A worthy addition to the range, in many ways, even down to the enhanced cover with 2 additional daleks.
At times you have to forget the tv version and just allow what is happening to happen. Sometimes the tv version is better, and sometimes this audio is better. A lot of the additional bits give good back story and are well worth it. One scene involving a dalek doing 30 mph I did not like for some reason, despite 2005 Doctor Who doing it all the time; it probably tied in with a 2-3 day listening break from the story as clearly listening to 5 discs in one day is not going to happen for most people, whereas 90 minutes story (equivalent to 1.5 audio discs in length) is perfectly feasible.
I really warmed to Molloy's narration, trying hard to distinguish the Doctor from other characters and doing a great job of a difficult performance. We think of Molloy as "Davros" too much sometimes and hearing him do McCoy undoes some of that typecasting.
The Dalek speak through out is sudden and chilling. Perhaps ironic having Briggs do Daleks when we have Davros himself but I like the fact that recent audios often have a second actor for cameos.
Overall this is a great companion product to the DVD/book as it got me thinking about things I just took for granted. I never really thought about whose funeral it was at the end of the tv version. It might be obvious to some, but in most Doctor Who stories some or even all the cast die, and getting a funeral for one of them is rare.
Very enjoyable indeed!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1057 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Publisher: BBC Digital; 01 edition (7 March 2013)
- Sold by: PRH UK
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BBA6FJ8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 52 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #787,366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)