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The Harvest: `Oh My God'. `No, just the Doctor. But good evening all the same'
on 22 January 2013
This is the fifty eighth release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Sylvester McCoy as Seven and Sophie Aldred as Ace (sorry, McShane). It also introduces new companion Thomas Hector Schofield (Hex to his friends) played by Philip Olivier. There are 4 episodes, roughly 25-30 minutes each, complete with original theme music between each, and cliff hanger endings. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs, and a short booklet with some pictures of the cast and production notes.
Seven, as usual, is interfering. There are some strange goings on in a hospital, he fears something particularly nasty for mankind about to be unleashed through mankind's curiosity and blindness. He and Ace investigate and are soon on the run from some familiar old foes. But just what else is going on in the hospital? Can the Cybermen have really changed?
It's a rip-roaring straight adventure, in the best traditions of Who. There's plenty of action, and a suitably knotty problem for the Doctor. There is a bit of a double twist towards the end that kept me somewhat off balance.
There is some great writing here, especially for Ace and Hex, who have a good rapport. Hex's inclusion into the TARDIS crew adds an interesting new dynamic, and this looks like being one of the classic crews in the future. The three leads make the most of it, especially McCoy who relishes his dark final scene with his old enemy.
A cracking adventure, well produced and thoroughly entertaining. 5 stars, no problem.