This is the fifty fourth release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Paul McGann as Eight, India Fisher as Charley Pollard and Conrad Westermaas as new companion C'rizz. It is the third in a season of four linked Eighth Doctor stories that follow directly from the events of Zagreus. 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.
This is one of the more experimental releases from Big Finish. It all seems a bit confusing at first, as we hear the three main actors giving voices to characters that do not at first appear to be Eight, Charley and C'rizz. You start to think you might know what is going on and why the characters act as they do, but then, right at the end, the rug is totally pulled out from under you as a big twist reveals just what has happened.
I have to say, the first time I heard this it didn't really do much for me. But second time around, a few years later, I thought `WOW'! The story is a bit of a confused jumble, but it draws you in and totally adsorbs you as you try to make sense of it all. Then the ending is sort of `gosh, I never expected that'.
Credit to cast and crew - the cast for managing to play outside their usual characters so believably, and the writers/producers for making it adsorbing rather than too confusing to be entertaining. It's a great production, 5 stars.
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