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Real Time (Doctor Who) Audio CD – Audiobook, 20 Dec 2002
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There is a great rapport in the relationship between the Doctor and Evelyn - she's obviously a lady who stands no nonsense; and that seems to make the Doctor more agreeable all round really. There's a lovely wordplay near the beginning of the story on "morning" and "mourning" suits, which is really funny. From there the story gets serious as mysterious disappearances, temples with time portals, and cybermen all come into play.
I see the previous reviewer says he/she couldn't work out who the Cyber Controller was - seriously, I don't think it was that hard - I certainly had not worked it out before, but the horror, when it is divulged, is definitely clear enough I thought.
Brilliantly played, by all the cast - and the cyber conversion and destruction scenes are horrible to listen to - I found myself glued to the chair with a horrified expression on my face as they played out. Gruesome indeed; but integral to the story.
The story is left open-ended, which is nice, and leaves the way for sequels to this particular storyline - yes please I would definitely like to hear more of where this story could go!
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I think it worked a pretty decent Cyberman story. It's true that the Cybermen were acting a bit out of character throughout this, but there are some very good reasons for that.
The story also gave some great lines and moments to Maggie Stables as Evelyn. The early parts really showcase her quite nicely and if I hadn't already listened to everything else she was in, this would make me more interested. The acting is generally solid, and there are some very good twists.
The release is hurt by some of its writing decisions. Some of the characters revert to tired tropes, and then you have the ending which ultimately leaves the story unresolved. Writer Gary Russell he did this in hopes of getting the BBC to do a sequel. The better approach would be to tell a good story that leaves room for a sequel rather than requires one. Still, I found this a fair listen.