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Long Live the Empire

By:Clive Wright, Jersey
Date:Saturday 20 December 2003
Rating:   8

Come on the Daleks. Normally when jumping around time and space you can get a little confused but this story keeps you listening.

The Daleks are the Daleks just what you want. The stories twists, turns and surprises are realistic and presented with an air of mystery and suspense. Very Good.

Gripping Adventure

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Monday 17 July 2006
Rating:   8

"The Mutant Phase" is one of the best of the Big Finish productions. The Daleks are much more menacing in purely audio format than when seen. But there is more to it than that. The story itself is fascinating, with the Daleks finally facing an enemy that truly frightens them - themselves gone berserk. The acting is excellent all around, and everyone makes his or her part seem real. Another plus is that, as with David Whitaker stories in the past, different characters have different motivations and no one, not even the Dalek Emporer, is out and out bad. There are two flaws in my view. One is the loose genetic science. DNA just does not migrate cross-specially. The other is the "it didn't really happen" ending. I hate such endings because they make the entire previous story seem pointless. Apart from that, "The Mutant Phase" is gripping drama well worth listening to.

Let down by a stupid ending....

By:Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date:Sunday 16 March 2008
Rating:   9

This story would have been one of the best dalek stories ever if it hadnt of been for the totally woeful it never really happened ending. Really for such a great writer as Nick Briggs this really is rubbish. If you can ignore the last few minutes of this tale though, then you are in for a treat. The daleks are afraid of something for once. Mutant infected daleks yucky stuff i can tell you. Sarah Sutton is great again as Nyssa, and all the cast involved are on fine form once more. This is a story that would have benefited though from having an alternate ending i must say, as it makes the rest of the story slightly stupid doesnt it? Cut out the ending and you have brilliance. But far better than the next story in the big finish range by a long chalk...

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