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The Mad High Priest

By:Alan Reilly, glasgow, United Kingdom
Date:Saturday 5 November 2011
Rating:   10

Shame this never made it into the fifth doctor's actual tv seasons , really good plot and a shock return of an old foe and tegans first time to meet it in audio , real good story and well worth a listen



Excellent.....

By:Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date:Monday 16 January 2012
Rating:   10

This would have made a very welcome entry into the eighties Who range on screen. I looked at the cover when I first got it through the post, and couldnt for the like of me think what the heck the returning foe could be, despite the fact that that brain thing looks like Dalek Khan! What a dumb git. So it was a well kept surprise for me at least when the foe was revealed to be a dalek. And one thinks the chocolate segment of the story is witty and fun, adding a little light relief to what really feels like a Terminator-esque kind of tale. This is gritty sci fi, and gritty would have been great to have seen back in the eighties, which was where the seires was going anyway. And as usual its great that Janet Fielding has decided to come back and do these big finish stories, just a shame it took her so long! But I can relish the fact that shes back now. And all the characters here are just grey and untrustworthy, which makes for great tension all along the road. And for once, the dalek itself isnt the most disagreeable character in the story. And its great that all these Lost tales are now being released on audio, and so far they have all been excellent, and well worth the wait....



Surprise suprise

By:Trevor Smith, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Date:Friday 30 May 2014
Rating:   10

Like the other reviewers here I too had no idea that the mad preist in this story was a lone Dalek so it was a fantastic suprise (and shock !) when the twist was revealed.
The story starts slowly and I have to admit that Tegan was never my favourite companion but the story soon kicks in and there is a real sense of dread as the story goes on.
The chemistry between the Doctor and Tegan is excellent and the whole story reaches a brilliant conclusion.
Terrific stuff.



Good Despite OTT Ranting in Part 4

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Saturday 3 October 2015
Rating:   8

John Dorney completed an outline for an episode Barbara "Enlightenment" Clegg supplied for the 1983 series. This would have slotted in before "Enlightenment" had it been approved. The story involves the Doctor and companions swept off course by a freak event and finding themselves in an enclosed city in constant preparation for war. No one is over 30. The rationale for all this is that The High Priest arrived in a blaze of light from the sky and convinced everyone in this city that they must perfect themselves, starting with weeding out all the lesser types from surrounding cities. The story plays very well in exploring the strange appeal of fascism. The last part loses some prestige when the church leader turns into a raving megalomaniac Professor Zaroff style. The background music is probably meant to recreate the 1983 style, but doesn't. Other than that, this plays very well, following the logic of the story to its dire end.




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