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Juggernauts: A big unstoppable problem for the Doctor and Mel
on 6 February 2013
This is the sixty fifth release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Colin Baker as 6, Bonnie Langford as Mel and Terry Molloy as Davros. 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.
Davros is once again up top his old tricks building a race of super robots, this time adapted from Mechanoids (an old foe of the 1st Doctor's). But are is aims as altruistic as he claims? And what lies at the heart of the new machines? And why can't Mel see him for the man he really is?
Following up the stupendous audio play `Davros' was always going to be a tall order, and by and large Big Finish have pulled it off. It's a good entertaining listen, with some great moments especially between Molloy and Baker, who really strike sparks off each other as the oldest of adversaries. There are also some good moments for Bonnie Langford, who shows just what a good actress she is and what Mel's TV presence could have been like if written better. With some great plot twists along the way, and Baker just about managing to steal every scene (and up against some stiff opposition in that department in the form of Molloy) with his trademark mixture of egotism and compassion, this is a classic little adventure that will please long term fans familiar with every monster and casual listeners alike. 5 stars.