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|Great Concept, Disappointing Execution|
|By:||Doug, Pocono Summit, PA, USA|
|Date:||Wednesday 21 November 2007|
|Rating: || 5|
I was really looking forward to listening to Frozen Time. I thought the synopsis sounded like this could be another classic, fantastic story. I guess it probably sounded a lot like some of the more intriguing of the New Adventures novels, and of course, the problem is that you really can't do a novel on audio (or video, for that matter). Frozen Time is nowhere near as mysterious and intriguing as my mind saw it being, and the "menace frozen in time" is a rather bland one. Oh no - not *them* again, is what I found myself thinking when their identity was finally divulged. Yawn. Well, at least we get the Seventh Doctor with amnesia (again) for a while, which makes for some interesting scenes - Sylvester McCoy does "befuddled" rather well most of the time, when it's called for.
Not bad, not great. Don't have much more to say about it.
|By:||Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom|
|Date:||Friday 4 April 2008|
|Rating: || 10|
There is one thing about big finish productions-way out happenings that are presented very realistically and you still believe all that is going on. Here it is the fact that the Doctor has been frozen for centuries, and still survives the ordeal. He must have the constitution of an ox or two at the very least. Yet another fresh and imaginative idea in an exciting tale with the long overdue return of the ice warriors.
Nick Briggs really impresses as Lord Arakssor, giving a fine nasal performance to a nasty git of a warrior. Really in the same vein as Azaxyr in the monster of peladon. Nick Briggs always could do brilliant voices.
Sylvester Mccoy doesnt need much of an intro in this one. His acting as usual is excellent, i love the cocoa scenes with Maryam D'abo, totally cool. Im not very happy that Maryam isnt going to be a companion. One in a long line of great one off characters that should have been a companion. She shines even better than she did in Bond all those years ago. I love her voice.
And the rest of the actors involved are pretty good in all. And this is a gripping sci fi yarn with everything a doctor who tale needs to make it great. Nick Briggs has set a tale in the harshest of environments, and you really feel like youre their in the antartic. Its very atmospheric and gripping. More of these types of story please...
|Excellent and well realised|
|By:||Matt Saunders, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom|
|Date:||Wednesday 30 April 2008|
|Rating: || 10|
I loved this audio and I think it was completely well realised. Lots of unexpected turns. McCoy was pretty good in this one too.
|Rehash Ice Warriors Story|
|By:||David Layton, Los Angeles, United States|
|Date:||Wednesday 1 May 2019|
|Rating: || 6|
Frozen Time pretty much covers the same ground as the Troughton-era Ice Warrior stories. We get frozen Ice Warriors, whom a human scientific investigation team stupidly thaws out. The Ice Warriors want to take over the world and transform Earth by changing the weather. That they can do this virtually instantaneously by "sonic cannon" defies sense. Writer Nicholas Briggs tries to throw in a few twists, such as that this bunch of Ice Warriors are war criminals, though we have had the renegade Ice Warrior story a couple of times, too. So, the story proceeds through the paces that we have seen (or heard) before. The nostalgia glow is fine, but a little more ingenuity would be even better.