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     Big Finish 095 – Exotron – Urban Myths    
     Author:  BadWolf
     Dated:  Sunday, June 10 2007 @ 11:41 PM EDT
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    DW Reviews Starring Peter Davison as the 5th Doctor and Nicola Bryant as Peri

    Big Finish has created some desktop wallpaper for this episode which is available here:

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    Exotron:

    Here is a familiar story: Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Girl is unfaithful to boy. Boy divorces girl and goes off to run a fleet of robots via a telepathic net.

    Actually; despite the plotline for this story being a little clichéd the play itself wasn’t too bad.

    The Doctor and Peri are doing a little botanical research on a distant earth colony when they are apparently attacked by a Farakosh. The Farakosh are part of the indigenous life on the planet and are like giant hyenas. Our heroes are soon rescued by an Exotron dispatched to protect the colonists. The Exotrons are large robots equipped with larger armaments to fight the Farakosh. The Doctor is (surprisingly) then kidnapped by the Exotron. Of course there is more to this story than it at first appears but there is very little that would surprise anyone who has been a slightly more than casual Doctor Who devotee.

    (continues below)

    Even if the “reveals” are disappointing the execution of the storytelling is reasonable and that is what saves this play. I would recommend this to a new listener of the Big Finish series but then again there are other plays I would recommend before this one.

    Urban Myths:

    At least the “viral” single episode plays seem to be causing writers to be a little more original.

    There were times I thought that I was listening to one of the “Unbound” series while this story was unfolding. Three people sit down for a meal at a restaurant to discuss the assassination of the Doctor. Who are they? Why do they want the Doctor dead? And will they succeed?

    As with the previous Big Finish issue; the support card is a little more interesting than the main event.



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    Big Finish 095 – Exotron – Urban Myths
    Authored by: tarashnat on Monday, June 11 2007 @ 02:23 PM EDT

    Exotron was similar in concept to I.D., which preceeded it. We had a similar situation last year with a number of prison type stories close together. Since this is the first script commissioned by Nick Briggs, I will ignore the similarities of the consecutive plays.

    There are some interesting concepts in this story. It was a good story. Nothing special, but I feel that the extra story—Urban Myths by far outshone the three-parter in originality and execution. I can just imagine three stuffy Timelords sitting to a meal discussing the Doctor. For me, this seemed more like a scene from the Gallifrey series than the Unbound line, but that's splitting hairs.

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