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Having giant robots again after the previous release and also robots in Phobos BBC7 gives rise to the thought that there isn't enough depth. Its a good story and the one parter is funny and orginal a shame exotron wasn't but its simples and entertaining - however I would like something that has you listen, a subplot, getting to know the people more and more - or are Big finish saying there is nothing left so its a light hearted plot or nothing?
|By:||Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom|
|Date:||Friday 28 March 2008|
|Rating: || 10|
This has an echo of Arrangements for War, which is good for me. An echo without being a bland repeat so to say. This story is brilliant to say the least. The Farakosh are not evil, just another miunderstood alien race who are being hurt by man's stupidity yet again. But this is a real and every day thing in the real world, so no stupid views come out in this tale whatsoever. Peter Davison works so well when facing off against Nick Brimble as Major Taylor. A great piece of scripting from Paul Sutton. Yet again this is a small story in a massive backdrop, a hallmark of Paul Sutton it seems, but by no means is it a bad hallmark. No, this gives a more cramped and fast pace to the dialogue and characters involved. This story races along with plenty of enguaging ideas to keep you awake along the way. The big finish team are still on their 98% brilliance role, no bad stories have come along for a long while now, which is brilliant. I love Doctor Who and Urban Myths sums up all i love about the series. It feels like a tales of the unexpected romp, so cool and clever as the bonus one part story. The one part stories big finish have done recently on 100 and Circular Time and on ID and this story and the wishing beast are all highly regardable and flipping excellent i can tell yer. Big finish can you just do some for the seventh and eighth doctors now please?!!
|By:||David Layton, Los Angeles, United States|
|Date:||Wednesday 9 June 2010|
|Rating: || 7|
"Exotron" is the kind of story that could not have been done in the "classic" days of Doctor Who. In that respect, the Big Finish people have used the audio format well. The story itself is interesting enough, involving desperate colonizers and a secret science project going horribly wrong. This is definitely a Davison-Doctor story, using his willingness to sacrifice himself for the sake of others. What drags it down a little for me is the overly-sentimental ending that drags out the denouement far too long with pointless dialogue serving no purpose other than for the actors to emote, really, really emote. The one-part additional story is cute little puff-piece. It has some nice humor and does not at all feel constrained by a twenty-minute duration.