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     Big Finish 093 – Renaissance of The Daleks    
     Author:  BadWolf
     Dated:  Thursday, April 19 2007 @ 09:33 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,966 times  
    DW Reviews Starring Peter Davison as the 5th Doctor and Sarah Sutton as Nyssah

    "Listen to me and listen to me carefully because I am only going to say this 3,048 times!"

    What we have here is not as clear cut as the title would have us believe.

    Nyssah has been hearing voices and the Doctor has left her in Rhodes during the Crusades to try and discover the source while he lands the Tardis elsewhere to resolve mechanical problems

    He materialises the Tardis in London during 2158 and is puzzled by the Daleks failing to invade Earth as he knows they did the previous year. He is quickly buttonholed by General Tillington who reveals that he heads an organisation called Global Warning. Global Warning uses time technology to protect the world which poses some problems for the Doctor because the human race does not discover how to manipulate time for another 200 years and the General knows about the Doctor.

    (continues below)

    What follows is almost a multiple companion story as the doctor chases across time to rescue Nyssah during the American civil war along with a knight from the crusades; a soldier from the civil war and a helicopter pilot. Add in General Tillingtons nephew (sent to spy on the Doctor) and the Tardis is positively bulging at its dimensional seams.

    Christopher H Bidmead (Logopolis) manages to keep a very tight Tardis in what turns to be a very good but very unusual story although with the number of hitchhikers there is a vague Lord of the Rings/ Wizard of Oz feel to it.

    Without giving away the plot the Daleks have come up with another new way to invade Earth but the method is extremely undaleklike (there is my new word to make a mockery of the English language for today) and there is the rub. If you are looking for a classic Dalek story, (and who isn’t?) This is not it! But it is a highly entertaining if somewhat complicated story which just (barely) fails to suspend the listeners disbelief. There are some very obvious plot holes such as Nyssah (and companion) being the only persons in the universe to fall from castle ramparts into a wormhole instead of to their deaths but overall these only slightly detract from the play.

    As I said at the beginning this is not as clear cut as it seems. While very absorbing the play leaves the listener feeling (just) a little cheated because the Dalek title belies the fact that this is not a classic Dalek story. The idea and execution by author, actors and Big Finish are to be commended but potential listeners need to remember that this play is "out of left field."

    Overall; I have to say I enjoyed this play but I can imagine that there are some that won’t but (to me) this is the second excellent 5th Doctor Big Finish "on the bounce."

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    Big Finish 093 – Renaissance of The Daleks
    Authored by: tarashnat on Friday, April 27 2007 @ 05:50 PM EDT

    It's Nyssa! No 'aitches' silent or otherwise, unlike my last name. I gots aitches! Nyssa gots no aitch! Zip! Nada! ;)

    Sorry, haven't listened to this one yet, so all I can comment on is the spelling... :(

    I have read mixed reviews of this one, though.


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