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on 8 August 2017
Great CD - Love Dr Who
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on 20 July 2010
Hubby Loves Listening To Dr Who Audios And He Says Thanks A++++++++++++++++++++++++ Will Use Again
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Warning, contains spoilers. First released in 2008, this is the eighth episode of the second season of standalone releases for Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor outside of the monthly range of Big Finish releases. This is a one disc release, with a single 50 minute episode. There are some interviews with cast and crew at the end of the disc. This is the second part of a two part story (the forst part being Sisters of the Flame) and you need to listen to both parts to understand the story line. It also helps if you have seen the classic serial ‘Brain Of Morbius’ and heard a few of the other Eighth Doc/Lucie adventures.

For this most part this release left me quite cold. It deals with the resurrection of Morbius, his plans to take over the Universe and his final confrontation with the Doctor. Sould be a thrill ride. But the man himself does not appear until late on, and even then straight after his resurrection we are whisked forward in time some ten years when his conquest of the galaxy is well in progress, we see very little fo the main villain and as a result there is little sense of danger. Samuel West is actually quite good as Morbius, making the most of the part, but there is so little of it that he has to work hard to make an impression. Equally, Kenneth Colley and Alexander Sidding are wasted, Colley as the megalomaniac Zarodnix, and Sidding as Rosto, the space policeman of the future who was the best thing about the previous story, Sisters of the Flame.

It’s a bit of a plod, with a rushed and incomprehensible conclusion, but then the aftermath is devastating and perfectly played. The last few minutes are powerful, full of some great acting from Sheridan Smith as Lucie deals with the seeming death of the Doctor.

So all in all 2 stars for the main part of the release, but three stars overall due to the powerful last few minutes. Oh, and the extras here are really worth it, as they follow Sheridan Smith around a Who convention.
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eighth and final audio play in the current series of adventures for paul mcgann as the eighth doctor who and sheridan smith as his companion lucie miller. who share an excellent chemistry together and are a delight to listen to.

this one runs for forty seven minutes or so, and the disc concludes with roughly twenty minutes of interviews with cast and crew.

this play follows on from the end of the previous one, sisters of the flame, and although there is a lot of information given at the beginning that might help new listeners understand what is going on you are better off having heard the previous play in order to get the most out of it.

and what's going on can be seen from the title of the disc. someone is trying to bring back evil time lord morbius, last seen in the fourth doctor story the brain of morbius broadcast on the bbc in 1976 and released on dvd this year.

but you don't need to have watched that to get into this.

over the course of the episode the doctor and lucie attempt to foil this, escaping death traps, disregarding the laws of time in a wonderfully cavalier manner, and launching desperate and daring plans. the pace never lets up for a moment and it carries the listener along, not least thanks to some wonderful dialogue for the leads.

it even manages to be quite epic in scope even in scenes where there are three characters standing reacting to things in a room.

and it ends on a big cliffhanger. you may think you will see the cliffhanger coming, but even then things develop. and a powerfully emotional scene follows. but make sure you keep listening to the end of the disc.

thank goodness the inlay says there will be another season next year. this is a very good end to a strong audio season
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on 31 May 2013
Very good conclusion, but it does not stand alone as a story, listen to Sisters Of The Flame first and enjoy!
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on 4 August 2014
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