads to an emotional ending you may not forget in a hurry.
do listen to the very end of the closing credits as there's a scene there.
and to the end of the disc for a trailer for the next in the season.
this is not a classic release and it does take a while to get going but it's solidly enjoyable and does what it needs to. and this particular doctor companion team have a great chemistry together so it's great to have them back
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Its Okay.... but does not really capture your mind, just witters on! could do with a few more clever bits!Published on 31 May 2013 by Cabbo
"Don't you want to break the laws of time, bring back Orbis and live out the rest of your life with a jellyfish? Read morePublished on 2 Dec. 2011 by Miss J. Gillespie